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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Opportunity to Contribute: Review of Higher Education Governance In Wales
The Review has been remitted to consider whether existing forms of national and institutional governance match the needs, expectations and future requirements of HE in Wales and identify the changes required.
To implement its remit, the Review will need to carry out a thorough, rigorous and analytical consideration of:
- the purpose;
- the underpinning principles; and
- the operational and legislative framework of the current systems of governance in higher education.
In evaluating the current systems, the review has to identify recommendations which will carry forward higher education governance into the future and equip it to meet these challenges. In carrying out this task the Review will need to consider a number of issues and questions:
- the effectiveness of existing models of national governance including consideration of the relationship between the Assembly Government, the Welsh Funding Council and institutional delivery;
- evaluation of governance within the University of Wales;
- the operational effectiveness of current institutional governance; and
- the role of, and impact upon, institutional governance in overseeing and supporting collaboration, regional planning and merger.
What are we asking from you?
To help inform the Panel and its deliberations we are particularly interested in gauging your views on the issues related to HE governance in Wales so that, if improvements are needed, it can better meet the future learning needs of individuals, society and the economy. To assist in this activity, we would be grateful if, in your response, you could consider the following issues:
- How clearly defined are Welsh higher education strategies at national level and how effectively are they implemented by the Assembly Government, the Higher Education Funding Council, other national agencies and providers?
- How well are institutional governors empowered and supported in carrying out functions such as overseeing strategic direction, scrutinizing executive decision making and assuring probity?
- How well do current systems of governor recruitment ensure the involvement and engagement of relevant internal and external stakeholders?
- What role should governors have in overseeing, and supporting institutional commitment to collaboration and regional planning?
- What arrangements currently exist for governance of collaboration, partnership and regional planning -including partnership arrangements with other HE providers such as FE colleges?
- Can you provide exemplars of good practice or governance structures which would be valuable to consider and share?