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All 16-18 year olds will have the opportunity to source real work experience. Many adult learners also benefit from attending work experience and choose to attend a placement. Southwark College works employers across London, who provide placements so that you get an understanding of the sector you are interested in and to enrich your university and job applications.

Work experience offers you a great opportunity to meet people already in the jobs you may progress to in the future. They may also provide you with a good reference and additional skills. If you are doing a vocational course then you may do work experience as part of your course and it could be on site at the employer’s place of work or virtually.

Southwark College students are also given the opportunity to volunteer with local organisations. These opportunities can help you meet new people, get involved in your community, learn new skills and improve your career.

To find out more contact us or speak to a member of the Student Services team on campus.

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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: