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The number of European students choosing to study at
Welsh universities has hit an all-time high.
More than 1,000 have been accepted on to courses here,
that's up 11%.
Cardiff and Aberystwyth Universities both received a record number
of applications from EU students for this term.
But Aberystwyth say the numbers are still fewer than predicted
before the EU referendum.
Caroline Evans reports.
When more than 100 prospective students from the EU
withdrew applications to study at Aberystwyth University
earlier this summer,
the acting Vice Chancellor was clear -
he blamed it on the result of the EU referendum.
But now, according to the latest figures from the universities'
admissions service, here in Aberystwyth and in Cardiff,
there has been a record number of applications from
EU students for this term.
Many in the sector say it is too early yet to know the long term
effects of Brexit, but some believe this increase
in applications may be a short term gain.
I'm sure that the universities have been marketing the fact that these
students pay the same fees as those in Wales, about ?3500,
compared to ?9,000 normally, and then of course, they may be
coming in anticipation of Brexit, maybe they want to have a chance
later on, if Britain leaves the European Union, to come
in on such favourable terms.
While Cardiff University says Brexit has led to "little impact" so far
on its finances, reacting to this latest data,
Aberystwyth University says the numbers applying
are still "measurably fewer" than predicted before the referendum.
In a statement, they say:
With students still able to apply until September 20th,
the University of South Wales, Bangor and Glyndwr Universities
all say they can't confirm how many EU students will be
enrolled when term starts.
But the Welsh Government has said the universities
will continue to do their best to recruit overseas students.
Meanwhile, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams says it will take
time for educational reforms here to reflect pupils' performance
in the Pisa international tests.
More than 70 countries are signed up to the tests that assess
students' skills in maths, reading and science
every three years.
Wales performed worse than the rest of the UK in 2012.
The next set of results will be published in December.
Some visitors at Festival Number 6 in Portmeirion say they've been
stranded for hours as they try to make their way home
from the annual music event.
The bad weather caused vehicles to get stuck in the car park,
with allegations that some tractor drivers were charging hundreds
of pounds to tow cars out.
Organisers said they had been made aware of this, and have since dealt
with the situation - however, they are warning that
conditions in one of the car parks are hazardous.
Football, and Wales captain Ashley Williams says he has
no intention of retiring from international football,
ahead of the start of their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.
His England counterpart, Wayne Rooney, has said
the tournament in Russia will be his last.
But 32-year-old Williams said they're now focused on getting
another taste of the elation they experienced in the summer.
Wales take on Moldova tomorrow at the Cardiff City Stadium.
We are at home, the top seed, it's something that is a bit of a new
thing, really, where we are not the underdog so much,
probably in a lot more of the games as well and will
have to manage that and deal with it.
Our game where we think we can just roll up and it's going to come
our way, and it's going to be over after 60 minutes...
Every result we get is massive for us.
Just as important as the last one.
Doesn't matter who we are playing against,
it's all about picking up and accumulating enough points
to get us where we need to be.
This is a tough group for us.
For different reasons.
The global chocolate crisis caused by a cocoa shortage
could be solved, thanks to scientists in Wales.
Wild mango may be the solution,
according to Bangor University researchers.
They say mango butter can be used as an alternative to cocoa butter,
and it's lower in fat.
A quick look at tomorrow's forecast,
and it'll be rather cloudy,
with light rain and drizzle during the day, along with fog
over the coast and hills.
Warm and humid though, with some brighter spells later.
Top temperature, 22 Celsius.
That's Wales Today.
Nicola Smith will be here with updates in Breakfast from 6.25,
but from all of us on the weekend team, thanks for watching.