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Cardiff University Vice Chancellor urges review of tuition fees

Cardiff University is one of Wales' largest higher education institutions Photo: ITV News

One of the first tasks for the new Education Minister Huw Lewis is to ensure that Welsh universities have similar funding to those in England, according to the vice chancellor of Cardiff University.

Speaking on the BBC Sunday Politics programme earlier today, Professor Colin Riordan said that the minister needs to review the decision not to introduce student tuition fees here.

I can see that that's a very helpful policy for students who are domiciled in Wales, and the unfortunate by-product of that is that the Welsh Government ends up funding English universities. And I'm sure that wasn't the intention originally of the money that's transferred to Wales from the UK Treasury

– Professor Colin Riordan, speaking on BBC Sunday Politics