Language students visited Paris between 24-28 June as part of an educational study week arranged by their teachers. The A2 level and International Baccalaureate Diploma French students immersed themselves in French culture by visiting the Musée d'Orsay, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Panthéon and La Conciergerie.
On June 27, the College held its annual ECITB Awards to reward apprenticeship students studying on the ECITB (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board). The twenty students received their certification having passed the course with outstanding results, with six other awards sponsored by various industry partners also presented.
On Wednesday 19 June, Richmond upon Thames College showcased the work of its outstanding creative arts and media students with a spectacular end of year exhibition. The event was attended by Councillor Meena Bond, Mayor of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and a former English, theatre studies and psychology student at the College.
Richmond upon Thames College performing arts student, Jeniequa Quamina, has reached the grand finals of a national talent competition. The seventeen year old songstress, also known as 'Jenkelie', will be appearing in the late teens category of TeenStar, a nationwide search for the UK's best singers, songwriters and vocalists.
Richmond upon Thames College student, Charles Smith, has been recognised as the College's 'Best Learner' at an annual award ceremony celebrating the achievements of learners across South London. The ceremony, hosted last month by Lord Tope, took place at the House of Lords and was organised by the Committee of South London Principals (COSLP) which represents colleges in the boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Bromley, Richmond, Sutton and Merton.
On Friday 7 June, Supported Learning students from Richmond upon Thames College won the Brentford FC Community Football Cup for the third time in a row. The young soccer stars took part in the 7-a-side tournament at Goals football centre in Osterley, taking on supported learning teams from West Thames College, Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College and Hounslow Strikers FC.
On Wednesday 5 June, Richmond upon Thames College celebrated Vocational Qualifications (VQ) Day. Students from courses including media, art & design, engineering, catering and construction were featured in a colourful 'we love VQs' campaign that showcased why they enjoyed studying their vocational courses.
Three talented media students from Richmond upon Thames College have picked up prizes at the inaugural Twickenham Alive Film Festival. Isaac Whittingham, Dias Mussirov and Ben Elgar successfully submitted short films to the festival which attracted entries from as far as Japan, Brazil, the USA, India, Portugal and Italy.
Catering students from Richmond upon Thames College received a bronze medal and two merits at Wessex Salon Culinaire 2013 last month. Hosted by Brockenhurst College in Hampshire in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs, Salon Culinaire is the largest culinary competition of the year and attracts over 700 competitors from colleges and hotels across the UK.