About

The Love Our Colleges campaign is an opportunity to highlight the brilliant work that goes on in colleges, and the brilliant staff that make it all possible.

It is also our opportunity to call on government for better investment in colleges, and fair pay for college staff.

 
 


Did you know?

Colleges and college staff transform lives – they help people make the most of their talents and ambitions and drive social mobility; they help businesses improve productivity and drive economic growth; they are rooted in and committed to their communities and drive tolerance and well-being. They are an essential part of England’s education system – educating and training 2.2 million people every year.

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Why is this important?

Over the last decade, colleges have had to deal with an average 30% funding cut, whilst costs have increased dramatically. This has resulted in a drastic drop in learning opportunities for adults, fewer hours of teaching and support for young people, and teacher pay at less than 80% of schools and support staff seeing no increase in pay for several years. This situation is not sustainable and ultimately impacts upon students, businesses, communities and the wider economy.

 

 

Partners

This campaign is collaboration of nine partners.

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Amie

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Association of Colleges

“The Love Our Colleges campaign is an opportunity to highlight the brilliant work that goes on in colleges, and the brilliant staff that make it all possible. It is also our opportunity to call on government for better investment in colleges, and fair pay for college staff”

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Association of School and College Leaders

"ASCL is committed to campaigning relentlessly to ensure the government provides sufficient funding for schools and colleges. Underinvestment in education is bad for students, bad for social mobility and bad for the economy. The government must act now to rectify the lack of investment in post-16 education and ensure that generations of young people, and indeed our nation, do not suffer from inadequately funded education and skills”

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GMB Union

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National Education Union

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National Union of Students

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TUC

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University and College Union

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