HE Sector re-shape ‘in sight’

HIGHER Education Wales (HEW), the representative body for Wales’s university leaders, today said that the changes to the sector were in ‘in sight’ following the Welsh Government’s positive response to the consultation on the future shape of Higher Education in Wales.

HEW’s formal consultation response submitted last month, envisaged a substantially re-shaped and resilient university sector for Wales.

HEW Chair, Professor John Hughes, said:

“Though re-shaping is a matter for university governing bodies, Higher Education Wales, the body representing Vice Chancellors in Wales, passed a resolution in June which supported further change.

“Universities are focussed on outcomes as much as structures and any re-shaping of institutions must be seen as underpinning long-term success rather than solving every challenge. University leaders in Wales recognise the opportunities that come with a new overall shape to the sector – we must build on this new foundation to deliver the transformational economic and social change that we are all working hard to achieve.”