Jane Gulliford

Funding higher education in Wales – why, what and how?

We fund higher education institutions in Wales on behalf of the Welsh Government to carry out a range of activities that have societal and economic benefits for Wales. Our funding is mainly for teaching and research activity but we also provide funding to institutions to support innovation and engagement, including civic mission activities, and to […]

A reflection on collaboration on quality across post-16 education during the Covid-19 pandemic

Just over a year since lockdown was first announced in Wales, HEFCW, QAA and Estyn reflect on the post-16 sector’s numerous achievements, as well as the importance of collaboration in ensuring that the changing needs of the sector continued to be met, that quality and standards were protected and the overall student experience maintained. Covid-19 […]

HEFCW Research Wales Committee: vacancies for independent members

The Research Wales Committee (RWC) advises Council on its strategies for research, innovation and engagement in Wales. The RWC produced Research and Innovation: the Vision for Wales setting out our ambition for research and innovation with an ambition for how our universities will contribute to local, UK and international challenges. As a member of the […]

HEFCW’s Quality Assessment Committee: member vacancy

We are seeking candidates to appoint a member to our Quality Assessment Committee (QAC). Members must have experience of, or have shown capacity in, the provision of higher education including overseeing quality assurance and enhancement of provision. You should not be employed by or sit on the governing body of any current provider of higher […]

Sanctuary in learning: supporting asylum seekers and refugees in higher education

Today we are publishing information about universities’ contribution to supporting the learning of asylum seekers and refugees in Wales. Our universities are working with local communities and third sector organisations to reach out and connect with asylum seekers and refugees of all ages, many of whom may be highly qualified in their own countries or […]

HEFCW annual public meeting 2020

I was happy to welcome 94 delegates and speakers to our public meeting on 10 December. It seemed apt that this came at the end of an incredible year both in higher education and in all our lives. This event is stakeholders’ annual opportunity to discuss recent developments in higher education with us, and included […]

New report shows how universities are boosting student employability

Tailored work experience for disabled students, virtual internships, and graduates mentoring students are just three ways in which universities are helping students to become more employable, according to a new report published by HEFCW today. Higher Education for the Nation: Embedding Skills and Employability shows the range of ways in which universities are doing this, […]