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£17.8m funding to transform Welsh public services announced by Jane Hutt
An initiative to help reduce the time people spend in hospital in Cwm Taf is among projects awarded over £17.8m from the Invest-to-Save Fund.
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- Proposals concerning the publication of Sustainable Development Indicators statistical outputs
- Consultation on the regulations to introduce a new Firefighters’ Pension Scheme in Wales from April 2015
- Onshore oil exploration activities: integrated pollution prevention and control
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- Consultation on the findings of the report on the Impact and Effect of the Non-Domestic Rating (Definition of Domestic Property) (Wales) Order 2010.
- Proposals for the inshore crustacean fishery - Phase 1
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Section highlightThe Housing (Wales) Bill
The Bill will introduce significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - December 2013
This Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan annex highlights planned investments and potential procurement opportunities.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2013-14 »
The 2nd Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2013-14, which was published on 25 June 2013.Learn more »
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Student financial support
You can study higher education at a university or college of further education. Higher education doesn't necessarily mean a degree. You could study a Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND), or even a Diploma of Higher Education.Higher education gives you the chance to immerse yourself in a subject that really interests you. Courses range from the familiar academic subjects such as English or history, to less familiar work-related (vocational) courses such as computer game design. Many courses are based on units of study or ‘modules’. Each module lets you earn credits towards your qualification.
Student financial support
Student Financial Support for higher education comes in many forms. You can fund your studies using a loan, which you will need to pay back. Grants and bursaries are available which you don’t need to pay back. Some employers or charities offer sponsorship, which don’t need to be paid back. Your student financial support will usually be a mixture of loans and grants.
If you normally live in Wales you could be eligible for student financial support provided by Student Finance Wales, regardless of where in the UK you will be studying.
Your package of student financial support will depend on the year in which you began your studies, your household income and where you will be studying.
Student Finance Wales can provide student financial support in the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Tuition Fee Grant, Maintenance Loan, a Welsh Government Learning Grant or specialist grants for learners with a disability, or for students with caring responsibilities.
See the Student Finance Wales website (external link) for details of current rates of support available.
For more information contact the student support team at your local authority or call the Student Finance Wales Contact Centre on 0300 200 4050.