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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

A Welsh solution

The big event today of course was the all-party agreement on a way-forward over variable top-up fees for students. After nearly a month of negotiations all four parties agreed on six basic principles to help Welsh students studying in Wales. These are:

There are some key issues addressed in these six principles not least the funding gap between Higher Education Institutions in England and Wales and the funding of part-time students. The agreement does not amount to everything that we want but it is a distinctive Welsh solution and a kick in the teeth for the Westminster Labour Government.

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