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World Book Night celebrated

Thursday 25 April 2013

On Tuesday 23 April, staff members at Richmond upon Thames College gave away copies of specially selected books as part of World Book Night – a national celebration of writing, books and the power of reading.

Cambridge University success

Thursday 18 April 2013

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.

TeenStar Jeniequa

Wednesday 3 April 2013

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.

Cakes and Shakes

Friday 15 March 2013

On Thursday 14 March, supported learning and International Baccalaureate students teamed up to raise money for Comic Relief with a sponsored Harlem shake. The supported learning department also baked and sold delicious cakes for the good cause.

Richmond upon Thames College held its annual Work and Training Fair on Wednesday 6 March as part of National Careers Week - a celebration of careers guidance and opportunities across the UK. Organised by the College's careers staff and attended by over 500 students, the Work and Training fair gave students a flavour of the employment and training opportunities available to them during and after their time at college.

A new magazine featuring news stories and interviews with Richmond upon Thames College students has become the must-have item across campus. The free publication, titled Celebrate, showcases the fantastic achievements of the College's students each term, allowing them to gain richly deserved recognition for their hard work and dedication both inside and outside of the College.

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