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  • HEFCW statement on the Welsh Government’s response to the Hazelkorn Review Report
  • Date:  01 February 2017
  • "We welcome the statement made on 31 January in the Assembly Plenary session by the Cabinet Secretary for Education confirming that the Welsh Government had accepted the recommendations of Professor Hazelkorn’s independent review into the oversight and regulation arrangements of post-compulsory education and training in Wales.

    We look forward to working closely with the Welsh Government as it consults on and implements its decision to establish a new strategic authority to oversee skills, funding for research and the higher and further education sector in Wales."

    Welsh Government

  • Vacancy on HEFCW’s Student Opportunity and Achievement Committee
  • Date:  06 January 2017
  • HEFCW is seeking a candidate for the appointment of an employer Member to our Student Opportunity and Achievement Committee (SOAC). This is a committee of HEFCW’s Council, and acts in an advisory capacity.

    The remit of the Committee is to advise on student opportunity and achievement in higher education, including Welsh medium, initial teacher training, widening access, equality and diversity, and skills and employability, with the aim of ensuring that Welsh higher education meets the needs and expectations of learners and other stakeholders.

    The Committee will meet twice a year.

    SOAC Members receive no remuneration. However, HEFCW will reimburse you for all reasonable and properly documented expenses you incur in the performance of your duties, in accordance with our travel and subsistence procedures.

    The appointment will be for an initial term of up to three years unless terminated earlier by either party, with the possibility of re-appointment for a further term.

    Candidates should apply to by 10 February 2017.

    More information

    Application form

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