The Boar: University staff union marches against education funding cuts

theboar_400x400University of Warwick student newspaper The Boar has written about the FE funding cuts showing that they are causing major concern outside further education.

The Boar reports one professor at the university who said ‘Many of the students I teach at Warwick come through FE colleges or are part of the Warwick 2+2 programme which works through local partner FE colleges. I know how hard colleagues there work and deplore any undermining or downgrading of the excellent, empowering work they do.’

University staff union marches against education funding cuts

Matt Barker | The Boar | 27 March 2015

On 18 March, University and College Union (UCU) members went to parliament to lobby MPs over budget cuts to further education (FE).

It was announced on 26 February that the Adult skills budget, responsible for funding a range of FE courses and colleges for adult learners, would be cut by 11 percent in 2015 to £3.91bn.

£770 million has been ring-fenced for apprenticeships, meaning many FE providers will experience unprecedented cuts of up to 24 percent… [more]