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Students in Wales

Students in Wales are represented by NUS Wales. You can find out more about their campaigns here.

Education and training policy is devolved to Wales, meaning the result of Senedd Cymru / Welsh Parliament elections will have the biggest impact on education in Wales. The results of UK General Elections does not impact education policy in Wales, but it will impact the Welsh Government's overall budget - which is spends on things like education.

Other policy areas devolved to Scotland include:

  • The NHS, healthcare and social services
  • Housing, tenant rights and rents
  • Economic development
  • NI Assembly and local elections - including voting age
  • Environment and planning
  • Justice and policing
  • Some aspects of energy, transport and benefits

For a full list of devolved powers click here.

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