Night time economy framework »The framework aims to help develop a sustainable, healthy and safe night time economy in Wales.Learn more »
Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for social care in 2017-18
Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford has announced the Welsh Government will invest an additional £20m in social care in 2017-18.
- Health Secretary connects with NHS Wales staff
- Increase in funding to help Wales’ most disadvantaged pupils – Kirsty Williams
- Mark Drakeford announces additional £20m for social care in 2017-18
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Section highlightLandfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme
The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.
Final Budget 2017-18 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) for 2017-18 is £15bn.Learn more »
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The Seren Network
Seren is a network of regional hubs designed to support Wales’ brightest sixth formers achieve their academic potential and gain access to leading universities.
Seren National Conference
On March 15 & 16, the ‘Seren Network 2017: Beyond the curriculum’ conference will be in Newtown, with academic master-classes and guidance to support Wales’ brightest students.
If you wish to register yourself or a group of pupils, please sign up via Eventbrite.
The Seren Network:
- inspires students about future career aspirations - nurturing Wales’ talented students to give them the best possible education and training and make the most of the opportunities available to them.
- stretches and challenges students in the subjects they enjoy - attending subject-specific workshops to extend their depth of knowledge and creating a peer group of high achieving, like-minded students who are passionate about their subject.
- links students with leading UK universities, providing information on university courses and advice on how to choose between them. Also providing information on university summer schools, workshops and other activities taking place across the UK which might be of interest. There are also opportunities to interact directly with university staff and tutors and current undergraduates.
- provides hands-on support and advice - in preparation of UCAS applications and for university interviews and assessments, with mock interviews and feedback sessions.
- supports schools and teachers in providing the best information, advice and activities for their high achieving students.
In May 2013, Paul Murphy MP, the former Secretary of State for Wales, was appointed to be the Welsh Government’s Oxbridge Ambassador and tasked with improving the decline in Welsh applications and admissions to Oxford and Cambridge Universities. A year later, he presented a 32-page report to Education Minister Huw Lewis, and his call for a “national network of partnership hubs” to support talented students was approved by the Welsh government.
For further information, please contact us on:
Tel no: 03000 250234
Or contact your local hub directly.