What is 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.

Imagine Education aims to change the parameters of dialogue, debate and discussion on this issue. We want to influence the upcoming elections for European, UK and Welsh politicians in a way that places innovation firmly on the agenda. To do this, we need a coalition of partners. And, we need to identify the parts of post-16 education that need changing, which is what our the Imagine Education Commission is currently doing.

The Commission

Imagine what education for people after the age of 16 could look like in Wales. That’s exactly what our student-led commission is doing.

The Imagine Education Commission is investigating what challenges stand in the way of progress and what potential solutions can bring a radical reform to post-16 education in Wales.

The Commission will run from December 2012 to June 2013. Any student attending an NUS Wales member institution can participate in the Commission at any point. NUS Wales President Stephanie Lloyd chairs the Commission.


Recent News

Welsh Education Minister imagines vision of higher education in policy statement

Thu 13 Jun 2013

Education Minister Leighton Andrews presented his policy statement for higher education in Wales. NUS Wales are delighted he has taken on board our ideas for radical innovation for students 16 and older.

Think: Imagine Education launches opinion magazine

Wed 13 Mar 2013

What should education look like for people after the age of 16 in Wales? That’s the question a range of people within the sector and student movement addressed in Think, a magazine of opinion pieces.

Pushing the Boundaries | Stephanie Lloyd, NUS Wales President

Wed 13 Mar 2013

by Stephanie Lloyd, NUS Wales President.

The debate around post-16 education in Wales has been stuck in a rut of price tags and mergers. But there are bigger questions. And a better system can be had.