Rethinking Wales: Higher Education and the Economy


April 30


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA)

The IWA’s #RethinkingWales series will explore the challenges we face because of Covid-19, and work out the opportunities for change.

An open, politically independent and inclusive space for discussion and debate is the best way to identify the challenges we face in Wales because of Covid-19, and work out where the opportunities for real change are.

We are well placed to bring those voices together, and the IWA #RethinkingWales series will explore how different sectors need to respond to this crisis and how we need to start thinking differently.

The second session will be taking place on Thursday, 30 April at 11 am. We will be emailing confirmed attendees on the morning of the 30th with details of how to join the Zoom call.

It will be an hour long panel discussion on Zoom chaired by IWA Director, Auriol Miller and attendees will be able to engage in debate and ask questions on the live chat.

The topic of the discussion is Higher Education and the Economy and we will be exploring two questions:

  • What are the immediate problems Wales faces as a result of Covid-19?
  • What does Wales need to be thinking about in the long term?

Joining us in this session will be:

Rob Humphreys – Member of HEFCW Council and Trustee of the British Council, contributing in a personal capacity.

Jessica Leigh Jones – Chief Executive Officer, iungo solutions.

Professor Julie Lydon – Vice Chancellor of the University of South Wales and Chair of Universities Wales.

Lynn Pamment – Comptroller & Auditor General for Jersey, and former PwC partner.