Following the recommendations of the Government Area Review of Post-16 Education for Central London, Lambeth College is delighted with the decision by the College’s governing body to join the London South Bank University (LSBU) Family in principle and subject to the development of a full business case.
The LSBU Family consists of a University Technical College and an Academy in addition to the University and South Bank University Enterprises Ltd. The introduction of Lambeth College into the LSBU Family will provide a fantastic opportunity for the local communities in south London to progress from secondary education into further education, higher education and postgraduate study, within a network of like-minded institutions. The move will ensure clear learning pathways for students, whilst offering operational stability for Lambeth College, who will also benefit from access to LSBU’s broad teaching curriculum; additional specialist facilities and technical resources; and the University’s connections to local businesses and employers. Staff and students across the network of institutions will also benefit from planned multi-million pound investments in new education facilities at both LSBU and Lambeth College, which will create a class-leading set of study facilities across south London.
Mary McCormack, Chair of Governors at Lambeth College, added, “Lambeth College and LSBU serve the local community in south London. We are confident this exciting and innovative partnership will broaden and increase the opportunities for Lambeth College students to progress from further education into higher level apprenticeships, higher education and employment.”
Professor David Phoenix, Vice-Chancellor at LSBU, commented: “Post-16 education is a critical part of the fabric of our society and employers are calling for a more highly educated and skilled workforce. Welcoming Lambeth College into this exciting and innovative model with the LSBU Family is an excellent opportunity to enhance the provision of Further Education across south London. Additionally, this will help to address any gaps in professional and technical education in our community, while supporting the Government’s wider initiatives for further education in the UK.”