Colleges Week is a chance to celebrate and shout about all of the brilliant things that colleges do, day in and day out to build communities, boost businesses, and support individuals.
Colleges Week is a key part of the Love Our Colleges campaign, and is a partnership between Association of Colleges (AoC), National Union of Students (NUS), Association of College and School Leaders (ASCL), University and Colleges Union (UCU), GMB, TUC, National Education Union (NEU) and UNISON. This year it will be more important than ever as the Skills & Post 16 Education Bill goes through Parliament and the country is re-shaped post-furlough and post-pandemic.
For the first year ever, Colleges Week will have a theme, focusing our activities around ‘Get in, go further’. Both elements have their own unique identities and will have activities and messaging surrounding them, but both also work together to highlight the breadth of the brilliance of colleges.
Get in – will focus on showcasing all of the great things that happen in colleges every day – the courses, the staff, the facilities and will act as a prod to remind people that their local college is there, and it has something for them.
Go further – is all about shouting about the journeys that colleges take their students on. We will shout about destinations, alumni, and the big and small victories that have allowed people to move on to the next stage of their life.