News (2019)

TES Fe 2019 awards celebration event raises funds in aid of Helena Kennedy Foundation

Further Education colleges from across the UK gathered at the Grosvenor Hotel on 23rd March 2019.  The event celebrated FE winners and the Beacon awards. Helena Kennedy Foundation was the chosen charity of the night, a total of £4,414.02 was raised with another just under £2k in pledges.  The funds raised will go towards providing financial support and mentoring to disadvantaged FE learners. Stephen Exley, TES Fe Editor said   “In November 1998, Tes reported on the launch of the Helena Kennedy Foundation at the Association of Colleges’ Annual Conference. I’m pleased that, two

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Celebration time at House of Lords for Bursary winners

The Helena Kennedy Foundation celebration event held on 18th March 2019 at the house of Lords recognised over 75 students who received a bursary. The event brought together students who have overcome barriers to education and progressed from FE colleges from across the UK  into higher education. The event was supported by the Skills and Education Group.  All bursary winners selected received a bursary of up to £2,250 to help cover the costs of university study, as well as on-going guidance and training from the Foundation. The Helena Kennedy Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary in November 2018.  The Foundation was

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