Jayne Bryant

Welsh Labour Assembly Member for Newport West Go to National Site
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Say no to Tory tuition fee hike for Welsh students

 

I strongly oppose Welsh Conservative proposals to remove the current cap on tuition fees in Wales – meaning that Welsh students could pay up to £9,000 if the Conservatives took control of the Assembly.

In a week when the UK Tory Government has cut maintenance grants for the poorest students in England, the Welsh Conservatives seem eager to follow in their footsteps.

At the moment a student on a full-time three year undergraduate degree in Wales has around £17,000 less debt at the end of their course than a student resident in England. This would all change if there was a Tory First Minister this May.

A tuition fee hike would hit students from Newport hard.  Not only would it be a financial barrier preventing many from being able to go to University, it would also saddle students who did go with significant debt.

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