26 Apr 2019
LSBU and Lambeth College share a vision for a vibrant hub for South London education, creating new learning pathways to graduate employment
The Lambeth ‘Careers College’ has joined the London South Bank University (LSBU) ‘family’ of education institutions today in a pioneering move designed to enhance Lambeth College’s offer and create greater access to education for all across South London.
These institutions are joining forces to maximise social impact, build on strong relationships with local employers and support progression to good jobs and careers. LSBU is a UK leader in technical education and graduate employability. The University shares with Lambeth College a vision to create a vibrant hub for South London education that will break down educational boundaries, create learning and career pathways, and focus on student outcomes and success. The new partnership promises students at Lambeth College the benefit of a wide range of educational and career development opportunities, including links to strong employer partnerships.
Lambeth College offers a wide range of courses and apprenticeships that open doors to future career opportunities. The College helps students to become qualified, career focused, motivated professionals with the skills and confidence to participate in today’s competitive jobs market and to succeed in life.
London South Bank University opened as the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892 with the aim of providing opportunities for the people of South London, improving their employment prospects and advancing local businesses. This vision remains at the heart of LSBU today. Around a quarter of LSBU students come from South East London and the focus of the University remains on delivering high quality professional and technical education.
Fiona Morey, Principal Designate of Lambeth College, said: “This is a new, exciting beginning, not just for us, but for South London. The coming together of our college with the University enables us to support those who live, work and learn in South London to access education that transforms lives. Through our partnership with LSBU we are in a strong position to continue to build on the vital role the College plays in our local communities. Our pioneering partnership with LSBU supports our vision of being at the heart of lifelong learning in South London. We are proud to be part of a collaboration that values education and is passionate about supporting our students and employers to realise their ambitions.”
Professor David Phoenix, Vice Chancellor of London South Bank University, said: “This unique partnership between Lambeth College and LSBU creates an exciting opportunity for our two institutions and for people, businesses and communities across South London. Together, we will break down educational barriers and provide high quality professional and technical education to all who can benefit.
“Our educational offer, coupled with our combined business links and enterprise expertise will create a new model for education delivery and enable us to make a real difference to local people.”
Lambeth Cllr Mohammed Seedat, Cabinet member for the Voluntary Sector, Partnerships & Community Safety, said: “If our pupils are to realise their full potential, they’ll need the widest possible range of educational opportunities available to them.
“Lambeth College teaming up with London South Bank University is fantastic news for young people, as it promises to improve the educational opportunities and the guidance they’ll need to go on to have successful careers.
“This will play a key role in improving equality in Lambeth, and breaking down the barriers preventing so many young people from fulfilling their potential.”
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