Founded in 1987 by a group of college marketers, the College Marketing Network’s sole purpose is to promote and facilitate best practice. We do this through training and professional development, enabling networking, and supporting our members via a range of online and other services. CMN is a non-profit making body with no commercial ties.

The College Marketing Network is here to support marketing teams in colleges and sixth forms across the country.

CMN runs regular FREE workshops and groups where members meet (online) to share best practice, new ideas and support each other with projects. We also have email groups for specific areas of interest – see the membership section for full details.

The annual CMN Conference will give you new insights, inspiration and support from fellow marketers, giving you new ideas to take away and work with in your college. The one-day event is packed with workshops covering key topics to support your marketing developments in the ever changing landscape of FE.

The FE First Awards, hosted by the CMN each year, is a nationally recognised event to celebrate the amazing work achieved by colleges and sixth forms from all over the UK and is supported by businesses who believe in and support the education sector.

“I was blown away by the range of workshops of offer at the CMN Conference 2022 – it was difficult to choose which ones to attend! The day was very worthwhile and it’s always good to network with fellow marketers and share ideas. As always, I’ll see you again next year. These events are always very inspiring.”
Michelle Blake, Marketing Manager, College of West Anglia

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