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Higher education

Southwark College has strong partnerships with leading London universities, enabling our students to ‘top up’ their Higher Education courses to a full Honours degree within a university environment.

We partner with University of East London, University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University, while we are also part of NCG – one of the largest and most successful college groups in the UK, and the first to have been awarded Taught Degree Awarding Powers.

Students on our foundation degree, HND and HNC courses have the option of gaining a full degree either at Southwark College or with one of partner universities when they finish their course. In many cases this will be an automatic progression (i.e. you will automatically be accepted on to the degree course provided you pass your initial HE qualification).

The location of your top-up studies will depend on the course you are studying.

Through our partnerships, our students are not only able to raise their employment prospects by boosting their qualification, they are also able to access our partner universities’ libraries, state-of-the-art facilities and specialised learning resources.

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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:


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:

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