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Love Our Colleges X Love Your High Street

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Love Our Colleges X Love Your High Street explores the potential benefits that Colleges and local High Streets might enjoy through enhanced interrelationships.

High Streets have for decades been the focal point of our towns and villages; as much a place to meet as a place to trade. But lifestyles and habits are changing and with the ascent of online shopping, falling profits and rising costs, many high streets are fading, if not failing. The high streets that are surviving are doing so through the nurture of market responsive independent retailers, targeted community enterprise and local distinctiveness.

But over the last decade, UK Colleges have been hit by a 30% funding cut which has dramatically impacted upon adult and youth education. The result is fewer people in learning, less teaching hours and a growing population that lacks the skills required to prosper and contribute towards a vibrant local economy.

As separate entities, these two UK institutions could struggle. Might they be better off if they worked together, blurring boundaries and forging new relationships, stimulating enterprise and supporting learning? A glorious symbiosis between College and High Street!

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Jarrell Goh
Poetry
Robert Dee
Film Direction and Camera
Thom O'Driscoll
Second Camera
Kirsty Howell
Audio Recording
Coda to Coda
Sound Mix

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