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Liberal Youth seeks your views on improving further education

LY campaigning in WestonYesterday Nick Clegg made an announcement on Further Education. This is a response from members of Liberal Youth’s working group on Further Education.

Nick Clegg’s announcement yesterday was largely focussed on improving careers advice, severely damaged as a result of the scrapping of Connexions, and giving those who haven’t gone to Higher Education an equal chance to those who have. Nick talked about creating a ‘one stop shop’ website for 16 year olds to help them plan their next move, similar to UCAS but will include information about apprenticeships, …

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Liberal Youth Activate gives the new Liberal Youth leadership a renewed focus on Further Education

liberalyouthI write post Activate, Liberal Youth’s flagship training weekend. This year, it also included policy debates and constitutional amendments – two of which were on Further Education.

Liberal Youth’s leadership on Further Education has improved significantly over the past year, with Freshers Fairs conducted in FE institutions for the first time, as well as training for regional chairs on how to engage with Further Education students in their areas.

I’ve demanded much better from the Liberal Youth Executive for 6 years, arguing that setting our foundations in Further Education would make the …

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LibLink: Tavish Scott says college row marks a turning point for the SNP

Tavish Scott has written a column for the Scotsman criticising the SNP Government for abuse of power and neutering the Holyrood Parliament. His comments come in the wake of a row about the Education Secretary Mike Russell effectively engineered the resignation of the Chairman of Stow College in Glasgow. Kirk Ramsay had been a vociferous critic of Russell’s cuts in the sector.

The story so far:

Ramsay records Russell’s on-the-record remarks at a meeting with about 80 people present at which the Cabinet Secretary was discussing his plans for the Further Education sector. He did so because he suffers from Tinnitus and …

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  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 20th Apr - 12:04am
    But it isn't compulsory to be educated by the state. I wasn't...why should my taxes go to fund the primary and secondary education of others?
  • User AvatarTCO 19th Apr - 11:14pm
    @Philip Thomas if the state deems education is compulsory then it should fund education. Post 18 education is not compulsory and the individual gets a...
  • User AvatarDavid Allen 19th Apr - 11:10pm
    The biggest political story today is of course about carnage off the coast of Europe. A big campaigning issue, then?
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 19th Apr - 10:56pm
    TCO. Really? Lack of primary school education wouldn't damage an individual's chances in life at all, then?
  • User AvatarTCO 19th Apr - 10:20pm
    @Bolano but post 18 the benefits to the individual are far greater.
  • User AvatarJonathan Pile 19th Apr - 10:18pm
    Good luck Charles such a pity your leadership was brought down and our wing of the party did not better cover from the Cleggites. Looking...
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