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Think Further is a thought-leadership initiative created by the Association of Colleges (AoC) in partnership with NCFE.

Think Further offers a platform for the FE sector to provide deep insight and informed thought leadership on a range of topics. It brings together research-led think pieces and blogs steeped in the experience and expertise of the further education and skills sector. Its authors are true thought leaders – from college principals to leading academics and the sector’s closest partners. 

This is an opportunity to provide a unique platform for some of the most experienced and expert people in the sector. Thanks to our partnership with the Association of Colleges, we can facilitate think pieces and thought leadership from across the further education and skills sector that will spark ideas, driving improvements and innovation through collaboration and knowledge sharing.

David Gallagher, CEO at NCFE

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Interested in writing for Think Further?

Contact Julia Belgutay, Senior Policy Manager at the Association of Colleges

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What makes a great mentor?

Stephanie Marshall-Whitley, Lecturer at Truro and Penwith College, Cornwall, and Research Further Scholar

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Is workload one of the FE sector’s ‘wicked problems’?

Katie Stafford, Deputy Principal at New City College: Hackney Campus and Research Further Scholar

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Educational improvement is a shared endeavour

Marin Hoskin, Teaching Fellow, School of Education, Languages and Linguistics, Portsmouth University, and Research Further Scholar

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Why college art spaces need to be protected

Evan Wood, Research Further Scholar and HE Curriculum Leader, Creative Industries, Barnsley College

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Let’s move beyond mindset and aim for small successes

Rachel Arnold, English Lecturer and Teaching and Learning Coach, Solihull College and University Centre

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How I extend Black History Month throughout the year

Ellisha Soanes, Co-Director of Aspire Black Suffolk

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How can we say multiculturalism has failed when we struggle to explain what it is?

Arv Kaushal, Head of People Development and EDI at Milton Keynes College Group

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So many of us feel it – but can we beat imposter syndrome?

Rachel Whitton, Research Further Scholar and Curriculum Manager at Warrington and Vale Royal College

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