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A Level Psychology

a level culture psychology and philosophy student discusses the freshers fair and his first impressions of Richmond upon Thames College London

Freshers Fair excitement

“Everyone at college is really friendly and I’ve made so many great friends since I started here. At the start of the first term the college hosted a Freshers’ Fair which was a lot of fun as everybody was enjoying themselves and the atmosphere was great. It was the perfect opportunity to meet new people.”

A Level Sociology

BTEC level 3 music and a level sociology student who wants to go to university thinks the facilities are great at Richmond upon Thames College in London

Fantastic facilities

“The facilities are fantastic and really enhance my learning at the college. The music rooms are great for practicing in and using them has really helped to develop my skills as a performer. I also enjoy using the library as it has lots of computers, all the books you’ll need and a great silent study area for revision.”

A Level Sociology

Richmond upon Thames College Student Union president talks about her role in changing things for the better at the Twickenham campus

Proudest achievement

“Being the President of the Student Union is one of my proudest achievements. It’s a vital role that gives you the chance to listen to the needs of the students and help make changes for the better.”

A Level Spanish

a level spanish architecture and psychology student talks about her engaging and thought provoking studies at Richmond upon Thames College near Kingston

Engaging and thought-provoking

“I am enjoying psychology very much as I find it engaging and thought provoking and I feel I now have a greater understanding and knowledge of the human mind. I am also really enjoying my architecture course as it gives me creative freedom and I’m able to understand everything from the structure and design of buildings to the building foundations.”

Animation

how to make an animated character move mouth and sing and see what students learn on the media and film and animation courses at Richmond upon Thames College Video

Apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery

btec level 1 carpentry student from Richmond upon Thames College London gains prestigious apprenticeship at Hampton Court palace alongside his studies

Working at Hampton Court Palace

“After completing my level 1 in carpentry at the college, my teacher put me forward for an apprenticeship with Historic Royal Palaces based at Hampton Court Palace. After successfully applying, I’m now a full time apprentice at one of London’s most historic landmarks whilst continuing to study for my levels 2 and 3. It’s a dream result and something I could never have achieved without the support and training I received at Richmond upon Thames College.”

BTEC Brickwork

btec level 1 brickwork student loves the cameraderie between students at different levels at Richmond upon Thames Colleges Twckenham campus in Surrey

Maintaining high standards

“I love studying brickwork as the facilities at the college are excellent and the camaraderie between the students across the different levels is brilliant – it’s a great atmosphere. At level 1 you’re taught all about health and safety, which tools to use for what job and how to maintain high standards. I’ve recently finished a cavity wall for my final assessment which was really satisfying.”

BTEC Business

btec level 3 business student describes welcoming atmosphere and recommends Richmond upon Thames College in London

Best decision

“Richmond upon Thames College was recommended by my school careers advisor and coming here was the best decision I could have made. I started on the level 2 business course before progressing to level 3 and have enjoyed every second. The subject is fascinating, my confidence has improved thanks to both the teachers and the people I’ve met and I’ve felt welcomed since day one. I highly recommend the college.”

BTEC Carpentry and Joinery

btec level 1 carpentry student from Richmond upon Thames College London gains prestigious apprenticeship at Hampton Court palace alongside his studies

Working at Hampton Court Palace

“After completing my level 1 in carpentry at the college, my teacher put me forward for an apprenticeship with Historic Royal Palaces based at Hampton Court Palace. After successfully applying, I’m now a full time apprentice at one of London’s most historic landmarks whilst continuing to study for my levels 2 and 3. It’s a dream result and something I could never have achieved without the support and training I received at Richmond upon Thames College.”

BTEC Carpentry and Joinery

btec level 2 Carpentry and Joinery student is impressed with the expertise of the teachers at Richmond upon Thames College London

Invaluable knowledge

“I’ve learned a lot of skills on my course so far including how to make full size doors, window frames and staircases. The teachers are really good and their knowledge and expertise of the industry is invaluable. I’m now starting an apprenticeship whilst coming back to college to study my level 3 and I’m really grateful to the college for helping to get me started in the industry.”

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