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In January  2017, the Corporation at City of Westminster College and the College of North West London resolved to hold a comprehensive and in-depth consultation around a proposal to merge. You can find all relevant updates regarding the merger below.

Tuesday 1st August 2017 - Merger complete


City of Westminster College is pleased to confirm its merger with The College of North West London has been completed.

As of 1 August 2017, the corporation of The College of North West London has transferred its students, employees, assets, and liabilities to City of Westminster College. The resulting merged college is now operating under the legal name of United Colleges Group, with a Corporation membership comprising governors of both legacy colleges. Both colleges continue to operate under their existing and long-established names.  

Currently enrolled students and applicants to the college for courses starting in September 2017 are not affected by the merger in any way and will experience no changes. 

Thursday 25th March 2017 - Consultation response

Following the public consultation which took place between 9th March to 13th April all responses received have been given due consideration. We are pleased to announce that we are published our formal response. 

Click the link below to download a copy of our merger Consultation Response. 

Link to our Consultation Response

Thursday 9th March 2017 - Consultation around a proposal to merge

You may have recently read about our Governing Body’s decision to conduct a comprehensive consultation around a proposal to merge with the College of North West London.

Click the link below to download a copy of our merger Consultation document. 

Link to our Consultation Document

During the consultation period, we will be constantly updating this online toolkit with all of the information you need in order to find out more and make a response to our plans.

If you have any further queries which arise over the coming weeks, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our consultation process aims to be as transparent, meticulous and detailed as possible, to ensure everyone is informed and given their chance to have their say about key developments. We are available via email on and and will respond to any queries within five working days.

Responding to our proposal 

We welcome the opportunity for feedback on our proposal. Download our Consultation document, and fill in the form, which can be returned to the college via post or email.

This document is available online and in hard copy. For hard copies, please contact your nearest college reception to request a copy. Please note this will only be available during the Consultation period.  

All responses must be received by Thursday 13th April 2017

Staff meetings

We want to be open and transparent throughout the entire merger process. To ensure this, we have conducted the following meetings with staff and met with student representatives. 

31st January and 1st February 2017 both Principals met with staff from both colleges.

17 October 2016 each Principal met with staff from their respective college. 

30th January 2017 - Merger Announcement 
In January, City of Westminster College and the College of North West London announced their intention to merge with a vision to deliver the highest quality education and training opportunities for students and employers across West and Central London, and beyond.