External Affairs

As the external affairs team, we promote and represent colleges on the national media stage and work closely with AMs in the Senedd and with Government Ministers. We also meet and brief relevant political party spokespeople and members of key Assembly committees      

Alongside this, we lobby all political parties to make sure they create policies that are beneficial to member colleges and suggest amendments to legislation. We brief college CEOs/Principals on what is happening in political discussions and feedback weekly political updates on matters concerning education, training and skills in Wales. 

We respond to calls and emails about colleges and the further education (FE) sector from trade, national and broadcast media, and involve our members in the enquiries.

 For further information on external affairs activity, please contact Claire Roberts claire.roberts@collegeswales.ac.uk.