• UCU deal reached with university-backed college to increase pay but reduce teaching time

    Strike action at cash-strapped Lambeth College has been cancelled after union members managed to negotiate a 3 per cent pay rise, additional leave and a reduction in teaching hours. Members of the University and College Union at the college have walked out for a total of 10 days since November in a long-running pay dispute,

    10.32 May. 9th, 2019 | News

  • College in £37m debt given permission to carry out banned tactical subcontracting

    The Department for Education appears to have given a cash-strapped college special treatment, after it endorsed subcontracting to meet short-term funding objectives. Lambeth College, which is dependent on government bailouts, “embarked on a significant programme of subcontracting” to make up for a recruitment shortfall last year, according to its recently published 2017/18 accounts. The college

    9.47 Jan. 25th, 2019 | News

  • University takeover of struggling college delayed, again

    A cash-strapped London college’s on-off planned merger with a university has been delayed yet again. Lambeth College is now “preparing to become part of the London South Bank University family from the beginning of February 2019” instead of the turn of the year, a spokesperson for the two institutions has revealed to FE Week. The

    16.18 Nov. 14th, 2018 | News

  • Struggling college ‘expects’ £25 million bailout as university merger hits buffers

    Lambeth College, which was served with a notice of concern for financial control by the Education and Skills Funding Agency yesterday, is expecting to receive a massive cash injection from the government’s restructuring facility by the end of the month, according to its own accounts. It is also in the market for a new merger

    12.23 Jan. 16th, 2018 | News

  • Ofsted criticises 'financial mismanagement' at college preparing to join with university

    Governors have been criticised for being slow to recognise “financial mismanagement” at Lambeth College, in new report unveiled by Oftsed. The grade three across the board report, published by the inspectorate today, recognised that “clearer and firmer arrangements” had recently been put in place to ensure governors’ “oversight of the college’s corporate functions”. But it

    17.30 Dec. 19th, 2016 | News