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AI in colleges, Long read

AI will march into every aspect of education – but what are the consequences?

From bot exam markers to snooping surveillance tech, we look at some of the most eye-catching technology on sale…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
land-based colleges, Long read

Inside the college sector with an educational, societal and cultural mission

Their idyllic rural settings, historic buildings and strong links with local communities have enabled land-based colleges to diversify their…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read, Politics

‘We never had a secretary of state whose heart was in further education’

Tim Leunig, the brains behind some of the biggest education policies of the past decade, knows that some of…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read

Rachel Bown, FE lecturer of the year

Rachel Bown was crowned the FE lecturer of the year at the 2023 Pearson National Teaching awards for the…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read

From prisoner to prison reformer – one student’s amazing transformation

Kamali Stevens jumped up and punched the air in delight when he was announced as the winner of the…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read, Training Providers

Interview: Meet AELP’s new CEO, Ben Rowland

Ben Rowland has just finished his first week as chief executive of the Association for Employment and Learning Providers….

Shane Chowen
Shane Chowen


Community Learning, Long read

Family learning: Where next for the ‘hidden jewel’ of adult education?

Family learning programmes have had to fight for survival in a competitive funding environment that demands quantifiable outcomes for…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read

FE Student support champion Polly Harrow

Polly Harrow sees her new role as the country’s first FE student support champion as being the “most perfect…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
interviews, Long read

The governor with integrity and inclusivity at the heart of his job

Demands on unpaid college chairs are growing. Waltham Forest College chair Paul Butler tells Jessica Hill about the importance…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read

Too few workers leaves childcare ‘revolution’ in peril

The early years sector is facing debilitating staff shortages. Jessica Hill speaks to sector leaders about how reforms to…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Apprenticeships, Colleges, Long read

Starting the weekend early at Derwentside

If you enter Derwentside College after 2pm on a Friday, you’ll find it empty. The principal, Chris Todd, will…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Colleges, Long read, SEND

National Star College: teaching students how to speak up and fight back

Dan, who has cerebral palsy and communicates with the world through technology that tracks his eye movements, giggles with…

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill