Memorandum submitted by Universities UK
Universities UK consists of three national councils,
the England and Northern Ireland Council (E&NIC), Universities
Scotland (US) and Higher Education Wales (HEW). Higher Education
Wales (HEW) was established in 1996 to represent the higher education
sector in Wales. HEW is the national council in Wales of Universities
UK (formerly the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals
of the United Kingdom). Its membership encompasses all the heads
of the universities and higher education institutions in Wales.
HEW normally meets six times a year; it elects the Chair and Vice-Chair
to serve for a period of two years and works closely with Universities
UK on UK-wide matters. Individual Vice Chancellors and Principals
also sit on Universities UK policy committees looking at higher
education policies from a UK wide perspective.