Walsall College have launched a touring ‘Love Wall’ during Colleges Week; a week-long campaign by colleges across the country to showcase the excellent work being undertaken on a daily basis, together with a national lobby of Parliament to raise awareness about the reduction in education funding once a student turns age 16.
The Love Wall will visit each of the College’s campuses, so students can share what they love most about Walsall College on post-it notes. Students will also be invited to talk about their dreams and aspirations on camera, which will be shared across most of Walsall College’s social media platforms.
The ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign is a partnership between Association of Colleges (AoC), National Union of Students (NUS), Association of College and School Leaders (ASCL), University and Colleges Union (UCU), Unison, GMB, TUC and National Education Union (NEU).
Walsall College is a vital part of the local area, supporting in excess of 15,000 students to learn, train and leave us as skilled, professional and enterprising individuals, ready for future employment.
We are one of the largest providers of 16-18 apprentice training in the West Midlands, engaging with over 700 employers. Over the last 6 years, Walsall College have invested millions in seven state-of-the-art campuses, including the recently opened Digital Engineering Skills Centre.
Jatinder Sharma OBE, Principal at Walsall College, said: “Students are at the heart of everything we do at the college. If we can achieve a yearly 5 per cent annual increase in the 16 to 19 funding rate for the next five years, we hope to invest further in our facilities, as well as attracting and retaining expert staff so our students learn from the very best.
David Hughes, Chief Executive of the Association of Colleges, said: “Every single day colleges provide a world class education and transform the lives of millions of people.
Colleges Week is an opportunity to celebrate the brilliant things that go on and a chance to showcase the brilliant staff that make it possible. It is simple, if we want a world-class education system then we need to properly invest in it.”
Walsall College offers a wide range of apprenticeships and courses for school leavers, adults and those looking to progress onto university. For more information about enrolling on a course at Walsall College, please call 01922 657000.