Colleges, Long read, Students

Demand for student support soars as the cost of living crisis bites

Josh was a talented bricklaying student with dreams of running his own building firm. Then his mother lost one...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
AI, Colleges, Ed tech, Long read

CEO’s mission to make AI a force for good in classrooms

Priya Lakhani, founder of one of the world’s biggest AI EdTech companies, is at pains to express how many...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read, T Levels

Red tape and cost pressures leave firms struggling to offer T Level work placements

Work placements are the most critical element of a T Level qualification, but employers are put off from offering...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Colleges, Long read

Nescot’s Julie Kapsalis, the rebel with a big heart

FE has been a sideways move for Julie Kapsalis. But after a career in business development and PR –...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read

‘I’m Steph – they, them – nice to meet you all’

Steph Lee-Vae, art and design lecturer at Tresham College, was named FE lecturer of the year at the last...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Apprenticeships, Long read

Apprenticeships could make medicine careers more accessible and cheaper – but the stakes are high if it goes wrong

Expanding degree apprenticeships is a hot political priority, with an ambition for them to widen access to a variety...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Apprenticeships, Long read, Skills bootcamps

How HGV bootcamps helped to ease a skills crisis

FE Week looks at whether the HGV driver crisis remains and what the impact has been on apprenticeships

Jason Noble
Jason Noble
AEB, Apprenticeships, Long read

Andy Street reveals ‘deeper devolution’ hopes under trailblazer deal

With a landmark new devolution deal due any day, West Midlands mayor Andy Street tells what he plans to...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Long read, Mental Health

The pioneering college brave enough to tackle suicide issues head on

Cuts to local youth and mental services means that for many young people, their college is the only place...

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill