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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.  

Merton College, part of the South Thames Colleges Group, has taken its first steps to re-opening as it welcomed groups of learners back into its grounds on Monday 15 June.


Did you know that we run ESOL courses for ages 16-18 and post 19? These can really benefit you if English is your second language and you live in the UK. Find out how the course has helped our past students to improve their English and, ultimately, change their lives for the better.  

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.