Today NUS Wales is pleased to announce the 6 FE colleges chosen to be part of year Two (the 2nd Phase) of the FE Student Representation Project. The six colleges whose bids were successful were as follows:
Coleg Sir Gar
St David’s Catholic College
The second year of the project officially started on September 1st 2011 and the FE Colleges involved will be provided with advice and materials throughout the year by Stuart Jones, NUS Wales FE Project Officer. It had originally been agreed that there would be five colleges taken on this year , but due to the number of exceptional bids, it was decided to take on six colleges.
Raechel Mattey, NUS Wales Deputy President commented:-
"It was great to see so many colleges keen to be a part of the project, the standard of the bids were so high It was difficult to decide who were going to be part of the next phase. I think it truly shows how successful the project has been in supporting and encouraging strong and active learner voice within FE colleges in Wales and I look forward to seeing how the colleges develop their representation structures over the next year."
Background of the FE Project - The project is for a duration of three years and it has been funded by the Welsh Government. The aim of the project is to provide an opportunity for intervention at grass roots level to develop and support appropriate student representation structures and learner involvement in FE colleges throughout Wales. The project successfully piloted in September 2010 with seven FE Colleges, all of whom have made big strides in developing their student representation structures and the way they engage learners.