HEFCE support for SIVs: report of meeting 2nd May 2012
UCML was represented by Naomi Segal, our Vice Chair, Research, at a meeting at the British Academy on 2nd May 2012 with Humanities and Social Sciences Learned Societies and Subject Associations.
The meeting addressed the broad question: How will the government’s HE reforms affect the humanities & social sciences?
The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss how HEFCE will be able to support Strategically Important and Vulnerable Subjects (SIVs - which include all modern languages) and other vulnerable groups of students from 2013-14.
The meeting also highlighted the current HEFCE consultation exercise: Student number controls and teaching funding: Consultation on arrangements for 2013-14 and beyond . UCML members are therefore alerted to this exercise and should follow the link to find out more. The UCML Steering Group and Executive Committee will also discuss a UCML response to this.
Please see Naomi Segal's notes from the British Academy meeting attached below.