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AoC London Member's Bulletin - Issue 121


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AoC London Member's Bulletin - Issue 121

  1. 1. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin28 September 2012 – Issue 121Dear Colleagues,AoC London’s Regional Committee held its first meeting of the season with a great discussionto inform AoC London’s top policy priorities for the coming year. There is more work andconsultation to do, but after this we will be in a strong position to prepare a revised statementon behalf of AoC London and all members. I will keep you all posted.I am very much looking forward to meeting London Principals next week. The AoC London’sPrincipal’s Forum meets on October 2nd 4.00 – 6.00pm at City of Westminster College. Thetheme for this interactive session is around Funding Reforms and London Colleges. We have anexcellent line up of key contributors including the Skills Funding Agency, Education Agency,National Apprenticeship Service, and London Council. Julian Gravatt from AoC will also bejoining the session.On a different note you may know we are bringing together as many stories as possible onLondon Colleges’ contribution to the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Thankyou to all those Colleges which have furnished us with material, but please keep it coming toEvelina Bagusyte.Best wishesCaroline NevilleUPCOMING EVENTSAoC National and AoC Create eventsAoC 16-19 Study Programmes Roadshow sponsored by DfE, 8 October, Holiday Inn RegentsPark, LondonThe Department for Education (DfE) is sponsoring a series of regional 16-19 Study ProgrammesRoadshows that will help Colleges prepare for the curriculum and funding changes comingnext September. The Government response to the 16-19 Study Programmes consultation andthe 16-19 Funding review signal big changes to the way Colleges organise the curriculum for16-19 at all levels, across all types of programme including A levels as well as vocationalcourses. The new 16-19 funding methodology will fund students for Programmes of Studyrather then by individual qualification.To find out more about the event and to register your attendance please visit the AoC Createwebsite.AoC Employment Law Conference 2012The AoC Employment Law Conference is a key learning event for HR professionals and is theonly employment law conference designed specifically for the further education sector. The
  2. 2. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 28 September 2012event offers a unique opportunity for College HR professionals to gain the latest information,advice and updates in employment law.To find out more about the event please visit the AoC Create website.Other eventsDeveloping skills and employability in London – the evolving role of Further Education,Friday 14 December, BarclaysBarclays Bank, with support from AoC London, are developing this interactive event to discussways in which FE and businesses can collaborate to ensure skills provision meets the existingand future needs of both London’s economy and employers. Issues to be discussed willinclude: new models of working together; means by which FE and business can communicateand build a strategy; what businesses want from the education system and currentgaps/challenges; other stakeholders i.e.: LAs/LEPs, examples of what’s working; the currentneeds in London skills-wise; the competitive landscape for investment both nationally andinternationally.For more information please contact Evelina Bagusyte.CALLS FOR ACTIONNominations are now being accepted for the AoC Student of the Year award 2012Let us remind you that the entries for the AoC Student of the Year Award are opened. Collegescan nominate any student whose achievements are truly remarkable. The award will be centralto the AoC Annual Conference’s showcase of student talent, with the winners announced at theprestigious Gala Dinner on Wednesday 21 November.The deadline for submissions is Friday 5 October 2012. This year the application form will besent out via an online process. Please see the Student of the Year Awards pages for moreinformation and details on how to apply.AoC Student Photography Competition 2012Please also note applications are now being invited for AoC’s fourth Student PhotographyCompetition. This annual contest has been highly successful and it gets bigger and bigger everyyear with a phenomenal amount of entries. The photographs have been used for AoCpublications, marketing materials and on the website to promote Colleges. This year’s theme issimply ‘Being a student’.Winners will be announced at AoC’s Annual Conference Gala dinner in Birmingham onWednesday 21 November. There will be a gallery with a selection of entries displayed at theConference which attracts over 1200 delegates.For more information please visit the AoC website. Page 2 of 6
  3. 3. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 28 September 2012Box Office Bioethics: a film-making competition for studentsBox Office Bioethics is a student film competition organised by the Nuffield Council onBioethics. The competition aims to get students making short films about contemporarybioethics issues. Films can be about any bioethics topic, providing that it falls within thebiological and medical sciences and the ethical dimensions of the issue are clearly presentedand explored in engaging and creative ways.Winners in each category will receive a prize of £200 in gift vouchers and their film will beshown at the Councils annual public lecture in London in spring 2013. Runners up in eachcategory will receive £50 in gift vouchers.The competition is open until 28 February 2013. For more information please contact Council’swebsite.USEFUL INFORMATIONStart Up LoansStart Up Loans is the £82m government backed initiative to provide business loans to 18 - 24year olds in England and is headed by Lord Young and James Caan. We are looking tocollaborate with delivery partners involved in access to youth, lending or pre-business supportand mentoring.If you believe your organisation has something to offer in any of these areas you should contactus now.The Start Up Loans Company will work with applicants that cannot cover all of the areas listedabove to form mutually supportive consortia.Please e-mail Nicholas Dear on to register your interest.LONDON COLLEGES NEWSGlobal Young Entrepreneur Honors Uxbridge College Students Uxbridge College students received awards from a young entrepreneur who has built a global business from making jam to his Nans recipes. The 23-year-old SuperJam innovator Fraser Doherty started making and selling jam when he was just 14, and now supplies 2,000 supermarkets internationally including Waitrose, Tesco and Morrisons. Fraser congratulated the Uxbridge College students who included the overall winner Katherine Price of Ruislip, who received the Super Star prize sponsored by Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets.Uxbridge College pictureKatherine, a student on the BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts Music Practice, was chosen for herpersonal achievements, as well as for the way in which she has influenced the course to give it agreater emphasis on classical music. She plays the piano, flute and cello and has performed atevents including Cinderella, and at college open evenings. She will now study music atuniversity.To read a full story please visit London Colleges website. Page 3 of 6
  4. 4. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 28 September 2012Recent AoC LR meetingsDate Meetings with – Attendees Feedback17 September Youth Justice Board/YOT/ JS AoCLR Working Group meeting to AoCLR Working Group finalise the Colleges/YOT Protocol.18 September Lyndon Sly, City of CN Planning AoC London HE network for Westminster College and 2012/2013 Nick Davy, AoC20 September AoC ACER London CN The Agenda included: Procurement Network • Procurement Matters Meeting • An overview of what the new London (ACER managed) procurement service offers • Update on AoC National procurement support24 September AoC/Colleges/Youth CN, JS This meeting was to promote the Justice Board Meeting AoC/YOT Protocol – An Information Sharing and Joint Working agreement between Colleges, YOTs and Secure Establishments.24 September Peter Mayhew – Smith, CN Meeting with Kingston and Carshalton Principal College Principals Group25 September London Apprenticeship JS National Apprenticeship Awards & Awards National Training Awards 201227 September City Deal Event CN The Agenda included: • Ian Ashman – AoC • Kim Thorneywork – SFA • Peter Roberts – Principal of Leeds City College27 September AoC Urban Colleges IA, CN The Agenda included: Group • Review of morning session – Colleges and City Deals • Ofsted and Urban Colleges • Update from meeting with Centre for Cities27 September London Regional CN,JS The Agenda included: Committee Meeting • Funding Agency updates • Governors’ Engagement • AoC updates27 September Talent Matching Steering JS “London Youth”-led steering group to Group devise the Talent Match programme for young people, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.28 September Rhian Johnson, CN, JS 2012 Olympic Jobs Evaluation Consultant, SQW Page 4 of 6
  5. 5. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 28 September 2012Future AoC LR meetings Date Meetings with – Attendees Agenda 1 October Diana Neal, Head of CN Regular catch up meeting Economy, London Councils 1 October YMCA event CN, JS The Agenda to be confirmed 2 October World Skills Meeting CN The Agenda includes: • WorldSkills Engagement in London • Future WorldSkills group/ communication structure 2 October ESOL meeting (GLA, JCP, CN To discuss ESOL workshop SFA, NCS) 2 October AoC London Principals’ AoCLR The Theme – Funding Reforms and Forum London Colleges 4 October Tony Medhurst, Principal CN College visit: Harrow College 4 October Vic Grimes, CN Regular catch up meeting Apprenticeships 5 October Micelle Cuomo and Andrew JS To discuss FE Principals Meeting’s agenda Gates, GLA 8 October AoC 16-19 Study CN You can find the Agenda on the AoC Programmes Roadshow Create website sponsored by DfE 10 October LWBLA Conference CN, JS The Agenda to be confirmed 10 October Gary Chin, Principal CN College visit: Greenwich Community College 11 October Mary Vine-Morris, London CN Regular catch up meeting Councils 11 October Paul Wakeling, Principal CN College visit: Havering Sixth Form College 11 October Mary Vine Morris CN Regular catch up meeting 12 October Paul Tucker, Job Centre Plus CN Regular catch up meetingAoC London Network Events and Dates for the Diary • AoC London Principals’ Forum, Tuesday 2 October, 4.00pm-6.00pm at City of Westminster College, Paddington Green Campus, Paddington Green, London W2 1NB. For more information please contact Evelina Bagusyte. • AoC London Clerks’ Network meeting, Friday 19 October, 2.00-5.00pm at AoC offices, Stedham Place. For more information please contact Evelina Bagusyte. • AoC London Heads of Student Services Network meeting, Tuesday 16 October, 10.00am-1.00pm at AoC offices, Stedham Place. For more information please contact Evelina Bagusyte. Page 5 of 6
  6. 6. AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 28 September 2012 • AoC London Marketing Committee meeting, Wednesday 17 October, 9.30am-11.00am at AoC offices, Stedham Place. For more information please contact Judith Smyth. • AoC London Regional Committee Principals meeting with Munira Mirza, Mayoral Advisor, Thursday 18 October, 10.00am-11.30am, City Hall. For more information please contact Evelina Bagusyte. • AoC London Regional Forum, Thursday 18 October, 5.00pm-6.30pm at Eversheds, 1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS. For more information please contact Evelina Bagusyte. • AoC London Vice Principals C&Q Network meeting, Monday 22 October, 3.00pm- 5.00pm at AoC offices, Stedham Place. Please email Evelina Bagusyte for more information. • AoC London HE Coordinators Network meeting, Wednesday 24 October, 2.00pm- 5.00pm at AoC offices, Stedham Place. Please email Evelina Bagusyte for more information. • AoC London Strategic Group for Sport meeting, Thursday 25 October 10.00am- 11.30am at AoC offices, Stedham Place. Please email Evelina Bagusyte for more information.Policy and other documents GLA news What more can be done to tackle food poverty in London? Support for London’s high streets on the agenda If you wish to contact the AoC London office to give feedback on this Bulletin, to request additional information where we have offered it, or to provide suggested content for future issues, please email Evelina Bagusyte. Caroline Neville Judith Smyth Regional Director Deputy Director Evelina Bagusyte Etha Taylor Regional Co-ordinator Team Administrator Page 6 of 6