07 Dec 2023
Southwark College students recently put their maths skills to the ultimate test by competing in a Kahoot Maths Challenge organised by the College’s English and Maths department to provide a platform for students to showcase their maths skills in an exciting way. The challenge saw around 30 students from different courses participating either independently or in teams, enhancing their collaboration skills.
07 Dec 2023
A group of ambitious business students recently had the opportunity to see what it’s like to work at creative agency Cherry’s head office in the Southbank. Split into five groups, each one was assigned a different department to work with, giving them a taste of what each team does and the projects they undertake.
31 Oct 2023
As part of Black History Month, Creative Arts and Health and Social Care students at Southwark College were privileged to listen to black professionals who shared their life stories, challenges, and experiences. The theme for this year's Black History Month is 'Saluting Our Sisters,' which honours the achievements of Black women in history, including those whose contributions were ignored, ideas appropriated, and voices silenced.
25 Oct 2023
Southwark College's Supported Learning students organised a cake sale to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, demonstrating their commitment to helping those in need and emphasising their exceptional determination and unity. The event was part of the yearly Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning initiative to support individuals living with cancer.
24 Oct 2023
Southwark College recently hosted a successful Erasmus+ workshop that focused on storytelling as a powerful tool for teaching English as a second language. The STELA (Storytelling for Teaching English as a Second Language) project was a collaborative effort involving partners from Turkey, Spain, Lithuania, France, and Italy, all working together to advance English language education.
23 Oct 2023
Southwark College invited the London Metropolitan Police to deliver a specialised interactive session to their adult students on the Business and Law course. The workshop took place as part of their course module to support student learning on ‘stop and search’ protocols carried out by the police.
19 Oct 2023
Southwark College held an HE Careers fair that offered students a constructive platform to explore their options and career paths after college. The event welcomed representatives from universities from across the UK, including Aberystwyth, Brunel University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of Coventry, City University, Greenwich University, University of East London, St Martins-Camberwell, University of London, London Metropolitan University, Lincoln University, London South Bank University, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, and King's College, among others.
13 Jul 2023
Celebrations took place at The Young Vic to highlight the success of Southwark College students in completing the Supported Internship Programme. Seven students participated in the programme and had the opportunity to undertake specialised and bespoke internship placements with local employers, including The Young Vic, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and Hilton London Bankside.
30 Jun 2023
Art & Design students showcased their most cherished work in a Visual Art Exhibition as part of their final project for the academic year. The exhibition celebrated the young talent in Southwark, including work from courses, Fashion, 3D Design, Art, and Media and was live for visitors to view over the course of three weeks as part of this year’s Southwark College’s Creative Arts Summer Show.
29 Jun 2023
Southwark College hosted this year's Student Awards Ceremony at The Unicorn Theatre to celebrate students' determination, hard work, and academic achievements. From lively music and photography to refreshments, the Student Awards was a joyous occasion, bringing together Southwark College's community and its wider support network of peers, family and friends.
15 Jun 2023
As part of an initiative to showcase the importance of sustainability in fashion, Southwark College hosted a week-long fashion recycling workshop for students from Italy, Portugal and Turkey, as part of the Erasmus+ programme. The ‘Creative Fashion Recycling Workshop’ focused on upcycling and recycling, showing students how they can transform their old clothing, reduce waste and limit the environmental impact of their fashion purchases.
30 May 2023
Southwark College’s Business and Computing students visited Cherry, a full-service healthcare creative agency for a full day of workshops with industry professionals. Over the course of the day, the students attended workshops with a range of departments such as Digital, Creative, Copy, Account Management and Human Resources.
17 May 2023
Southwark College students showcased their talent with an end-of-year live music performance at The Fox & Firkin in Lewisham. As part of Southwark College's 2023 Creative Summer Showcase, the event was student-led and featured learners from the Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production course and the Level 3 UAL Diploma in Music Performance and Production course.
29 Mar 2023
Supported Learning students in the Community Engagement and Enterprise course at Southwark College, explored their creativity using different techniques and materials to create art piece and set up an exhibition to display their work.
The students work collaboratively, with their teachers to organise and curate the exhibition which included a series of paintings and sculptures created by the students inspired by artwork they have previously seen in museums and galleries in London.
27 Mar 2023
Southwark College students attended the Personal Safety Information Day, where they met representatives from Elevated Minds, Metropolitan Police, Depaul UK, Healthy Young People Southwark and Abianda, who shared their knowledge, insights, and experiences to empower young people to identify risk and manage personal safety in face to face and online social settings.
23 Mar 2023
Students at Southwark College participated in specialised careers workshops designed to raise awareness on the career pathways available in the engineering and public sectors. Industry experts, including representatives from Virgin Atlantic and London Met Police, delivered the workshops, where students heard about various options and career opportunities in their chosen fields.
02 Feb 2023
StreetDoctors and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust delivered a celebration ceremony for Health and Social Care students from Southwark College, following an eight-week education programme for young people to learn emergency lifesaving skills in an effort to support the safer communities initiative in Southwark.
22 Nov 2022
Following a competitive campaign, Student Union (SU) representatives for the year 2022 have been elected by the student body at Southwark College, and the results are now in. The College is pleased to announce the following new appointees:
Mary Ogundairo, Student Union President
Tia Darling-Moore, Health and Safety Officer
Fabio Sebaduka, Vice President and Welfare Officer
07 Nov 2022
Creative Arts students from Southwark College took part in a sustainable fashion project hosted by London Knitwear brand AGR in partnership with Nike. The community event, entitled A Day @ AGR HQ: CUSTOMISE > COLLABORATE > CURATE > CAPTURE, allowed young people to work with leaders, designers and creatives in the fashion industry.
02 Nov 2022
Supported Learning Students from Southwark College participated in the Twenty Thrive exhibition, celebrating 25 years of Young Vic stage shows. The exhibition was curated and designed by young creatives from Southwark and Lambeth. They worked with multi-disciplinary artists, Myah Jeffers and QianEr Jin to celebrate and explore The Young Vic's role in shaping the local community.
24 Oct 2022
Southwark College joined the fifth Colleges Week, organised by the Association of Colleges (AoC), to shine a light on all the impactful work that colleges do to build communities, boost businesses, and support individuals to be equipped with the skills they need to achieve their career ambitions. This year's celebration focused on staff, students and skills. During the week, staff and students participated in various activities to support the AoC's 'Love Our Colleges' campaign, including a live dance performance choreographed by dance students inspired by Black Culture.
22 Oct 2022
Whether it’s the Myth of Sarikiz, the legend of San Jorge and the Dragon, the treasure filled tomb of Alaric, the river that bursts out of the mountain at Fontaine de Vaucluse, the goddess Zemyna who nourished all life or Sir Lancelot and Excalibur, stories have been shared down the generations, across the centuries and through every country, community and people. Stories thrill, excite, scare, make us laugh and cry and capture our imaginations. Stories keep our cultures and identities alive, they are used to teach and educate and in our age of technology we can bring them to life in ways that were unimaginable not that long ago.
17 Oct 2022
Southwark College is supporting the Association of Colleges 'Love Our Colleges' campaign during Colleges Week to celebrate the brilliant work Further Education colleges do day in and day out to build communities, boost businesses, and support individuals achieve their career ambitions.
11 Oct 2022
Southwark College kicked off the term with a Higher Education Fair to allow students to talk to university representatives, learn about degree apprenticeships and gain insight into a wide range of careers. The fair took place to help young people and mature students make an informed decision on their next steps, whether in education or employment.
26 Aug 2022
Southwark College is pleased to announce that students obtained top grades on their A-Levels and BTECs this year, while celebrations also took place across the College as students achieved top grades on GCSEs results day. Many BTEC students achieved the highest results possible, receiving three distinction stars. A record number of A-Level students also celebrated success in attaining top marks in their exams.
14 Jul 2022
Students in the Supported Internship Programme at Southwark College gathered with friends and family at Hilton Bankside to celebrate their outstanding achievements this past year, with most interns securing permanent employment across the hospitality, health and social care and creative arts sectors.
05 Jul 2022
The British Red Cross visited Southwark College to present a certificate to our Supported Learning students which acknowledged their work done to help raise money for the Ukraine Crisis Appeal.
23 May 2022
Southwark College hosted a week-long activity agenda as a part of a Virtual Classroom UK Mobility Programme supported by the Erasmus+ programme. Students and staff participated in the programme intended to take an exploratory approach in which students were able to solve real-life maths problems that they did not have the immediate methods of resolution for to help them build and deepen their understanding of concepts, representations, procedures, and other mathematical ideas.
04 May 2022
Southwark College hosted a Student Conference centred around the theme of respect. The event organised by the Student Parliament welcomed special guests to a panel discussion, including Southwark Mayor, Councillor Barrie Hargrove, NUS FE (Further Education) Vice President Salsabil Elmegri, Student Governor Cheffon White-Mcleod and Head of Sales FE at Native, Tony Payne, who shared their views on whether respect should be earned or given.
23 Mar 2022
Southwark College welcomed employers and universities to a Careers and Higher Education Fair during National Careers Week 2022 to support 16-18 and adult students in preparing for their next steps.
07 Mar 2022
Southwark College, along with our colleagues across NCG, are saddened and deeply troubled by the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, and we stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and support their right to peace, freedom and sovereignty. Our thoughts are with all those affected by the conflict, both the brave Ukrainian citizens seeking shelter and safety, and the Russian citizens taking a stand against the actions of their government.
28 Feb 2022
Southwark College marked LGBTQ+ History Month with a series of activities and events organised to create spaces where students can express their thoughts, get creative and celebrate throughout the month.
21 Feb 2022
Southwark College marked the annual celebration of National Apprenticeship Week by hosting an Apprenticeships Fair in the College's Employability Hub where employers from in and around Southwark came together to provide insights into Apprenticeships and highlight how this nationally recognised qualification can help build the future workforce and support the local community into training and employment.
04 Feb 2022
Business students at Southwark College joined representatives from London Metropolitan University this week to participate in a workshop designed to empower students and encourage entrepreneurship to help them generate and develop their ideas into a powerful business model to enter the Big Idea Challenge start-up competition.
17 Jan 2022
Southwark College has introduced a new Music Technology course starting in February. This practical course is designed for adults looking to gain new skills and get hands-on with the latest software the industry has to offer.
19 Nov 2021
Southwark College Art and Design student Clive Pickersgill-Lewis' artwork has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Show. The young artist, also known as Baba, will be exhibiting his piece ‘Midnight Celebration’ alongside artwork produced by renowned and upcoming artists from across Europe at the Royal Academy of Arts until 2 January 2022.
04 Nov 2021
Staff and students at Southwark College participated in a range of events and activities during Colleges Week to support the Association of Colleges' 'Love Our Colleges' campaign and celebrate the brilliant work Further Education colleges do to build communities, boost business, and support individuals achieve their career ambitions.
17 Oct 2021
Southwark College is celebrating Colleges Week in support of the Love Our Colleges national campaign to increase funding for Further Education institutions with a range of activities and events, including a Community Open Day on Wednesday 20 October, from 12pm - 4pm to help connect people in Southwark with local organisations and employers.
10 Aug 2021
Southwark College is celebrating record results this year with more students achieving top grades at the central London college and an increase in overall pass grades for both A-Levels and vocational qualifications.
In addition to the A-Level success, a record number of students collected their BTEC results, with many achieving three distinction stars – the highest results possible.
03 Jun 2021
Southwark College offers a range of free Level 3 courses for adults under the new government-supported Lifetime Skills Guarantee. The scheme provides adults with the opportunity to expand their skill set, upskill or change career.
26 May 2021
Southwark College has announced a new partnership with record label Anjunabeats. Through this collaboration, work experience placements were set up for Music Performance and Production students where they had the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day running of an international record company, network with influential figures and see the diverse range of careers available within this field.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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- Inspiring students in Southwark with insights from Black professionals in celebration of Black History Month
- Empowering Impact: Southwark College's Supported Learning students raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support
- STELA: Inspiring Effective English Language Teaching through Storytelling
- Southwark College Invites Met Police to Deliver an Interactive ‘Stop and Search’ Workshop
- Southwark College HE Careers Fair: Exploring Career Paths and Opportunities After College
- Southwark College Music Students Showcase Their Talents in Debut Concert of the Year
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- Creative Arts’ Students Curate Visual Art Exhibition in Southwark
- Southwark College Celebrates Outstanding Student Achievements at The Unicorn Theatre
- Southwark Drama Students Shine in their Performance of ‘A Raisin in The Sun’
- Southwark Students Stage an Impressive Performance of 'Our Country's Good'
- Sustainability meets Style: Southwark College hosts creative fashion recycling workshop for Erasmus students
- Icons: Southwark Dance Students Wow the Crowd
- Southwark College students showcase ‘Love & Hate’ performance
- May 2023
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- Encouraging students' creativity with art exhibition
- Empowering students with Safeguarding and Personal Safety event
- Preparing students for their next steps with industry careers workshops
- Southwark College hosts NCG Learner Voice Conference
- Preparing young people in Southwark for their future on National Careers Week
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- Southwark College celebrates Colleges Week 2022
- Story Telling for Teaching English as a Second Language – an International Story
- Southwark College joins the Love Our Colleges national campaign to increase funding for post 16 education
- Equipping young people with emergency first aid skills to support safer communities
- Southwark College hosts the ‘Guess Who’ Freshers’ Fair
- Higher Education Fair: helping young people in Southwark choose their next step
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- Southwark College hosts Careers & Jobs Fair to help boost students career prospects
- Music students deliver a live performance at the Creative Arts Summer show
- Southwark students perform Once a Catholic
- Erasmus: Southwark College hosts European students in a Virtual Classroom UK Mobility Programme
- Southwark young entrepreneurs win at the Big Idea Challenge 2022
- Student Voice: Respect
- March 2022
- Southwark students win first place in the Further Education Maths Challenge London final
- Supporting students to choose their next step after college
- Southwark College receives Good Ofsted rating
- Southwark College's response to the Ukraine Crisis
- Fashion students explore sustainability by transforming household items into garments
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