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Circulars 2017

HEFCW circulars give information to the higher education (HE) sector in Wales. They might include information such as funding allocations, information, data or monitoring requests, consultations, calls for strategies, policy announcements and particular information which higher education institutions (HEIs) need to be aware of quickly.

  • This circular provides information on the next steps in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS) process, including a timetable for when institutions will be able to access their results via the NSS results dissemination site and Unistats websites. No action is required in response.
  • Date:  24 May 2017
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This circular sets out information on:
  • • the changes to the Unistats website and associated data collection for 2017;
  • • the approach to publication of the results of the new National Student Survey and Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey data on Unistats for 2017;
  • • the processes and timetable for providers to submit their Unistats data for 2017.
  • Date:  07 March 2017
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This circular provides a consultation on revising the guidance for Student Charters, to replace that provided in circular W14/05HE. This is because the guidance has become dated in light of subsequent developments, including the HE (Wales) Act 2015. The guidance will apply to regulated institutions. Students of franchise HE provision will be covered by the franchising institution’s Charter.
  • Institutions are also asked to provide one or more examples of good practice on engaging with ‘hard to reach’ students to ensure that the voice of the diverse student body is heard. These will be published jointly by HEFCW and Wise Wales.
  • Date:  17 February 2017
  • Response by:  11 April 2017
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This circular provides details of all grants made by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) to higher education institutions (HEIs) in Wales, directly funded further education institutions (FEIs) in Wales and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol for the Academic Year (AY) 2015/16.
  • Date:  13 February 2017
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary documents:  None
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