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About the College Marketing Network

The College Marketing Network has been supporting marketing professionals working in further education and specialist colleges since 1987. We have members in GFE, specialist and sixth form colleges across the UK. We run the prestigious FE First Awards for marketing excellence, which are presented at our Annual Conference in November.

The College Marketing Network: what’s in it for me?

For just one annual college-wide membership, you and your marketing team can access all our free services and discounts. As a member college of CMN, you can network with colleagues, keep up-to-date and refresh your skills, much of it without leaving your desk. And when you do join us for an event, take advantage of our free meetings, early bird rates and discounts ONLY available to CMN members.

Our member benefits include:

  • Private JISCmail sharing good practice networking group – access to the experience and advice of other CMN members in confidence and from your desk. Join our JISCmail group and you can share your challenges and expertise with colleagues across the country.
  • Online support for Heads of Marketing
  • FREE programme of online training and CPD (currently replacing the Annual Conference and networking meetings).
  • Networking and CPD meetings around the country during Winter and Spring, February – June (currently suspended). Programmes cover all aspects of marketing, speakers are mainly college colleagues, lunch and refreshments are included and meetings are informal and friendly;
  • Significant reductions and early bird rates for our conferences, FE First Award entries and other events. Early bird rates are only available to CMN members and take 30-40% off the full non-member rates;
  • FREE helpline to point you in the right direction when problems occur;
  • Informal professional support and mentoring service for members;
  • FREE publicity for your stories, jobs and initiatives on our website, Facebook page and/or by email;
  • FREE information services via email to all your nominated team members;
  • Email, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn networks;

For more information, contact

In 2017, we marked 30 years of CMN – and we’re still going strong! Join us to enjoy the support of colleagues and to celebrate the best in college marketing.

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