Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Furthering the education output

Furthering the education output

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A further education college is to become part of a South London university’s “family”.
The board of Lambeth College has decided in principle to join the London South Bank
University (LSBU) group of institutions.
The move follows recommendations from the Government Area Review of Post-16 Education for Central London.
Subject to the development of a business case the further education college is to join the LSBU which in addition to the university also includes a education group which also includes a University Technical College, secondary and an academy school.
In a joint statement, they said if the move goes ahead it would provided operational stability for Lambeth College and provide a clear learning pathways for students.
The college would also benefit from a planned multimillion-pound investments in new
education facilities.
Mary McCormack, the chairwoman of governors at Lambeth College, said: “We are confident this exciting and innovative partnership will broaden and increase the opportunities for Lambeth College students to progress from further education into higher level apprenticeships, higher education and employment.”
Professor David Phoenix, the vice chancellor at LSBU, said: “Post-16 education is a critical part of the fabric of our society and employers are calling for a more highly educated and skilled workforce.
“The LSBU family is an excellent opportunity to enhance the provision of further
education across South London. Additionally, this will help to address any gaps in
professional and technical education in our community, while supporting the
Government’s wider initiatives for further
education in the UK.”

Assistant Editor | Shuz Azam has been a journalist for more than 20 years and although he trained in Shropshire at the Shropshire Star where he later worked as a reporter his first job in London was working on the Mercury in Deptford. He later moved to the sister paper the South London Press working as reporter, sub editor, production editor and deputy editor. He has also worked in West London as editor of the Ealing Gazette and content manager of Uxbridge Gazette, Harrow Observer and Bucks Examiner and Advertiser. Today he is assistant editor of the South London Press and works for all our titles.

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Furthering the education output