London colleges merge

Two north London colleges officially merged this week in a bid to protect their financial future

The merger between Barnet College and Southgate College took place on Tuesday 1st November.

The new Barnet and Southgate College is now one of London’s largest further education institutions, with an annual turnover of £50m.

Marilyn Hawkins, principal at the newly merged college said: “This merger marks the beginning of a new chapter in Further Education in London, and I am really excited about the opportunities it will provide, enabling us to do what we do best: enhance the social and economic well-being of our students.”

The college has stated that teaching staff will be unaffected by the move.