But worse is the fact that the Government is refusing adequately to fund continued expansion in many colleges which have met their growth targets. Local demand for education and training is rising, the size of the school- leaver cohort is growing, and the economic imperative of improving educational provision for people in employment is accepted.
Yet the Sheffield College is poised to have to cut provision in some subject areas, to close sites, and to shed staff. This crisis is largely of the Government's making and emergency measures are now needed to avert it.
the University and
College Lecturers' Union