The Blog

Month: January 2016


Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Some of our business learners recently received the chance to visit the Barclaycard office, in London, to learn more about employment in the banking sector and explore various interview techniques. Four groups, of 12 students each, were selected as a result of their attendance merit at the College. Participants included 16- to 18-year-olds from our [Read more…]


Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Lewisham Southwark College is delivering a British Gypsum-sponsored drylining/plastering training and employment programme in collaboration with Barratt’s London and Stanmore Contractors. This programme, being run at The Bridge – the new Pre-employment Construction Academy for Lewisham Southwark College – helps address the serious skills shortage in London. It is designed to introduce young people to [Read more…]


Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Lewisham Southwark College’s Music Department is now working in collaboration with two local studios: rehearsal facility Music Room London and recording studio Press Play. Music Room London is a professional, state-of-the-art rehearsal studio in New Cross Gate with a 25- year history of providing rehearsal space to some of Britain’s best-known acts. Press Play is [Read more…]

Ben Duke: Dancing Alumnus takes to the stage

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Former student Ben Duke has found success as a professional dancer and choreographer, yet his chosen path hadn’t always been the plan. Ben originally studied a degree in English Literature and it wasn’t until later that he discovered his passion for physical theatre. “I started off doing an English Literature degree,” Ben told The Oxford [Read more…]

Get Back into Education

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Here at Lewisham Southwark College we believe that you should never stop learning, no matter what stage you are in your career. Whether you want to learn new skills to get that promotion, change your career completely or start something new, a Higher Education qualification can open a lot of doors. However, we also know that [Read more…]

Think you don’t have an inspiring story to tell? Think again…

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Remember what it was like when you were at Lewisham Southwark College? If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice about learning or planning for the future, what would it be? Is there anything you would say to encourage yourself to work harder, or have more confidence in your abilities? Did you [Read more…]

Max King: back to college after two years at university

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Max King is a second-year student, studying a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Performing Arts at Lewisham Southwark College. “I completed sixth-form study in dance, performance studies, art and English literature, and, after deferring my university place in art for two years, realised that art wasn’t for me. I wanted something more practical. I joined [Read more…]

Elena Cebotari: HND in Performing Arts

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Elena Cebotari is a first-year student, studying a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Performing Arts at Lewisham Southwark College. Originally from Moldova, Elena said “I chose the HND as I wanted to learn a trade with less pressure than a traditional degree. And the staff at Lewisham Southwark College are really friendly and helpful.” “I [Read more…]