This week has been busy: colleges and providers Covid-tested thousands of staff and students to allow them to return to face-to-face teaching in England, while the sector also marked International Women's Day and discussed the AoC Sport FIFA 21 Cup. And in Scotland, the teaching staff union and Colleges Scotland are negotiating to avoid strike action.
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Best luck to college staff & students this week as mass testing, busy corridors & classes/workshops open up to 650k young people & even more adults. I’m confident your plans will run smoothly, keeping everyone safe, confident & learning #LoveOurColleges— David Hughes (@AoCDavidH) March 8, 2021
Good luck today to Daniel & Christopher, the first students with disabilities to take part in the @AoC_Sport #FIFA 21 Cup. Esports are popular at National Star where staff work with students to make games accessible. Daniel uses six switches when he plays. https://t.co/9rIWrLQZPY pic.twitter.com/vFg2sGHNMT— National Star (@TheNationalStar) March 10, 2021
(1/6) For our second health focus of the week we’ll be looking at Ovarian and Cervical cancers.— HoW_College (@HOW_College) March 9, 2021
Both types of cancers can be found in women of all ages, which is why it’s incredibly important to discuss the signs and symptoms to help you identify if something’s not quite right. pic.twitter.com/2Zkusew1eb
Exactly a year ago since I decided I was on a mission to get the love back in FE.— Lindsey Wilson (@Lindsey16250942) March 9, 2021
Today I’m back in and will be visiting this very desk and hopefully having a brew... @mattypea9
Nice moment of the day - student had a wobble and said he was leaving. Fixed in ten minutes by telling him he has all distinctions and merits. He said he had been too scared to check proportal lol #FE— Kirsty Walker #FE (@Kirstsclass) March 12, 2021