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News: We’re cel­e­brat­ing Col­leges Week!

Colleges Week 2021 Get In Go Further

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

Come and see us at one of our Open Evening events!

If you’re inter­est­ed in find­ing out more about Col­lege life, why not come along to one of our Open Evening events to take a look around. We’d love to see you! 

We have a range of cours­es on offer, from Lev­el 1 through to degree-lev­el study. Take a look!

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  • 14th October 2021 (2:26 PM)
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