FE chatter: Mental health, First Dates' Fred and drones

Tes presents the best of FE Twitter this week, featuring a wellbeing-boosting dog, drones and catering colleges

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FE Twitter: Btecs, the skills bill and jazz hands

In the week when national governments confirmed that Covid restrictions would ease across the UK from 17 May, and Mary Beard promised to fund Cambridge scholarships for two disadvantaged students as a "retirement present", the world of further education celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week.

From "hiring" a new wellbeing dog to sharing tips and advice on protecting mental health, colleges and providers stepped up their social media game to reach students.

First Dates star Fred Sirieix spoke out about the skills crisis in hospitality, and the chair of the Commons Education Select Committee, Robert Halfon, reflected on what the Queen's Speech means for FE. 


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