In and amongst the attempted bravado and hot air coming from Theresa May’s speech today, she said “there are some specific European programmes in which we might want to participate. If so, and this will be for us to decide, it is reasonable that we should make an appropriate contribution.”
James Ruff, the Treasurer of Wales Young Greens has said: “As a student studying abroad on the Erasmus+ programme at the moment, I really do hope that continued participation by Welsh universities in this programme continues. Every year hundreds of thousands of students and lecturers, from all over the EU and other member countries, go to universities abroad as part of their studies. The Erasmus+ programme helps students to immerse themselves in different cultures, learn new languages and make friends for life.”
Wales Young Greens call on the Cabinet Secretary for Education to commit maintaining Welsh universities’ participation in the Erasmus+ programme, so that this possibility of an experience of a lifetime is not taken away from our students.