LinkedIn Profile Logos

LinkedIn is critical for professional recruitment while guidance by Careers Advisors is to create and to optimise a LinkedIn profile. In November 2017 LinkedIn even added a Career Advice feature help find and connect with the right people to speak to about careers, industries and projects. LinkedIn provide an incredible powerful tool for HR Managers in charge of recruitment. They also specifically provide recruitment tools for non-profit organisations such as FE/6F/AE Colleges and resources specifically for Higher Education Providers and Students. The advice they provide to Employers has two steps; Create and then Optimise a Company Page; (There is some confusion about creating an alternative School page but in 2016 these were merged into the Company page). Guidance for both Employers and Candidates is easy to find and straightforward to undertake: 
Company Page Logo Specifications

Unpopulated LinkedIn Company ProfileIn 2014 LinkedIn changed the logo specifications from 100px2 to a minimum of 300px2 which then stretches the pixel into horrible low quality version of the corporate logo. Also each Company Page also has a background image that when both or either are not populated looks really bad.

Design is not my speciality but technically some logos look bad because they include text, are not designed for the 1:1 aspect ratio, are saved as JPEG 'For Web' in Photoshop, are brutally cropped, have enormous amounts of padding, are not centred, have unreadable small text, use an out of date College Title and/or logo, and weirdest of all, repeat the name of the College under a logo featuring the name of the College!

That said, and to avoid being pigeonholed as a grump, there are some crackingly well designed logos specifically made for the square aspect ratio: Southport College's Logo is particularly clean, while University College Birmingham, Sir John Deane's College, and (Sir) Richard Taunton Sixth Form College use full and simplified Coats of Arms, all of which work well, and Portland College's logo, despite needing no text and less padding looks great.

For inspiration Just Creative's annual design trends report is good to look at and their 70 Page Logo Inspiration PDF is reasonably inspiring.

44No LinkedIn Account48No Logo116Old 100px2 Specification Logo

Below is all 449 FE/6F/AE College Logos in alphabetical order with each presented by the live LinkedIn file or a No Logo or No LinkedIn Account PNG. The undersized files are also presented by the live LinkedIn file but with the addition of a coloured background. The percentages are pretty disheartening for the FE/6F/AE sector with 9.8% not having a LinkedIn account, 10.7% are missing a Logo, and 25.8% have had for over 3 years an old, low quality logo representing their Colleges on the 15th ranked website for traffic in the UK.

Thanks to Daniel McNeill, and George Geaboc, and Jack Hopwood for doing lots of the technical research for this report, and feel free to email Jed Keenan on when you have updates to this or any other Critical Friend reports.

Abingdon and Witney College Accrington and Rossendale College Ada College Addysg Oedolion Cymru Adult College for Rural East Sussex Alton College Andover College/ Aquinas College Ashford College
Ashton Sixth Form College Askham Bryan College Ayrshire College Banbury and Bicester College Barking and Dagenham College Barnet and Southgate College Barnfield College Barnsley College Barnsley Sixth Form College
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Basingstoke College of Technology Bath College Bedford College Bedford Sixth Form College Belfast Metropolitan College Berkshire College of Agriculture Bexhill College Bexley Learning and Enterprise College
Bicton College Bilborough College Birkenhead Sixth Form College Birmingham Adult Education Service Birmingham Metropoliton College Bishop Auckland College Bishop Burton College Blackburn College Blackburn with Darwen Adult Learning Service
Blackburne House Blackpool and The Fylde College Blackpool Sixth Form College Bolton College Bolton Sixth Form College Borders College Boston College Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Skills and Learning Bournemouth and Poole College
Bracknell and Wokingham College Bradford College Bridgend College Bridgwater and Taunton College Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College Brockenhurst College Bromley Adult Education College Brooke House Sixth Form College Brooklands College
Brooksby Melton College Buckinghamshire Adult Learning Buckinghamshire College Group Building Crafts College Burnley College Burton and South Derbyshire College Bury College Buxton and Leek College Cadbury Sixth Form College
Calderdale College Callywith College Cambridge Regional College Canterbury College Capel Manor College Cardiff and Vale College Cardinal Newman College Carlisle College Carmel College
Carshalton College Central Bedfordshire College Cheadle and Marple College Chelmsford College Cheshire College Chesterfield College Chichester College Christ the King Sixth Form College Cirencester College
City and Islington College City College Norwich City College Peterborough City College Plymouth City College Southampton City Literary Institute City of Bristol College City of Glasgow College City of Liverpool College
City of Oxford College City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College City of Westminster College City of Wolverhampton College Clarendon Sixth Form College Cleveland College of Art and Design Colchester Institute Colchester Sixth Form College Coleg Cambria
Coleg Ceredigion Coleg Gwent Coleg Sir Benfro Coleg Sir Gâr Coleg y Cymoedd College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise College of Animal Welfare College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London College of North West London
College of Richard Collyer College of West Anglia Community Learning in Partnership Connell Six Form College Co-Operative College Cornwall College Coulsdon College Coventry College Craven College
Crawley College Cronton Sixth Form College Croydon Adult Learning and Training Croydon College Darlington College Dearne Valley College Derby Adult Learning Service Derby College Derwentside College
Doncaster College Duchy College Dudley College of Technology Dumfries and Galloway College Dundee and Angus College Durham Sixth Form Centre Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College East Coast College East Durham College
East Kent College East Norfolk Sixth Form College East Riding College East Surrey College Eastleigh College Easton and Otley College Edinburgh College Elliott Hudson College Epping Forest College
Esher College Essex Adult and Community Learning Service Esher College Falmouth Marine School Fareham College Farnborough College of Technology Farnborough Sixth Form College Farnham Sixth Form College Fashion Retail Academy
Fife College Fircroft College of Adult Education Forth Valley College Franklin Sixth Form College Friends Centre Furness College Gateshead College Gateway Sixth Form College Glasgow Clyde College
Glasgow Kelvin College Gloucestershire College Godalming College Goole College Gower College Grantham College Greater Brighton Metropolitan College Greenhead College Grimsby Institute
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Guernsey College of Further Education Guildford College New City College Hackney Hadlow College Halesowen College Hammersmith and Fulham Adult Learning and Skills Service Haringey Sixth Form College Harlow College
Harrogate College Harrow College Hartlepool College of Further Education Hartlepool Sixth Form College Hartpury College Havant and South Downs College Havering Adult College Havering College of Further and Higher Education Havering Sixth Form College
Heart of Worcestershire College Henley College Hereford College of Arts Hereford Sixth Form College Herefordshire and Ludlow College Hereward College Hertford Regional College Highbury College Highlands College
Hillcroft College Hills Road Sixth Form College Holy Cross College Hopwood Hall College Huddersfield New College Hugh Baird College Hull College Hull Training and Adult Education Idea Stores
Inspire Isle of Wight College Itchen College John Leggott College John Ruskin College Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College Kendal College Kensington and Chelsea College Kent Adult Education Service
Kidderminster College King Edward VI College, Nuneaton King Edward VI College, Stourbridge King George V College Kingston College Kingston Maurward College Kirklees College Knowsley Community College Lakes College
Lambeth College Lancashire Adult Learning Lancaster and Morecambe College Leeds City College Leeds College of Building Leicester College Lewisham Southwark College Leyton Sixth Form College Lifelong Learning, Skills and Communities
Lincoln College London College of Beauty Therapy London Learning Consortium London South East Colleges Long Road Sixth Form College Longley Park Sixth Form College Loreto College Loughborough College Lowestoft Sixth Form College
Ludlow College Luton Adult Learning Service Luton Sixth Form College Lytham Sixth Form College Macclesfield College Manchester College Manor Training and Resource Centre Marine Society College Mary Ward Centre
Merrist Wood Colllege Merthyr Tydfil College Middlesbrough College Middlesbrough Community Learning MidKent College Milton Keynes College Morley College Moulton College Myerscough College
National College Creative Industries National College for High Speed Rail National College for Nuclear National Extension College Nelson and Colne College New College Doncaster New College Durham New College Lanarkshire New College Pontefract
New College Stamford New College Swindon New College Telford New Directions Newbattle Abbey College Newbury College Newcastle City Learning Newcastle College Newcastle Sixth Form College
Newcastle-under-Lyme College Newham Adult Learning Service Newham College of Further Education Newham Sixth Form College Newham Training and Education Centre North East Scotland College North East Surrey College of Technology North Hertfordshire College North Kent College
North Lindsey College North Nottinghamshire College North Shropshire College North Warwickshire and Hinckley College North West Regional College Northampton College Northbrook Metropolitan College Northern College Northern Regional College
Northumberland College Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College Nottingham College Neath Port Talbot Colleges Group Oaklands College Oldham College Oldham Sixth Form College On Course South West Orchard Hill College
Palmer's College Paston Sixth Form College Peter Symonds College Peterborough Regional College Petroc College of Further and Higher Education Plumpton College Plymouth College of Art Portland College Portsmouth College
Preston's College Priestley College Prior Pursglove College Prospects College of Advanced Technology Queen Alexandra College Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College Queen Mary's College Reading College Realise Futures
Reaseheath College Redbridge College Redbridge Institute Redcar and Cleveland College Regent College Reigate College Richard Huish College Richard Taunton Sixth Form College Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College
Richmond upon Thames College Riseholme College Riverside College Halton Rochdale Sixth Form College Rosemount Lifelong Learning Rotherham College Royal National College for the Blind Runshaw College Ruskin College
Saint Brendan's Sixth Form College Saint Charles Catholic Sixth Form College Saint David's Catholic Sixth Form College Saint David's Catholic Sixth Form College Saint Francis Xavier Sixth Form College Saint Helens College Saint John Rigby Sixth Form College Saint Mary's College Saint Vincent Sixth Form College
Salford City College Salisbury Sixth Form College Sandwell Adult and Family Learning Service Sandwell College Scarborough Sixth Form College Scarborough TEC Scotland’s Rural College Seevic College Selby College
Sheffield College Shipley College Shooters Hill Sixth Form College Shrewsbury College Shrewsbury Sixth Form College Shuttleworth College Skegness TEC Sir George Monoux College Sir John Deane's College
Solihull College Solihull Sixth Form College Somerset Skills and Learning South & City College Birmingham South Devon College South Eastern Regional College South Essex College South Gloucestershire and Stroud College South Lanarkshire College
South Leicestershire College South Staffordshire College South Thames College South Tyneside College South West College Southend Adult Community College Southern Regional College Southport College Sparsholt College
Stafford College Stanmore College Stephenson College Stockport College Stockton Riverside College of Further Education Stockton Sixth Form College Stoke-on-Trent College Stratford-upon-Avon College Strode College
Strode's College Suffolk New College Suffolk One Sixth Form College Sunderland College Sussex Coast College Sussex Downs College Sutton College Swarthmore Education Centre Swindon College
Tameside College Telford College of Arts and Technology Thomas Rotherham College Totton College Tower Hamlets College Trafford College Tresham College of Further and Higher Education Truro and Penwith College Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy
Tyne Metropolitan College University College Birmingham University College Isle of Man Uxbridge College Varndean College Wakefield College Walsall Adult and Community College Walsall College Waltham Forest College
Wandsworth Lifelong Learning Warrington and Vale Royal College Warwickshire College Group Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College West College Scotland West Hertfordshire College West Kent College West Lancashire College West Lothian College
West Nottinghamshire College West Suffolk College West Thames College Westminster Adult Education Service Westminster Kingsway College Weston College Weymouth College Wigan and Leigh College Wilberforce College
William Morris Sixth Form College Wiltshire College Windsor Forest Colleges Group Winstanley College Wirral Metropolitan College Woking College Woodhouse College Worcester Sixth Form College Workers' Educational Association
Working Men's College Worthing College Writtle University College Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College Wyke Sixth Form College Xaverian College Yeovil College York College Big Dog and Little Bird