Universities Wales Weekly Wrap Up 6 March 2015

News – NUS Wales elections

The National Union of Students (NUS) Wales has announced the names of the candidates for the positions of NUS Wales President and Deputy President and NUS Wales Women’s Officer. The roles of President and Deputy President, who lead the student movement in Wales, will be elected during the NUS Wales annual conference, which this year is taking place 11-12 March 2015 in Llandrindod Wells. The candidate for President is: Beth Button (manifesto here). The candidates for Deputy President are: Ebbi Ferguson (manifesto here) and Rhys Taylor (manifesto here). The Women’s Officer, who leads the NUS Wales Women’s Campaign is due to be elected at the NUS Wales Women’s Conference on 6 March 2015. The candidate for Women’s Officer is: Rosie Inman (manifesto here).

Event – Universities UK: 4th Annual Efficiency in Higher Education

The 4th Annual Efficiency in HE Conference, hosted by Universities UK (UUK), will disseminate the findings of Sir Ian Diamond’s second report into efficiency and effectiveness in universities. This event aims to help set the future agenda and for providing insight and guidance to university leaders and senior HE professionals on how they can enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their institutions. The event is taking place on 25 March 2015 in London. Details are on UUK website.

Publication – QAA – Revised Subject Benchmark Statements

Details of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) revised subject benchmark statements for the following subjects have been published on the QAA website:-

  • Anthropology
  • Business and Management
  • Education Studies
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Philosophy
  • Veterinary Nursing

Resources – International students

As part of the Back Universities campaign, UUK has produced an online toolkit to help make the case for international students to local MPs, prospective parliamentary candidates, and other key local decision makers. The toolkit includes social media resources, with a range of infographics. The toolkit is being supported by a joint Education UK, UUK and NUS social media campaign to celebrate international students. Throughout March, a range of activity on Twitter, Facebook and other channels is planned to showcase a national multicultural conversation. Follow the conversation with #WeAreInternational