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A credit to vocational learning
A credit to vocational learning
As far as student debt goes, City & Guilds UK managing director Kirstie Donnelly is more qualified than most to sympathise with today’s hard-pressed learners struggling to stay...
Like father, like son
Like father, like son
Formula One racing has Graham and Damon Hill and football has Harry and Jamie Redknapp, while high-flying father and son duos in the world of acting include Donald...
To hull and back
To hull and back
The art of being the boss hasn’t come naturally to Hull College principal Graham Towse. “My first experience of management was a disaster to be honest,” he admits....
Rajinder Mann Profiled
Rajinder Mann Profiled
‘I’m a true Wolveronian,” says Wolverhampton-born Rajinder Mann, who left the UK for India shortly after birth only to return five years later unable to speak English. “But...
Burning passion for vocational education
Burning passion for vocational education
Neil Carberry’s relationship with education didn’t get off to the best of starts with his Edinburgh primary school burning down the day before his fifth birthday. “I could...
Stott motto of enthusiasm
Stott motto of enthusiasm
In the office of Carole Stott’s mentor and university lecturer Gerard Boynton, there was a sign hanging up that read: “All we need to make us really happy...
Teenage timetabler
Teenage timetabler
Most teenagers spend their schooldays daydreaming about life outside the classroom, but that wasn’t the case for Andy Gannon. The 157 Group director of policy admits it was...
Not going quietly
Not going quietly
As the Institute for Learning (IfL) enters the last few weeks of its existence, Dr Jean Kelly’s mood is a mixture of sadness and demob happiness. Her desk...
An Inspired Rise To Principal
An Inspired Rise To Principal
Jill Westerman had a very tough year in 2006 — the kind of year that might have persuaded others to consider their futures. But instead, Westerman drew inspiration...

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