David Hughes, chief executive of the Association of Colleges, outlines his hopes for the year ahead:
Funding, funding and more funding. Colleges have had to deal with an average funding cut of 30 per cent, while at the same time costs have increased dramatically. We hope next year’s spending review is a step in the right direction to address this.
Higher technical education. We’d like to see more work done to establish higher technical education as a genuine and credible alternative to conventional forms of HE, and for colleges to be at the forefront of this.