Julia Belgutay & George Ryan

‘We must change the conversation about post-18 education’

Theresa May’s launch of a high-profile funding review promised meaningful change for the sector, but there are now growing fears the debate will be dominated by university tuition fees. Julia Belgutay and George Ryan look at the changes colleges are crying out for to ensure that this review isn’t another missed opportunity

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Three months after Theresa May arrived at Derby College to announce a government review of post-18 education and funding, little more is known about what will emerge from it.

Chaired by Philip Augar, the former non-executive director of the Department for Education, and with Blackpool and The Fylde College principal Bev Robinson representing the college sector, the review will look at ensuring that people from disadvantaged backgrounds have equal opportunities to progress to, and succeed in, all forms of post-18 education and training.

The review will examine how disadvantaged students and ...

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