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Our partners

Linking London's members range from large multi-purpose further education colleges through to highly prestigious research-intensive universities, training providers, awarding bodies and trade unions.







'Being a part of Linking London allows us to stay abreast of all that is happening in the wider sector. As widening participation practitioners it enables up to keep our qualification knowledge high in a time of reform and uncertainty. The partnership also gives us close relationships with a range of organisations and allows us to reach a wider audience of learners more easily. What's really great is to have so many different perspectives in the room to discuss key issues. The central team are very helpful and responsive.'

Anne-Marie Canning, Head of Widening Participation, King's College London

Working with Linking London has many advantages, from networking with other colleges and with universities to being able to step away from the day job knowing that you are going to work with a group of like-minded people, represent my college and bring back fresh ideas and new perspectives from a wide variety of industry experts and practitioners.

The high calibre of speakers at the Linking London events and the wide selection of topics are very relevant, extremely current and always engaging. I depart from any Linking London meeting having learned something new that I can take back to the workplace - whether it is increase in knowledge or an entirely new concept, research finding or area of practice.'

Nicola Dean, Head of Higher Education and Professional Studies, Bromley College of Further and Higher Education

'As the lead strategic body for 14 to 19 education and training in London, the Young People's Education and Skills team values the chance to work collaboratively with further and higher education partners. Our partnership with Linking London provides us with the opportunity to work with higher education to offer young Londoners greater access to higher learning and improved prospects for their careers and working lives.'

Yolande Burgess, Strategy Director, London Councils

'OCN London is the leading QAA licenced Access Validating Agency for London, with 25 years' experience of delivering the Access to HE qualification through its member centres. Our commitment to widening participation in education and to enhancing social mobility through learning makes us a natural partner for Linking London. Our membership of this valuable forum provides significant and essential opportunities for collaborative work with FE and HE partners to facilitate improved progression for Access to HE learners, enabling them to realise their dreams of a university education and improve their own lives and the lives of those around them.'

Jacquie Mutter, Chief Executive, OCN London