Merton Adult Education are delighted to be working in partnership once again with Merton Arts Festival 2018. Merton Adult Education based at Merton College are hosting the festival on Saturday 15th September where art, glass, pottery and embroidery students will display and sell their work. To find out more about the festival click here.

Level 1, 2 & 3 Hairdressing students put on a night to remember in the end-of-year creative Hairdressing showcase.

The annual event took place in Merton’s commodious auditorium hall providing a suitably glamorous framework for what would prove to be a very classy evening. The College’s Hairdressing Academy provided most of the things from the invitations to the entertainment. A helping hand from Merton College’s very own Taste restaurant dealt with the catering aspect of the night - this was a Merton College event through and through, and all the better for it.

No sad music was played as the 29-year-old violin maker plunged from 8,000 feet across Snowdon in a wingsuit. A package of bravery, a wingsuit and a parachute helped him step into the Welsh air. It’s a special record making achievement for Sam at 60 seconds and no one has attempted such a stunt before over Mount Snowdon.

At the Merton Volunteer Awards, an evening of surprises was in store for the Aurora Centre – a non-residential specialist centre for 16-25 year olds with complex needs. The centre was nominated for two categories, which was the Young Volunteer of the Year award and Volunteer of the year Award. George Utley who is a learner was honoured to be nominated for the Young Volunteer of the Year award winning a Bronze award. The Aurora team winning a Gold for the Volunteer of the year award was the icing on the cake.

On the 15th June 2018 with a mixed ability squad of 8 players, the Skills for Working Life Merton football team travelled to Osterley Goals to take part in the 2nd annual ‘Our Barn Community Cup’ and play against 6 other local teams from West London.

The boys and girls from all teams competed in a mini league to find out who would finish in the top 2 and progress into the final, where one of the teams would be crowned this year’s winner.

The Hospitality and Catering Academy had a successful night at Hotelympia; the UKs leading hospitality and foodservice event. The event is a platform for thousands of businesses and buyers to market and support the food service industry as one of the UK's most vibrant trades. The students took part in a competition judged by a prestigious panel from the Craft Guild of Chefs.