Demand over uni funding
UNIVERSITIES in Wales have called on the Welsh Government to review the way they are funded to prevent millions of pounds going to institutions around the UK.
Welsh students have the majority of their fees paid for wherever they study — meaning millions of pounds of the education budget goes to universities outside of Wales.
Professor Colin Riordan, chair of Higher Education Wales, said: "If we were able to retain all the funding that's supplied to higher education in Wales it would clearly give us an opportunity that we don't currently have.
"Opportunities not just to universities in terms of their research but also in terms of our students who could be better supported in Welsh universities if the funding were more concentrated on Welsh universities."
A spokesman for the Welsh Government said: "We believe we have a responsibility to all of our students wherever they choose to study in the UK."