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Events 2015

  • HEFCW’s 2017/18 Fee and Access Plan guidance - consultation event
  • Date:  Event postponed until the new year
  • Cardiff city centre (location to be confirmed)

    Audience: Members of staff and representatives from current and prospective regulated institutions, including:

  • • senior managers
  • • staff responsible for planning, widening access, finance and quality
  • • clerks to governing bodies, and
  • • student representatives.

  • We anticipate that the HEFCW 2017/18 Fee and Access Plan guidance will be published for consultation in late November 2015.

    The event will provide more information about the consultation, give delegates a chance to discuss any issues and give us early feedback about the guidance.

    Further information will be available shortly.

  • College Higher Education Workshop: Enhancing your Quality Assurance Mechanisms
  • Date:  19 May 2015
  • NPTC Group’s Newtown Campus

    ColegauCymru, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) are pleased to be running a one-day workshop for Welsh further education colleges with higher education provision.

    The workshop will highlight how further education colleges can use the UK Quality Code for Higher Education to enhance their quality assurance mechanisms.

    The day will include sessions from colleagues in England who have worked with the Quality Code both in preparation for Higher Education Review and to improve the student learning experience.


  • Discussing future approaches to quality assessment in higher education: Quality Assessment Review Steering Group Seminar
  • Date:  Thursday 12 February 2015
  • Angel Hotel, Cardiff CF10 5AL

    We would like to invite you to the Quality Assessment Review Steering Group seminar in Wales. In October 2014 the higher education funding bodies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland announced that they were jointly to undertake a review of quality assessment arrangements in higher education. Subject to the outcomes of that review, the bodies would retender the contract for the provision of quality assessment services for higher education. The Scottish Funding Council is reviewing its own arrangements through a separate process but the four funding bodies have agreed to share emerging views.

    On 15 January of this year, HEFCE published on their website a discussion document which aims to stimulate debate on this topic amongst the sector and gather suggestions on the broad purpose, principles and parameters of any future quality assessment arrangements. The Quality Assessment Review Steering Group has arranged a series of workshops and conferences in England; we are arranging a single event at the Angel Hotel in Cardiff, on Thursday, 12 February 2015, with registration and buffet opening from 12 noon to enable the event to start by 1pm. We would welcome a broad range of delegates from higher education institutions, including Vice Chancellors; Pro Vice Chancellors; heads of quality; student union representatives; and employers who work closely with the institution. We welcome attendance from not only higher education providers, but also students, employers, professional bodies and other interested parties in Wales.

    If you would like to attend this event, please complete the booking form and return to ASAP, as places are limited. If you have any queries please contact us on 029 2068 2222.

    Please also indicate any dietary requirements, accessibility or other special needs.

    Joining instructions will be sent to delegates following receipt of booking forms and once the programme has been finalised. Please note numbers to this conference are limited.

  • HEFCW Annual Public Meeting for 2014-15
  • Date:  Thursday 22 January 2015
  • Bangor University - Cledwyn Room 3, Main Arts Building


    10:00 to 11:00 (tea and coffee from 9:30)

    This meeting, which is open to the public, will launch a brand new publication about higher education in Wales and will be an opportunity to reflect on recent developments and discuss issues affecting universities in Wales. There will be a Q&A session with the Chairman and Chief Executive at the end of the meeting.

    Please register your attendance by emailing or phoning 029 2068 2225, noting any specific requirements.

    Chief executive’s presentation

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