Universities Wales Weekly Wrap Up – 23 September 2016


New guide to university funding and student finance in Wales

This week Unis Wales published a short, handy guide to university funding and student finance in Wales. You can find it here in English and Welsh.


#WeAreInternational film

The #WeAreInternational team has put together a short film that highlights the value of internationalism across our universities and demonstrates why we are proud to join together to say #WeAreInternational. It features the voices of students and academics at UK universities from around the world.

The initiative is being led by the University of Sheffield and supported by Universities UK International.  Following a well-received premier at the annual European Association for International Education (EAIE) conference in Liverpool last week, the film went live this week.  You can see the film here:


Study in Wales – NACAC

This week HEFCW is representing Study in Wales at the National Association of College Admissions Counsellors (NACAC) annual conference in Columbus, Ohio.

NACAC’s national conference is a dynamic education and networking event held annually to build relationships among college admission counselling professionals, higher education leaders, policymakers, and others who support students and families in the transition from high school to college. More than 6,000 admission professionals from across the world gather annually for the three-day event.

Study in Wales will also take part in the British Council’s Study in the UK session as well as host a breakfast for counsellors interested in learning more about study opportunities in Wales.


Study in Wales – EAIE

Study in Wales had its largest presence yet at this year’s EAIE conference and exhibition in Liverpool last week. The conference saw over 5,000 participants from over 90 countries worldwide assemble to network and forge partnerships. Study in Wales had a stand in the exhibition hall and hosted a reception for over 100 partners of the nine Welsh universities.  As this conference had a European focus, this EU student postcard was produced to provide as much reassurance as possible to any European partners with concerns following the outcome of the EU referendum.


Event: The future of UK research and scholarship

11th November, 2016, 11:45-13:15 hrs, CUBRIC Seminar Room 2, Cardiff University

In the wake of the referendum result on the UK’s membership of the European Union, many questions have been raised around the future of UK research and scholarship in a post-Brexit world. This panel session will explore constructive ideas about how best to pursue European and other international collaborations in a post-Brexit world and how the UK can continue to have a strong input into international science policymaking.  The opening talk will be given by Professor Richard Catlow, incoming Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society.

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Event: Lecture by Sir John Skehel FMedSci FRS MAE: Anti-Influenza Therapy

11th November 2016, 13:30-15:00 hrs, CUBRIC Seminar Room 2, Cardiff University

Sir John Skehel is Vice-President and Biological Secretary of The Royal Society.  He has provided major insights into the molecular basis of how viruses recognise and infect their host cells, focusing  on influenza, of which there are 3–5 million cases a year worldwide, resulting in up to 500,000 deaths.

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