• Why #LoveourColleges should be redundant

    The second celebratory seven-day #LoveourColleges, held this week, has been about showing the impact of further education and underlining the need for adequate funding for the future. Yet you’ll no doubt understand if I say that I’d rather we didn’t need to stage another one next year. What I would rather see, is the government

    16.43 May. 17th, 2019 | Opinion

  • Love Our Colleges Week re-convenes ahead of the comprehensive spending review

    Following the first national Colleges Week last October, the Association of Colleges has held a further week of activities to raise awareness of funding cuts and cost increases in the sector. This smaller-scale campaign was boosted most visibly on Twitter, with many principles and senior leaders using the social media platform to share their passion

    12.00 May. 17th, 2019 | News

  • UCU strike closes one college and affects five others

    A walkout by more than 700 University and College Union members caused disruption across six colleges this week – and even forced one to close for the two days. Bradford College shut eight of its 12 buildings and called off all its planned lessons on Wednesday and Thursday, while at least three other colleges cancelled

    10.26 Nov. 30th, 2018 | News

  • Colleges to march on parliament in funding protest

    Up to 3,000 people are expected to march on parliament on Wednesday to demand more funding for colleges. The march for FE, organised by the University and College Union in partnership with the National Union of Students and the Association of Colleges, is the main event taking place during Colleges Week, from October 15 to

    11.00 Oct. 12th, 2018 | News

  • Colleges Week should be a celebration with three messages for the chancellor

    Having spent more than seven happy years working for a large college in South East London I have seen first-hand the vital role they play in the education ecosystem. So the Association of Colleges is to be applauded for rallying the further education sector at short notice to celebrate the work of colleges. It was

    11.03 Oct. 12th, 2018 | Opinion