The Barnet and Southgate College Alumni Network - have you joined yet?
If you’re a former student who would like to support current students or get involved with events or social media, the College would love to hear from you!
Did you go to Barnet and Southgate College or the former Barnet College, Hendon College, Southgate College or Southgate Technical College? These colleges have now all merged into Barnet and Southgate College.
Right now, there are students at the College where you once studied, facing similar challenges and opportunities that you did.
Being connected to you could really help them .
Could you inspire the next generation of students?
The College is one of more than 500 other colleges and schools across Britain which has registered with the charity Future First to set up networks of former students or alumni. Future First’s vision is that every college or state school should be supported by a thriving, engaged alumni community that helps it to do more for its students.
More than 40,000 former students across Britain have already signed up to stay connected with their old college or school. They’re inspiring young people in a number of ways; as career and education role models, mentors or e-mentors, work experience providers, governors, donors or fundraisers.
It doesn’t matter when you’ve left College, in Higher education or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away, there are still ways you can help and stay connected.
“More than 39 per cent of students don’t know anyone in a job they’d like to do, ” said Alex Shapland-Howes, Managing Director of Future First. “If they see that someone went to the same college or school, grew up in the same community, has achieved a fulfilling and satisfying job, it helps them see it’s possible for them too. It’s really important for all students to be motivated to succeed in the working world and hearing first-hand from people that they can relate to in interesting jobs can make a huge difference.”
David Byrne, Principal of Barnet and Southgate College said: “One of the College’s key goals is to improve the employability of our students. We signed up to Future First’s scheme to re-connect with the network of ex-students out there who all have a breadth of valuable experience that will be vital in helping us to broaden current students’ employment choices and equip them for the world of work. It will also enable our alumni to reconnect with their old tutors and friends or seek advice on further training, which may help their own career path or help them choose a new one.”
The photo above shows Modupé Obasola, former BTEC Music student and now a successful singer-songwriter
• Reconnect with Tutors
• Professional Networking
• Engage with other Alumni
• Advance Information on New Courses
• PR and Events
• Alumni Newsletter