The Mayor of Croydon and Central Croydon MP praise the passion of FSB students


      Sarah Jones MP and The Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Kabir with FSB students

By Kunal Chan Mehta

The Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Humayun Kabir, and the MP for Central Croydon, Sarah Jones, visited FSB this week to discuss Croydon community development and to take a look around FSB’s campus facilities.

Speaking with FSB students and staff, The Mayor deliberated on FSB’s positive impact as a learning community and, in particular, the importance of FSB students giving back to the Croydon community.

The Mayor of Croydon and Central Croydon MP were introduced to FSB’s role in society, detailing the reach, diversity and growth of FSB. The visit also touched on how FSB is responding to its social mission of removing barriers to higher education and how students from disadvantaged backgrounds are supported.

During the speech, The Mayor of Croydon said: ‘It has only been a few weeks into my role but I feel I am already off to a good start after meeting so many passionate and inspiring FSB students.’ The Mayor went on to say that FSB students offered a rich pool of talent that would be welcomed at Croydon Council.

Sarah Jones MP, speaking about her constituency role and founding the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Knife Crime, said: ‘It has been a privilege hearing from FSB students about their moving journeys into higher education. It really is motivating to hear about the passion so many FSB students have in looking into the causes of knife crime’. The MP also spoke with students about their learner experiences and focused on new opportunities opening up in Croydon.

Dr John Pomeroy, FSB Principal, thanked The Mayor of Croydon and Central Croydon MP for the visit, adding, ‘We are really excited about our future plans that build on the synergies between education and community engagement.

The Mayor of Croydon and Central Croydon MP were shown student presentations on learner journeys and how FSB has supported students in various ways.

Patrick Unsby, Y1 Business Foundation Degree student, coordinating video and photography on the day, said: ‘It was an enormous honour to showcase my video work to such respectable personalities and the praise they have given me has really gone a long way in terms of confidence and motivation. I can not thank FSB enough for this amazing opportunity’.

Cristina Badea, Y1 Business Foundation Degree student, added: ‘It was a huge honour to present to such respected visitors and I felt really inspired by what they said about our passion for learning and community development. This is a day that will stay with me for a very long time’.

See Patrick Unsby’s video here:

Sarah Jones MP welcomed by FSB students and staff

Dr John Pomeroy on tour with Sarah Jones MP, The Mayor of Croydon and FSB students

Sarah Jones MP speaks about knife crime and community development in Croydon

Sarah Jones MP and The Mayor enjoy videos and presentations from students

Dr John Pomeroy announcing FSB’s social purpose in removing barriers to learning

Cristina Badea, Y1 Business Foundation Degree student, addresses the table about her role at FSB and passion for helping communities that are underserved in Croydon

Patrick Unsby, Y1 Business Foundation Degree student, steals the show with his video and presentation

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  • Richard Ngcobo

    FSB is an institution that has effectively afforded our students a real opportunity to make good of their own lives and fulfill their dreams out of their chosen careers and occupations.
    Having taught at this college for nearly five years, I have witnessed the joy and excitement of both students and their families to acknowledge the efforts to those who have accomplished their goals.
    We invite anyone and everyone who dreams of changing their lives for the better, to join us.

  • Cristina Badea

    I have had the privilege and honour to share my experience at FSB with the distinguished guests during their visit on Monday.
    I was delighted to express my gratitude for the active and passionate support extended to the student community at this college .
    I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the standard and quality of education provided by this college !
    It would be an immense pleasure for me to recommend this college to anyone wishing to return back to education!
    Student Y1: CRISTINA Badea

  • Patrick Unsby

    This was one of the best experiences of my life. Meeting Sarah Jones MP and The Mayor of Croydon, Cllr Kabir. I thank everyone at FSB for believing in me and I hope to support you all more with my camera skills in the future.

  • Sebrina Spencer

    I want to say a very big thank you to everyone at the Fairfield School of Business for helping me on this amazing journey. Since I’ve started this course (HND in business) I really have installed some great life skills that will last me the rest of my life, I really feel like I’m part of the family here at FSB and I so excited to see where this opportunity will take me. Once again thank you to all the fabulous teachers and staff that have helped me on my journey while being here at Fairfield school of business. Xxx

  • Zafran Butt

    Hi All Team,
    It was pleasure to meet you and look forward to see you soon.
    Thanks for taking my interview

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