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Working with video production agency Clearhead, Moulton College and Aspire Higher took the bold decision to deliver their first ever virtual events this year resulting in a record number of pre-registrations, online engagement and student conversions.  This time of year would usually be jam-packed with on-campus events and school outreach visits for both educational...

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Learn how to code Our analysis found that coding skills are paid extremely well. PL/SQL, which stands for “Procedural Language extensions to SQL”, is the best-paid coding skill, offering an average salary of £70,797.  The most in-demand job skill is SQL, with 22,140 jobs looking for people with this skill. 17,781 jobs...

Nicola Graham, Rosie Hudson, Izzy Sambles, Angus Firth, Alex Sheard, Sam Tiller, Oscar Bond, Ari Biggart and Zara Burton have each earned one of only 35 prestigious RAEng Leaders Scholarship awards given out annually to students across the UK.

The RAEng Leaders Scholarship scheme enables engineering undergraduates, who want to become leadership role models, to undertake an accelerated personal development programme. The winners receive mentoring and £5,000 from the RAEng towards training and experience, over a period of three years, to help fast-track their engineering careers.

The students, who are all studying either Engineering Design or Civil Engineering, already have firm ideas on how they’d like to use the award, both to aid their personal development and to make a positive impact on society.

Izzy, Nicola and Rosie all plan to conduct overseas voluntary work on engineering projects that can help improve health and living conditions for rural communities. Oscar, Ari and Alex are also keen to gain overseas work experience, but on projects linked to renewable energy. Angus, Zara and Sam want to strengthen their experience gained from their manufacturing-related industrial placements on technologies such as Robotics and Additive Manufacturing.

Many of the students also plan to conduct Language courses to experience new cultures and to widen their opportunities to work abroad.

Rosie Hudson, a fourth-year Engineering Design student said, “I’m extremely excited to have been invited to join the 25th cohort of Engineering Leader Scholars. I’m looking forward to using the award to undertake a language course and a voluntary overseas placement, which will help me pursue international development opportunities in my future career.”

In addition to these awards, Engineering Design graduate Dmitro Khroma has also recently been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering SME Leaders Award for his successful development of Swytch ebikes, a company he co-founded in 2017 whilst still at University. The Award will provide Dmitro with a £10,000 training grant to help him scale up the company, which is about to launch a new version of its novel electric bike conversion kit.

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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.


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.


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.

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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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