The public purse has to be spent wisely and there are many societal challenges to tackle and basic needs to meet.

Education is the solution to many problems, such as supporting economic growth, helping those out of work, and looking after the health and wellbeing of our people.

But wherever you are, the need is greater than the budget.

Acting as a champion for our students, we ensure those developing legislation and policies, and making funding decisions, remember those who are farthest from study and employment, and often living in areas of multiple deprivation.

We want to ensure no-one is left behind. We know it is much easier to show results when investing in those closest to opportunity, but that’s not a reason to forget those who need more support.

If you can help us champion the cause, or invest in our students’ futures, please let us know.