London Met and Waltham Forest College agree ‘game-changing’ partnership

New scheme designed to boost numbers of students from underrepresented groups in higher education.

Date: 12 June 2019

Waltham Forest College has become the first institution to join London Metropolitan University’s ‘Partners in Education’ scheme, a new initiative aimed at enabling more young people to transform their lives by progressing into higher education. 

As a Partner of London Met, students at Waltham Forest College will receive a package of expert advice, guidance as well as practical support designed to help them consider their future and develop a plan to help them achieve their academic and career ambitions.

Professor Lynn Dobbs, Vice-Chancellor of London Metropolitan University, said: “Too many bright, talented and ambitious young people fail to progress to higher education which is not only a huge loss for them and their families but also for their communities, London and the country as a whole. 

“Waltham Forest share our commitment to opening up access to education and have an inclusive and diverse student population that mirrors our own. We hope partnership agreements like this will empower many more students to continue to transform their lives through education.” 

The partnership agreement was signed yesterday by Professor Dobbs and Dr Joy Kettyle, Principal of Waltham Forest College, at London Met’s Holloway Road campus. 

Dr Kettyle, said: “We have chosen to be the first College partner in London Metropolitan University’s Partners in Education’s scheme as this will strengthen the support we offer to our students who are considering options into higher education. 

“This game-changing opportunity will ensure our students have access to the same life-chances as anyone else in the UK and that no-one is left behind.” 

Twelve colleges and schools in London are set to join the scheme in the next few weeks with several more in the pipeline.