AoC EDI Survey

The improvement of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) on college boards is now a priority for the FE sector.  Colleges, policymakers and those of us who support colleges have found a lack of good evidence around EDI debilitating in attempting to define the problem and develop solutions.

As a result, AoC has commissioned and supported the design of two surveys: one specifically for governance professionals and another for governors.

Each governance professional in an AoC member college (and their governors who are on our database) will receive an email with a survey link inviting them to complete the survey. Our objective is to get returns from every member college in England. Please take the time to respond to the survey as each response will contribute to a more complete picture of EDI on boards in the FE sector and support a more effective response. The survey will be open on 12 March 2021 and will close on 14 May 2021.

QDP will manage the survey on behalf of the AoC. QDP Services is an independent data processing agency and has managed similar surveys for other organisations efficiently and with individual anonymity.

Below are a set of FAQs addressing the main queries raised with AoC by governance professionals. Also below are the questions in Governance Professionals Survey to assist with completion. 


Please contact if you have not received an invitation to complete the survey or if you have any questions.