Universities Wales Weekly Wrap Up – 15 January 2016

Universities Wales response to the draft budget

Unis Wales’ response to the Welsh Government Draft Budget Proposals 2016-17 consultation is available online here.

Welsh Conservatives debate on Diamond interim report

The Welsh Conservatives have a called a debate on the interim report from Professor Diamond next Wednesday, 20 January as detailed below:

Paul Davies (Preseli Pembrokeshire)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Notes the findings from the interim report into the Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance Arrangements in Wales, which states the existing system is “not sustainable”, echoing calls from Universities Wales, the Learned Society of Wales and University and College Union;

2. Recognises the need, identified by the interim report, for the Welsh Government to “revisit the tuition fee grant policy” in Wales;

3. Believes the Welsh Government should remodel higher education funding in Wales, implementing a more sustainable policy and offering greater priority to a progressive system of living cost support.

Welsh Outward Mobility Event – 9 March 2016

The Go International Programme, in collaboration with Universities Wales and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, will be holding an event on 9 March at Cardiff University, titled ‘Outward Mobility in Wales; increasing participation and widening access’.

The event, primarily aimed at Welsh institutions, will introduce the Go International Programme and the UK Strategy for Outward Mobility in the Welsh context, bringing together outward mobility practitioners to discuss the latest research into outward mobility by activity, including study and work abroad placements.