Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. What is the Love Our Colleges campaign?

A. 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.

Q. What is Colleges Week?

A. Colleges Week is part of the ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign and sees colleges across the country, along with education unions and students, hosting and getting involved in events to showcase the brilliant stuff they do, as well as to raise awareness of the funding challenges that colleges face. The week is focused around a national lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 16 October.

Q. When is Colleges Week taking place?

A. Colleges Week takes place from Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October 2019.

Q. Who is involved?

A. The ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign 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.

Q. How can I get involved?

A. The best way to get involved is to use the resources on www.collegesweek.co.uk to plan your own, local activities in collaboration with you unions and students, as well as thinking about how you can support the national lobby of Parliament on Wednesday 16 October. We also need your help spread the word about the campaign to your peers and other partners.

Q. Won’t this make the public concerned about my college’s finance – it might impact recruitment/enrolment?

A. Schools, the NHS, the Police, the Armed Forces (and more) have all been campaigning loudly for increased investment and talking about the impact of cuts and it hasn’t had this affect. Surely it is more damaging to say nothing.