Higher education

This is how to draw more HE students into FE

A personalised experience is the way to win over this emerging group of learners, writes Sali Midjek-Conway It’s more important than...

Jess Staufenberg
Sali Midjek-Conway
Skills reform

Make 2022 the year FE is unchained at last

FE is the best place for adults to upskill – but it needs lobbyists in parliament, writes Andy Forbes...

Jess Staufenberg
Andy Forbes
Opinion

The OfS is – mostly – correct to say colleges should work closely with schools

The benefits run both ways – but the OfS should not expect colleges to drive school improvement, writes Marion...

Jess Staufenberg
Marion Plant
FE Week Podcast

The FE Week Podcast: Plans for higher education, adult participation in FE and Ofsted

This week Shane is joined by three guests, to cover three particularly interesting topics: Ed Reza Schwitzer, former DfE...

Jess Staufenberg
The FE Week Podcast
Opinion

The immigration system is blocking FE learners from reaching HE

Colleges need to appoint a member of staff who understands migrant status issues, writes Vanessa Joshua “I came out...

Jess Staufenberg
Vanessa Joshua
Opinion

Let’s have a collective post-18 system for HE and FE

The lifelong loan entitlement will fail if policy doesn’t remove other barriers for students, writes Tim Blackman Colleges Week...

Jess Staufenberg
Tim Blackman
Opinion

If colleges are not careful, HE will muscle in on their territory

The FE sector is already beleaguered, but market forces will soon see universities trying to carve themselves out a...

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EWART KEEP
News

Colleges recognised for outstanding higher education provision

Two colleges have received gold medals recognising their outstanding higher education provision in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework ratings....

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
Opinion

HE has a HESA – why can’t FE have a FESA?

A “data deficit” is responsible for the persistent failure of UK skills policy, explains Andy Norman, who wants to...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor