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News, Campaigns & Parliament

Through our campaigns, policy groups, consultations, events and direct lobbying, we have an excellent track record of influencing policy makers, and building the reputation of colleges.

Boris Johnson at Kirklees College
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on a visit to Kirklees College

We have worked hard to develop and nurture positive relationships with Ministers, MPs, key government departments, industry and unions. We work with them as a collective, while striving to support colleges to be involved at every stage. When you are meeting with policy makers and politicians, we help you with data, evidence and case studies. We have also built strong relationships and have fed into the work of think tanks, employer bodies and research organisations to widen our reach and improve the intelligence we can provide you.

Throughout the year, we work closely with editors and journalists from key newspapers and publications to get colleges into the news. Over the last academic year, we’ve secured hundreds of pieces of local, regional, national and international coverage, including college pieces in the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, Huffington Post, the Daily Mirror and many more. We’ve had pieces on BBC News, ITV News, Channel 4 News, and Channel 5 News, as well as the Victoria Derbyshire Show, BBC Radio 4, and Talk Live – just to name a few.

We know that we are stronger together, that is why we also work in partnership with other sector bodies and seek common ground to build our influencing work.

For all media enquiries, please contact:
Press & PR Manager | George Ryan | 0207 034 9956

For all public affairs enquiries, please contact:
Public Affairs Manager | David MacKenzie | 07553 891 837