Campaigns 01/18

Published: 21 Sep 2018

Love Our Colleges campaign launched

Last Friday (14 September) we officially launched our Love Our Colleges campaign, which is calling on Government to increase 16-19 funding by 5% a year for five years, as well as asking Department for Education to provide exceptional funding, ring-fenced for teacher pay.

This campaign is a partnership between Association of Colleges (AoC), National Union of Students (NUS), Association of College and School Leaders (ASCL), University and Colleges Union (UCU), Unison, GMB, TUC and National Education Union (NEU) and you can see our joint manifesto here.

A key part of the campaign is Colleges Week, which is taking place from 15 to 19 October and will see activity taking place both nationally and locally across England to highlight how important colleges are and how much they matter to everyone.


Love Our Colleges campaign website

The Love Our Colleges campaign is now up and running with information, activity ideas and supporting ideas all on the website. Please visit the website to see how you can get involved and keep checking back to see regular updates.


Press coverage

We’ve already had some great write-ups about the campaign in TES. Take a look at one of the news articles here.


We want to hear from you

We would love to hear from you about activities you are planning, local press stories and anything else you are doing to support the campaign. Please get in touch by emailing