In response to the publication of the Welsh Government’s draft budget for 2020-21, Amanda Wilkinson, Director of Universities Wales, said:
“Universities Wales welcomes the Welsh Government’s budget for 2020-21 which sees the Welsh Government delivering upon its commitments to students and implementing the recommendations of the Diamond Review. This budget is a positive step in continuing to build trust and confidence between the higher education sector and the Welsh Government.
“Welsh universities are important to the local, regional and national economies of Wales, generating nearly 50,000 jobs and £5 billion of output. Wales also has the highest student satisfaction rates and the best student retention rates in the UK. The ongoing implementation of the Diamond Review’s recommendations will help ensure that our universities can continue to deliver for the people and places of Wales.”
You can read the Welsh Government’s draft budget here.