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Circulars 2019

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 informs higher education providers of the higher education data used to calculate funding allocations; to monitor National Measures; to monitor equality and diversity; for publication; for provision to Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol; for the HESA student record data quality analysis; to monitor part-time fee waivers, degree apprenticeships and PGT Masters interim support and to inform policy.
  • Date:  09 August 2019
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This consultation seeks comments on HEFCW’s proposals for the new bursary scheme to attract Welsh students to study Masters degrees in Wales in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine related subjects and/or to undertake a Masters through the medium of Welsh, starting in academic year (AY) 2019/20.
  • Date:  30 July 2019
  • Response by:  09 August 2019
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This circular gives definitions and guidance to higher education providers relating to the end of year data that are extracted from the 2018/19 HESA student record via the HESA Information Reporting Interface Service (IRIS) to calculate any adjustments to 2018/19 funding, monitor information on initial teacher training and medicine and dentistry courses and establish final numbers of students and credit values at institutions for 2018/19.
  • Date:  05 July 2019
  • Response by:  20 November 2019
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This circular sets out HEFCW’s overall funding distribution for the academic year 2019/20, including individual institutional allocations for teaching and research.
  • Date:  04 June 2019
  • Response by:  Redistribution response by 31 July 2019
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This circular presents arrangements for the collection of the 2019 Unistats data. It also provides an update on the development of a new information that will replace Unistats.
  • Date:  02 May 2019
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This circular provides guidance on gender pay reporting methodology to achieve a consistent approach in reporting pay gaps.
  • Institutions are required to adopt and submit pay gap reports to us unless they have reported through the UK pay gap reporting portal.
  • Date:  30 April 2019
  • Response by:  21 June 2019
  • Secondary documents:  None
  • This paper provides institutions with information on accessing the results of their 2019 National Student Survey (NSS) via the dissemination portal. It also includes information on the publication of NSS data on the Unistats website. No response is required.
  • Date:  29 March 2019
  • Response by:  No response required
  • Secondary documents:  None
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