The corporations of Carshalton College, Kingston College and South Thames College held a formal public consultation from 13 March to 18 April on a proposal to merge the three institutions to create a new college group for south west London.
Please find the responses report 'Responses to Consultation on Proposed Merger' which we have put together to address the comments and questions received during the consultation period.
The majority of feedback we received throughout the consultation was very positive and we would like to thank all those who took the time to respond to our consultation.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Governing Body of South Thames College intends to pass a dissolution resolution at its Corporation meeting on 5 July 2017 dissolving the Corporation of the College on 1 August 2017, the date of the intended merger with Kingston College and Carshalton College. At the date of the merger, the combined colleges will assume the name The South Thames Colleges Group.
In compliance with the College’s Instrument and Articles, a draft dissolution resolution of the Corporation of South Thames was passed on 7 June 2017, as set out below:
Following the publication of the results of a statutory consultation exercise undertaken by the Corporations of South Thames College, Kingston College and Carshalton College (as required under The Further Education Corporations (Publication of Proposals) (England) Regulations 2012); and the carrying out of legal and financial due diligence exercises in respect of the Corporations of Kingston College and Carshalton College, the Corporation of South Thames hereby RESOLVES to merge with the Corporation of Kingston College and Carshalton College with effect from 1 August 2017.
The Corporation of South Thames will dissolve at one minute past midnight on 1 August 2017 and its assets, rights and liabilities will transfer immediately before that time to Kingston.
Staff and Students from the University of Northampton arrived at our Merton Campus in a big yellow American school bus to promote the university and the courses they offer.
More than 100 South Thames College students stepped on board the bus, getting the chance to ask questions and find out lots of useful information about life at university and their available options from the student ambassadors.
Sue Rathmell, Careers Advisor at South Thames College, said: “It was a really innovative way to market the degree options at the university and it was successful in raising the aspirations of our L2 and L3 learners considering university as an option.”
The university staff also commented on how our students were “the most engaged and asked more questions than any other college they had visited whilst on their roadshow”.