Higher education in colleges to get pound;61m boost
Colleges that run higher education courses will receive a pound;61 million windfall in the next academic year, it has been announced. The cash from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) will be used to meet teaching costs at 214 FE and sixth-form colleges. The funding will go towards high-cost subjects such as science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem), as well as improving opportunities for students. While most grants will be worth tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds, several colleges will receive seven-figure sums. The largest single allocation is the pound;2.6 million awarded to Blackpool and the Fylde College.
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