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26 Apr 2021

Supported Learning students took part in a six-week workshop led by Young Vic actors to step out of their comfort zone and learn more about work and career opportunities in the performing arts sector.

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01 Apr 2021

Southwark College collaborated with schools from Italy, Spain and Poland to deliver a series of online activities as part of the Erasmus+ programme throughout February and March. This programme enables student exchanges between educational institutions in Europe.

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12 Mar 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, two-thirds of young people in the UK have reported a deterioration in their mental health during the lockdownStudents from Southwark College have responded to this by setting up a weekly wellness club to improve students’ mental health.

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04 Mar 2021

Southwark College will be hosting a series of events next week to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021, and join the campaign for equality, highlight women’s achievements in a range of sectors and raise awareness of the issues women face in the modern world.

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01 Mar 2021

 
As part of National Careers Week 2021, Southwark College has launched a new series of live expert-hosted interactive online careers sessions, to inspire people from all backgrounds to consider jobs in sectors across London.

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15 Feb 2021

Students enrolled on the AAT Access Award in Accounting Software course celebrated fantastic results. All learners passed the external accounting exam in their first attempt, giving Southwark College a 100% pass rate.

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12 Feb 2021

 

As National Apprenticeship Week comes to an end, Southwark College is celebrating a packed week of events and activities that showcased the impact apprenticeships to hundreds of people who live in the borough.

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11 Feb 2021

Job seekers and employers were brought together for a virtual jobs and apprenticeships fair this week, helping local residents in Southwark to access employment opportunities and apprenticeships currently available across London.

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03 Feb 2021

During National Apprenticeship Week Southwark College in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will host a Virtual Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair on Tuesday 9 February to help local people into Apprenticeships or employment.

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02 Feb 2021

Southwark College will be running a series of online events to celebrate National Apprenticeships Week 2021 from Monday 8 to 14 February. The events will include Virtual Roadshows and a Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair to spread the word about apprenticeships and the many benefits these recognised qualifications offer.

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28 Jan 2021

Southwark College has launched a new ‘Step-Up’ course for 16-18-year-olds who are looking to get back into education and training. Starting this term, this exciting new course is designed to prepare students for higher-level training or apprenticeships in vocational areas that are in high demand by employers.  

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18 Jan 2021

Southwark College Performing Arts students Janaya Jackson-Williams and Mohamed Kamara have successfully auditioned for Young Creatives 2021. This renowned programme offers young people the unique opportunity to learn from industry professionals and showcase their talent to the public.

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14 Jan 2021

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Southwark College are piloting a new Civil Service Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP) in the Borough, one of four providers in the South London District to support local people into work within the Civil Service.  

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15 Dec 2020

Students at Southwark College elected their new Student Union (SU) representatives following a competitive election campaign. The results are now in, and the College is proud to announce the new appointees:

  • Bill Worboyes, President
  • Horreja Faye, Vice President and Welfare Officer
  • Oliver Lee, Equality and Diversity Officer
  • Yordan Hristov, Clubs and Societies Officer
  • Morteza Echresh, Entertainments Officer

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08 Dec 2020

Southwark College welcomed YouTuber and filmmaker Jack Cole to deliver a talk to Media students and share his journey on becoming a video creator and give an insight of the type of roles available in the video production industry. 

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02 Dec 2020

Southwark College has introduced a new Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course accredited by the University of the Arts (UAL) starting in January 2021. This intensive programme is designed to help learners widen their skills to prepare them for work or progression to specialist art and design studies at university or art college.  

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23 Nov 2020

Southwark College welcomed professional actor Paul Rider to co-host an audition panel for Level 3 Performing Arts students. The group of learners are studying the employability unit of their course to prepare for applications to drama schools, real-world auditions and interviews.

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18 Nov 2020

Southwark College celebrated Maths Week 2020 with a range of workshops, competitions and free access to the Stick and Split app for students and staff which helps to strengthen understanding of multiplication, division, multiples and factors.  

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09 Nov 2020

Southwark College celebrated Black History Month to commemorate events in the African Diaspora and the contributions they have made to Britain and the world. The College hosted events throughout October and offered a space to explore Black history, casting an eye on where the past has taken Black realities in the current day.

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05 Nov 2020

Southwark College is looking forward to welcoming prospective students to the next Virtual Open Days events, where they will get a flavour of student life at the College. 

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26 Oct 2020

Southwark College is proud to join National Care Leavers’ Week, which takes place from 26 October to 1 November to celebrate the successes of care leavers across the UK.

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19 Oct 2020

Southwark College will be joining the Association of Colleges (AoC) ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign this Colleges Week to shine a light on all the impactful work that colleges do day in and day out to build communities, boost businesses, and support individuals to be appropriately equipped with the skills and training they need to achieve their ambitions.

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18 Sep 2020

Southwark College has introduced new creative arts programmes for adults with a range of courses designed to help you explore your artistic skills in our modern SE1 campus and online. The new evening courses in Dressmaking, Drawing and Painting and Music Production will start on 5 October.

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21 Aug 2020

Southwark College students celebrate excellent grades in English and Maths with some truly fantastic stories of individual success in what has been a challenging year.

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17 Aug 2020

Many applicants have contacted us ahead of GCSE results day on Thursday concerned that their results might not reflect their original predicted grades. We will be accepting Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs) and all current offer holders who are aged 16-18 and collecting their GCSEs on Thursday will be guaranteed the place they deserve at Southwark College.

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13 Aug 2020

Results day has arrived at Southwark College following an unprecedented year of study. Vocational students received their results on Thursday 13 August, marking the first year they collected them digitally. 

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27 Jul 2020

The Creative Arts End of Year Show is one the College's most eagerly awaited annual events – when art, design, media, music, fashiondance and drama students exhibit their work through a combination of recorded performances, installations, projects, images and short films.

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12 Jun 2020

Southwark College held the first of its live virtual events, hosting a series of Open Days online for young people and adults to find out more about the College and access course advice and guidance during the lockdown.

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21 May 2020

Southwark College has partnered with Fika mental fitness to bring the Fika: Student Skills app this Mental Health Awareness Week to help students and staff stay motivated, productive, focused and connected during this unusual time.

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18 May 2020

Southwark College proved that its community continues to thrive even during the lockdown as students and staff gathered for a virtual assembly on Thursday, 14 May.

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07 May 2020

Southwark College is offering free online courses to help individuals learn new skills and improve existing ones so they can enter or re-enter the workplace.

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02 Mar 2020

The Erasmus Exchange, an annual student exchange programme took place at Southwark College last week.

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17 Feb 2020

National Apprenticeship Week 2020 began at Southwark College with staff from the College's Apprenticeships team heading out to schools and organisations delivering MythBuster sessions.

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14 Feb 2020

Southwark College celebrated Valentine's Day a couple of days early on 12 February, hosting a Personality Contest with live music.

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12 Feb 2020

To help students gain invaluable life skills, the Duke of Edinburgh Award will be available at Southwark College for students to take part in.

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30 Jan 2020

College is more than studying, it’s getting involved in the topics that matter. Southwark College students organised an event as part of their Business course to raise awareness on Knife Crime in London.

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07 Nov 2019

Southwark College Business students got a unique insight into the banking industry when they visited Barclays Bank in Canary Wharf on 28 October.

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07 Nov 2019

BUSINESS STUDENTS RAISE £200 WITH CHARITY BAKE SALE!

Learners on our BTEC Business Level 3 Extended Diploma showed off their selling, marketing, and organisational skills when they took part in the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on 25 September 2019. The team of students worked tirelessly to plan, organise and run the coffee morning, which took place in the Atrium and succeeded in raising £200 for Macmillan – a charity which supports people with cancer.

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18 Oct 2019

Last week seven of our BTEC Level 3 fashion students visited Kielce in Poland as part of an Erasmus+ project looking at role models and democracy.

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11 Oct 2019

College is about so much more than studying, as learners found out at Southwark College’s Freshers’ Fair on 9 October.

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13 Sep 2019

Southwark College Media students got a great taster of professional life when they became production crew for a promotional film to showcase the talents of up-and-coming musicians Nikita Bassi and Ajit Gill.

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09 Sep 2019

Southwark College staff were in place nice and early to assist and welcome our new students to their induction sessions.

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29 Aug 2019

If you’re looking to kickstart your career, it’s not too late to enrol for a course at Southwark College which could launch you on your way. The College – which is ranked no. 3 in London – is open for Enrolment until 7 September for courses starting the week commencing 9 September.

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22 Aug 2019

Southwark College students have scooped great results in their GCSE exams, opening the door for further study and employment.

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19 Aug 2019

 

Indeya Ramgoolam, 20, from Brockley (and a mother of one) enrolled on the Access to Teaching course at Southwark College last September. She applied herself to the course and managed to achieve a raft of distinctions, meaning that she has achieved the best results possible in her qualification. 

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06 Aug 2019

Programmes that nurture imagination and ambition can help re-establish the arts as a transformative force, says Robert West.

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05 Jul 2019

After a tough final year, our higher education and access students gathered together for our graduation ceremony on Thursday 4 July.

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24 Jun 2019

Thursday 20 June saw the pinnacle of a year’s work for Art, Media and Fashion students at Southwark College.

This annual event showcases the work of creative students who all play a role in organising the event, producing the work for display, as well as promoting and servicing the opening night and the subsequent exhibition.

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17 Jun 2019

Governors, staff and local partners came together for a very special event on Monday 10 June: the official launch of Southwark College.

The launch was celebrated with an evening drinks reception attended by Councillor Peter John OBE, Leader of Southwark Council

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17 May 2019

The Deputy Mayor of Planning, Regeneration and Skills Jules Pipe CBE visited Southwark College today as part of Love Our College’s week, a national campaign by the Association of Colleges to promote the good work that colleges do across the country.

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17 May 2019

 Media students got an insight into what it’s like to work as a location manager when Joel Holmes, who works on the hit ITV drama series Liar, visited Southwark College.

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01 May 2019

Southwark College students showed great creativity when they took part in a three-day workshop at the Royal Academy of Engineering, hosted by Queen Mary’s University London (QMUL).

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05 Apr 2019

Performing arts students at Southwark College showed off their talents on 2 and 3 April when they put on three performances of the George Orwell classic, Animal Farm in the theatre space at Southwark.

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14 Mar 2019

Southwark College has announced the appointment of a new Principal, marking an exciting new era for the institution. 

Annette Cast, who was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Professional Services and Student Experience, took up the post of Principal of Southwark College on 4 March.

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06 Dec 2018

Lewisham and Southwark Colleges have new Principals at the helm following a double appointment.

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Coronavirus update

Southwark College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students, it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

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This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/