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Press/Magazine articles

The following is a list of all press articles over published over the last year.

January 2018 

Response to the Briefing paper on the Northern Ireland Budgetary Outlook 2018 -2020.  ( Issued 29/01/2018)

Colleges Northern Ireland has responded on behalf of FE Sector and will be lobbying to prevent these significant proposed cuts.  

Equality Monitoring Form ( Issued 23/01/2018)

PR in 2016/2017

14 December 2017

Press release issued by Colleges Northern Ireland entitled Further Education delivering educational success for all to all media outlets. 

Coverage on BBC over radio and television 

04 December 2017 

Colleges Northern Ireland assisted the promotion of " Let's do Business" initiative in conjunction with the Department for the Economy. The joint press release issued to all local print outlets.  
  • Colleges Northern Ireland - Click here 
  • Business First Online - Click here 
  • Belfast Telegraph - Click here 

PR in 2015

Agenda NI - June / July 2015 edition - interview with Gerry Campbell

Business First - June 2015 edition - BEST Awards article

Press Release from the TA Conference - June 2015

Institute of Directors - NI magazine - May 2015 
"The Importance of the Further Education sector to Northern Ireland’s Economy"

Irish News - Feb 2015 - STEM Article
"College STEM qualifications – get ahead of the game"

Press Release on agreed NI Budget 2015-16
CNI responds to the NI Executive’s agreed 2015-16 Budget (19 Jan 2015).pdf

Press Release on Corporation Tax
CNI welcomes legislation to devolve Corporation Tax powers to Stormont (9 Jan 2015).pdf

PR in 2014

Ulster Tatler (January 2014 edition - Education feature)
Strengthening vocation education through the entitlement framework

Federation of Small Business Diary 2015 (Published by Ulster Tatler)
Future Student of Business Awards 2014

Business First (November - December 2014 edition)
'Further education cuts will reduce our ability to support economic growth'
(Page 48 of magazine)

Agenda NI Yearbook (December 2014)
'FE sector supports growth'
(Page 168 of Yearbook)

Agenda NI (November 2014)
'FE budgets are unsustainable'
Agenda NI. (Oct 2014) Impact of FE budget cuts.pdf

Various press including Business First (October 2014)
'New Chair of Colleges NI appointed'
Press release - New Chair of CNI (29 Oct) - FINAL.pdf

Business First Online (October 2014) 
'Northern Ireland student funding cuts examined'
Business First (Oct 2014) Final CNI article.pdf

Agenda NI (Aug/Sept 2014)
'Apprenticeships deliver growth' 
Agenda NI (Sep 2014) Apprenticeships.pdf

Business First (Sept 2014)
'Apprenticeships are meeting employers skill needs' 
Business First - CNI article Apprenticeships Sep 2014 Final.pdf

Business First Online (August 2014)
'Apprenticeships deliver growth'

Belfast Telegraph (Aug 2014) 
FE Supplement titled 'NI Colleges in Focus'
<copy of FE supplement available from Karen Lennon on request>

Irish News (Aug 2014)
FE Supplement 
Colleges NI.pdf

Newsletter (Aug 2014) 
FE Supplement 
<copy of FE supplement available from Karen Lennon on request>

Irish News (August 2014)
'Education cuts will harm the most vulnerable'  
Irish News 5 Aug 'Education Cuts'.pdf

Business First Magazine (June 2014)
'Innovation Shines at BEST Awards'
Business First Article (Jun 2014).pdf also online at

PIPS Magazine Article (May 2014)
'Local Colleges supporting health and well being'
PIPS Magazine, Article on college mental health provision, May 2014.pdf

Ability NI Article (April 2014)
'Colleges in NI offer a range of provision'
Ability NI - Colleges NI article on provision (April 2014).pdf

Belfast Telegraph - Debate NI (April 2014)
New industrial relations framework paves the way for modernisation within the FE sector' 
Belfast Telegraph - Dedate NI article - Industrial Relations (Apriol 2014).pdf

Irish News (Feb 2014)
'How colleges are driving the STEM agenda forward'  
Irish News - STEM Article, Feb 2014.pdf

Agenda NI Learning and Skills Supplement (Feb 2014)
'Meeting skills needs in challenging times' 
Agenda NI (Feb 2014) Learning and Skills Supplement Article.pdf

Agenda NI Public Sector Yearbook 2014 (January 2014)
FE colleges support NI economy'
Colleges NI - Agenda NI yearbook (Oct 2013).pdf

PR in 2012/ 2013

FSB Diary and Handbook (December 2013)
'Colleges open doors for your business'
FSB Handbook - Article on FSB Awards (Dec 2013).pdf

Business First Online (December 2013)
'Entrepreneurs of tomorrow awarded' 
Business First - FSB Article, Dec 2013.pdf

Bring IT On Campaign Brochure (Oct 2013)

Agenda NI (February 2013) 
'Colleges: A key economic driver'

ICT courses available within the FE sector - ESkills (October 2013)

Agenda NI (October 2012)
'CNI: Open for Business'