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Circulars 2020

HEFCW circulars give information to the higher education (HE) sector in Wales. They might include information such as funding allocations, information, data or monitoring requests, consultations, calls for strategies, policy announcements and particular information which higher education institutions (HEIs) need to be aware of quickly.

  • This circular sets out HEFCW’s overall funding distribution for theacademic year 2020/21, including individual provider allocations for teaching and research activity.
  • Date:  04 August 2020
  • Response by:  Redistribution response by 30 September 2020
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This circular confirms allocations from the Global Challenges Research Fund which is being made available via HEFCW in 2020/21.
  • Date:  10 June 2020
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This circular provides a consultation on HEFCW’s approach to monitoring admissions in order to maintain stability of the sector in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Responses are requested by 1 June 2020.
  • We have stated elsewhere (circular W20/11HE) that we would not take forward any new HEFCW consultations or significant changes at this time. However, given developments in England, and the need to ensure that stability in admissions is maintained across borders, we considered it essential to issue this consultation.
  • This consultation applies to universities, rather than all regulated providers, as we anticipate that regulated providers delivering higher education under validation agreements will be subject to the terms of those agreements with their validation partners.
  • Date:  07 May 2020
  • Response by:  01 June 2020
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This circular outlines steps that HEFCW is taking to reduce the regulatory burden on higher education (HE) providers in Wales (universities and, where applicable, regulated and/or funded FE colleges).
  • It also provides information about future actions and requirements in a number of other areas, such as funding and strategies.
  • Date:  04 May 2020
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This circular provides indicative 2020/21 institutional allocations under the new Research Wales Innovation Fund (RWIF) and provides guidance on the requirement for associated three-year strategies. It also provides details of a one-off Innovation Capacity Development Fund (ICDF) which will be allocated in April 2020.
  • HEFCW does not require institutions to submit plans for the expenditure of their ICDF allocations. However, three-year RWIF strategies will be required by the end of June 2020. RWIF strategies and activities supported through ICDF must be complementary and should show clear strategic alignment.
  • Date:  24 April 2020
  • Response by:  30 June 2020
  • Secondary Documents:
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