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Secret Lecturer: Dodging the perils of college restructuring

Restructuring in colleges is pretty commonplace nowadays. Since 2015 when the FE sector’s area reviews began, we have seen 44 college mergers, four more are planned for the rest of this year, three college-university mergers are under discussion and almost a score of sixth-form colleges have converted to 16-19 academies. And that’s not forgetting more than a dozen failed mergers and all those institutions restructuring without merging.