ACER is the regional office for the AoC in the East of England. ACER’s Chief Executive, Keith Middleton, is the Regional Director.
A key AoC role is to represent colleges in the political arena to the government, to MPs, to the media and to other national organisations. AoC engages in the debate about the future of colleges by responding to government consultations, by providing evidence to Select Committees and MPs and by providing briefing on issues that are important to colleges. AoC’s board steers overall policy.
College members have an opportunity to influence AoC positions by talking to AoC staff, by responding to AoC briefings and by attending national and regional AoC meetings.