On Wednesday 25 March at 6pm the Student Assembly Against Austerity is joining the UCU (University & College Union) to say: Don’t destroy lifelong learning: save adult education and stop the cuts! Assembly at City Lit, Keeley Street, London WC2B 4BA (near Holborn Station)
SIGN THE PETITION
Sign the petition to save adult learning here. Over 21,000 people already have!
Further and Adult Education are under attack and we need to take action ahead of the General Election.
In February the government announced cuts in adult further education of 24% in 2015-16. This is on top of the 32% real terms cut to the adult skills budget since 2010.
These cuts are a further blow to colleges who have already lost around one million learners.
These cuts will result in the loss of provision for those who need a ‘second’ chance at education outside of the ‘school’ system.
These cuts are likely to:
- Reduce the number of adults returning to learn or to retrain at a time when most people agree that education, skills and retraining should be a priority
- Place colleges under severe financial pressure, leading to course or possibly institutional closures and redundancies
- Affect vulnerable learners most severely, as ore flexible courses are axed in favour of apprenticeships
- Affect higher level courses as fewer students will be able to access learning which acts as a ‘stepping stone’
Get involved in the campaign to save Further and Adult Education today – visit the UCU campaign website here.