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Colleges Week: Are these the most beautiful colleges in the UK?

Unless you've been hidden under a rock, it won't have escaped your notice that this week is Colleges Week.

Social media timelines have been full of nostalgia and thanks, with former students paying tribute to their almae matres and today's learners posting with pride about where they are currently studying.

Colleges come in all shapes and sizes: some have campuses spread throughout a county, some have one singular building. Many have hi-tech, ultra-modern buildings; some occupy former stately homes. 

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To celebrate the #LoveOurColleges campaign, Tes asked the FE twitterati to send us pictures of what they consider to be the most beautiful colleges across the UK.

The beauty of colleges

Here are 15 of our favourites:

Ashton Sixth Form College,  Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester

CEMAST Campus, Fareham College, Fareham, Hampshire

South Devon College, Paignton

Northern College, Barnsley, South Yorkshire 

Waltham Forest College, Walthamstow, north-east London

 Callywith College,  Cornwall

Herefordshire and Ludlow College, Hereford

 King Edward VI College, Stourbridge, West Midlands

East Surrey College, Redhill

Cardiff and Vale College, Cardiff

City of Bristol College, Bristol 

Buxton and Leek College, Buxton

Newbattle Abbey, Midlothian 

City of Glasgow College, Glasgow 

Bournemouth and Poole College, Bournemouth, Dorset

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Kate Parker

Kate Parker is a FE reporter.

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