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9 Reasons to Join RuTC in September 2017!

Reason #9 Excellent Transport Links

Our current students come from 28 of the 31 London boroughs!

Richmond upon Thames College in South West London is very easy to reach via Clapham Junction, London Waterloo and many bus routes including 33, 110, 267, 281, H22, R68 and R70. It’s no wonder that our students travel from far and wide to attend RuTC; they love our excellent courses and staff while also being able to reach us so easily with their 16+ Zip Oyster card!

Reason #8 Opportunities to Get Involved

Various ways to gain extra-curricular experience.

9 Reasons to Apply for RuTC Get Involved

RuTC students are offered a wealth of options for getting involved with sports teams and fitness, business projects via RICH Entrepreneurs and democratic representation as part of the RuTC Students' Union or becoming a student rep. Joining one or more of these groups is a fantastic way for a student to build confidence while achieving things that look great on their UCAS personal statement and/or CV.

Reason #7 Progress Towards YOUR Career

Gain relevant skills and experiences.

One reason that employers love candidates from RuTC is this: they are taught using the equipment and systems used in their industry. A great example is our engineering curriculum where RuTC students complete projects using industry programs based on realistic workplace demands.

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Reason #6 Wide Range of Apprenticeships

Get out of the classroom and learn on the job.

RuTC Apprenticeships give young learners fantastic opportunities to earn a salary whilst learning on-the-job as well as at college to achieve in-demand qualifications and experience. Richmond upon Thames College offers a wide range of top quality apprenticeships in more than ten industries with top employers like Haymarket and the National Physics Laboratory.

Reason #5 Be Treated as an Adult

Develop your independence in a supportive environment.

RuTC is a highly professional and structured college where learners have benefitted from excellent teaching for 80 years.

Take the next step in your career development and apply for a college where you will be treated with respect and encouraged to be the best you can be!

Reason #4 Teaching Staff from Industry

Most of our teachers and technicians have industry backgrounds.

At Richmond upon Thames College, the teaching staff are second to none. The majority of RuTC teachers and teaching assistants have worked in the areas they now teach which is a massive advantage for our students. Real-world experience paired with excellent academic and vocational teaching makes the learning experience very strong. One fantastic example of an RuTC teacher who is accomplished within and continues to be highly active in his field is artist and art teacher Tim Pond. He is an inspiration for our students and always goes the extra mile to give them excellent learning opportunities.

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Reason #3 Student Support

Financial, advisory, counselling and additional learning support available.

Each RuTC student benefits from receiving advice and support which allows them to focus on their studies. Financial support, free college meals, welfare advice and counselling are fundamental to what Richmond upon Thames College offers our young learners. We look forward to welcoming you to our college and supporting you while you study what you love!

Reason #2 Be Yourself at College

RuTC is committed to equality and diversity.

9 Reasons to Apply for RuTC Be Yourself Equality and Diversity

Our college has always been a highly diverse organisation where equal opportunity for all is a core value. Among other diversity factors, there is provision to make students of all levels of physical ability, all ethnicities and religions as well as all sexualities and gender identities feel completely welcome and comfortable at the college; free from disadvantage or discrimination. We whole-heartedly encourage each and every individual to apply for a place at Richmond upon Thames college; once you are here, we will do everything we can to accommodate and support you! For further information, read this in-depth interview about equality and diversity with RuTC’s Director of Quality and Student Services, Theresa Bray.

Reason #1 RuTC New Build

The all-new college site for September 2018!

Everyone at the college is massively excited about the state-of-the-art new college which is due to open in September next year. This means that students who join RuTC in September 2017 will have their second year in brand spanking new buildings with super-modern facilities. Click here to find out everything about the Richmond upon Thames College rebuild.

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