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.
Watch the Imagine Education video here now.
Imagine Education is a long-term project to radically rethink how Wales delivers education after primary and secondary school.
NUS Wales President Stephanie Lloyd said:
“Wales needs a radical reform to education. But it can’t have a system that works until it figures out what this radical reform should look like. That’s why NUS Wales is leading with Imagine Education.
“Education after the age of 16 is anything but straightforward. Just try to untangle the web of qualifications. Then, try to figure out how to pay for them.
“Wales is different, and it should be doing education differently. Students know this, and that’s why students are coming together to map out a vision for post-16 education.”
Read Stephanie’s opening speech at Wales Zone Conference.
The Imagine Education Commission will begin by exploring three groups of thinking: education, locality and employment.
• Education - What does it mean to have HE and FE sectors? Why do we have both? What do they offer? How could that be improved? How do qualifications fit together?
• Locality – Where is studying physically located? Does it need a physical location? What are transport links? How can education be better linked to communities?
• Employment – What is education’s role in employment? What is the role of business in education? What should it be?
By asking the big and broad questions, it will organise a framework to move forward.
The Commission will meet four times between December 2012 and June 2013.
Imagine Education is a long-term project. The students who serve on the Commission will work towards setting a strong and effective campaign that will influence how our politicians and leaders in Wales think, and more importantly, act when it comes to education.