It’s national Colleges Week – 18th to 22nd October – the opportunity to celebrate and shout about all of the brilliant things that colleges do, day in and day out to build communities, boost businesses, and support individuals.
This year’s theme is ‘get in, go further’ which aims to showcase all of the great things that happen in college, and to also shout about the wonderful achievements that students go on to accomplish once they’ve completed their studies and progressed to the next stages of their lives.
All this week, we’ll be shining a spotlight on the brilliant work of our students and staff, as well as sharing some success stories and College events too – so keep an eye out on our social channels each day this week.
Colleges Week showcases exactly why further education holds the answers to some of the biggest issues facing all of us. Now more than ever we need highly skilled and well-educated workforces to deliver the economic recovery this government aspires to.
Colleges Week this year is about celebrating the amazing work colleges do, educating 2.2 million people every year, including more than 600,000 16 to 18-year-olds. They hold the key to reducing skills gaps, combatting inequality, and providing better opportunities to disadvantaged communities. This week is about making our voices heard and campaigning with partners to make sure colleges continue to be a serious political, economic and social priority.- David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges
More about Colleges Week
Colleges Week is a key part of the ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign, and is a partnership between Association of Colleges (AoC), National Union of Students (NUS), Association of College and School Leaders (ASCL), University and Colleges Union (UCU), GMB, TUC, National Education Union (NEU) and UNISON.
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