End of the summer holidays and not sure what to do? On Thursday 1st September from 1pm-5pm, come and be a part of the fun at Lewisham Southwark College’s Southwark Campus.

DJs the Dixon Brothers will be completing some college challenges from 2pm-3pm, and then watch them DJ a special set from 3pm-3.30pm. For the challenges, they will be coming up against experts and students just to see how easy our subjects are!

The College will also be running taster sessions of the subjects that will start there in September, as well as:
  • Free KISS FM merchandise
  • Free nail bar
  • Learn to make your own tote bag
  • Make a bouquet
  • Competitions to win an iPad and TicketMaster vouchers
  • Free career information, advice and guidance
  • Enrol with the College straight away



There will be taster sessions from a range of subjects including: IT / Computing, Construction, Floristry, Dance, Drama, Technical Theatre, Travel & Tourism and Science. We also have a smoothie making bike and kids crafts area.




The Challenge



Learn and perform a bongo drums routine in 10 minutes…it’s not as easy as it looks!



Make the best outfit you can using bin bags, tape and newspaper. The public will be the judge!



We all think we can dance…but can we street dance…?



TV scientist Greg Foot will be showing some alternative science experiments… but who’s the best at them…?


DJ set

Dixon Brothers to wow the crowd with their skills

The event will be filmed and also photographed throughout.

Many people dream of working as a chef in a top restaurant: Lewisham Southwark College gives learners the experience and skills to make that dream come true.

Two students who have just completed the Level 3 Professional Cookery – Raouf Zemirli and Patrick Wade – have won highly sought-after first jobs at two of London’s leading restaurants.

Raouf has taken up a full-time position as sous chef at sushi restaurant Inamo Soho, which was recently named one of the top 10 places to eat by Stylist magazine. Patrick has secured a full-time commis chef job at five star restaurant One Aldwych having demonstrated his exceptional level of motivation and enthusiasm during a two day work placement with them.

Thanks to the College’s excellent links with leading restaurants and chefs around the Capital, our Professional Cookery learners are given a broad range of experiences as a key part of their courses – opening their eyes to the careers they can aspire to if they work hard. Students recently got the chance, for example, to spend a day working at The Phoenix Restaurant with Jeff Foster, Executive Head Chef at the Hyatt Regency Churchill Hotel.

Every Friday also sees a restaurant briefing when learners play the roles of ‘kitchen team’ and ‘waiting team’ to practice communicating and working together, giving them a real insight into life in a busy restaurant environment.

Demonstrating the successful careers learners go on to pursue, Corrine Jones, who graduated in 2010, has just been promoted to junior sous chef at London’s Regency Churchill Hotel having spent five years working perfecting her skills in pastry.

Course tutor Aidan Fullerton comments, “For young people who want to forge a career in catering and hospitality, coming to the College provides experiences they wouldn’t get studying in a sixth form. We are very proud of our star students, who are always willing to go ‘above and beyond’ by sharing their knowledge to help other learners. Their success is very well-deserved.”

Coming to Lewisham Southwark College gives learners experiences that go way beyond the classroom – as Floristry students found when they got the chance to run floral crown workshops for staff.

Providing one of the highlights of the Immediate Media staff’s summer party, which was held at Newbury Racecourse, the two workshops run by Level 2 and 3 students were a great success. The students helped around 50 staff, many of whom were complete beginners, to use fresh flowers to create a stunning floral crown to take home, and demonstrated fantastic creativity and artistry with their own designs.

Floristry Lecturer Carol Campbell comments, “Working with flowers is great fun and something a bit different for many people, so this was the perfect activity for the summer party. It was great for our students to get a taste of teaching others the skills they’ve learned – they really excelled themselves and helped to create some fabulous designs.”



The British Council – the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities – has published a case study on the College’s learning resources in its online magazine.

Read by employers and educators, the British Council’s ‘Vocational Education Exchange Magazine’ is aimed at closing the skills gap that exists in vocational education and highlights how different institutions are meeting this challenge.

The latest issue includes a case study on Lewisham Southwark College’s interesting learning content to support Level 2 Technical Theatre apprentices. The College teamed up with JISC (the UK’s not-for-profit company supporting further and higher education) to create the resources which combine activities, videos and self-marking quizzes.

Readers of the newsletter are able to read about the resources and access a link to download the learning packs.

Nicole Allison, Creative Apprenticeships Assessor, says, “We are strongly committed to creating learning resources that really engage the learner and give them a dynamic learning experience. It’s therefore fantastic to see that the British Council recognises the high quality of our resources, and that these materials are being promoted to a broader audience of learners through the website.”


Work by Louie Levinson, a Foundation Art & Design student, and Garfield Robinson, a Level 1 Digital Media student at Lewisham Southwark College, have been chosen from hundreds of entries to be shown at this year’s UAL (University of the Arts) ‘Origins’ exhibition.

The exhibition takes place at the well-known Merner Gallery in central London from 27 to 30 July and is open to the public, making it an amazing opportunity for students to get their work ‘out there’. Professional curator Jenna Rossi-Camus selected the pieces which will be exhibited from over 400 entries from colleges nationwide.

As an exhibitor at Origins, Louie and Garfield will also be in the running for prizes which will be given by leading British contemporary artist ‘Bob and Roberta Smith’ during a private view to launch the exhibition.

Head of the College’s Department of Art and Design, Natalie Garner says, “This is an incredible achievement for both Louie and Garfield which is well-deserved. Louie’s work shows great creativity and flair, and we are delighted that he now has the opportunity to exhibit it to art lovers in the outside world. While Garfield is at the beginning of his journey it shows him the possibilities of developing a visual language that is political and engages an audience in debate around environmental issues.”

The Origins exhibition is held every year by UAL Awarding Body to recognise the work of Further Education learners studying a range of UAL qualifications. The only specialist art, design and creative industries awarding body in England, UAL is also one of the top five universities in the world for art and design, with over half of all Turner Prize winners and nominees in the last 30 years having studied at the University.


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