Universities Heads of the Valleys Institute
UHOVI (Universities Heads of the Valleys Institute) is a strategic partnership between the University of Wales, Newport and the University of Glamorgan, designed to make higher education more accessible to local people and businesses. Backed by the Welsh Government, UHOVI is a key part of a wider strategy to improve skills and opportunities, and to make the Heads of the Valleys a high skilled region for the 21st century.
This groundbreaking Higher Education initiative for the region was launched in November 2010 by the Welsh Government Minister for Education, Leighton Andrews AM.
UHOVI delivers an exciting range of higher-level educational programmes, developed in consultation with employers in the area to ensure they meet the needs of industry as well as learners. By 2015 UHOVI is expected to recruit over 4500 students, onto courses across key sectors including science and technology, sport and leisure, community development, creative industries and business.
As well as full and part time Foundation Degrees, UHOVI also delivers bite-sized
courses, certificates of higher education, top-up degrees, postgraduate study and
work-based learning courses. Anyone over school age living or working in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf or Torfaen can study with UHOVI.
For further information on the UHOVI partnership, please visit the UHOVI website.