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Circulars 2005

  • This circular letter provides further information about forthcoming capital funding allocations, including some additional funding, and a reminder that expenditure plans are due for submission to HEFCW in January.
  • Date:  09 December 2005
  • Response by:  27 January 2006
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular announces the provision of targeted funding to assist institutions with their preparations for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
  • Date:  09 December 2005
  • Response by:  30 January 2005
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular requires institutions to provide information for use in the calculation of funds for research for 2006/07
  • Date:  10 November 2005
  • Response by:  09 January 2006
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Each year HEFCW issues, on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government, Financial Contingency Funds to institutions with HE provision. In 2004/05 institutions were able to carry forward up to 10% of their total Financial Contingency Funds income
  • Date:  17 October 2005
  • Response by:  05 November 2005
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Confirming arrangements for the 2006 National Student Survey (NSS)
  • Date:  17 October 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • The agreement covers HE mainstream course provision as appropriate to the college
  • Date:  17 October 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • HEFCW's Financial Memorandum with the institution: the Annual Schedule for the financial period 1 August 2005 to 31 July 2006 - funding and associated funded numbers for the academic year 2005/06
  • Date:  17 October 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Information about two equal opportunities events: Race Equality: Communication & Consultation toolkit for HEIs; Equal Opportunities Research Programme
  • Date:  16 September 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular informs institutions of the higher education data used in the calculation of funding allocations, for monitoring purposes, for informing policy and for publication
  • Date:  19 September 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:
  • Circular W05/41HE provided the guidance and terms and conditions for the Financial Contingency Fund (FCF) for 2005/06. This circular letter provides the final allocations to individual institutions for 2005/06
  • Date:  17 August 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:
  • This circular letter outlines recent developments in respect of the Welsh Video Services Network (WVN). These include the allocation of further funding to the WVN service following an independent review of the WVN
  • Date:  11 August 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular letter informs higher education institutions of the arrangements for the Welsh Medium Provision Fund for 2005/06
  • Date:  05 August 2005
  • Response by:  18 November 2005
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular letter provides an update on plans to launch the Teaching Quality Information (TQI) site, including the results of the National Student Survey (NSS), and informs higher education institutions (HEIs) how to access their survey results
  • Date:  19 July 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular informs the higher and further education sectors in Wales of the decision taken by the Council to establish undergraduate, part-time, franchised out provision as the highest priority level in the teaching funding model for the next funding
  • Date:  14 July 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular letter confirms that an independent external audit of the Higher Education funding data supplied during the 2004/05 academic year should be undertaken in summer 2005 with audit reports submitted to HEFCW by mid October 2005
  • Date:  21 June 2005
  • Response by:  06 July 2005
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • The four higher education funding bodies, working with Universities UK, have agreed to introduce a number of changes to the administration of the Overseas Research Students Adwards Scheme (ORSAS)
  • Date:  20 June 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular letter announces that the HEFCW Welsh Language Scheme has received the approval of the Welsh Language Board. The Scheme will be available on the HEFCW website
  • Date:  26 May 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular informs institutions of financial health performance indicators for the higher education sector in Wales as shown by the audited financial statements for 2003/04. It does not include the Open University which is not funded by HEFCW
  • Date:  20 May 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular informs institutions of the establishment of a new Strategic Development Fund which will operate from 2005/06 and provides details of the purpose and proposed operation of the fund
  • Date:  20 May 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular letter encloses a copy of the report of the Review of Post 92 Higher Education in South East Wales in December 2005, which was undertaken by Professors John Bull and Sir Ron Cooke.
  • Date:  11 May 2005
  • Response by:  11 June 2005
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • HEFCW has been undertaking a review of its Race Equality Scheme, as required by the Commission for Race Equality’s Code of Practice. In particular, this involves a triennial review of HEFCW's definitions of its functions and policies
  • Date:  04 May 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • 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 2005/06
  • Date:  06 May 2005
  • Response by:  03 June 2005
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Circular W04/06HE, Mechanisms for Supporting Excellent Teaching in Higher Education, January 2004, set out the key features of the mechanisms for supporting excellent teaching to be adopted by HEFCW from 2004/05 onwards
  • Date:  22 April 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular provides information on student statistics for 2003/04 along with other data which underpin HEFCW's funding allocations for 2004/05
  • Date:  03 May 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular letter informs higher education institutions about the arrangements for the 2005 annual survey of interactions between higher education institutions (HEIs) and business and the wider community
  • Date:  13 April 2005
  • Response by:  20 May 2005
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular letter confirms that HEFCW has commissioned the Office for Public Management (OPM) to provide further advice and support to HEIs in Wales on the development and use of human resources strategies
  • Date:  12 April 2005
  • Response by:  22 April 2005
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular requests institutions to prepare new estate strategies for the period 2005-2015
  • Date:  08 April 2005
  • Response by:  31 May 2005
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This Circular announces a supplementary capital funding allocation for 2004-05 to help institutions comply with the requirements of disability legislation
  • Date:  23 March 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular letter provides an update on developments regarding the implementation of the Teaching Quality Information website, and invites comments on the proposed subject groupings to be used on the site
  • Date:  16 February 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • I wrote to you on 11 November 2004 giving sectoral intake targets for both primary and secondary provision in 2005/06 (Circular W04/72HE refers). I am now writing to inform you of the Secondary Intake Targets for your institution for 2005/06
  • Date:  14 February 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:
  • As you will recall, we conducted a consultation last year on behalf of the Steering Group for Welsh Medium Provision in Higher Education on the draft strategy which the Group had prepared (W04/50HE). Following the consultation, the Strategy was considered by the Council and forwarded to the Minister
  • Date:  08 February 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Circular W05/04HE presented the primary intake targets for your institution for 2005/06 together with those for other institutions offering primary phase ITT provision. It reported that within the 2005/06 allocation process, the University of Wales, Bangor and the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff would be subject to an over-recruitment penalty in undergraduate (UG) primary
  • Date:  03 February 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • Each year the Welsh Assembly Government makes funds available within the Council’s grant to allow for the remission of fees of students studying abroad as part of the Erasmus/Socrates scheme
  • Date:  28 January 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • We wrote to you on 11 November 2004 giving sectoral intake targets for both primary and secondary provision in 2005/06 (Circular W04/72HE refers)
  • Date:  25 January 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular letter notifies higher education institutions of HEFCW’s intention, with support from Estyn, to withdraw from the administration of the training and deployment of Estyn additional inspectors (AIs) with effect from September 2005
  • Date:  24 January 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
  • This circular letter encloses a copy of a letter issued by Lord Sainsbury to HEIs in England on 6 January. The Welsh Assembly Government has agreed that we should write to draw this to the attention of HEIs in Wales, particularly for the information which it contains about
  • Date:  14 January 2005
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary Documents:  None
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