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Circulars 2003

  • Initial teacher training (ITT) intake targets for the sector for 2004/05.
  • Date:  18 December 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • In July 2000 the HEFCW issued circular letter W00/67HE (dated 3 July 2000) which formally notified you of the Transparency Review reporting requirements, as established by the Transparency Review report.
  • Date:  21 December 2003
  • Response by:  31 January 2004
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This Circular requests institutions to provide information for use in the calculation of funds for research for 2004/05.
  • Date:  10 November 2003
  • Response by:  06 January 2004
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This Circular provides details of the outcome of proposals submitted to the Reconfiguration and Collaboration Fund 2002/03; documents the process used for assessing proposals; and outlines the arrangements for making applications to the Fund in future.
  • Date:  11 November 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • The Council has an established practice of channelling grant reclaimed as a result of under-recruitment of students back to the sector in the form of allocations to support the academic infrastructure.
  • Date:  01 October 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This publication provides details of the teaching, research and capital grants made by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) to higher education institutions (HEIs) and directly funded further education colleges (FECs) in Wales for 2002/3.
  • Date:  01 October 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This document provides information about student enrolments and associated credit values on higher education (HE) courses in Wales during the academic year 2001/02.
  • Date:  01 October 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Attaches a letter from the Welsh Assembly Government confirming that the arrangements for students awarded Opportunity Bursaries in England who transfer to higher education institutions in Wales will be the same in 2003/04 as in 2002/03.
  • Date:  10 October 2003
  • Response by:  07 November 2003
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Each year HEFCW issues, on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government, Financial Contingency Funds to institutions with HE provision. In 2002/03 institutions were able to carry forward up to 10% of their total Financial Contingency Funds income for that year – that is, funds allocated in 2002/03 plus funds brought forward from 2001/02 plus any interest earned.
  • Date:  31 October 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Circular W02/56HE set out the 2002/03 Funding Agreement recording the agreement between HEFCW and your institution concerning the amount of funding to be paid by HEFCW for the purposes of teaching students for the period 1 August 2002 to 31 July 2003 and the number of funded credit values to be provided in return for that funding in the academic year 2002/03.
  • Date:  24 September 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Circular W02/55HE set out the 2002/03 Annual Schedule to the Financial Memorandum – Funding and Associated Funded Numbers. The Schedule recorded the agreement between HEFCW and your institution concerning the amount of funding to be paid.
  • Date:  24 September 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular announces the outcomes of HEFCW's consultation on arrangements for the Welsh Medium Provision Fund from 2003/04. It also sets out allocations from the Fund for 2003/04, and provisional allocations for 2004/05 and 2005/06.
  • Date:  17 September 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Encloses a copy of HEFCW's Funding Agreement with the College for 2003/04. The Agreement covers HE mainstream course provision as appropriate to the College.
  • Date:  02 October 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • The proposals in the report which the Council made to the Welsh Assembly Government on Welsh medium provision in higher education in February this year included a postgraduate scholarship scheme designed to increase the potential supply of academic staff.
  • Date:  18 August 2003
  • Response by:  30 October 2003
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • You may recall that, following an initial report on Welsh medium provision in July last year, the Council submitted a further report to the Welsh Assembly Government in February 2003.
  • Date:  08 August 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This letter provides details of the allocations to individual institutions from the 2003/04 fund, together with the terms and conditions that will apply and the arrangements for payment.
  • Date:  01 August 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Following my letter of 4 June informing you that an external audit of the higher education funding data supplied during the 2002/03 academic year should be undertaken in summer 2003, I enclose the notes for guidance for external auditors, for your information.
  • Date:  14 July 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales wishes to consult HE institutions in Wales and other parties with an interest in higher education on the options available to HEFCW for encouraging and rewarding higher education institutions (HEIs) in Wales to support excellent teaching in order continuously to enhance the quality of the student learning experience.
  • Date:  25 June 2003
  • Response by:  22 September 2003
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Circular W03/07HE, published in February 2003, announced arrangements for the second round of the Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF) and indicated that the Office of Science and Technology (OST) had reserved funding for a UK-wide Strategic Research Rationalisation Fund.
  • Date:  09 September 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Confirms that an independent external audit of the Higher Education funding data supplied during the 2002/03 academic year should be undertaken in summer 2003 with audit reports submitted to HEFCW by the end of September 2003.
  • Date:  09 September 2003
  • Response by:  20 June 2003
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular requests that institutions submit a Strategic Plan covering the period 2003/04 to 2007/08 and Financial Forecasts for the period 2002/03 to 2006/07.
  • Date:  30 May 2003
  • Response by:  25 July 2003
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This Circular announces the Higher Education Economic Development (HEED) Fund allocations for 2003/04 and indicative Knowledge Exploitation Fund (KEF) allocations for the period 1 January 2004 to 31 July 2005. It also requests updated HEED plans.
  • Date:  30 May 2003
  • Response by:  08 August 2003
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • HEFCW requires an annual report from institutions on their internal allocation of the recurrent funding for research which is made available through the QR element of HEFCW's research funding method...
  • Date:  21 August 2003
  • Response by:  25 July 2003
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This Circular sets out the arrangements by which Higher Education Institutions and directly funded Further Education Colleges may redistribute funded credit values for 2003/04.
  • Date:  09 May 2003
  • Response by:  13 June 2003
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Further to HEFCW's Strategic Planning Consultation Seminar, held on 24 February 2003, this circular letter encloses a summary report of the views received from the sector in relation to our proposals to revise the annual strategic planning process, in the light of the Welsh Assembly Government’s agenda for Higher Education in Wales and our own Corporate Strategy.
  • Date:  29 May 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This Circular sets out how HEFCW's recurrent grant for teaching, postgraduate research training and research quality for the academic year 2003/04 is to be distributed overall and to individual institutions.training and research quality for the academic
  • Date:  01 April 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:
  • The aim of the Bulletin is to provide Vice Chancellors and their staff with information on the development over the next three years of the Knowledge Exploitation Fund. The document identifies three goals for KEF: culture change, skills enhancement for innovation and entrepreneurship and commercialisation and transfer of knowledge to the economy. The activities to achieve the goals are set out with the targets and key performance indicators.
  • Date:  25 April 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
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  • Date:  01 March 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Human resources work in the sector is central the realisation of the Assembly’s vision for higher education in Wales.
  • Date:  07 March 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular letter sets out a joint approach by the Office of Science and Technology (OST) and the Funding Councils to identifying the full economic costs of research projects and other related activities. It is for information: no specific response is required.
  • Date:  04 March 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • I wrote to you on 20 December 2002 (W02/83HE) giving sector intake targets for both primary and secondary initial teacher training (ITT) provision in 2003/04...
  • Date:  03 March 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Each year the National Assembly makes funds available within HEFCW's grant to allow for the remission of fees of students studying abroad as part of the Erasmus/Socrates scheme.
  • Date:  07 February 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • I wrote to you on 20 December 2002 giving sectoral intake targets for both primary and secondary provision in 2003/04 (W02/83HE refers)...
  • Date:  28 January 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular letter invites institutions to submit updated Work Experience and Employability Plans (WEEPS) to HEFCW and should be read in conjunction with the consultation document.
  • Date:  20 January 2003
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
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