Inquiry on the Impact of Brexit on Higher and Further Education

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Children, Young People and Education Committee is conducting an inquiry on the Impact of Brexit on Higher and Further Education.

The Committee is considering the Welsh Government’s approach to preparing for Brexit in relation to the Higher and Further Education sector in Wales. To inform our scrutiny we are calling for evidence in respect of the following three broad themes: learner outcomes and employability, financial sustainability and investment, and research and innovation funding and collaboration.

Learner Outcomes and Employability

  • Explore the potential challenges to future learner success and employability post-Brexit and what is and could be done to meet these.
  • Explore the potential impact on the sector of any loss of the EU ERASMUS+ mobility scheme and understand the opportunities for alternative mobility schemes which currently exist or could conceivably be developed.

Financial Sustainability and Investment Opportunities

  • Consider the potential challenges posed by Brexit to the financial sustainability of Further and Higher Education Institutions.
  • Investigate the exposure to EU funding, of the future investment plans of Further and Higher Education Institutions and what the opportunities for alternative sources of investment funding are.

Research and Innovation Funding and Collaboration

  • Investigate the reliance of Further and Higher Education Institutions on future EU research and innovation funding.
  • Explore what will and could be done to safeguard EU research collaborations and networks post-Brexit.

The deadline for responses is 8 June 2018. Please send your views to:

Providing Written Evidence

The National Assembly for Wales has two official languages, Welsh and English.

In line with the Assembly’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in National Assembly proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.

We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.

Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.

Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Children, Young People and Education Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565



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