SOUTH EAST MEP CONDEMNS GOVERNMENT DECISION TO SCRAP FUNDING FOR UK STUDENTS

Judith Bunting, MEP for South East England and Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education in Europe, has condemned the UK government after it voted to end UK access to EU education and training funding after Brexit. New Clause 10 was an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill tabled by national Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson, Layla … Continue reading SOUTH EAST MEP CONDEMNS GOVERNMENT DECISION TO SCRAP FUNDING FOR UK STUDENTS

UK YOUNGSTERS TO GAIN ACCESS TO €2.8bn FUNDING FROM EU

Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East of England, has welcomed the news that the European Parliament has this afternoon approved €2.8bn additional funding for the Erasmus+ programme, which provides financial and logistical support for EU students to live, train and study abroad. Judith Bunting, the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education, apprenticeship campaigner and … Continue reading UK YOUNGSTERS TO GAIN ACCESS TO €2.8bn FUNDING FROM EU

SOUTH EAST MEP SUPPORTS AMBITIOUS £10,000 SKILLS WALLET PLEDGE

Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East and Spokesperson for Education in Europe, has given her backing to what the party has offered as its vision for a “new era of learning throughout life”. The concept entails the creation of an ambitious Skills Wallet. This will give every adult £10,000 to spend on … Continue reading SOUTH EAST MEP SUPPORTS AMBITIOUS £10,000 SKILLS WALLET PLEDGE

LIB DEM MEP EDUCATION SPOKESPERSON WELCOMES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR UK STUDENTS

Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East and Spokesperson for Education in Europe, has today welcomed the news that the European Commission has called for an additional €3bn worth of funding for the 2020 Erasmus+ programme, a 12% increase from 2019. Most notably, Erasmus+ provides funding for university students and apprentices to live, … Continue reading LIB DEM MEP EDUCATION SPOKESPERSON WELCOMES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR UK STUDENTS

MEP Life 15- Interviews, Interrogations and a week of #Education

Last week the Committees met to interview the incoming Commissioner Designates (effectively European Ministers), senior politicians with one put forward by each member state, to lead work in a particular policy area. The people being interviewed will only get the job IF they pass the scrutiny of the Parliament. This is a process designed to … Continue reading MEP Life 15- Interviews, Interrogations and a week of #Education

Speech at Debate on Education: Autumn Conference!#LifeLongLearning

F19: Education is for Everyone: Investing in Further Education and Learning Throughout Life Investment in education and training for skills development is essential to boost growth and competitiveness: skills determine our capacity to increase productivity and act in an increasingly globalized world. In the long-term, skills can trigger innovation and growth, move production up the … Continue reading Speech at Debate on Education: Autumn Conference!#LifeLongLearning

Demand better for education

The Education Select Committee report, published today, calls on the Government to commit to a 10-year, multi-billion cash injection for schools and colleges. Sitting on the Education and Culture committee, I have been horrified over the past few years by the way that the Conservative government has cut funding for schools and colleges to the … Continue reading Demand better for education

“Newbury Talks” with your MEP

Rounding off her time as co-organiser of Newbury talks, MEP Judith Bunting reflects; “I have really enjoyed meeting so many people through Newbury Talks, both the audience and speakers. The sessions have been engaging and eclectic, covering a wide variety of subjects.” Since being elected as an MEP for the South East of England, Judith’s … Continue reading “Newbury Talks” with your MEP

School cuts – West Berkshire Council proposes charging schools who need help

Judith Bunting at Park House School, Newbury, during the recent election campaign. With Ian Millar, Head of Physics. This week West Berkshire Council announced plans for financial "task forces" to be sent into the district's struggling schools to help heads manage their budgets. They are also threatening to charge any school that requires 'the task … Continue reading School cuts – West Berkshire Council proposes charging schools who need help

Free school breakfasts scheme an uncosted blow to schools, families and children

The Lib Dems have warned that Tory plans to scrap free school lunches, in favour of free breakfasts, is an uncosted scheme that will put pressure on barely managing families and schools, as well as contributing to the issue of childhood obesity. The Conservative manifesto pledges to scrap universal free school lunches for primary school … Continue reading Free school breakfasts scheme an uncosted blow to schools, families and children