As part of South Thames College's 'Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development’ course, our Level 1 Progression Pathways students attended The National Archives in Kew on an academic research day course. The students had the opportunity to read a number of unique and original documents including: Henry VIII’s will, Henry VI original documentation and Alan Turing’s war time secret document with regards to the Enigma machine.
The students were taught how to handle, decipher and understand ancient documents. In addition, they were vetted and are now registered readers at the archives and can handle these document and millions of others unsupervised.
Neil Grigg, Curriculum Manager for Progression Pathways, said: “The visit was a great success and the students thoroughly enjoyed looking at the different documents of national significance”.
South Thames College together with Business Launch Pad hosted a husting with the local MP candidates for Tooting, Wandsworth and Battersea a few weeks before the General Election. It was a great opportunity for our students to find out more information about how the political parties and the General Election will affect young people.
Members of the audience including students and staff questioned the Labour, Conservative, UKIP and Liberal Democrat candidates on their recent manifestos, topics surrounding Brexit, university fees, housing, employment and their thoughts on the upcoming General Election.
Kevin Grindley, Head of Student Experience at South Thames College said: “It was great to see a packed lecture theatre full of students, many voting for the first time. The husting was an ideal conclusion to round off the hard work that staff put into encouraging young people to go and vote.”
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.