Waltham Forest College has signed up to 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: “I am delighted to sign this agreement with Waltham Forest on behalf of London Met. They share our passion and values for opening up access to education and have an inclusive and diverse student population that mirrors our own, so they are natural partners.

“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. We hope partnership agreements like this will empower many more students to continue to transform their lives through education.”

The partnership agreement was signed earlier today by Professor Dobbs and Dr Joy Kettyle, Principal of Waltham Forest College, at London Met’s Holloway Road on 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”

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