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Ben Nicholls, head of policy, Newham College

Meet Ben Nicholls — not too many in the world of FE will have heard of him, but quite…

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Paul Phillips, principal, Weston College

Wrestling fan, booker of TV celebrities and former disco promoter — it’s a picture of North Somerset principal Paul…

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FE Week Reporter
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Kenneth Baker, former education secretary

“I was once depicted as a lion,” beams former education secretary Lord Baker on his appearances in satire, most…

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FE Week Reporter
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Beatrix Groves, president, Institute for Learning

“I did it all back to front, upside-down and mostly part-time,” says Institute for Learning (IfL) president Beatrix Groves,…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Michael Davis, CEO, UK Commission for Employment and Skills

The phrase “experiential learner” is one that Michael Davis drops into conversation just as the interview draws to a…

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FE Week Reporter
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Verity Hancock, principal, Leicester College

From a meeting of minds at university in London almost 100 years ago an education leader was born. Verity…

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FE Week Reporter


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Peter Roberts, principal, Leeds City College

Peter Roberts was happily following in his father’s footsteps as a professional footballer when a nasty tackle threw him…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter
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Peter Davies, project leader, FE Guild consultation

The project leader for the FE Guild consultation talks to FE Week  Peter Davies got his land legs back…

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FE Week Reporter
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Neil Bates, CEO, Prospects Learning Foundation

When he was 24 Neil Bates was married and wanting to start a family. He saw decades of job…

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Doug Richard, author, Richard Review of Apprenticeships

From humble beginnings a dragon was born. The entrepreneurial nous of Dragons’ Den investor and government review author Doug…

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FE Week Reporter
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Graham Morley, principal, South Staffordshire College

“I hated school with a passion, hated going every single day and even now don’t look back on it and…

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FE Week Reporter
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Martin Doel, chief executive, Association of Colleges

On the day he should have been sitting his maths A level, Martin Doel was in hospital after being…

FE Week Reporter
FE Week Reporter

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