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From September 2021, undergraduate degrees offered by Croydon University Centre will be validated by the University of Roehampton as part of an extended partnership agreement between the two institutions.

The suite of newly-validated courses covered in this agreement include the phasing in of BA Business and Management, BA Criminology, Psychology and Social Justice, BA Early Childhood Studies, and BA Public Health and Social Care. They will be delivered by Croydon University Centre, and students will graduate with a University of Roehampton degree.

Both the University of Roehampton and Croydon University Centre have a strong commitment to widening participation in higher education. This collaboration, part of a wider strategic partnership, will support expanding access to higher education to those in the borough of Croydon and beyond, and will see both partners harness their joint expertise in developing further programmes together.

This new agreement expands on the partnership announced last year, which includes the delivery of the University of Roehampton’s BSc Adult Nursing at Croydon University Centre, and a range of other joint activities to support the skills and employability needs of Croydon.

Fadia Clarke, Vice Principal for Training, Skills & Higher Education at Croydon College, said: “Croydon University Centre has a proud history of collaborating and partnering with universities, doing so for more than 30 years.

“We are delighted to announce this new validating arrangement with the University of Roehampton, which demonstrates our commitment to continue delivering higher education locally. This partnership also opens up stronger progression opportunities for our students into postgraduate study at Roehampton and demonstrates our commitment to lifelong learning.”

Professor Anna-Gough Yates, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost of the University of Roehampton, said: “The University is proud to be expanding its partnership with Croydon College. The programmes will help us support the aspirations of students, and are an illustration of our joint commitment to ensuring opportunities for accessing higher education to the people of Croydon”.

All courses are open to applications now, for more information visit: croydonuniversitycentre.ac.uk/undergraduate-courses/

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