LinkedIn 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Photoshop, are brutally cropped, have enormous amounts of padding, are not centred, have unreadable small text, use an out of date College Title and/or logo, and weirdest of all, repeat the name of the College under a logo featuring the name of the College!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.

44 No LinkedIn Account
48 No Logo
116 Old 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 & Witney College Accrington & Rossendale College
Ada College Addysg Oedolion Cymru Adult College for Rural East Sussex Alton College Aquinas College Ashford College
Ashton Sixth Form College Askham Bryan College Ayrshire College Banbury & Bicester College Barking & Dagenham College Barnet & Southgate College Barnfield College Barnsley College Barnsley Sixth Form College
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Basingstoke College of Technology Bath College Bedford College Belfast Metropolitan College Berkshire College of Agriculture Bexhill College Bexley Learning & 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 & The Fylde College Blackpool Sixth Form College Bolton College Bolton Sixth Form College Borders College Boston College Bournemouth, Dorset & Poole Skills & Learning Bournemouth & Poole College Bracknell & Wokingham College
Bradford College Bridgend College Bridgwater & Taunton College Brighton, Hove & 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 & South Derbyshire College Bury College Buxton & Leek College Cadbury Sixth Form College Calderdale College
Callywith College Cambridge Regional College Canterbury College Capel Manor College Cardiff & Vale College Cardinal Newman College Carlisle College Carmel College Carshalton College
Central Bedfordshire College Cheadle & Marple College Chelmsford College Chesterfield College Chichester College Christ the King Sixth Form College Cirencester College City & 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 & Design Colchester Institute Colchester Sixth Form College Coleg Cambria Coleg Ceredigion Coleg Gwent
Coleg Sir Benfro Coleg Sir Gâr Coleg y Cymoedd College of Animal Welfare College of Haringey, Enfield & North East London College of North West London College of Richard Collyer College of West Anglia Community Learning in Partnership
Connell Six Form College Cornwall College Coulsdon College Coventry College Craven College Crawley College Cronton Sixth Form College Croydon Adult Learning & 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 & Galloway College
Dundee & Angus College Durham Sixth Form Centre Ealing, Hammersmith & 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 & Otley College Edinburgh College Elliott Hudson College Epping Forest College Esher College Essex Adult & 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 & Fulham Adult Learning & Skills Service Haringey Sixth Form College Harlow College Harrogate College Harrow College Hartlepool College of Further Education Hartlepool Sixth Form College
Hartpury College Havant & South Downs College Havering Adult College Havering College of Further & Higher Education Havering Sixth Form College Heart of Worcestershire College Henley College Hereford College of Arts Hereford Sixth Form College
Herefordshire & 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 & 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 & 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 Lancaster & Morecambe College Leeds City College Leeds College of Building
Leicester College Lewisham Southwark College Leyton Sixth Form College Lifelong Learning, Skills & 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 Luton Adult Learning Service Luton Sixth Form College Lytham Sixth Form College Macclesfield College Manchester College
Manor Training & Resource Centre 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & Cleveland College Regent College Reigate College Richard Huish College
Richard Taunton Sixth Form College Richmond & Hillcroft Adult & Community College Richmond upon Thames 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 Sandwell Adult & 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 Sir George Monoux College Sir John Deane's College Solihull College Solihull Sixth Form College
Somerset Skills & Learning South & City College Birmingham South Cheshire College South Devon College South Eastern Regional College South Essex College South Gloucestershire & 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 & Technology Thomas Rotherham College Totton College Tower Hamlets College Trafford College Tresham College of Further & Higher Education Truro & Penwith College Tunnelling & Underground Construction Academy Tyne Metropolitan College
University Centre Somerset University College Birmingham University College Isle of Man Uxbridge College Varndean College Wakefield College Walsall Adult & Community College Walsall College Waltham Forest College
Wandsworth Lifelong Learning Warrington & Vale Royal College Warwickshire College Group West Cheshire 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 & 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 & Queen Elizabeth I College Wyke Sixth Form College Xaverian College Yeovil College York College Big Dog and Little Bird