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Press releases 2010

  • Welsh higher education satisfies students
  • Date: 18 August 2010
  • The sixth annual survey of students has shown that more than four in five of Wales’s students continue to be satisfied with their university course.
  • £7 million investment for skills
  • Date: 3 August 2010
  • An investment of £7.64 million is being made to improve the skills of Wales’s workforce over the next three years.
  • Promoting the knowledge economy in Wales
  • Date: 23 July 2010
  • Universities in Wales have been invited by HEFCW to convert some existing student places into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, following widespread employer calls for more graduates in these subjects.
  • New directions for higher education in Wales
  • Date: 29 June 2010
  • Plans for a higher education (HE) system in Wales that contributes strongly to social justice and supporting a buoyant economy were outlined today by the universities’ funding body.
  • Business successes for universities in Wales
  • Date: 14 June 2010
  • The latest UK-wide survey on how higher education (HE) institutions work with and generate business shows that universities in Wales are helping both businesses and the economy to weather uncertain times and lay down sound foundations for future recovery.
  • Diverse student body in Welsh universities
  • Date: 15 April 2010
  • The latest UK-wide figures about the make-up of the higher education sector show that universities and colleges in Wales continue to perform well in recruiting students from under-represented groups.
  • First appointment in development of Coleg Ffederal announced
  • Date: 1 April 2010
  • Geraint Talfan Davies has been confirmed as Chairman of the Shadow Implementation Board for the Coleg Ffederal, which will oversee the legal development of the Welsh medium higher education federal college over the coming year.
  • Higher education funding announced For our Future
  • Date: 24 March 2010
  • A new fund has been established for universities to realise the goals of For our Future, the Welsh Assembly Government’s twenty-first century strategy for higher education, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) has announced.
  • The announcement was made as HEFCW confirmed that higher education (HE) in Wales would receive grant allocations of £403 million, excluding capital funding, in the 2010/11 academic year.
  • Other documents: Breakdown of funding
  • Funding comparison between 2009/10 and 2010/11

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