Consultation on the Proposals for the Merger of Dundee and Angus Further Education Colleges

14 March 2013

Dundee and Angus Further Education Colleges have this week published a detailed set of joint proposals for their merger: Decisions and Ambitions for a New College Serving Dundee and Angus.

In the introduction they say:

"In response to the (Scottish) Government’s aims for the reform of further education in
Scotland, Angus College and Dundee College are currently working to create a strong and influential college for Tayside. The target vesting day for the new college is 1 November 2013.

"As part of the merger planning process, we are holding a formal consultation on the proposed merger, which will run from 8 March to
19 April 2013

"You can read our consultation document online - we would welcome your views on the proposed merger.

"The responses will help inform and shape the new college.

"We consider it critical to our future success that the new college meets the needs of all of our stakeholders, not least our students, staff and employers.

"You can respond by submitting your comments online or you can download a printable version of the Consultation Response Form.

If you would like to request a printed copy of the Consultation Document or Consultation Response Form, please contact Dundee College Marketing Department on 01382 834948 or marketing@dundeecollege.ac.uk "

Given the importance of Dundee College to the breadth of educational opportunities in our city, I have written to the Director of Education to urge that the prepares a draft response to this consultation and brings this to the next Education Committee for approval.