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Students and professional development

In the heart of London, Hackney Community College is a great study environment for international students. Our students come from many different countries, so everyone fits in.

Education managers, teachers and government officials from around the world also work with HCC for high quality professional development.

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Why choose Hackney?

Increasingly, significant numbers of students from a greater number of countries around the world, are choosing to join us. Our growing reputation means that we are increasingly known for the quality of our educational provision and the achievements of our students.

Students enjoy a great campus in an enviable environment, at the heart of Tech City, one of the fastest-growing tech clusters in the world and on the edge of London’s financial district. We’re well-connected by tube, overground trains and buses so from HCC, you can easily travel across London.

One of the key features of our college, which is very popular with our international students, is the fact that we are a truly international college. Students come to us from all over the world, from Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, the Far East and from many countries in Europe, and they appreciate the fact that they can feel “at home” straight away, and can see other students from their parts of the world, on the college campus. Making friends becomes easier and settling into life in the UK less daunting. Even our dining areas boast an international menu and cater for cuisine from all over the world.

Our first class campus with its modern, hi-tech facilities is another attraction that is mentioned by all who visit us. If you choose to become a student at Hackney Community College, you will not be disappointed, and you will become one of the many thousands of satisfied students who leave us each year with newly acquired UK qualifications that will help you in your career.

As you are hoping to study in London, you will be interested to note that the city was ranked first for cultural experience by the 2008 Global Cities Index. Come to London and you won’t be disappointed!

Professional development for overseas colleges and education professionals

Hackney Community College is fast developing a high reputation for supporting education professionals from around the world. We have worked with college managers and government officials from countries including China, Turkey and Nigeria. They have benefited from high-quality professional development in education management, quality systems, student support and delivering vocational education. We work with direct funding and through agencies and funds such as British Council projects.

Whether you are a student, teacher, manager, government minister or president – I look forward to personally meeting and welcoming you to the college.

Richard Surtees
Director of International