Think pieces

Think pieces are a way for authors to express their thoughts on hot topics surrounding scholarship in college HE. The following think pieces were written between June 2015 and June 2018.

More recent think pieces can be found on the Scholarship Framework. If you have an idea for a think piece and would would like to submit one, please email

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AoC Gold Awards

The AoC Gold Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of successful and influential people who have attended further education and sixth form colleges. The awards have been running annually since 2000 but the first AoC Gold Awards were presented in 1996. The aim is to highlight the breadth and depth of talent among further education alumni and to celebrate the impact that colleges have had on the lives of their students.