Useful Links

1.     Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (www.hefcw.ac.uk)

The Funding Council's website is of particular use for information on the Council's funding methodology, press releases, support for Welsh medium education and Initial Teacher Training as well as a range of initiatives. The site also provides downloadable versions of the Council's circulars (in their publications section). Circulars issued by the Council include requests for information on expenditure, planning of funding allocations, monitoring of such plans, consultations on funding and other planning changes in the sector, and information concerning the Council's strategic planning.

2.     Welsh Government (http://new.wales.gov.uk)

The Welsh Government site provides information on plans for the sector, including the annual budget, which provides some indication of changes to funding for the sector.

3.     Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (www.esd-wales.org.uk)

Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship is increasingly becoming a priority highlighted by the Welsh Assembly Government and Funding Council.

4.     Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (www.bis.gov.uk)

The website of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which was created in June 2009 from the merger of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills.

5.     Higher Education Funding Council for England (www.hefce.ac.uk/ )

The website for the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is useful to keep abreast of developments in funding policy.  Also, sometimes funding policies from HEFCE are UK-wide.

6.     Higher Education Statistics Agency (www.hesa.ac.uk/ )

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) provides free statistics relating to higher education in the UK and also information on statutory return requirements.  Particular information about when data is made public or released to 3rd parties is available at http://www.hesa.ac.uk/content/view/2664/

7.     Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (www.ucas.com/ )

The Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) manage under graduate applications and have a range of free management information.