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News at a Glance: Fe News

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

News at a Glance: Fe News

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Norwich changes its foreign policy

City College Norwich is to drop a controversial pilot scheme that outsourced the processing of student applications to India. As reported in TES earlier this month ("College pilot for offshore admin hits a few snags", 6 April), the college admitted that the Pounds 8,800, three-month project had encountered "teething problems". It has now decided not to extend the pilot after admitting it would take longer than had been thought to deliver "added value". Jon Richards, head of education at Unison, which opposed the project, said: "It seems straight common sense that at a time of heavy public spending cuts, taxpayers' money should be spent in local communities, rather than on exploiting cheap labour abroad."

New president at the AoC

The Association of Colleges (AoC) has announced that Maggie Galliers, principal of Leicester College, will become its new president. Ms Galliers has been in charge at Leicester since 2002 and is a former principal of Henley College Coventry. She will take over from current AoC president Fiona McMillan in August. "Colleges are the backbone of the education sector and offer programmes of a breadth and depth that are second to none," Ms Galliers said. …

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