HCUC - a merger between Uxbridge College and Harrow College
On 1 August 2017 Uxbridge and Harrow Colleges merged to become HCUC. The Colleges are officially part of the same organisation and work together to provide the best opportunities to students, but keep their individual names and campuses. As well as keeping their current identities each college continues to run the majority of their current courses for the foreseeable future.
The merger of the two Colleges into a single legal entity took place in order to maximise future opportunities for students, employers and local communities, through a combination of preserving current provision, and pooling resources and expertise to develop education and training.
Laraine Smith Group Principal and CEO, at the time of the merger, and current Principal of Harrow College and Deputy CEO Pat Carvalho said: “This exciting partnership was identified by both Harrow College and Uxbridge College’s governing bodies as the best way forward for our local communities. Both Colleges are very pleased to be able to maintain their current identities and the bulk of their current courses, as well as to be enhancing provision on an ongoing basis by pooling resources and expertise. We believe this merger will result in a financially resilient and sustainable college group, allowing us to continue to meet the needs of our students, employers and the communities we serve.”
While Uxbridge College and Harrow College continue to operate using their individual college names serving their local and regional communities, the Uxbridge College Corporation (the Governing Body), which oversees the running of both Colleges, was renamed HCUC to reflect the enlarged remit of serving Uxbridge and Harrow Governors following the 1 August 2017 merger.
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