Sussex Learning Network is a partnership of further education colleges, universities, local authorities and local enterprise agencies. Through working together, we aim to enable all young learners in the region to access, participate in and progress through to higher-level education, with a view to transforming lives and providing skilled workers for the region’s economy. We do this through:
We work together to create a strategic approach to further education and economic growth across Sussex, as well as a wider range of opportunities for learners.
We develop secure funding for and deliver a variety of innovative projects with the help of our training provider and career guidance partners.
We provide learning resources, such as our case studies and toolkits, and opportunities for career practitioners to upskill and share good practice.
We commission research on the local labour market, seek to influence government policy, and provide news and commentary on developments across the sector.
In response to the lockdown and the challenges presented by school closures during the pandemic, the Universities of Sussex, Brighton and Chichester and Brighton and Sussex Medical School have developed innovative, engaging virtual outreach offerings. Each offers subject-specific activities as well as demonstrating the wide variety of university experiences available to students in the region.
Two SLN-commissioned reports are contributing to the creation of a pan-Sussex strategy to improve the delivery of education during the pandemic.