Wales

The Wales spoke is managed by the Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences and brings together all the universities in Wales which have departments offering chemistry, engineering, mathematics and/or physics.

The Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (WIMCS) is a collaborative partnership of the universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Swansea.  WIMCS aims to enhance the standing of mathematics and computation in Wales, to foster links with industry, commerce and business, to generate substantial research funding and to provide a forum for education and public awareness of the mathematical sciences.  The Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) chose WIMCS to manage the Wales Spoke of the National HE STEM Programme and to work with all HEIs in Wales with STEM provision.

The Wales Spoke is led by a steering group which has senior representation from the universities of Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Glyndŵr, Newport, Swansea, and Swansea Metropolitan, the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, the University of Wales, and the OU in Wales.  It is also committed to working with a wide range of organisations including schools, colleges, local education authorities, Reaching Wider partnerships, STEMNET and Careers Wales companies, as well as with employers.

The vision of the Wales Spoke is to:

• Make graduates more effective in terms of the skills they bring to employers
• Make employers better appreciate the value our graduates can offer
• Use HEI expertise to up-skill better the existing workforce
• Make the transition from school to university as effective as we can.

We have a wide range of projects which support our aims.  For further information on these and opportunities to engage with us, please contact hestem@wimcs.ac.uk .

The Regional Director is Alison Braddock

Other Programme contacts in Wales