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Partner view on Linking London:

“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

Linking London

'Working in partnership to create opportunities'

Linking London is a partnership of educational organisations that work collaboratively to maximise its contribution to targeted widening participation, student engagement and success, social mobility and in pursuit of improvements in social justice through education. The core aims of our partnership are to support recruitment, retention and progression to and through higher education.

In the uncertain environment in which we are working there has never been a more important time for partnership and collaborative working. Membership of Linking London provides a forum for information sharing, problem solving and networking. This means that educationalists in London have a collective voice, across all education sectors. We offer members:

  • Staff development, events and networking opportunities
  • A collaborative outreach and information, advice and guidance (IAG) service
  • Higher education in further education (HE in FE) dedicated network
  • A series of newsletters and publications to keep you up-to-date with the education sector
  • Support in addressing the National strategy for access
  • Data research on the progression of college learners in London
  • A forum for keeping up-to-date with all the latest qualification developments
  • An experienced and dedicated central team to support, broker and work on your behalf

About the partnership