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Stefani Pereira is a student at Merton College, currently studying Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing. Read about Stefani's experience as a student and what she loves about her course. 

Merton College, part of the South Thames Colleges Group, is proud to be working alongside Merton Council and other partners to bring Merton’s Community Fridge Network, an initiative to help deliver food to individuals and families who are struggling throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Amanda Coutinho is studying Access to Higher Education Diploma in Nursing at Merton. During the Covid pandemic, she has been working as a Heath Care Assistant at St George's Hospital in Tooting. Amanda has written a moving first hand account of working in ICUs, caring for Covid patients. Read more about her personal experience on the frontline.

18-year-old Charlotte Carpenter, one of our Hospitality and Catering students, entered the Great Volunteer Police Cadets Bake Off in March, a virtual competition which was open to all Police Cadets across 32 London boroughs. Organised by London Police Cadets, the competition received 124 entries over four categories and we are delighted that Charlotte won first place with her carrot cake for Artistic Flair and second place in the Overall Winner category.

Svitlana Toma is originally from Ukraine, she was a university graduate who had worked for 15 years as an engineer. She moved to the UK six years ago and, after living here for several weeks, Svitlana realised that her level of English needed to improve so she enrolled in an ESOL Level 1 course at Merton.

We are extremely proud of our Health, Care & Science students at Merton College, many of whom are currently supporting the front line by working within NHS hospitals such as St George’s in Tooting, care homes for the elderly and vulnerable adults, local pharmacies and other vital services.