We are pleased to have raised a fantastic £116 for JeansForGenes Day! Our amazing staff and students arrived at Merton College yesterday in their best jeans to raise awareness and collect donations. Thank you to everyone who supported this important cause.
A former Merton College student sang her heart out in the first semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent 2020. Imen Siar, a 21-year-old from Croydon who studied Health & Social Care at the College, took to the stage on Saturday to compete for a place in the Grand Final and a performance at the Royal Variety Show.
College leaders across London and the Association of Colleges are calling on the Secretary of State for Transport to save the 16+ Oyster Card and give young people the opportunity to get back on their feet after coronavirus. Through local campaigns and a letter to the Transport Secretary, the coalition is also backing a campaign led by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) for the reinstatement of free travel for all under 18s: Don't Zap the Zip: Keep London transport free for under 18s.
Ayesha Ahmad is one of our students taking a Merton Adult Education (MAE) course. Ayesha, 38, is currently studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, as well as certficates in Understanding Autism and Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health. Read more about her experience of being an MAE student.