Lobby and petition for further education

Not-for-profit blog Women’s Views on News has reported on the lobby of parliament held on 16 June, and the wider campaign to defend adult education.

Women's Views On NewsLobby and petition for further education

Women’s Views on News | 19 June 2015

‘The very existence of adult education is in jeopardy’.

As part of the ‘love further education’ – #lovefe – campaign to save adult education from the proposed 24 per cent cuts to the England lifelong learning budget, a lobby of parliament at Westminster was held on 16 June 2015.

The government’s Skills Funding Agency has estimated that cuts could amount to 24 per cent for non-apprenticeship learning in the 2015-16 year.

So at the lobby, which was organised by the University and College Union (UCU), newly elected MPs were asked to stop the cuts and commit to properly funded lifelong learning… [continue reading on the Women’s Views on News website]