Articles from London South East Colleges

Career College Restaurant crowned No1 in Orpington’s Finest Business Awards

Student-led restaurant BR6 has been named as Best Hospitality business in Orpington at a glittering awards ceremony organised by Orpington 1st.

London South East Colleges hospitality students lockdown in their own kitchens for the BR6 Chef Challenge

Hospitality and catering students at @LSEColleges have been carefully and creatively adapting their own kitchens over the past six weeks to continue learning  Tutors quickly re-arranged timetables shortly before lockdown to concentrate on practical sessions and subsequent assessments followed before the doors closed. Distance learning packages were then carefully assembled including lots of reading materials, videos, presentations and knowledge tests. Daily engagement with students (via Zoom, WhatsApp, the BR6 Twitter account and other online learning tools) has been ongoing and a set of challenges and competitions set each week for the students to get their teeth into. 

London South East Colleges’ Apprentice shortlisted for national award

An apprentice administrator at London South East Colleges’ Bexley campus has been shortlisted in the prestigious Asian Apprenticeship Awards 2017.

NEW BOARD APPOINTMENT FOR LONDON & SOUTH EAST EDUCATION GROUP

London & South East Education Group has appointed a new governor with a strong education policy background to support the organisation’s growth and development.

College Chair is appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London

The new Chair of London South East Colleges, Stephen Howlett, has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE.

LONDON SOUTH EAST COLLEGES APPOINTS NEW CHAIR

London South East Colleges has appointed Stephen Howlett as the new Chair of its Corporation. Stephen takes the helm from Roger Dawe, who stepped down earlier this summer after five years in the role.

Education – Whose Responsibility is it?

Together with hundreds of businesses across the UK, I recently attended the CBI National Conference.

Dr Sam Parrett OBE - My #FE hopes for 2020

What does 2020 hold for FE? I think the sector must be optimistic about the coming year – many promises have been made by the incoming government and our Education Secretary certainly seems to value the importance of technical and vocational education.

Working tirelessly to ensure the #LoveOurColleges campaign brings about much-needed changes to deliver skills the UK needs now and in the future

Why we LOVE our Colleges by London South East Colleges London South East Colleges, its staff, students, apprentices, governors, and a huge range of employers, community and university partners have come together as one this week to proudly declare that we are indeed, in love! It took a while to come to terms with, we couldn’t help but blush a subtle shade of magenta, but we admit it - we just can’t live or function correctly without a wonderful college in our lives.

Dame Inga Beale DBE delivers College’s first ever ‘virtual’ landmark lecture

In the first of its kind at @LSEColleges -  and due to lockdown measures, this year’s landmark lecture by British businesswoman and the former CEO of @LloydsofLondon - Dame Inga Beale DBE, stepped up to our virtual podium last week to deliver a speech on the theme of ‘Leading in challenging times’.

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