UWIC a vital stop on the election trail 

STUDENTS were treated to a visit by the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat party and Shadow Chancellor this week who took time out of his busy electoral campaign to stop by the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC).

Vince Cable spoke to Humanities students about issues relating to the economy and politics in general, before hosting a lively question and answer session. He was accompanied by Dr Rodney Berman the Liberal Democrat leader of Cardiff City Council.

After touching upon subjects including Britain’s current credit crunch and the controversial 10p taxation rate, Dr Cable was grilled by students on a range of topics from his opinion on party leader Nick Clegg’s debating abilities to what he thinks of the situation in Afghanistan.

He is the latest high profile political figure to visit UWIC’s Cyncoed Campus with Sir Menzies Campbell and the German Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger taking the time to address students in the past year.

Dr Russell Deacon, Head of the Department of Humanities said: “We were delighted to have Dr Cable to come and speak directly to the students both about the problems in the economy and wider political issues. Students were most interested in his experiences at Prime Minister’s Question Time, where he has himself directly questioned the Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Dr Cable, himself, was impressed by the calibre of questions the students brought forward.”

For further information contact Sarah Narusberg, Press Officer, Tel: 029 2041 6221, or e-mail: snarusberg@uwic.ac.uk
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