Last week we held a host of activities in support of the Love Our Colleges campaign to highlight the brilliant work that goes on in colleges, and the brilliant staff that make it all possible.

Students provided written testimonials telling us why they love our college. Several of our students provided video testimonials as well which you can view on our Facebook page @stephensoncollege.

The Love Our College campaign also raises awareness of the funding challenges that colleges face. From 2009 – 2019, college funding has been cut by roughly 30% which has led to:

  • Fewer hours of teaching and support for students
  • A drastic drop in learning opportunities for adults
  • Teaching pay at less than 80% of schools

This situation is not sustainable and ultimately impacts upon students, businesses, communities and the wider economy. As a result all colleges were encouraged to contact their MP during Love Our Colleges Week asking them to call on government for better investment in colleges and fair pay for college staff.