The 3rd of November will see NUS Wales’ Housing Training Day, an excellent opportunity for elected officers whose remits involve housing or community issues to learn more about the situation in Wales and network with fellow officers.The day will focus on housing legislation, community relations and the standards and experience of students in accommodation.
Raechel Mattey, NUS Wales Deputy President is leading the day. "The Housing day is an important part of the NUS Wales calendar. It brings officers from all over the country together to understand the issues and share what they are currently doing to tackle them. The survey will crucial to understanding the housing issues in each University not only in the private rented sector but also in University halls of residences."
It will also be the launch of NUS Wales’ brand new housing survey.
The survey is the first of its kind to look at the experiences of students in their accommodation across Wales. Charlotte Britton, Welfare Officer of Swansea Students’ Union first ran the survey in her union.
“Our Advice and Support Centre dealt with almost 900 housing issues alone last year, so it was an area I really wanted to focus on.” “I’ve had over 500 respondents from my survey already, and some of the information given has been shocking.”
NUS Wales and Student Unions from around the country will be able to use this data to act upon the problems and compare the situation from each region of Wales.
If you are attending NUS Wales' Housing Training Day