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About Us

West Thames will be a vibrant college, inspiring all our learners to fulfil their dreams and ambitions. Our outstanding education and training will contribute to a prosperous and cohesive community.

The college has an ongoing commitment to widening participation. We see education as a transformative tool entitling and enabling people to achieve their full potential from whatever background.

Our shared values are: Integrity, Excellence, Equality and Respect

Meet the Team

  • I was appointed Principal in 2016. It’s my job to oversee the management of the college and ensure all our students are successful.

    Tracy Aust

    Tracy Aust

    Principal
  • I make sure all our students are kept safe, enjoy their time at the college and fulfil their potential.

    Graeme Baker

    Graeme Baker

    Executive Director Performance, Development, Student Experience
  • I am in charge of the money at the college. I make sure all the students loans are in place and manage the expenditure.

    Mark Cooper

    Mark Cooper

    Executive Director Funding and Finance
  • I work closely with the curriculum teams to ensure that the courses we offer meet the needs of local community and employers planning.

    Katrin Lehmann

    Katrin Lehmann

    Executive Director Curriculum
  • My job is to ensure that students have access to excellent resources and equipment.

    Michael Michaelides

    Michael Michaelides

    Executive Director Resources
  • I started at the college in 2008 on an ESOL course before studying Applied Science. I enjoy being Student Union President as I get to help make college life better and be the voice of West Thames College students.

    Navjit Kaur

    Navjit Kaur

    Student Union President
  • I help to get students job ready for life after college. I work with over 500 businesses to get work experience and other opportunities for our students.

    Martina Greeves

    Martina Greeves

    Careers and Employability Manager
  • My role at the college is to make sure our students enjoy their time here. My team put on events throughout the year from fresher’s fair to sporting activities. I also make sure our students are kept safe and have all the support that they need.

    Sam Louisy

    Samantha Louisy

    Student Experience Manager
  • Whatever their personal circumstances I ensure that all our students have the help and support they need to complete their studies.

    Julie Bennett

    Julie Bennett

    Director of Progression and Inclusion
  • My team are the first people our new students meet at the college. We are always here to help from an initial enquiry right the way through to you joining the college.

    Meegan Murray

    Meegan Murray

    Head of Student Recruitment, Exams and Customer Service
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