WQ87141 (e) Wedi’i gyflwyno ar 13/01/2023

Pa asesiad mae'r Gweinidog wedi'i wneud o ansawdd yr addysg a dderbynnir gan fyfyrwyr ym mhrifysgolion Cymru yn sgil y streiciau 28 diwrnod y mae'r Undeb Prifysgolion a Cholegau'n bwriadu eu cynnal?

Wedi'i ateb gan Gweinidog y Gymraeg ac Addysg | Wedi'i ateb ar 24/01/2023

Together with my officials, I am in regular contact with the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), Universities Wales and employer and staff representatives to monitor the impact of the ongoing dispute and are aware of the efforts being made to reach a negotiated settlement that reflects the contribution and the interests of staff.  However as higher education institutions are autonomous bodies, responsibility for financial and employment matters, including pay and terms and conditions, lies with the institutions themselves. 

I want to limit any impact that could affect the reputation or future sustainability of the sector in Wales and my greatest concern is the impact on students and staff.

The impact will differ in each university, and within each university, with some schools or departments more heavily impacted than others. This is primarily due to variations in UCU membership. All institutions are aware of the potential for some impact on students and will implement mitigating actions where necessary and possible. HEFCW expects institutions to communicate in a timely and effective manner with their students, and to ensure that all students are supported to meet their learning outcomes, regardless of strike action.