Alumni Stories

Month: October 2015

Henrietta Imoreh: Overcoming adversity to make a difference with drama

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

After overcoming difficult childhood experiences to study drama at Lewisham Southwark College, Henrietta now uses her experiences and her drama qualification to help others in similar situations. Overcoming Adversity Henrietta had been in care from a young age, but despite her difficult past she gained a place studying her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing [Read more…]

Waterloo building wins Higher Education Award

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Lewisham Southwark College, Platform 5 Architects and Richard Hopkinson Architects recently came together to celebrate a prestigious accolade at this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards. The College’s ‘Phase 1’ Waterloo overhaul project, as part of an overall £40 million redevelopment initiative, topped the Higher Education category at the ceremony (hosted at The Brewery London). The building, [Read more…]

Success at The Plaisterers’ Training Award

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

We’re thrilled to have won the British Gypsum Trophy for 2015, as part of The Plaisterers’ Training Awards. This accolade identifies quality dry lining skills education. The British Gypsum Trophy for dry lining is designed to promote training of these skills, and encourage high standards in the subject. This is in addition to recognising achievements, [Read more…]

College wins Gold Status accreditation with Smart Assessor

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Our Work-Based Learning team have achieved the national ‘Gold Status’ accolade, with e-portfolio service Smart Assessor. The digital tool is used to quality assure students’ work-based learning provision, so this top rating helps highlight our commitment to creating employable learners. Smart Assessor also enables numerous apprentices to record their progress, which employers can see, keeping [Read more…]

Alumni network sees 1300 register in 3 days!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

  Our new alumni association – Lewisham Southwark College Alumni & Friends – has now officially launched. We’ve created the group to help College friends, past and present students and local businesses re-connect with each other, and we’re delighted with the feedback so far. Over 1,300 registered users have signed up to – in [Read more…]

Students take to the stage on National Tour

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

We’re thrilled that four of our learners have been picked by the prestigious National Youth Dance Company (NYDC) to participate in their 2015-16 national tour. NYDC meet in school holidays to participate in four intensive weeks per year at Sadler’s Wells and regional venues. Level 3 Extended Diploma (Dance) pupils Tyrrell Foreshaw (18), Kay Kay [Read more…]

How to write your CV

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Your CV is the most important piece of self-marketing when you’re trying to find a job. It is really important that it portrays you in the best possible light. So, here are four steps to creating that perfect CV: Think of yourself as a product that you are selling Highlight your strengths or draw attention [Read more…]

Questions to ask yourself when changing career

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Years ago it was the norm for people stay in the same career for their entire professional life, working their way from the bottom to the top. These days, however, things are little different. A tough employment market and reduced job security mean that more and more people are changing career, in many cases more [Read more…]

Ten good reasons to sign up to the Alumni Association

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

We know we shout about how great the Alumni Association is all the time, but we’ve got good reason to! There are all sorts of fantastic benefits, services and savings just waiting for you – all you need to do is sign up. Just in case you’d forgotten, we’ve rounded up ten good reasons why [Read more…]