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Hundreds of Yorkshire colleges’ jobs set for axe
More than 200 college jobs are facing the axe in West Yorkshire in a bid by management at Leeds City College and Bradford College to balance the books...
As you are for Labour FE
Labour’s top education and business teams have emerged from a post-election mini-reshuffle identical to their pre-election make-up. Acting Labour leader Harriet Harman, who became leader of the opposition...
Farewells to sector ‘champion’
Sector leaders lined up to pay tribute to the efforts of former Business Secretary and self-proclaimed FE-saviour Dr Vince Cable as a “champion of the sector”. The senior...
Question marks hover over BIS future
Concerns about the future of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) may spark an investigation by a powerful committee of MPs, its former chair has warned....
Javid — will he be Treasury stooge or FE friend?
Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed the Conservative MP Sajid Javid (pictured) as Business Secretary in his new majority government. He replaces Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat who...
Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna withdraws from Labour leadership race
Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna has dropped his bid to run the Labour Party, citing the “scrutiny and attention” of the leadership contest as behind his withdrawal. The...
Workload and constant change driving up stress
Working in FE today is more stressful than at any point in the last six years due to workloads and constant change, a survey by the University and...
Full report on FE Week and Policy Consortium second annual sector survey released
The full report on the results of the second annual FE Week and Policy Consortium survey has been published. The consortium, a group of FE and skills experts responsible...
Former college tutor jailed for 'horrific' animal cruelty
*WARNING – CONTAINS IMAGE OF DOG INJURIES A former Canterbury College tutor has been jailed for animal cruelty after forcing his dogs to fight “barbaric” matches against wild...