2 April 2020

Welsh HE and the impact of Covid-19 and coronavirus on regulation


We, along with Universities Wales and Welsh Government, have been engaging and working with higher education providers on the impact of the pandemic on their institution, staff and students.

We are also acutely aware that we need to re-assess our priorities over the coming months, particularly when it comes to the weight of regulation. We anticipate agreed flexibility around fee and access planning, and other regulatory processes, including requests for data and information.

We are having further discussions about the details of these processes with Welsh Government, Unis Wales and the universities themselves, after which we will confirm the new arrangements formally.