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
#LoveOurColleges Our CEMAST Campus – A Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training. All Automotive, Engineering and Manufacturing programmes run by @FarehamCollege are delivered here. #equippingyouforexcellence pic.twitter.com/YbC9fY4Dtr— Fareham College (@FarehamCollege) October 14, 2019
South Devon College, Paignton
Northern College, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Waltham Forest College, Walthamstow, north-east London
The College has invested £25 million over the past 5 years to create superb light and airy classrooms and workshops with industry-standard facilities. Let's just make the photos do the talking, shall we? #LoveOurColleges #ThinkCollegeThinkExperience pic.twitter.com/IvhT4nFiZQ— WalthamForestCollege (@WFCTweets) October 14, 2019
Callywith College, Cornwall
Herefordshire and Ludlow College, Hereford
King Edward VI College, Stourbridge, West Midlands
Just love the quad on campus, and the mix of traditional and new, from the stained glass windows to our brand new Henry Hickman building which opens this week! Come along to our open events on Thursday 17 or Saturday 19 October. #LoveOurColleges pic.twitter.com/6mf50YSplY— King Ed's (@kedst) October 14, 2019
East Surrey College, Redhill
Cardiff and Vale College, Cardiff
City of Bristol College, Bristol
Buxton and Leek College, Buxton
Our Buxton Campus is particularly pretty if we do say so 😊 It was built for the Duke of Devonshire in the 1700's, then used as a hospital before becoming the campus that we share with @derbyuni today. It also hosts events and visitors from around the world! #CollegesWeek pic.twitter.com/C17FCHxVeY— Buxton Leek College (@BuxtonLeek) October 11, 2019
Newbattle Abbey, Midlothian
I reckon Newbattle Abbey College is in with a shout... pic.twitter.com/Mu8ifxLYHw— Gary A Husband 🏳️🌈 (@garyhusband) October 11, 2019
City of Glasgow College, Glasgow
Bournemouth and Poole College, Bournemouth, Dorset
Here’s Bournemouth and Poole College where I teach Maths. That clock tower is impressive! pic.twitter.com/AioQilZmeS— Rosalie Flanagan (@flanaganrbpc) October 13, 2019