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A world-leading neurobiologist will take up a post at Cardiff University as the first appointment under the Welsh Government’s £50M flagship science initiative.
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The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
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Student Support Applications for Higher Education, Update at End of June 2011
Statistics on applications for student support and Tuition Fee Loans, and Tuition Fee Grants awarded, include data for Welsh domiciled students (wherever they study) and EU domiciled students studying in Wales, for the period up to 26 June 2011 (the last Sunday of the month). The latest release updates the statistics previously released on 9 June 2011.
In 2006/07, loans to cover the cost of tuition fees became available for students. New system Welsh and EU domiciled students studying in Wales (i.e. those entering the new support arrangements introduced in September 2006) were subject to tuition fees of £1,200. Welsh domiciled students studying in England were subject to variable tuition fees of up to £3,000. In 2007/08, variable tuition fees (up to £3,375 in 2011/12) were introduced in Wales affecting all students who started their courses from 2006/07 onwards. Pre-2010/11 new system Welsh and EU domiciled students(1) who study in Wales are eligible for a Tuition Fee Grant (non-repayable) of up to £2,030 (2011/12 level), dependent on the institution they attend.
The key points from the latest release are:
- In the 2011/12 academic year to date, a total of 37,065 applications had been received for student support in Wales, up 7 per cent compared with 2010/11. However, this is the third monthly data point available for applications for 2011/12, and it is too early to predict whether the percentage increase seen this month will apply to final data. Changes in timing of the application process, and efforts to encourage earlier application may affect percentage changes this early in the cycle.
- 32,990 applications had been received for Tuition Fee Loans.
- 6,985 students had been awarded a Tuition Fee Grant.
(1) Continuing students who started a course of Higher Education on or after 1 September 2006 but before 1 September 2010.
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