Emma Raczka

Funding for higher education in 2021/22

£206.5 million will be allocated to higher education (HE) providers in Wales for the 2021/22 academic year. The allocation includes £88.3 million for recurrent research funding, with the remainder given to universities and other providers to support, among other things, innovation and engagement, full-time undergraduate expensive and higher cost subjects, teaching part-time undergraduate courses, degree […]

We are launching our Action Plan outlining how we will support the career development of researchers

Researchers lie at the heart of the UK research and innovation ecosystem. Individually and in teams, within and across academic disciplines, researchers produce the insights and discoveries that underpin the knowledge economy of 21st century society and respond to new pressing challenges. This was clear in the essential contributions researchers in Wales and their universities […]

Launch of the future research assessment programme

The four UK higher education funding bodies are launching the Future Research Assessment Programme. This programme has been initiated at the request of UK and devolved government ministers and funding bodies. It is a significant piece of work aimed at exploring possible approaches to the assessment of UK higher education research performance.   Through dialogue […]

HEFCW welcomes new Minister for Education and the Welsh Language

David Blaney, Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, said: “We would like to congratulate Jeremy Miles and welcome him to the role of Minister for Education and the Welsh Language. We look forward to working with him to support a strong higher education sector that delivers for students and plays a […]

Research Wales Committee: vacancies for independent members

Closing date extended to 30 April 2021. We have a minimum of two vacancies on the Research Wales Committee to bring an independent, external perspective to the Committee’s work: Expert in research and innovation from industry or the business sector The Research Wales Committee (RWC) advises HEFCW’s Council on its strategies for research, innovation and engagement in […]

Universities support post-Covid recovery through £27 million fund

14 university-led proposals have been funded to maintain higher education jobs in teaching, research and student services, and to invest in projects to support the wider economic recovery. The £27 million Higher Education Investment and Recovery (HEIR) fund, announced in August 2020, was created to support universities to maintain vital capacity, and aid economic recovery […]

Blended learning in 2020

This week we welcomed the Jisc study into blended learning, which brings together contributions from across the HE sector, and highlights the ways in which institutions have capitalised on the opportunities presented by the pandemic to create a new digital vision for the future. When the pandemic hit in March, universities swiftly implemented a number […]