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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Local artist Nicole Mollett running a workshop for her ‘Graphic Novel for Luton’ project

How universities can attract vital regeneration and development funding for their regions

8 July 2021
Dr Nick Lancaster, Director of Innovation & Enterprise at the University of Bedfordshire, outlines how universities are the ideal conduit for regional regeneration through collaborative research and development.

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Are we living in a post-LGBTQ+ rights age?

9 June 2021
This Pride month Sebastian Bromelow calls on the higher education sector to “make some noise”, embracing a history of rebellious thoughts and actions by not only celebrating the successes of the LGBTQ+ community but also responding to challenges.

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‘What’s good for the city is good for the university’: higher education’s vital role in the post-Covid recovery

27 May 2021
Reflecting on his role as chairperson of Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s Economic Covid-19 Recovery Board, Professor Zahir Irani outlines why universities must play a key role in the country’s post-pandemic recovery.