Newham College of Further Education
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|Type||Further Education College|
|Principal & CEO||Diane Gowland|
|Chair of the Board||Andrew Clark|
|Location||High Street South
East Ham, London
|DfE URN||130451 Tables|
Newham College is a college in the London Borough of Newham, United Kingdom. The college's main site is in East Ham, with a further site in Stratford, and six further local neighbourhood learning centres including the Fashion and Textile Museum, located in London Bridge.
It was established in 1985 through a merger between East Ham Technical College and West Ham Further Education College. In April 2016 the college announced a strategic alliance with University of East London.
The college's two main teaching sites are located in East London, at East Ham and Stratford. The College also have an additional five community education sites in the Gainsborough Learning Centre, Beckton Globe Centre, Little Ilford Centre, Forest Gate Learning Zone and the North Woolwich Learning Zone.
Many of the students are local, and over 80% are aged over 19 on entry with an average age of 31. Newham College is an Associate College of the London Metropolitan University and has close links with many other universities, including East London, South Bank, and the Surrey Institute of Art & Design. Recently these have included Imperial, King's, Queen Mary, UCL and other Manchester and Nottingham Universities, plus St George's Medical School.
Newham College University Centre (NUC) is the higher education faculty of Newham College London. NUC runs its degree programmes in collaboration with partner universities,The Open University, Gateway Qualifications, The British Psychological Society, Canterbury Christ Church University and Cambridge English Language Assessment Authorised Centre. The NUC offer a range of qualifications including Pre Undergraduate levels, Undergraduate degrees, Access to Higher Education programmes and Professional Teaching Qualifications.
West and East Ham colleges have had a number of notable alumni. Designer Lee Alexander McQueen took an A Level in art at West Ham Technical College before securing a Savile Row apprenticeship. Newspaper cartoonists Gerald Scarfe and Ralph Steadman both went to East Ham Technical College.