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Shakira Martin, vice president, NUS

Shakira Martin’s first brush with national politics came as something of a surprise — in fact, she didn’t even…

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Vince Cable, secretary of state for business, innovation and skills

Many would say the Liberal Democrats were a moderating force on the austerity policies of their Conservative Coalition partners. Many others still would…

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Rianne Chester, World Skills winner

After a double celebration for being crowned the world’s best beauty therapist and making Team UK history for achieving…

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John Woodcock, shadow minister for young people

John Woodcock has spent a lot of his time since being appointed Shadow Minister for Young People following May’s…

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David Allison, managing director, getmyfirstjob.co.uk

As A-level students up and down the country nervously thumb open envelopes that could determine where their lives will…

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Paul Eeles, chief executive, Emfec

A failed College of Food interview at the tender age of 16 had a defining effect on Paul Eeles,…

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Richard Spencer, head of science, Middlesbrough College

It all started with coffee for globe-trotting college tutor Dr Richard Spencer, whose acclaimed classroom approach has seen him…

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Lord Willis of Knaresborough, outgoing chair, Association of College’s charitable trust

As a teenager, Lord Willis of Knaresborough, a former head teacher, ex-Liberal Democrat MP and outgoing chair for the…

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Andy Forbes, principal, College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

Sitting at a meeting table in his wood-panelled principal’s office, Andy Forbes strikes a comedy pose with lips pouted…

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Amanda Spielman, chair, Ofqual

Amanda Spielman does not consider herself a pedant, but is a self-confessed hater of unclear or “fuzzy” language. She…

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Phil Hatton, former Ofsted inspector and FE consultant

As a former Ofsted inspector, FE consultant Phil Hatton has probably seen some of the best and worst practices…

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Andy Cole, principal, College of North West London

At first, the 17-year-old Andy Cole thought nothing of his head teacher’s long, contemptuous blow into a handkerchief. But…

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