Through our policy and public affairs work we seek to ensure that higher education policy in Wales supports the needs of part-time learners.
We do this by building and strengthening relationships with Welsh Government Ministers and officials, Assembly Members, and other stakeholders such as the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and Universities Wales.
Part-time higher education changes lives and makes a major contribution to the Welsh economy. But the number of part-time students is in decline and fewer courses are being offered. To enable Wales to thrive economically and socially we must ensure that the door to part-time higher education remains open.
That’s why we have set out seven ways that politicians and other decision makers in Wales can support part-time higher education:
We are pleased to see many of these issues addressed in the Welsh Government’s Independent Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance Arrangements in Wales but there is still more that can be done to protect and promote part-time higher education.
Find out more about our policy work from our consultation responses and publications.