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College of the Future research progress report

Progress Report

In November 2019, the Independent Commission on the College of the Future published its progress report.

Between March and November 2019, the Commission held over 25 engagement sessions with a wide range of stakeholders across the UK’s four nations, from college and business leaders, to staff, students, trade unionists and policy-makers. This publication marked the halfway point of the Commission process. It aims to reflect the discussions we have had so far about what we want and need from our colleges in ten years’ time.

The progress report sets out short summaries of the key themes that had been raised and explored in conversations up to November 2019. It also presents questions that the Commmission to look at in more detail.

Download the 2019 Progress Report


The survey that accompanied this progress report closed at midnight on Friday 17 January 2020. Thank you to those who were able to respond. We will be sharing a summary of the responses shortly.

We welcome engagement throughout the Commission process, so please share your thoughts via email.

Share your thoughts on what you want and need from colleges in ten years’ time on Twitter too to amplify the public conversation using @CollegeComm and #CollegeoftheFuture.

What our supporters have said

Read what our supporters and stakeholders said about our progress report here.