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Advance HE Wales

We are currently in the process of populating the new Advance HE website, and information relating specifically to membership and our work in Wales will follow soon. Welsh language versions of this and linked webpages will be made available shortly.

Advance HE’s work in Wales is firmly based in the development of partnerships with providers of higher education and other stakeholders. Collectively we work to ensure that our mission to help higher education shape its future is delivered in a way which reflects the distinctive nature of higher education in Wales.

We recognise the things that make higher education in Wales distinctive, its key challenges and the unique way in which Advance HE members in Wales and our other partners are working collectively to meet these challenges.

Meet the team

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Gary Reed

Head of Membership (Wales)

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Joan O' Mahony

Senior Adviser

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Past programmes

Transition, retention and attainment - Strategic Enhancement Programme 2016

The TRA-SEP (Wales) was an initiative across Wales supporting institutions in developing their strategies around student retention and success. The programme’s key themes of the student experience, the curriculum, and the use, sharing and developing of data were aimed at developing holistic approaches to student support across the student lifecycle; developing and sharing best use of learning analytics, and designing approaches to the curriculum that strengthen engagement and promotes retention.
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Future Directions

Future Directions encompassed the quality enhancement work carried out in the Welsh HE sector, which aimed to enhance specific areas of the student learning experience through encouraging staff and students to share current good practice and to generate ideas and models for innovation in learning and teaching. The Future Directions work was planned and directed by the Future Directions steering group which was co-ordinated by Advance HE.
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Strategic Excellence Initiative for Vice-Chancellors and Principals

In February 2015 Advance HE launched a prestigious new scheme aimed at senior leaders to focus attention on corporate level responsibilities in learning and teaching; to identify and share innovative practice; and to recognise and promote the strategic leadership of excellence more broadly. Bangor University and University of South Wales were represented in Wales.
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