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Research unit

Research is right at the heart of the Association of Colleges’ work as we campaign on behalf of the sector and support it in an evidence-based manner.

The AoC Research Unit produces outstanding research based on data provided by the FE sector, but also showcases work carried out in partnership with leading research institutions. Its aim is to help promote more research into FE and colleges, bring researchers together to share and shape ideas, promote more practitioner research and share that work inform post-16 teaching practice and policy development.

The unit is also home to Research Further – a new scholarship initiative run in partnership with NCFE, supporting college practitioners in carrying out research to fill evidence gaps.

Contact the Research team

Social Researcher and Analyst | Lucy Chrispin

Research Officer | Posi Onadeko