Southwark pupils to benefit from outreach project

A new project to raise aspirations, build confidence and increase higher education uptake amongst students in Southwark will be launched this week.

The Pembroke House Higher Education Project is based at Pembroke House, near to the Old Kent Road, which has been a base for social justice work in the area for over a hundred years.

The Project is working with five Southwark schools this year: Archbishop Michael Ramsey Technology College, Bacon's College, Geoffrey Chaucer Technology College, SE1-based St Saviour's and Saint Olave's School and Walworth School.

Pembroke House has teamed up with its parent institution, Pembroke College Cambridge, and other Higher Education institutions including South Bank University at the Elephant and Castle, London Guildhall University, University of Surrey Roehampton, Imperial College London and King's College London.

The Project will be launched on Thursday 24 January after a day-long Higher Education Fair for students, teachers and parents at Pembroke House. Local MPs, councillors and representatives of the higher education institutions will attend the launch.

The Master of Pembroke College Cambridge Sir Roger Tomkys said: "We are proud to support an outreach programme by which our students from all backgrounds can encourage young people in South London to see higher education as an attainable and worthwhile goal. This project will create an exciting engagement between inner-city and university that will provide opportunities and learning experiences for all involved."

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