Category: policy

In an address to Assembly Members in the Senedd, First Minister Carwyn Jones set out his Programme for Government for the current Assembly term. The Programme includes actions Ministers will be taking, how progress will be measured and what outcomes …

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In March 2011, the Minister for Education and Skills asked the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) to provide him with advice on the structure of the higher education sector in Wales. In June, the Council submitted its report, …

The Future Shape of Higher Education in Wales Read More »

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First Minister Carwyn Jones has today [13 May 2011] announced the members of his new Cabinet as the Welsh Government begins its ambitious programme to stand up for Wales and create a country of equality, opportunity and social justice. …

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The last decade has been a period of unprecedented change for university libraries. The rapid growth in numbers of students and staff across the higher education sector has been accompanied by the move to a substantially-digital environment, with some fundamental …

Trends in the finances of UK higher education libraries: 1999-2009 Read More »

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The American Library Association (ALA) has just published a useful report: ‘Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report’. You can download the report from

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The Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) is delighted to announce the appointment of Ann Rossiter as Executive Director from 13 September. Ann has considerable experience in policy development and public communications. Her most recent role was as …

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Download HEFCW’s three-year corporate strategy, which sets out their vision and targets for higher education in Wales by the year 2013: The Strategy will: help to deliver For our Future, the Welsh Assembly Government’s Twenty-First Century Strategy and Plan …

HEFCW Corporate Strategy 2010-11 – 2012-13 Read More »

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29 June 2010 Universities in Wales face closure and mergers under plans announced by Education Minister Leighton Andrews. From Wales Online: In a statement to AMs yesterday, he said: “The HEFCW [Higher Education Funding Council for Wales] has determined that …

Plans for HE in Wales announced by Education Minister Read More »

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With thanks to Chris West of Swansea University who organised it, SCONUL have announced the posting of the 2010 Top Concerns Survey on their website at

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Leighton Andrews’ speech at Cardiff University is worth reading in full:

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