With the close of the 2016-17 session we have been reflecting on our work over the past year. This has included a review of the feedback we've received from college colleagues, and we are pleased to share a selection of these comments with you.

We've also started planning for the year ahead. Two key events coming up at the start of next session are aimed at students as well as staff. The first is a chance to learn about the opportunities for overseas study and work, and the second is a lively event providing hands-on experiences relating to career opportunities in the food and drink industry. Places are being snapped up quickly so please get your students signed up for these fantastic events.

CDN is also partnering with Saïd Business School, Oxford University and the Education & Training Foundation to provide a unique opportunity for strategic leaders in the sector.

I hope you are enjoying a pleasant summer, meantime, don't hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss any aspect of our work: jim.metcalfe@cdn.ac.uk  
Jim Metcalfe, Chief Executive, College Development Network (CDN)

2016-17 in numbers
During the 2016-17 session we welcomed 5,568 delegates to 310 CDN events and network meetings, an average of 464 delegates to 26 events and meetings every month.
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Sharing #CDNsunshine  
We are proud of our work with the college sector and pleased to share feedback from college colleagues that demonstrates its positive impact.
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Strategic Leadership Programme 
CDN is working in partnership with Saïd Business School at Oxford University and the Education & Training Foundation to provide college Principals with an opportunity to participate in a UK-wide pilot Further Education Strategic Leadership Programme. 
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Open up your world with Erasmus+
Erasmus+ offers wonderful opportunities for education practitioners and youth leaders, pupils, students, apprentices and volunteers to study and work overseas. This exciting event on 8 September, Open up your world with Erasmus+, offers a fun and vibrant approach to finding out about the benefits of overseas experiences, particularly within the context of raising attainment and inclusion.
Food and Drink Careers Expo         
Staff and students are invited to journey through the food and drink process - from farm and sea to fork. There will be hands-on demonstrations and practical sessions, from live cooking to science experiments; and lots of inspiration and information about career opportunities in this fast-growing sector.  
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