Over the past few months Harrow College & Uxbridge College and Richmond upon Thames College have been working closely together towards the creation of a newly-enlarged London college, (HRUC) that will offer outstanding training for students across a large part of the capital. The merger is due for completion on January 4th 2023.
The colleges (HCUC) and (RuTC) are confident that by joining forces they will be able to do more for their students and continue to deliver a high-quality learner experience, ensuring that the benefits to students increase. This includes a shared prioritising of students achieving more, progressing further and being more work ready.
The merger will provide many more opportunities for students across the three colleges, with further expansion of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) provision through the West London Institute of Technology. This includes a brand-new STEM building with state-of-the-art facilities based at Richmond upon Thames College.
Both HCUC and RuTC share the same common values – delivering high quality teaching for students and focusing on opportunities for them to progress into further learning or securing the job they want.
Keith Smith, CEO at HCUC, said: ” This merger brings an exciting future for learners and employers in the west London area. Working together HCUC and RuTC will be investing in new collaborative opportunities to deliver outstanding quality and support local businesses to obtain skills they need. We will invest in new STEM facilities, deliver exciting opportunities for young people to progress into higher education through A Levels and T Levels and expand our West London Institute of Technology to deliver the best and most innovative technical education in the country.”