I’ll be speaking at the funeral of former Councillor Mike Pye, with whom I worked for many years, before heading to Westminster today. I’ll also be leading a session of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Students in partnership with the APPG on Further Education and Lifelong Learning, focussing on the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on FE students. You can read the recent APPG for Students report on the impact of the crisis on university students here.

On Tuesday I’ll be joining colleagues on the Health and Social Care Select Committee to continue our inquiry into prevention of ill-health, meeting ministers to talk about vaccinations. I will then be attending a Dignity in Dying reception, followed by the AGM of the APPG for refugees for which I am standing as an officer.

I’ll also be chairing a meeting of the APPG for International Students to investigate the success of new visa routes for graduates which I was involved in securing, before chairing a further roundtable of people who want to give evidence to the inquiry on assisted dying being carried out by the Health Select Committee.

On Wednesday I’ve a meeting with Universities UK, followed by an event celebrating the research work of undergraduate students where I am looking forward to meeting representatives from Sheffield University. I’ve also a meeting on Kashmir before heading back to Sheffield.

Parliament goes into recess the following day so my next update will be posted on the 6th June.

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