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Free access to the Financial Times for colleges

06 March 2020

The Financial Times is extending free access to for all Further Education (FE) colleges in the UK to help a broader group of learners enhance their studies and future prospects. The newspaper announced this week that it would be expanding on its FT schools programme, which offers free access to for all 16-19 year old students globally. From today all further education students and teachers will be able to access for free after registering through their college and be able to recieve a a weekly curated email with content that is relevant to their curriculum. Speaking about the initiative, FT editor Roula Khalaf said: “At the FT we strongly believe that having access to quality news and analysis helps improve social mobility and prepare students for successful future careers. We are delighted to extend free access to all Further Education colleges in the UK because we know that our journalism adds real life context to complex theoretical issues.” Chief Executive David Hughes said: “It’s fantastic that students and teachers in colleges across the country will have free access to AoC has a strong relationship with the Financial Times and they are a big supporter of further education and the work colleges do.” Not only will this open up access to news stories, but colleges will also benefit from bespoke resources put together by AoC staff and FT journalists. I am confident that this initiative will help thousands of young people to broaden their understanding of the world we live in and better prepare for their future careers.” For more information click here.