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Circulars 2018

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 gives definitions and guidance to higher and further education institutions about the end of year data that are extracted from the 2017/18 HESA student record via the HESA Information Reporting Interface Service (IRIS) to calculate credit-based teaching funding for 2019/20, calculate any adjustments to 2017/18 funding, monitor information on initial teacher training courses and establish final numbers of students and credit values at institutions for 2017/18.
  • Date:  29 June 2018
  • Response by:  16 November 2018
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This circular provides information on the Reaching Wider Programme and invites Reaching Wider strategies from Partnerships and Reaching Wider plans from regulated institutions.
  • Date:  29 June 2018
  • Response by:  12 October 2018
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This circular sets out HEFCW’s overall funding distribution for the academic year 2018/19, including individual institutional allocations for teaching and research.
  • Date:  30 May 2018
  • Response by:  Redistribution response by end of July 2018
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This consultation circular seeks views on HEFCW’s draft guidance for higher education (HE) providers applying for courses to be specifically designated for the support of students ordinarily domiciled in Wales. The circular also provides information on a consultation event.
  • Date:  11 May 2018
  • Response by:  22 June 2018
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This circular provides allocations in support of university strategies for enhancing civic mission and community engagement. It invites Universities in Wales to submit detailed plans for the use of this funding, set within the context of a coherent institutional strategy for enhancing civic mission and community engagement.
  • Date:  04 May 2018
  • Response by:  01 June 2018
  • Secondary documents:
  • This circular invites proposals led by Universities in Wales for projects that enhance collaboration between HE and FE in innovation and engagement activities. Funding is available to pump-prime new activity or add value to existing activity.
  • Date:  30 April 2018
  • Response by:  New date: 01 June 2018 (originally 25 May 2018)
  • Secondary documents:
  • This circular provides information on the timetable for institutions to be able to access their 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) results via the data dissemination portal and the publication of NSS data on the Unistats website. No action is required in response.
  • Date:  26 March 2018
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This guidance provides information to fee and access plan applicants on how to enter the system that regulates full-time undergraduate and PGCE (QTS) student support and it provides advice on submitting a 2019/20 fee and access plan application.
  • Date:  31 January 2018
  • Response by:  23 March 2018
  • Secondary documents:
  • This circular provides details of HEFCW’s interim Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Masters support package for students ordinarily resident in Wales and EU students in academic year AY 2018/19, which is to be delivered for a single year prior to the implementation of the Student Loans Company (SLC) PGT support package in AY 2019/20.
  • Date:  12 January 2018
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary documents:  None
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