The FE Week team, left to right: Claire Harrison; Tashanna Egbochue; Ruth Sparkes (EMPRA); Shane Mann; Claire Edwards; Nick Reinis; Nick Linford; Nick Summers; Jan Murray (freelance).

FE Week launched with a packed out party at St Stephen’s Tavern in Westminster, on Tuesday night.

College principals, MPs and members of the press filled the first floor of the Westminster pub and were able to enjoy themselves with complimentary wine, beer and nibbles.

It was a chance for Nick Linford, Managing Editor of FE Week to formally introduce the newspaper and some of its editorial team.

In the opening remarks he said: “It’s something that I’ve felt quite passionately about. I feel the FE sector has a lot to shout about and I know that there are huge success stories that the press often don’t talk enough about.”

The launch event followed on from an ESOL funding policy debate held by FE Week at the House of Commons (click here for more).

Although the session created some passionate debate about the Government’s recent U-turn in fee policy, it did nothing to stop the attendees from letting their hair down afterwards.

Guests spoke freely about their drinking habits, the London riots and even the technicalities of creating an iPhone app.

The evening was a reflection of what FE Week is trying to achieve; a newspaper that is deeply involved and connected with the sector’s most pressing issues – whilst at the same time providing a place for creativity, entertainment and fun.

FE Week would like to thank everyone that was able to attend. We look forward to your continual support and feedback.

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