Last week leaders from across the world of FE were at Birmingham’s Hyatt Hotel on the first evening (November 17) of the Association of Colleges (AoC) conference for a three-course meal before the auction and raffle took place.
The £14,000 raised overall was a record for the event that FE Week hosts at the conference every year, in aid of the foundation that provides financial support and mentoring to disadvantaged FE learners.
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Disadvantaged Further Education students triumph against the odds
The success of over 87 students who have been helped by the Helena Kennedy Foundation to overcome a variety of obstacles was celebrated at the House of Lords on Monday 2 March 2015.
The House of Lords celebration brought together students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have progressed from FE colleges from as far afield as Hull and up into higher education. The event was supported by exam board OCR.
Each student selected by the Helena Kennedy Foundation received a bursary of £1500 to help cover the costs of university study, as well as