Q&As about the college changing from Lewisham Southwark College to Lewisham College and Southwark college
Why the split?
We are doing this to give each College its own unique identity and better meet student needs and the needs of the local community. Lewisham College and Southwark College will continue to work closely as sister Colleges and will develop even more exciting courses and services.
When does it take effect?
1 October 2018
How does it affect students?
There won’t be many day-to-day changes, just some new logos on our signage – students will still study at the same College, the same location and have the same teachers. Staff will continue to travel between the campuses, whenever necessary, to provide the right levels of service.
For students travelling between campuses the student ID card will still work at both Colleges and they will be able to access all the facilities as before.
The college has been part of NCG – a large group of colleges and training companies – for a year already, and we will continue to have their support. This is a similar arrangement to school academy groups, so it may be familiar.
Which college is the Deptford site part of?
Deptford is part of Lewisham College.
Will any courses move to another college?
There are no plans to move courses between the colleges – the moves that have happened at the end of last year have worked well and ensure that we make the most of our great facilities.
What should we say to applicants?
Again, no changes. We will process applications in the same way as before, but where we used to refer to ‘campus/es’ this will now change to ‘college/s’.
Will the teaching staff change?
No, teachers will continue to teach where they are currently. Some have teaching responsibilities at both Lewisham and Southwark.