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Further Education

NUS Wales isn't just for university students. In fact, more than half of our members are further education colleges. That's why we're working tirelessly to help these students grow their voice.

FE Student Representation

Find out more about the three-year project and discover a wealth of resources for college student representatives and staff.

Student support and funding

The discrepancies between further and higher education support leave many learners in the lurch when it comes to funding. NUS Wales is currently researching the state of student support and funding within Wales' further education. Our findings will inform a future campaign for change.

Union Development 

Colleges in Wales are in need of strong unions. NUS Wales has poured its energy into developing these students' unions alongside better democratic structures through the FE Student Representation Project. 


News about Further Education

Survey kick starts research on FE student support and funding in Wales

Many learners are in the lurch because they lack support and funding crucial to their studies. NUS Wales has begun to research this priority area with a survey of students in further education.

Wales’ further education project adds five colleges

NUS Wales adds five more colleges to its FE Student Representation project, as well as building a new resources page for class representatives and student governors.

Scrapping EMA? Not in Wales!

Leighton Andrews AM, the Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong learning this week confirmed that he would be protecting the Education Maintenance Allowance in Wales. NUS Wales is delighted that the devolved administrations have recognised the value of the EMA scheme to young people from low income households in post 16 education.

NUS Wales pilots Student Governors Support Programme

NUS Wales has launched a pilot to better support colleges in supporting student governors in Wales. Bridgend College, Cardiff and Vale College, Coleg Gwent and St. David's Catholic College began participating in late September.


I’m Beth Button, NUS Wales President for 2014-15. I represent the interests of more than 320,000 students through the membership of 23 college and university students’ unions. This section is designed to help these members find out the latest news and events that concern them.

Imagine Education

Education for people after the age of 16 in Wales needs help. We think students in our nation get a better deal than those across the border in England. But we want them to get an even better deal. That’s why we’re leading this long-term piece of work to Imagine Education.

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