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Press releases 2013

  • Re-launched website helps students compare courses
  • Date: 19 September 2013
  • One of the most comprehensive websites for students to get information about prospective courses has been re-launched today.
  • Unistats, which was visited by 250,000 users in its first year, provides information about student satisfaction, employment prospects, course costs and assessment methods.
  • £1 million to give Welsh students the extra edge
  • Date: 17 September 2013
  • Students entering university this term will become some of the most employable graduates from Wales thanks to a new £1 million programme.
  • The scheme will fund innovative projects to boost the employability prospects of Welsh graduates by making sure they are equipped with the appropriate skills for a competitive workplace.
  • Funding injection for modern languages take-up
  • Date: 2 September 2013
  • A project to encourage people to study modern foreign languages has been given a £120,000 funding boost.
  • Routes Cymru brings universities, schools and colleges together to motivate language learning and inspire individuals.
  • Student satisfaction in Wales holds steady
  • Date: 13 August 2013
  • 84% of students in Wales are satisfied with their overall higher education experience, according to the latest survey of universities and further education colleges.
  • The National Student Survey, which covers England, Wales, Northern Ireland and some institutions in Scotland, takes account of the views of full-time and part-time final year students studying at Welsh universities and further education colleges.
  • Promoting skills for employment in university courses
  • Date: 29 May 2013
  • "Should you teach a Classics student about numeracy?" was one of the dilemmas discussed at the latest higher education Future Directions conference on 15 May.
  • The conference was an opportunity for academics, careers advisers and university managers to share their experiences about how to make the sort of skills required in employment a fundamental aspect of a student’s course – without significantly increasing the workload for undergraduates and their lecturers.
  • Universities contribute to Welsh economy
  • Date: 23 May 2013
  • Universities in the UK contributed £3.4 billion to the economy and local communities in 2011/12 through services such as consultancy and training, use of facilities and equipment, and contract and collaborative research, according to newly released figures.
  • Funding for higher education in 2013/14
  • Date: 10 April 2013
  • The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales has announced how it will allocate £382 million of funding for higher education (HE) in the 2013/14 academic year.
  • HEFCW welcomes three new Council members
  • Date: 14 January 2013
  • The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) has welcomed the appointment of three new members to its Council, announced by the Minister for Education and Skills earlier today.
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