The Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills has approved Lambeth College’s decision to join the London South Bank University (LSBU) ‘family’ of institutions. The move will reinvigorate the College and create better access to education across South London.
Subject to parliamentary approval and contract agreement, Lambeth College will officially become part of the LSBU group by January 2019.
The partnership will see students at Lambeth College benefit from a wide range of opportunities offered by the University of the Year for Graduate Employment.
This decision heralds an exciting new era of collaborative learning for Lambeth College and will unlock a range of progression routes, different learning styles and facilities for learners, staff and the local community. The initiative has significant support from national and local stakeholders and is an exciting development which will secure Lambeth College’s future as a key part of the fabric of South London education.
Welcoming the announcement, Monica Box, Lambeth College Chief Executive and Fiona Morey, Principal Designate, said: “This is great news for our students and staff as it will help us build upon our position as the ‘careers college’ of choice for the local community.”
Professor David Phoenix, Vice Chancellor of LSBU, said: “LSBU’s mission is to transform lives, businesses and communities through the power of education. By partnering with Lambeth College we will be able to create clear routes from college, to university and into successful careers.”
Cllr Ben Kind, Lambeth Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Schools, said: “Providing the best possible education, skills and training is essential in ensuring young people in Lambeth achieve their full potential. It is also crucial in ensuring the benefits of growth in the borough are accessible for all our communities.
“Lambeth College plays a central role in supporting this key council objective, and the new opportunities and pathways created by this collaboration provide an exciting range of new options. Our young people are our future and we will work with Lambeth College to continue making every effort to give them the best possible start in life.”