tuition fees

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University education funding loop-holes?

The Welsh Government has rejected claims that it could find itself footing the bill for thousands of European students as a result of its decision to limit the fees students living in Wales have to pay. A report in the Sunday Times claimed that; ‘thousands of European students could have their fees at English universities paid by the … Continue reading

Are Welsh Lib Dems more in tune with their party than Nick Clegg?

Following on from my previous post about where the tuition fees row leaves the Welsh Liberal Democrats in relation to their party’s leadership, it’s worth highlighting a flurry of comments and articles that may shed a little more light on what could be going on inside the party. In today’s Observer, the former director of … Continue reading

Resignation and Rebellion: is it enough to save the Welsh Liberal Democrats next May?

The decision of Jenny Willott to resign and join the other two Welsh Liberal Democrat MPs to vote against their government means that the Welsh wing of the party is pretty unified on tuition fees and at odds with the party’s UK leadership. Does that amount to a split ? The truth is, the Liberal … Continue reading

Jenny Willott resigns PPS post over tuition fees vote

Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott is to quit her government post to enable her to vote against raising tuition fees. Ms. Willott MP is parliamentary private secretary to Lib Dem colleague Energy Secretary Chris Huhne. The Cardiff Central ward includes campuses and student accommodation for Cardiff University, UWIC, Glamorgan University and the Royal Welsh College of Music … Continue reading

Welsh students will be protected from rise in tuition fees, says Welsh Assembly Government

Students from Wales will be spared an increase in their tuition fees regardless of where in the UK they go to university under plans outlined today. Responding to Government proposals to increase fees in England, Wales’s education minister said Welsh students would pay the same fees in 2012 that they face this year. Leighton Andrews … Continue reading

Tuition fees protest descends into chaos as Conservative headquarters are attacked

A huge demonstration against tuition fees by tens of thousands of students and lecturers descended into violence today when a group of protesters smashed their way into the headquarters of the Conservative party. A number of police officers were injured after they came under attack from youths, some wearing scarves to hide their faces, amid … Continue reading

Thousands of students in London to protest against plans to increase University tuition fees

Thousands of students and university staff are taking to the streets to protest against plans to increase tuition fees and cut university funding. Under the Government’s proposals the fee cap will be raised to £6,000, with universities able to charge up to £9,000 in “exceptional circumstances”. To put that into context tuition fees currently stand … Continue reading

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