Universities Wales Weekly Wrap Up – 11 December 2015

Research: International Undergraduate Student Satisfaction

The UK HE International Unit published its research this week examining the UK’s position as a global leader in delivering high quality undergraduate education for international students. The evidence provided argues that a higher proportion of international students would recommend the UK than any of its major English-speaking competitors in teaching and learning. The research also found that international undergraduate student satisfaction in the UK was as an impressive 91%. The paper in full can be accessed here.


Tuesday 1st December saw the start of our twitter campaign – the #12AsksOfChristmas.

Today is the 9th (working!) day of Christmas and we’re asking the future Welsh Government for a funding and oversight body for HE!   For more extracts from our manifesto, interspersed with some great examples from our Welsh Universities of why we’re making these ‘asks’, visit the website every day to or follow the hashtag on twitter.

Universities for Europe Campaign

Universities UK and the UK HE International Unit recently published a short and accessible Universities for Europe campaign booklet – available online or in print. The booklet sets out the value of EU membership to universities and why this matters to British people, the economy and society. This will be widely used at events and is available for you to share online with staff, students, alumni and through your research and community networks. Please contact if you would like a box of hard copy booklets. In addition, the campaign microsite site includes media coverage highlights, campaign materials, myth-busting Q&A, FAQs, an events search, video content and more.

European Higher Education Area (EHEA) workshops

Registration is now open for the third and final set of British Council EHEA workshops: Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships and Capacity Building projects and innovative student-centred learning across all degree cycles. These workshops aim to  develop an effective understanding of the criteria for high-quality applications for Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships and Capacity Building projects . There will be a focus on building proposals from the student/learner perspective as well as building and sustaining strong partnerships across Europe and beyond. The workshops are relevant to anyone planning to submit proposals for funding under Erasmus+ Programme Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships and Capacity Building in Higher Education. Please register for your preferred location: