A partnership deal has been signed by bosses at the University of East London (UEL) and Newham College Of Further Education agreeing they will work together to improve students’ education.

The two institutions, who are campus neighbours, want to develop a more co-ordinated approach to further and higher education provision in the area.

They will share knowledge about the educational and skills needs of people in east London, its learners and employers to assess how well the supply of courses meets demand.

Vice chancellor and CEO of UEL Professor John Joughin said: “This strategic partnership between our two institutions will provide significant future opportunities for our local community in terms of creating important new progression routes for education and employment.”

Principal and CEO of Newham College Di Gowland said: “This strategic partnership will enable Newham College and the UEL to develop an unrivalled range of seamless education opportunities both for local people and our wider communities.”

In a statement the instituitions said their vision was to ensure everyone with the ability to benefit from going to college or university could do so with courses that were accessible, affordable and appropriate to them.

The new partnership was cemented by the signing of a memorandum of understanding at a launch event at UEL’s Docklands campus on Thursday, April 21.

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