Wefan Gymraeg

Degree apprenticeship scheme launched by Welsh Lib Dem Minister

Kirsty Williams, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister, has launched a pilot degree apprenticeship scheme backed by £20m in funding.

Degree apprenticeships allow students to experience an industry-designed degree while having their fees paid for. Students work throughout their degree, splitting their time between their university and their employer and developing the skills to excel in both.

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Kirsty Williams announces £6.6million for higher education research

Welsh universities will benefit from £6.6million in extra funding for research, following an announcement made by the Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister today.

The investment - made during British Science Week - aims to create a longer-term approach to research and innovation. It will be managed by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.

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Parliament Must Vote Down May’s Deal

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have urged MPs to vote down Theresa May’s deeply flawed Brexit deal in this evening’s meaningful vote.

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Jane Dodds selected to fight Brecon and Radnorshire

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds has been selected to be the Party's Westminster candidate for Brecon & Radnorshire.

Jane has been Welsh Liberal Democrat leader since 2017 and was selected to be the candidate by local party members in an all-member ballot.

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Mark Williams re-selected in Ceredigion

Former MP Mark Williams has been re-selected as the Welsh Liberal Democrat Westminster candidate for Ceredigion.

Mark was the MP for Ceredigion from 2005 to 2017 and has remained an active local campaigner since, leading the protests against the closure of the Bodlondeb Care Home in Aberystwyth.

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Welsh Lib Dems Announce Ryan Jones as Candidate for Newport West

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have announced Ryan Jones as their candidate for the Newport West Parliamentary by-election on April 4th.

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Welsh Lib Dem Minister announces new funding to improve mental health and well-being at universities

Mental health and well-being at universities will be supported by £2million of new funding, following an announcement made by Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister Kirsty Williams today.

The funding will improve training and awareness, strengthen support systems, and promote information, guidance and resources at universities.

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DEFRA have no Brexit impact assessment for sheep farming

The Welsh Lib Democrats have today revealed that the Conservative Government has not conducted any analysis of the impact of Brexit on sheep farming in the UK.

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Moran: Use of Vagrancy Act should shame the Govt

A Freedom of Information request has shown that 236 'offenders' were found guilty under the Vagrancy Act (1824) between the years 2014 to 2017 in Wales.

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Progress in reforms to move RSE further out of the shadow of Section 28

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister, has announced the latest step in transformational reforms to relationship and sexuality education in Wales.

These reforms will emphasise the importance of healthy relationships, expanding sex education to cover a wider range of subjects that will support the wellbeing of Welsh pupils. A key focus is to ensure RSE is fully inclusive of all genders and sexualities.

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