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  • Vacancy for a Welsh representative on UK Healthcare Education Advisory Committee
  • Date:  04 April 2017
  • The UK Healthcare Education Advisory Committee (UKHEAC) is seeking a Welsh representative with the right expertise and vision to contribute to the development of healthcare education and research. The deadline for applications is 21 April 2017.

    The UKHEAC advises the four UK HE funding bodies on healthcare training and research.

    In order to create the necessary balance of skills on the committee we are keen to appoint a member with experience across a range of healthcare higher education, in particular with a background in either medicine, allied health professions, local health boards, etc. The successful member will be able to provide advice at a senior strategic level.

    This is a rewarding activity, and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute and help shape the approach to healthcare higher education and research at a time when significant developments are anticipated.

    New members will need to commit time both to reading background papers and to contributing to three meetings a year, usually in March, June and November. The member will need to collate information for meetings from, and disseminate information to, academic colleagues following meetings. The position will be an unpaid fixed-term three year appointment but UKHEAC can pay for expenses in attending the meetings.

    The next meeting will be on 9 June 2017 in Cardiff (9.30-13.00), with dinner the night before. If you are applying for this vacancy, please hold these dates in your diary.

    Further details about the UKHEAC, along with minutes from previous meetings, are available at Committees.

    If you have any queries please contact Dr Cliona O’Neill,

    To apply for the vacancy please email your CV, including specific information on your experience in the area of health education to by 21 April 2017.

  • 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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