If you had five minutes to sell the further education sector to the prime minister, the chancellor of another important stakeholder, what would you want to say? In his comment piece for Tes yesterday, Association of Colleges chief executive David Hughes asked how you would get across the vital roles that colleges play and the challenges they face – and the sector took to social media to respond.
Federation of Awarding Bodies chief executive Tom Bewick would question the chancellor on FE finance, while others set out the role of colleges in adult education.
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Darren Hankey, principal of Hartlepool College, found a humorous way to highlight the continuous policy change and constant ebb and flow of support for the sector.
In a nutshell: FE, and ACL, supports the transformation of lives and communities, which ultimately enriches society. It empowers individuals to flourish and grow, and better not only their lives but the lives of those around them.— Cate Ball (@wolvescate83) April 19, 2021
Blackpool College. Bury College. Hartlepool College. Darlington College. Middlesbrough College. Oldham College. Walsall College. Calderdale College. Wakefield College... https://t.co/Ov5UxN7Acv— Andy Westwood (@AndyWWestwood) April 20, 2021
Can he read https://t.co/NTgaSOzXfk to see the A-Z of careers and HE opportunities made possible by Britain’s Best FE College 🤩 (as Voted by TES)— Jacquie Manners (@MannersPR) April 20, 2021
1 Satisfaction scores as good as the NHS— Ian Pryce CBE (@ipryce) April 19, 2021
2 Most popular choice for those aged 16-18
3 Super-efficient for taxpayer (operating at 80% cost of schools & 50% of cost of University)
4 You pay for 300 hrs less tuition than other countries. Stop short-changing people who made you PM https://t.co/gwuMrgzzOS