The UK College of Business and Computing welcomed Ilford North MP, Wes Streeting to their Gants Hill campus on Thursday 2nd March.

UKCBC - Wentworth House

Wes Streeting, MP for Ilford North visited the Wentworth House offices of UKCBC to meet with June Dennis, the College Principal and UKCBC student representatives.

The purpose of the meeting was to show Mr Streeting around the Wentworth House premises and to discuss how students are actively engaged in the running of the College.

The Wentworth House meeting was held at 2pm and was attended not only by Wes Streeting and June Dennis, but also UKCBC Director; Bhargav Busa, Gants Hill representative; Doris Aba Anane, and UKCBC's student representatives; Alina Vasile and Elena Popescu.

Meeting with Ilford North MP

The meeting was split into stages to ensure it was beneficial to both the College and to Mr Streeting.

At 2pm, there was a welcome introduction with refreshments, followed by an introduction to UKCBC, its student cohort, and the purpose of meeting at 2.05pm. June Dennis then raised the issue of Brexit.

At 2.15pm, an explanation about how UKCBC engage students within the formal meeting structure on campus was introduced, followed by discussions on engagement with the wider community of businesses and organisations at 2.35pm.

Lastly, at 2.45pm there was a tour of the Gants Hill campus and photographic opportunities.

A successful meeting...

Mr Streeting spoke of how impressed he was with the diversity of the student body at UKCBC and how actively engaged the student representatives are.

Attendees also discussed how Brexit might impact the college and how UKCBC could engage with the local community and business networks more.

June Dennis, College Principal said "It is very evident that Wes has a passion for Higher Education and for ensuring that all people, regardless of age or background, are able to access good quality and relevant education. He was evidently impressed by the engagement of our student representatives. We hope that is the start of our increased profile within the Redbridge area".