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Research-Teaching Practice in Wales: Welcome


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Welcome presentation by Professor Simon Haslett at the Research-Teaching Practice in Wales Conference 2013. It briefly introduces the context of the link between research and teaching in Welsh universities, providing recent proxy data indicating that the more research-intensive universities receive higher student satisfaction results. Prof Haslett is Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wales.

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Research-Teaching Practice in Wales: Welcome

  1. 1. Research-Teaching Practice in Wales: Welcome Professor Simon Haslett Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor Presented at the Research-Teaching Practice in Wales Conference, Gregynog Hall, University of Wales Monday 9th September 2013
  2. 2. The R-T Nexus Action Set • Higher Education Academy Welsh Institutional Group set up the Research-Teaching (R-T) Nexus Action Set in February 2009 at Newport. • Representatives from Welsh HEIs at biannual meetings. • Gregynog Conference (Sept 2009) • Swansea Meeting (March 2010) • Publication of book (June 2010) • Undergraduate Research Workshop, Carmarthen (Sept 2010) • R-T Practice workshop, Aberystwyth (Feb 2011) • 2nd Gregynog Conference (Sept 2011) Action Set Blog
  3. 3. Sharing best practice esRandTNexusENGLISH_Jun10.pdf
  4. 4. Future shape of the HE sector in Wales? Each "region [in Wales] should have research intensive (in which we will increasingly focus our QR funding in support of sustainable excellence and relevance to Welsh Assembly Government objectives) and strong community/widening access focused provision“ (HEFCW, Dec 2010). Does this vision imply that each region would comprise one research intensive and one access (teaching?) focused institution?
  5. 5. Research vs Teaching in Wales 100 1000 10000 100000 74 76 78 80 82 84 86 88 90 GoogleScholarScore National Student Survey 2013 (Question 22: Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course) UW:TSD Cardiff Aberystwyth Bangor Swansea RESEARCH-FOCUSED TEACHING-FOCUSED USW (GS Glamorgan and Newport combined) Glyndwr Cardiff Metropolitan
  6. 6. References • Haslett, S.K. (ed.) 2010. Linking research and Teaching in Wales. Higher Education Academy. • Haslett, S.K., 2013. A ranking of UK universities research impact based on Google Scholar results. research_8.html [accessed 8/9/13] • HEFCE, 2013. Teaching Quality Information data. udentsurveydata/2013/ [accessed 8/9/13]