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What exactly is the future for higher education in Wales?

21 Mai 2010

Leighton Andrews AMLeighton Andrews AC

As the higher education sector faces one of its most challenging times in a generation, Wales’ Education Minister will be using a public lecture to discuss what the future holds for the sector in Wales.

In what will be his first public address on higher education since announcing the funding allocations for higher education for 2010/11 and his intention to review Higher Education (HE) Governance in Wales, Leighton Andrews AM, the Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning, will consider how the sector can work together to deliver the scale of change and delivery necessary to meet the needs of the Welsh economy, local communities and learners in the 21st century.

Hosted by the University’s School of City and Regional Planning as part of the School of City and Regional Planning’s Innovation and Engagement programme, the lecture will be introduced by Vice-Chancellor Dr David Grant, and chaired by the School’s Professor Kevin Morgan.

Leighton Andrews AM will draw on the goals laid out in For Our Future - the Welsh Assembly Government’s twenty-first century strategy for a competitive, robust and sustainable higher education sector in Wales, describing how the sector as a whole can remould and renew in order to be fit for the century ahead.

The public lecture will take place on Tuesday 25th May in the University’s Glamorgan Building on King Edward V11 Avenue in Cardiff. A drinks reception will precede the lecture which will start at 6.20pm.

The event is free and open to members of the public. Places can be booked by contacting Evelyn Osborne via email at

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