Universities Wales

Universities Wales

​Universities Wales is the national council of Universities UK in Wales.

Its members are the heads of all universities in Wales. Universities Wales represents the collective interests of Welsh universities to the National Assembly for Wales, the UK parliament, political parties, and European institutions and bodies.

Responsibility for higher education in Wales is devolved to the National Assembly, although the UK parliament and government retain significant powers and influence, for example over research council funding. In such matters, Universities Wales works closely with Universities UK.

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Student reviews tell the story of 2020

1 March 2021
​After studying more than 16,000 student reviews, Paul Humphreys, Founder and CEO at StudentCrowd, looks at how students have been experiencing university this year.

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Going the extra mile to embrace LGBT+ equality in higher education

10 February 2021
This LGBT+ History Month, the University of Birmingham’s Dr Sammy Li reflects on progress that has been made by universities to support LGBT+ equality and looks at what more must be done to ensure no one is left behind.

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Laying the foundations for a skills-led recovery

29 January 2021
​Following the publication of the UK government’s Skills for jobs white paper, Greg Wade, UUK’s policy lead on innovation, growth, employability and skills, studies its proposals and makes the case for a ‘whole skills approach’.