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Dr John Graystone has been re-appointed as a member of HEFCW’s Council for five-year term from 1 August 2021.
Responding to the publication of A Performance-based Assessment of the Welsh Research Base, Dr David Blaney, Chief Executive of HEFCW, said: “We welcome the publication of the report today, which provides further objective, external evidence of the Welsh higher education sector’s research performance. Furthermore, it continues to show we can have confidence in the expertise […]
Student satisfaction among undergraduates at universities and colleges in Wales has dipped for the first time to below 80%, with 76% of final year students in 2021 saying they were satisfied with their course. This is down from 84% last year, which showed that student satisfaction at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic initially held […]
This month we are happy to welcome Harriet Barnes as our new Director of Policy and Funding. Harriet joins us from the British Academy, where she was Head of Policy for education and skills, and she has previously worked at the Quality Assurance Agency. Harriet replaces Alyson Thomas, our former Director of Policy and Funding. […]
£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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How to regulate in a time of Covid? It has been challenging, both for HEFCW staff, in terms of regulating remotely, and for institutions, in continuing to deliver a high quality student experience. What have we done? We have carried out four surveys of higher education institutions to assure ourselves that they are taking […]
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 […]