Cost of Living Crisis

We should be thriving, not just surviving. The cost of living crisis is pushing students to the brink. Sign up and call on the Welsh and UK governments to deliver cost of living support to students.

Cost of Living Crisis

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Raise the apprentice minimum wage to the Real Living Wage

The apprentice minimum wage is currently £5.28 per hour. This is unliveable, but we have a vision for change. Add your name to the petition today.

Raise the apprentice minimum wage to the Real Living Wage

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8% of students in Wales have experienced homelessness during cost-of-living crisis

Survey of students in post-16 education in Wales finds that a quarter were unable to find suitable housing last year as rent and bills soared. 

EMA: Welsh Government to increase weekly student grant

Education Maintenance Allowance in Wales will increase to £40 a week for more than 16,000 sixth form and college students from April 2023.

Results of Voting at NUS Wales Conference

I weld y dudalen hon yn Gymraeg, cliciwch yma. Delegates have cast their votes and the results are in after NUS Wales Conference 2023.  We are delighted to announce the successful candidates for volunteer positions, as well as the results of voting on policies and amendments discussed at Conference.  //...

Increase EMA for Welsh learners

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is essential for young Welsh learners from low income households who wish to go into further education. Around 17,000 16 to 18-years-olds benefit from the Welsh Government grant, but it hasn't gone up for almost 20 years while the cost of living has sky-rocketed.  An NUS...

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