STRATFORD-UPON-AVON COLLEGE REPRESENTS HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE PARLIAMENTARY REVIEW

Stratford-upon-Avon College has been selected to appear in the 2015/16 edition of The Parliamentary Review. Established by former minister The Rt Hon David Curry shortly after the 2010 general election, The Parliamentary Review’s September release has become a key fixture in the political calendar.

Stratford-upon-Avon College features alongside the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Philip Hammond, and a small number of outstanding organisations in the Higher & Further Education edition. The main aim of The Review is to showcase best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector, with this edition aimed particularly at policymakers and executives within Higher Education.

Alongside pieces from the selected representatives and an introduction from the Chancellor, it contains a look back at the year in Westminster and Higher Education, with the political commentary written by Mark D’Arcy, BBC’s Parliamentary Correspondent.

The document is sent out to tens of thousands of leading policymakers. The articles in The Review act as both a blueprint for success and a template for reform.

Director of The Parliamentary Review, Daniel Yossman, said: “It’s been an utter privilege to work with a range of organisations from across the country in this year’s Review. Without their input, our aims of spreading expert knowledge and raising standards simply would not be achievable. They’ll be a hard act to follow and next year’s organisations will have to be on the top of their game to meet the challenge.”

The Rt Hon David Curry, Editor of The Parliamentary Review, commented: “Each of the representatives brings something very different to the table, while at the same time capitalising on the collective wisdom of their industry. There may be choppy waters ahead but organisations across the country would be well-advised to keep an eye on the representatives in this year’s Review when deciding how to set their sails.”

Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Philip Hammond, concurred: “The message we take to the world is this: we are the same outward-looking, globally-minded, big-thinking country we have always been – and we remain very firmly open for business.”

Nicola Mannock, Principal and CEO of Stratford-upon-Avon College, said: “We are immensely proud to have our ethos and achievements recognised and to be selected to represent the best that the country has to offer in Further and Higher Education.  It reflects on everyone associated with the College – our Chairman and Board of Governors, staff and students – and I should like to thank them all sincerely for their contribution in making us worthy of this honour.”

The Parliamentary Review’s publication is marked by gala events at the House of Commons on the 19th and 23rd September.

For more information on any of Stratford-upon-Avon College’s courses, please visit www.stratford.ac.uk or call the College on 01789 266245.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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