In response to HEFCW’s announcement regarding the reallocation of student numbers, Amanda Wilkinson, Director of HEW said:
“This is the second announcement on higher education funding in as many weeks and we expect further announcements in the coming months. It is a time of considerable change for our universities, with a significant shift to predominantly fees based funding from 2012/13. We will be evaluating the impact of the strategic reallocation of student numbers and resources alongside other changes to funding, to clarify the full impact on universities in Wales. We believe that the funding of universities remains a priority for future economic growth and individual opportunity in Wales.
It is worth noting that the quality of university education in Wales remains assured, and is borne out by the positive performance of the Welsh sector in the national student satisfaction survey.”