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Review of higher education in Wales. Phase 1, Student finance arrangements : report from the chair of the Task and Finish Group

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[Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (Wales)]
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untitled Review of Higher Education in Wales Phase 1: Student Finance Arrangements Report from the Chair of the Task and Finish Group Professor R. Merfyn Jones October 2008 Contents Page Introduction: Background 2 Announcement of Task and Finish Group 4 Press Notice announcing establishment of the Review of Higher Education in Wales Appendix 01 Pen pictures of the Chair and the Review Task and Finish Group members Appendix 02 Terms of Reference for the Review Appendix 03 Meetings of the Task and Finish Group Appendix 04 Current student finance arrangements in Wales 5 Definition of Funding Types Appendix 05 Eligibility table and graphs illustrating current student finance arrangements Appendix 06 Comparison with England 7 Matrix summarising key features of the current student finance arrangements of each of the four UK countries Appendix 07 Undergraduate student numbers in Wales 9 Summary statistical information on the Welsh HE sector and students normally living in Wales Appendix 08 Key Issues 10 Scenarios considered and evaluation 14 Student Finance Reform Options – Illustrative Scenarios Considered by the Task and Finish Group (eligibility tables) Appendix 09 Student Finance Reform Options – Illustrative Scenarios Considered: Student Case Studies Appendix 10 Student Finance Reform Options – Illustrative Scenarios Considered: Graphs of scenarios Appendix 11 Options for debt assistance 17 Conclusions 20 Recommendations 22 Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations Appendix 12 1 Introduction Background With effect from academic year (AY) 2006/071 responsibility for statutory student finance for students who normally live in Wales was devolved from the UK Government to the Welsh Assembly Government. Since that time statutory student finance for students who normally live in Wales and students who normall

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