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Welsh Youth Parliament Consultation

On 19 October 2016, following a unanimous vote of support from Assembly Members, the Assembly Commission agreed to explore the feasibility of establishing a Welsh Youth Parliament, and the Llywydd, Elin Jones AM, announced her intention to establish a Welsh Youth Parliament. Since this announcement, we, the Assembly Commission, have been busy working with young […]

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Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee – Inquiry into the future of S4C

The National Assembly for Wales’ Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee are holding an inquiry into the future of S4C. The inquiry will build on the Committee’s initial findings, published in their report ‘The Big Picture: The Committee’s Initial Views on Broadcasting in Wales’. The UK Government is planning a review of S4C in 2017. […]

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A Week with Rhun ap Iorwerth, Ynys Môn’s Assembly Member

Guest blog from Iestyn Hughes My name is Iestyn Hughes and I am a History and Politics graduate. During the week from the 31 January to the 3 February I went on work experience with Rhun ap Iorwerth, the Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for Ynys Mon, spending three days in his constituency office in Llangefni and […]

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Your Assembly Ambassador – Cleddau Reach VC Primary School Council

Shwmae! We are Year 6 members of the Cleddau Reach School Council. These are some of the thoughts from our School Council about how to improve our local communities. Drinking in Wales We definitely think that in Wales nobody should be allowed to drive after drinking alcohol. If people drink we think they should use […]

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Coleg Sir Gâr Students Share Their Experiences

55 students from Coleg Sir Gâr, whose academic level ranged from E1 through to E3/L1, took part in a recent Assembly inquiry on proposed changes to the additional learning needs (ALN) framework for young people in Wales. The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill aims to create a unified system for supporting learners […]

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Changing the name of the National Assembly for Wales: What do you think?

We want you to tell us what you think about a proposal to change the name of the National Assembly for Wales. Why now? If the UK Parliament passes a law (called the Wales Bill) in early 2017, it will give the National Assembly for Wales the power to make a new law to change its […]

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Member Bills: How would you change the law?

There are two draws I’m particularly looking forward to at the moment: the first Member Bill ballot of the Fifth Assembly, and the 2019 Rugby World Cup draw. Before joining the National Assembly for Wales, I worked in Japan for two years, so I can confidently predict that the World Cup is going to be […]

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The Inquiry Into Youth Services Report

The Welsh Government puts plans in place to try and make sure that all young people in Wales can take part in projects like youth clubs. They also make sure that young people can get support from a youth worker if they want. The Assembly Members on the Children, Young People and Education Committee decided to take a look at if these policies are working for young people in Wales and asked them what they thought about these policies. They also asked lots of youth workers to find out what they think.

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Changes to University Student Funding

Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education, has announced that the way Welsh university students are funded will change in September 2018/19. This follows a series of proposals made by Professor Ian Diamond in a report that was published in September. Under the current system all students, regardless of household income, receive a generous tuition fee […]

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