Hackney college marches over ‘unfair’ arts cuts: three courses face the axe

Hackney GazetteThe Hackney Gazette reports on the lobby of parliament which was supported by staff and students from Hackney Community College which is facing ‘unfair and disproportionate’ cuts of £2.9m.


Hackney college marches over ‘unfair’ arts cuts: three courses face the axe

Hackney Gazette | 16 June 2015

Staff and students from Hackney Community College will march on Thursday to express their disappointment at “unfair and disproportionate” £2.9m cuts.

The college in Falkirk Street is consulting about the proposed funding cuts which are part of the government’s ongoing deficit reduction strategy, and will be implemented in the forthcoming academic year.

Its three BTEC art and design courses could now face the chop, although it will still offer digital media, fashion and performing arts qualification courses, as well as a strong range of adult part-time arts courses… [more]