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On #SkillsWorldLive tonight, guests include: Mims Davies | Sue Pember | Martin Doel | Sam Parrett | Fiona Chalk | Amanda Melton are discussing: Part 2. Future of FE: what do college leaders and Governors think? #SkillsWorldLive 2.10: Thursday 26th November 2020 Presented by the...

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FE News is an online Further Education Channel covering the latest news across the entire Further Education and Work Based Learning Sector. FE News features regular news articles from experts in their separate Further Education specialist fields.

Read the weekly FE News highlights at www.feweekly.co.uk - Subscribe here for our newsletter

As well as industry experts writing exclusive articles on their specialist subject areas, FE News also provides a press release submission service – where organisations within FE and Work Based Learning can submit their own press releases / articles for you to read.

FE News is the online news magazine for the Further Education, Apprenticeship, Work Based Learning and Employability sector. www.fenews.co.uk was established back in 2003, for the past 17+ years we have provided a positive digital platform for the FE sector to share best practice and innovation.

What makes FE News different?

FE News is a purely digital publication (and have been since 2003). We are FE Digital pioneers! We are known for our positive and sector building stories. We do not charge for audience subscriptions, so our audience can read articles and watch videos totally for free! We do not believe in 'pay walls' or charging audience subscriptions, we want everyone from the FE Sector to be able to freely read any of our articles or videos. 

The FE News Focus and Philosophy

Our focus and philosophy has always been to provide positive coverage of the entire FE sector (Further Education, Work Based Learning, Apprenticeships, Employability sectors, Awarding organisations, Public sector bodies, the learner and employers) drawing the many strands of FE together to enable positive sharing of ideas and strategies to help the entire sector work together to improve the learner and employer experience.

FE News have focussed on championing the voice of experts from the sector. Who better to understand and write about the challenges, the constant evolution of strategy than someone who is emersed in the sector on a day to day basis. As FE News has many authors and contributors from across the sector you can read and see the latest in emerging opinion, strategy and best practice from real FE experts. We also believe that your opinion and 'voice' are important and make a difference. So we encourage you to be a part of the debate, by getting involved in comments at the end of articles. 

Background and Purpose

We are a digital news publication, but over the past decade FE News have specialised in providing exclusive featured articles from experts across the entire FE sector to share their ideas. Since 2006 FE News have also brought you video articles, the FE News legacy filming from the main speakers at conferences across the sector have proved particularly popular over the past decade.

Our FE sector is undergoing constant change and the news and strategies have also changed as a result. The FE sector is so vast. Gone are the days of being the Cinderella sector, often over looked... FE is the opportunity sector and everyone is invited to the party (in true inclusive and opportunities for all fashion!)

In the Spring of 2016, V.7 of FE News was launched. The idea was to draw on the FE News strength of sharing innovative ideas and best practice through exclusive articles from experts across the entire sector. With the new site development we brought FE Community into the main FE News site (FE Community was developed as a stand-alone site in 2008) so that events, press releases and non-exclusive content (Sector news) could be incorporated into the main FE News site.

The new site development has taken the exclusive best practice and innovation articles a step further and created FE Voices to enable the entire sector to share ideas and write articles about the developments in their particular specialism. When FE News introduced FE Video into the FE conference circuit back in 2006, this move enabled everyone in the entire sector to share in the latest strategies and developments coming out of key conferences (rather than a select few who were able to attend the conferences). FE Video brought the voice of the FE strategists to the entire sector. The latest version of FE News has created a new voice for the sector (we thought FE Voices was an apt name for this new section), and enabled the entire sector to share best practice, innovation and strategies to improve the learner and employer experience.  

We hope you enjoy FE News, your voice makes a difference!

We couldn’t have an about us section, without mentioning our sister web site www.fecareers.co.uk

FE Careers is the largest job advertising site in the sector, FE Careers was also established in 2003 and has been tried, tested and trusted for over a decade as the recruitment job advertising platform of choice. FE Careers has regularly been a finalist in the Online Recruitment for multiple award categories. If you are looking for a new FE job or have some vacancies you would like to advertise the FE Careers team will be happy to help.

Contact us

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  • Address: 5 Harrington Lane, The Library Room, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX4 8PF

Who we are:

CEO and Head of Digital: Gavin O’Meara, FIRP, BA (Hons).

Gavin’s particular specialism is developing innovate digital solutions for clients. He is the best point of contact for advertising campaigns and he heads up videography and is overall responsible for Digital content and marketing. He set up and established FE News and FE Careers back in 2003, and although is now a lot greyer, you’ll still find him with a smile on his face. Gavin has been involved in the FE sector for the past 15 years. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, he is classically media trained (although when he graduated said he would never work in media again, how things change!). He has also driven the Digital Marketing and Social Media content strategy for the past 14 years.

Gavin lives in Exeter, Devon. When he is not working he is mainly running around after his 4 children. When he has some down time likes to talk about firewood (our office in the woods really got to him!) He likes getting back to nature and splitting wood with a big axe... (best to avoid him during these times!).

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Content Manager, Kelly

Kelly is responsible for all the content on FE News.

Kelly loves a good change around and is obsessed with continual improvement. She is one of the main driving forces behind improvements in processes, strategy and direction.

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The FE News Channel gives you the latest education news and updates on emerging education strategies and the #FutureofEducation and the #FutureofWork.

Providing trustworthy and positive Further Education news and views since 2003, we are a digital news channel with a mixture of written word articles, podcasts and videos. Our specialisation is providing you with a mixture of the latest education news, our stance is always positive, sector building and sharing different perspectives and views from thought leaders, to provide you with a think tank of new ideas and solutions to bring the education sector together and come up with new innovative solutions and ideas.

FE News publish exclusive peer to peer thought leadership articles from our feature writers, as well as user generated content across our network of over 3000 Newsrooms, offering multiple sources of the latest education news across the Education and Employability sectors.

FE News also broadcast live events, podcasts with leading experts and thought leaders, webinars, video interviews and Further Education news bulletins so you receive the latest developments in Skills News and across the Apprenticeship, Further Education and Employability sectors.

Every week FE News has over 200 articles and new pieces of content per week. We are a news channel providing the latest Further Education News, giving insight from multiple sources on the latest education policy developments, latest strategies, through to our thought leaders who provide blue sky thinking strategy, best practice and innovation to help look into the future developments for education and the future of work.

In May 2020, FE News had over 120,000 unique visitors according to Google Analytics and over 200 new pieces of news content every week, from thought leadership articles, to the latest education news via written word, podcasts, video to press releases from across the sector.

We thought it would be helpful to explain how we tier our latest education news content and how you can get involved and understand how you can read the latest daily Further Education news and how we structure our FE Week of content:

Main Features

Our main features are exclusive and are thought leadership articles and blue sky thinking with experts writing peer to peer news articles about the future of education and the future of work. The focus is solution led thought leadership, sharing best practice, innovation and emerging strategy. These are often articles about the future of education and the future of work, they often then create future education news articles. We limit our main features to a maximum of 20 per week, as they are often about new concepts and new thought processes. Our main features are also exclusive articles responding to the latest education news, maybe an insight from an expert into a policy announcement or response to an education think tank report or a white paper.

FE Voices

FE Voices was originally set up as a section on FE News to give a voice back to the sector. As we now have over 3,000 newsrooms and contributors, FE Voices are usually thought leadership articles, they don’t necessarily have to be exclusive, but usually are, they are slightly shorter than Main Features. FE Voices can include more mixed media with the Further Education News articles, such as embedded podcasts and videos. Our sector response articles asking for different comments and opinions to education policy announcements or responding to a report of white paper are usually held in the FE Voices section. If we have a live podcast in an evening or a radio show such as SkillsWorldLive radio show, the next morning we place the FE podcast recording in the FE Voices section.

Sector News

In sector news we have a blend of content from Press Releases, education resources, reports, education research, white papers from a range of contributors. We have a lot of positive education news articles from colleges, awarding organisations and Apprenticeship Training Providers, press releases from DfE to Think Tanks giving the overview of a report, through to helpful resources to help you with delivering education strategies to your learners and students.

Podcasts

We have a range of education podcasts on FE News, from hour long full production FE podcasts such as SkillsWorldLive in conjunction with the Federation of Awarding Bodies, to weekly podcasts from experts and thought leaders, providing advice and guidance to leaders. FE News also record podcasts at conferences and events, giving you one on one podcasts with education and skills experts on the latest strategies and developments.

We have over 150 education podcasts on FE News, ranging from EdTech podcasts with experts discussing Education 4.0 and how technology is complimenting and transforming education, to podcasts with experts discussing education research, the future of work, how to develop skills systems for jobs of the future to interviews with the Apprenticeship and Skills Minister.

We record our own exclusive FE News podcasts, work in conjunction with sector partners such as FAB to create weekly podcasts and daily education podcasts, through to working with sector leaders creating exclusive education news podcasts.

Education Video Interviews

FE News have over 700 FE Video interviews and have been recording education video interviews with experts for over 12 years. These are usually vox pop video interviews with experts across education and work, discussing blue sky thinking ideas and views about the future of education and work.

Events

FE News has a free events calendar to check out the latest conferences, webinars and events to keep up to date with the latest education news and strategies.

FE Newsrooms

The FE Newsroom is home to your content if you are a FE News contributor. It also help the audience develop relationship with either you as an individual or your organisation as they can click through and ‘box set’ consume all of your previous thought leadership articles, latest education news press releases, videos and education podcasts.

Do you want to contribute, share your ideas or vision or share a press release?

If you want to write a thought leadership article, share your ideas and vision for the future of education or the future of work, write a press release sharing the latest education news or contribute to a podcast, first of all you need to set up a FE Newsroom login (which is free): once the team have approved your newsroom (all content, newsrooms are all approved by a member of the FE News team- no robots are used in this process!), you can then start adding content (again all articles, videos and podcasts are all approved by the FE News editorial team before they go live on FE News). As all newsrooms and content are approved by the FE News team, there will be a slight delay on the team being able to review and approve content.

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