Local MPs help launch #ThePlatform


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Rt Hon David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, and Teresa Pearce, MP for Erith and Thamesmead, visited the Bexley campus of London South East Colleges for a tour of the new facilities at the site, to meet and chat with both staff and students, and to take part in a recorded interview for the College’s student-led TV channel in ‘ThePlatform.

#ThePlatform has been equipped with a whole range of modern media and IT kit. The space itself has been designed to give all users ample room to manoeuvre, and work comfortably alone or in teams.

Following the interview with students Callum Gorman and Selina Simmonds, Mr Evennett commented: “I am delighted to be here today for the launch of #ThePlatform. The students were clearly passionate about their work, and it was good to be able to participate in the recorded interview.

“It is great to see such forward and innovative thinking going in to the design and development of this learning space, where students can gain the vital skills needed to begin a career in the media and tech industries.”

Principal and CEO of London South East Colleges, Sam Parrett OBE, said: “Since its inception back in August 2016, London South East Colleges has fervently planned and prepared for bigger and better in terms of teaching and learning methods, facilities and equipment that match or even exceed those used in every industry we cover.

“We have recognised from the outset that students simply have to be taught the skills that employers need. The work we have done to create #ThePlatform is only the beginning. We are constantly bidding for funds to invest in our campuses and also to build new ones. One good example of this is the successful bid we have made in partnership with London Biggin Hill Airport, Bombardier and the GLA to build a new Aviation and Technology Campus in Biggin Hill. There are lots more in the pipeline and the future is looking very exciting indeed.”