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Colleges Week 2024 Resources

We will be adding resources to this page to help you get involved with Colleges Week 2024. If you have any queries or questions please contact comms@aoc.co.uk.

We held a webinar providing a step-by-step guide to help you influence, engage and celebrate this Colleges Week. Don't worry if you missed it, you can watch the recording here.

General social media resources

Please download graphics below and use them in your social media posts and newsletters. Don't forget to tag us on twitter @AoC_info and hashtag #LoveOurColleges and #CollegesWeek2024 in your posts - we can't wait to see what you get up to!

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Colleges Week is taking place from Monday 26 February to Friday 1 March and we will be focussing on influencing, engaging and celebrating ahead of this year’s elections. #CollegesWeek2024 #LoveOurColleges @AoC_info

Find out how to get involved: https://www.aoc.co.uk/news-cam..

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Colleges Week is taking place from Monday 26 February to Friday 1 March and we will be focussing on influencing, engaging and celebrating ahead of this year’s elections. Whoever the next government is, we want to make sure they are focussed on ensuring colleges play an even bigger role in an inclusive, tolerant, welcoming, strong society and a growing and productive economy. #CollegesWeek2024 #LoveOurColleges

Find out how to get involved: https://www.aoc.co.uk/news-cam...

Make a splash on social media

Share the below posts on Wednesday 28 February at 12pm highlighting short and long term asks for the government.


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With a week to go until the spring budget, we have two short term asks for the government:

1. Mind the skills gap

2. Make a down payment on the ABS

These steps will allow colleges to play an even bigger role in a strong society and a growing economy. @AoC_info #CollegesWeek2024

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We are asking the government to mind the skills gap and use the £586m raised from the immigration skills charge to enable colleges to tackle the urgent priorities identified by employers and the increased number of skills shortage vacancies. @AoC_info #CollegesWeek2024

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We are asking the government to make a down payment on the ABS, and invest to close the pay gap between school and college lecturers, extend the 16-18 tuition fund and reimburse VAT for colleges to start the journey to the introduction of ABS in 2033. @AoC_info #CollegesWeek2024

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With a general election looming we have five asks of the next government to unleash the potential of colleges to deliver an inclusive society and a productive economy. @AoC_info #CollegesWeek2024 #LoveOurColleges

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Local employers and organisations

There is a large range of activity you could organise to support each element of the campaign, we have provided some examples HERE, and you can use this TEMPLATE LETTER to invite local employers and organisations to your college.

Engaging with your local MP and politicians

You can find a template invite for MPs and politicians HERE.

You can read our guide on holding a hustings HERE.

Both our Road to General Election and Road to Mayoral Election guides have lots of information and resources you can use to support your political influencing work. You can read those HERE.

Media coverage

You can find guidance on how to secure media coverage HERE, and a template email for pitching an interview or a blog HERE.

If you are a Beacon Award winner, you can find a template PR to send out HERE.