This section aims to provide useful information for those teaching economics in higher education in Wales, giving a brief overview of the Welsh educational system and its organisations, as well as Economics Network resources, which support Welsh priorities in economics.
Resources and projects
The Welsh educational system is largely the same as England and Ireland (to compare qualifications across the UK and Ireland see the QAA website). The Economics Network has the following resources relevant to the main issues within economics teaching and learning in Wales (which tend to be very similar to those in the rest of the UK) and relevant to the priorities set out by The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW):
- Assessment and feedback
- Employability and employee learning
- Enhancing learning through technology
- Supporting and championing teaching
- Curriculum design
- Education for Sustainable Development
- Student engagement/motivation
- Maths support
- Teaching economics to non-specialists
- Surveys including Student Surveys
- Research-teaching nexus
The Network has two websites for students: Why Study Economics? for prospective students and Study Economics which provides support to current students including study skill support, module choices, careers advice etc.
Support for the Higher Education Academy's work in Wales is provided by Gabriel Jezierski (Senior Adviser).
Higher Education Wales
HEW promotes and supports higher education in Wales.
Higher Education Funding Council Wales
HEFCW’s mission is to “promote internationally excellent higher education in Wales, for the benefit of individuals, society and the economy, in Wales and more widely.”
QAA Wales works closely with a range of organisations in Wales to ensure that quality and academic standards are maintained in Welsh institutions.
National Union of Students
The NUS is a confederation of 600 students' unions, amounting to more than 95 per cent of all higher and further education unions in the UK.