Residents of Croydon and the surrounding areas will benefit from a wider range of education and training opportunities to support their career ambitions from September 2021 as Croydon College and the University of Roehampton today announce a new partnership.

An exciting part of the new partnership is a BSc Adult Nursing degree starting from September 2021 in a new state of the art nursing suite at Croydon College. It has been a long-held ambition of the College to bring a Nursing Degree to Croydon, to better meet the needs of the local economy, and the community it serves.

The announcement today builds on an informal relationship of collaborative working between the two institutions, with many College students choosing to progress to the University of Roehampton.

This year in recognition of the current public health crisis, the College is, from September, opening a new University of Roehampton Study Centre on college premises. This will give progressing Croydon based students enrolled on Roehampton degrees the opportunity to start their studies remotely, in a safe and supportive educational setting.

Caireen Mitchell, Principal & CEO of Croydon College said: “Croydon College is proud to be partnering with the University of Roehampton, building on a strong relationship with a University that is already a popular choice for our students, who will see the benefit of being able to study locally as part of a London based campus.

“Croydon College is committed to providing the communities we serve with the opportunity to access further and higher education locally, continuing to support the needs of our residents and employers and enabling both to thrive.  We look forward to working together with Roehampton on our shared vision to meet the aspirations of our community and the needs of the economy.”

Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard, Vice-Chancellor, University of Roehampton, said: “The University of Roehampton has a proud history of providing higher education for more than 175 years. We are particularly committed to providing opportunities for people from all backgrounds and supporting our community through our teaching and research.

“Partnering with Croydon College, which shares our values and aspiration for their students, will enable us to provide excellent higher education to the people of Croydon and support for its businesses, education and health sectors, sporting and creative industries.”

Cllr Tony Newman, Leader, London Borough of Croydon, said: “This partnership is great news for Croydon residents – particularly our 93,000 young people – as it gives them a greater opportunity to further their education and career ambitions here in the borough, as well as creating a better-qualified workforce for local employers.

“This partnership also means we’ll have another top-class university offering here in Croydon – furthering the council’s Croydon Creative Campus ambitions, economic growth and the provision of better jobs.”

Further details of the new partnership include:

  • A scholarship programme for Croydon College students to study other degrees at the University of Roehampton, providing further opportunities.
  • Future plans within the partnership will also include provision of degrees in wider areas of study, including those that support the creative industries.
  • Both organisations will also collaborate on a range of activities, including sharing best practise in education and student support.

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