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Welsh Government to Provide Additional Funding for Students

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University students in Wales are set to benefit from an additional £10m as the Welsh Government increases its support for student mental health and support services.

Education Minister Kirsty Williams said it was a priority to support universities and students this year and that speed of delivery was of the essence.

The funds will be used to allow students' unions and universities to offer advice and support for students and staff, including online services. The cash will also be used for food services for those students that are self-isolating, with some of the money allocated specifically for vulnerable students.

Welsh Conservative education spokeswoman Suzy Davies said: "The latest announcement is welcome news, given it is specific funding to protect students' mental health."

"But worryingly, given there is only days to go until lockdown is implemented, the speed of delivery is now of the essence, as it must reach the most vulnerable in time."