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On Friday 30th September Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) participated in ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, a charitable fundraising campaign organised by Macmillan Cancer. Last year Macmillan raised £25 million through the event and this year RuTC were proud to contribute over £500 to the fundraiser.

RuTC Developments: Then and Now

Monday 3 October 2016

As the local community gets excited for the development of Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) has discovered a collection of old photos from when the college was formerly known as Twickenham Technical Institute and Art School. Earlier this year, RuTC celebrated the artwork of a past student at Twickenham Technical Institute and Art School, Desmond Jones. Desmond attended the college in 1943, just 6 years after the historic images (featured below) were taken in 1937.

On Friday 23rd September Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) welcomed Rockendale Management and Production Company into the college to film a new TV series. Executive Producer, Michael Soyannwo, worked with a group of around 20 actors to film a classroom scene with acting students and a Headteacher. The 6 minute scene filmed at RuTC is part of a new TV series (the finer details of which are confidential) being pitched to various channels before full production commences.

Freshers’ Week Success

Thursday 22 September 2016

On Tuesday 20th September over 500 students flocked to Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) to enjoy the first of very many events welcoming them to the college. With over 30 exhibitors, students were spoilt for choice when it came to signing up for enrichment activities, exploring career opportunities, joining sports teams and more. Among visiting organisations were The Rugby Football Union, British Transport Police, Admiral Group, Michael Wisher, Safer Neighbourhood and the Anthony Nolan Trust. RuTC’s Students' Union also welcomed their fellow classmates as they promoted the exciting year ahead for new and returning students.

Former Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) student, George Imafidon, has been voted within the top 10 Future Leaders in an annual publication by Powerful Media, which profiles 100 of the UK’s most outstanding African and African Caribbean students and new graduates. George was excited to find he had been placed in 8th position in the publication, which will now appear in schools and colleges to inspire and empower other young people to take advantage of opportunities and create them if necessary.

On Wednesday 14th September, eight team members from Goldman Sachs, a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm, visited Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) to work with the college's Law and Business students as they consider their future careers.

On Thursday 8th September, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) invited students, parents, staff and local dignitaries to celebrate outstanding student achievements. The ceremony took place in the beautiful setting of York House, Twickenham, where guests enjoyed cocktails and canapés prepared by the college’s catering students. The ceremony’s 150 attendees included the Deputy Mayor of Richmond, Kate Howard, RuTC’s Chair of Governors, Cathy Bird, Twickenham’s MP, Tania Mathias and Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s CEO, Anne Newton. 

Today, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) continued with the success of it's enrolment programme for new and returning students. To welcome those who have already enrolled, RuTC has been busy arranging activities for students to get to know one another and learn a little more about their course.

Results day was a fantastic day for many of our students and particularly for the four students who gained places at Oxbridge and to study Dentistry. We thought we'd share a little more about these students with you...

On 21st July Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC), Cisco, Living Networks and Job Centre Plus invited attendees to an event marking the completion of their partnership programme titled ‘Pathway to Your Future’. The 12 week pilot programme focused on building confidence, driving talent and creating sustainable skills for 12 18-24 year old NEETs (Not in Employment, Education or Training). The programme was designed to increase employment opportunities for participants and the event was the perfect opportunity for those involved to showcase its success.

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