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Colleges Week 2018

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What is Colleges Week?

Colleges Week is part of the ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign. The week will see colleges across the country, including Queen Alexandra College, along with education unions and students, hosting and getting involved in events to showcase the wonderful things they do and raise awareness of the funding challenges that colleges face. The week is focused around a national lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 17 October.

The ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign is a partnership between Association of Colleges (AoC), National Union of Students (NUS), UNISON, Association of College and School Leaders (ASCL), University and Colleges Union (UCU), GMB, TUC and National Education Union (NEU).

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When does it take place?

Colleges Week runs from Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October 2018.

 

Why is it happening?

Alongside the ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign, Colleges Week aims to raise the profile of the FE sector and the 2.2 million people it educates and trains each year.Ultimately, it hopes to get better funding for the FE sector.

Government funding to colleges has been cut by 30% between 2009-19

What you can do to help

You can show your support for Colleges Week 2018 by helping to spread the word about the campaign by sharing / retweeting posts from our Facebook and Twitter social media sites using the hashtags #CollegesWeek and #LoveOurColleges. Stay in touch with our website and social media pages for further updates.

Contact

If have any questions about the campaign, please visit www.collegesweek.co.uk or email collegesweek@aoc.co.uk.   

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