• Zamzam Ibrahim

    president, National Union of Students

    “The cultural shame around FE needs to change”

  • Charlotte Bosworth

    Managing director, Innovate Awarding

    “Everyone is in education to get a job”

  • Julie Mills

    CEO & Group Principal, Milton Keynes College

    “FE is not about second chances. It’s about excellence”

  • Robert Halfon

    Chair, Education select committee

    “Lifelong learning is a disaster area - there's not enough money”

  • Nazir Afzal

    Chair, Hopwood Hall College, Manchester

    “FE has been shafted by Her Majesty’s governments for years”

  • AVM Warren James

    Head of training, Royal Air Force

    “A lot of youngsters could do more than they believe”

  • Judith Doyle

    Principal and CEO, Gateshead College

    “I gained a reputation as someone who championed teaching and learning”

  • Tom Bewick

    Chief Executive, Federation of Awarding Bodies

    “Getting into further education really transformed my life”

  • Jon Yates

    Secretary of State for Education’s special adviser on policy

    “He fundamentally cares about there being an impact on the ground”

  • Steve Frampton

    President-elect, Association of Colleges

    “I believe in the student voice”

  • Eileen Milner

    Chief Executive, ESFA

    “Incremental change rather than revolution”