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HEFCW agreements with partner organisations

We work with a range of partner bodies within Wales and the UK to achieve our objectives and meet Welsh Government priorities. Some of these partnerships are formalised with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which establishes the expectations of both partners. You can find more information about partner bodies below:

Memorandum of Understanding
JiscJisc provides digital solutions for UK education and research.UK Higher Education and Further Education Funders
Advance HEAdvance HE supports universities and colleges to build an inclusive culture that values the benefits of diversity and to provide a central source of expertise, research, advice and leadership in equality and diversity.
Quality Assurance AgencyQAA works closely with a range of organisations in Wales to ensure that academic quality and standards are maintained in Welsh institutions.HEFCW, QAA and Estyn
Charity CommissionThe Charity Commission registers and regulates charities in England and Wales, to ensure that the public can support charities with confidence.HEFCW and Charity Commission
Value Wales and National Procurement ServiceValue Wales and NPS drive best practice in procurement across the Welsh public sector.
EstynEstyn is the office of Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales.HEFCW and Estyn
Universities WalesUnis Wales represents the interests of universities in Wales.
NUS WalesNUS Wales is an open organisation that works in partnership with students’ unions in Wales.HEFCW and NUS Wales
Higher Education AcademyThe Higher Education Academy (HEA) is a British professional institution promoting excellence in higher education.HEFCW and HEA
Office of the Independent Adjudicator for HEThe OIA is an independent body set up to review student complaints against higher education providers in England and Wales.HEFCW and the OIA
Education Workforce CouncilThe Education Workforce Council (EWC) is the independent regulator in Wales for teachers in maintained schools, further education teachers and learning support staff in both school and FE settings.HEFCW and the EWC
Y Coleg Cymraeg CenedlaetholThe Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol works with Welsh universities and colleges to increase, develop and expand opportunities to study through the medium of Welsh.HEFCW and Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
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