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History never had it so good

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Martha Rose Coll, Catholic studies Masters student

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A Government funding bombshell has left managers reeling - and rising to the challenge

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Green shoots of recovery in Kent

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Residential colleges offer a solution to those who want to escape family life, says Caitlin Davies

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During July and August you can take courses that prepare you for life at university

When studying just clicks

More than a million and a half people have tried the Government's e-learning service

Can I land my helicopter here?

College students and staff met the politicians in the general election campaign, says Neil Merrick

Eight years of hard Labour

The Government has ducked the big issues in further education, says Neil Merrick

Leading article: Colleges deserve more

Schools, celebrities and college students will join together today in a campaign to press the Government to close the grossly unjust funding gap between school sixth forms and local sixth-form and further education colleges.

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