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Events 2012

  • HEFCW Annual Public Meeting
  • Date:  Friday, 19 October 2012
  • HEFCW offices, Llanishen

    2pm - 3.30pm
    (Tea and coffee from 13:30) 

    Please register by emailing or phoning 029 2068 2225.

    This meeting, which is open to the public, will launch our Annual Report, and will be an opportunity to reflect on recent developments in higher education in Wales and discuss future issues affecting universities in Wales.

  • Launch of the Skills and Employability Framework
  • Date:  19 June 2012, 18:00 - 19:45
  • Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay

    The Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Skills will launch the Skills and Employability Framework, jointly developed by HEFCW, Higher Education Wales, CBI Wales and NUS Wales, at an evening reception chaired by Emma Watkins, Director of CBI Wales. Our purpose in launching the Framework is to:

  • • Work together to improve the employability skills of Welsh graduates
  • • Showcase existing good practice; and
  • • Challenge current approaches and drive best practice
  • This launch event is aimed at HE institutions, employers, student representatives, Welsh Government and other partners concerned with developing the skills and employability of our graduates.

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  • Bookings open for Wales’s first national Future Directions conference
  • Date:  26 April 2012
  • Glyndŵr University, Wrexham

    The Higher Education Academy has opened bookings for Wales’s inaugural Future Directions conference – Graduates For Our Future. The conference will showcase and celebrate the first Wales-wide quality enhancement theme – Graduates for Our Future - and its three work strands: Students as Partners; Learning in Employment; and Learning for Employment.

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  • Future Directions – Foundation Degrees: Where policy meets practice
  • Date:  29 February 2012
  • Glamorgan Conference Centre, University of Glamorgan

    This event will focus on Wales’s creation and development of Foundation Degrees so far and in the future.

    The interactive sessions will focus on:

  • • employer and work-based learning routes into Foundation Degrees
  • • institutional development of Foundation Degree
  • • relevant policy areas.
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  • Seminar: Part-time study in higher education for a buoyant economy and social inclusion
  • Date:  23 February 2012
  • Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff, 10:00 – 16:00

    We are inviting senior representatives from universities and organisations who have an interest in:

  • • part-time study
  • • part-time employer-focused provision in HE
  • • opportunities for progression from further education in Wales
  • to help inform our advice to the Welsh Government, which will be submitted in March 2012. The event will focus on part-time study as it relates to social mobility and upskilling of the workforce, including flexible learning and continuing professional development (CPD). There will be speakers from the Welsh Government, HEFCW and the Open University.

    To register your interest, please contact Craig Brett: 029 2068 2279,

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