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Corporation members

The details of each of the members of the City College Corporation are listed below:


Anna Barney

Dr Anna Barney

Anna Barney has been a Member of the Corporation since 2003. She is the Associate Dean for Education in the Faculty of Engineering and the Envionment at the University of Southampton.

Richard Blackwell

Prof Richard Blackwell

Richard Blackwell joined the Board in 2011. He has been Deputy Vice Chancellor at Solent University since 2010, and prior to this he worked for Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Higher Education Academy in its formative years. At Solent, Richard is responsible for employability and enterprise, advocacy in policy communities and local skills partnerships. Richard enjoys working in teams and collaborating with people at all levels to achieve results, which he has done at national, regional and institutional level both in the UK and abroad. Richard is a member of the editorial board of HE Quarterly and has published widely on quality enhancement and change in HE.

Mr Hanif Brora – Vice Chair

Mr Hanif Brora – Vice Chair

Hanif joined the Corporation Board in 2012 and is the current Vice Chair.

Revd Dr Julian Davies

Revd Dr Julian Davies

Julian Davies joined the Corporation in December 2010. He is the Team Rector for Southampton City Centre, and is based at St Mary’s Church directly beside the College so has a good understanding of the local community and environment. Before ordination, he taught for the School of Modern History at Oxford. Since ordination, he has served in several urban and inner-city parishes.

Dr Jeyanthi John

Dr Jeyanthi John

Jeyanthi is Consultant in Dental Public Health for Public Health England and works with public health and health service commissioners across Wessex, including Southampton.

Sue Leamore

Sue Leamore - Chair

Sue Leamore joined the Corporation in July 2013. She is the Deputy Director of Strategy for University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, with significant strategic and business planning experience. She values continuous learning for development and striving for personal and business goals and is a previous student of the college.  Sue was appointed Chair of the Corporation on 26 November 2014.

Councillor Mary Lloyd

Councillor Mary Lloyd

Councillor Mary Lloyd joined the Board on 10 March 2014.

Andrew May

Mr Andrew May

Andrew is the College’s ICT Support Manager. He was elected as Staff Board Member in November 2012.

Mr Brian Scott

Mr Brian Scott

An ex-student of St. Mary’s, now City College (leaving in 1961,) Brian worked for 30 years with BFBS, the British Forces Broadcasting Service, latterly as the Chief Engineer of its global radio and television networks. For a number of years he was also Chairman of the Royal Television Society’s Operations Training Committee. Brian is keen that students fulfill their career potential.

Sarah Stannard

Ms Sarah Stannard  - Principal

Sarah joined the College as Principal on 1 August 2013 after six years as Vice Principal at Chichester College, where she was responsible for marketing, business development, workbased learning, international education and the college's Brinsbury campus.  Prior to this Sarah worked in the private sector, she was  a management consultant for IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers and began her career in marketing and sales roles for Kraft Foods and Abbott Laboratories. 

Paul Weir

Paul Weir

Paul is an Operations Director from the telecom and digital media industries, with experience of risk-management, mergers & acquisitions, and people-development in growing organisations. He currently works for BT as Director of Technical Infrastructure Solutions. Paul is a member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, and the Institute of Directors. Paul is also an ex-student of City College, and he holds an MBA from Henley Management College.


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  • Brickwork 'shard' sculpture unveiled in Bursledon

      It's not often brickwork can be described as inspiring, but City College Southampton tutor Joe Taylor has combined artwork and bricklaying to create a new and unique sculpture for Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum. &...

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  • Students' fundraising is a cut above the rest

      Hair and beauty students at City College Southampton have raised more than £1000 for the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity.   Julie Burrows, coordinator of level 3 hairdressing, apprentices and barbering, s...

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  • Former apprentice plays for Team GB in Euro Deaf Football Championship

      Ex City College apprentice, Philip Swift, has represented team Great Britain in the European Deaf Football Championship in Hanover, Germany.   Philip, 25, from Highfield, Southampton, swapped his computer monitor fo...

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  • Catwalk show is top of the crops

      The air was thick with hairspray this week (June 24) as the future Vidal Sassoons, Charles Worthingtons and John Friedas showcased their vision at the annual City College Southampton hairdressing end of year awards and cat...

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  • Attendance Matters

      Congratulations go to Level 3 Early Years' student, Jessica Andrews, for being City College's star student in the first half of the summer half term and for attending 100% of her lessons. The Principal, Sarah Stannard, pre...

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  • Octogenarian still hitting the books as an adult learner

      Even in her eighties, Jeanne Williams is still looking for ways to update her skills and has enrolled on a Literacy Through ICT programme with City College to improve and modernise both her English and technological capabi...

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Case studies

  • Danielle Betteridge

    Diploma in Childcare and Education - Level 3 in 2012-13 Danielle Betteridge

    Danielle worked tirelessly not just in her studies but also as the Disability Awareness Officer on our student council. She has fulfilled her dream of progressing to the prestigious Norland College in Bath to study a 3-year degree in early years development and nannying.

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  • Lauren Watson

    Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism - Level 3 in 2012-13 Lauren Watson

    Lauren achieved five distinctions and a merit on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism. She is now working full-time as a sales advisor for Ageas Travel.

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  • Jayne Wilkinson

    Diploma in Hospitality - Level 3 in 2012-13 Jayne Wilkinson

    Jayne Wilkinson scored a work placement for celebrity chef Raymond Blanc. During the summer Jayne is set to do work experience with Raymond Blanc at his flagship two Michelin-starred eatery, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons, after sending a plucky letter asking him for a big break. Budding pastry chef, Jay

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  • Chloe Benham

    BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care - Level 3 in 2011-12 Chloe Benham

    Chloe, previously from Westgate School, achieved triple distinctions in the BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care. She has now progressed to Bournemouth University to study adult nursing. Chloe said, "I chose City College as it had good links with universities for nursing and midwifery and because t

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  • Abdulaziz Dahir Mahamed

    BTEC National Diploma in IT - Level 3 in 2010-11 Abdulaziz Dahir Mahamed

    Abdulaziz achieved the Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in IT (networking pathway) with triple distinctions. He successfully progressed to Bournemouth University to study a degree in Software Engineering and is now able to fulfil his ambition of designing software solutions.

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  • Michael Collier

    NVQ Level 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership - Level 3 in 2010-11 Michael Collier

    Michael successfully completed his studies and has secured a job as a Trainee Manager for Compass, the largest catering organisation in the world. To start with Michael will be working locally in a supervisory role in the restaurant of one of the high street department stores. Naturally he hopes to move

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