October 23, 2018

Visit to Cardiff Archers Basketball Club

I had a very warm welcome last week at Cardiff Archers Basketball Club. The club’s 20 teams – ranging from under 10s to senior players – practice and train several nights a week at the Archers Arena, part of the Cardiff Metropolitan University Cyncoed campus. The arena, opened 2 years ago, has given the club the space it needs to …

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August 16, 2018

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 2018

Jo Stevens MP standing underneath an archway which reads EISTEDDFOD

This year the Eisteddfod – Wales’ national celebration of the arts – was held in Cardiff Bay. The festival moves around Wales each year, holding competitions for music and poetry, along with outdoor performances and opportunities to share with and meet representatives from organisations right across the country. This year for the first time, the ‘Maes’ or main field was …

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March 7, 2017

What Will Happen to the Welsh University Sector After Brexit?

This afternoon I spoke in a St David’s Day debate about Welsh affairs and Brexit. I used the opportunity to highlight the issues that the Welsh university sector will be facing after Britain leaves the European Union, including whether the sector will be able to attract the best minds, and if there will be a replacement for vital research funding …

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February 9, 2017

Update: Cardiff Met Cyncoed Development

I was very pleased to learn yesterday that Cardiff Councillors have opposed the plans for the extension of the Cyncoed Campus of Cardiff Metropolitan University. I have been working closely with local residents and submitted an objection to the council, opposing the plans. The Campus is close to neighbouring residential properties in Cyncoed, Penylan and Pentwyn. Residents are understandably concerned …

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August 25, 2016

Jo Stevens MP Objects to Cardiff Met Extension

Cardiff Metropolitan University and Asbri Planning have submitted an application to add additional buildings, including 518 residential units, to their Cyncoed campus. Many local residents are extremely concerned about these plans and the effect they may have on the local area. Many residents have already been in touch with me to share their concerns. I have written to Cardiff Council’s …

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July 19, 2016

Higher Education Bill Debate

As my constituency includes three universities – Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales – I am very passionate about holding the government to account and securing a good future for research and learning in higher education. This afternoon and evening Parliament debated the government’s Higher Education and Research Bill. The Bill, according to the Government, is …

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August 13, 2015

Congratulations to Students Receiving AS and A Level Results

Congratulations to all my constituents who have had their exam results today. I know how hard you have worked and how much support teachers, parents and carers have provided. Whatever you do next, I wish you the very best of luck. I’m also looking forward to welcoming the thousands of new students who, following their results today, will be coming …

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