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.
On Wednesday 24 April, seventy universities from across the UK attended a Higher Education Fair organised by Richmond upon Thames College. The fair, arranged by the College's specialist careers staff, gave RuTC students the chance to talk directly to the visiting Universities about the degree courses on offer, and also provided essential information to help with their future career paths.
Eight students from the College have successfully secured conditional offers for this year's intake at the prestigious University of Cambridge.
Martha Aitken, Paul Alexander, Joe Brennan, Bradley Doyle, Jessica Ginn, Matthew Judge, Isabella Lindlsey and Jocelyn Major all received the good news last term and can now look forward to studying at one of the world's top performing universities.
Richmond upon Thames College Performing Arts student, Jeniequa Quamina is one step closer to stardom after reaching the west London finals of a national talent competition. The talented 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.
To celebrate National Science & Engineering Week 2013 (15-24 March), students took part in live demonstrations and field trips to embrace the event's 'invention and discovery' theme.
On 19 March, product design students invited guests to their state of the art workshop, demonstrating how inventions can become reality by showcasing the variety of products they designed during their first year.
The Latvian Ambassador to the UK, Eduards Stiprais, visited Richmond upon Thames College in March to open an exhibition on the history of Latvia. The exhibition, titled Latvia Returns to Europe, was donated to the college for two weeks by the Latvian National Council in Great Britain and showed the country's push for freedom and independence after WW1.
Richmond upon Thames College teamed up with Hampton Hill Junior School between 5-14 March, as students Helen Gale and Luis Mulraine assisted with an innovative restaurant project involving over 90 pupils.
The entire Year 4 group at the junior school were challenged with the task of setting up and running their own restaurant for two weeks – catering to parents, staff and the local community. They were involved in all parts of the initiative, from buying the food, publicising the event, cooking, serving and budgeting.
Phil Rudd is currently exhibiting a photography collection at the world famous Barbican Centre in London. Phil, who has spent ten years photographing western America's incredible landscape, has selected 22 images for display at the Barbican's Library gallery.
"To have the opportunity to showcase my work at such a renowned venue is fantastic and I'm hopeful that visitors will gain as much enjoyment from the photos as I did capturing and creating them," said Phil.