Love Our Colleges Week 13-17 May

13-17 May is Love Our Colleges Week, with colleges across the country hosting events and speaking to their local MPs, staff, students and local business partners to showcase the vital role they play in their local communities.

 

Colleges are crucial in driving social mobility and providing the skills necessary to boost the “experience economy” services provided on our local High Streets. But over the last decade, UK Colleges have been hit by a 30% funding cut which has dramatically impacted upon adult and youth education. The result is fewer people in learning, less teaching hours and a growing population that lacks the skills required to prosper and contribute towards a vibrant local economy.

 

As a response to this, earlier this year we launched our Love Our Colleges x Love Your High Street campaign, which explores the potential benefits that Colleges and local High Streets might enjoy through enhanced interrelationships. We also created a video with staff and students from New City College – watch above.