Birmingham FE review public meeting Tuesday 8th December – urgent call out

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Urgent: FE has suffered a 40% cut since 2010. This has resulted in 1 million student places going and with this thousands of teaching posts. This is at a time where there are 700,000 16-24 year olds without education, training or employment and 15% of 16 to 65 year olds have no qualifications whatsoever.

Alongside these cuts the government have launched ‘area reviews’. The stated aim of these reviews will be to create ‘ fewer but more resilient’ colleges. Birmingham has one of the first reviews taking place now, and the outcome could be very serious – mergers, course closures, job losses and of course loss of student places. We need communities to get behind college staff and students to stand up for education.

There will be a public meeting taking place at Carr’s Lane Church, Birmingham, on Tuesday 8th December, 6pm. You can register for this here:

Please also call on your MP to stand up for further education – template letter and contact details here:




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