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Richmond upon Thames College is launching an entrepreneurship programme for aspiring student entrepreneurs. A student-led start-up company is being formed to create and sell products in line with developing the college’s enterprise brand titled ‘RICH’.

Students who are successfully chosen to form part of the founding ‘RICH Entrepreneurs’ team will have access to mentors and industry experts to help turn ideas into real market products. Students can apply for any of the following seven roles: Managing Director, Research and Product Manager, Marketing and Web Manager, Sales Manager, Sponsorship Manager, Project Manager and Finance Manager.

Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) hosted a coding event for over 20 children between the ages of 7 – 11 on Thursday 27th October. The event was launched in association with CoderDojo, a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. The session hosted by RuTC focused on coding games including robotics, Ardunio, Kudo and Scratch. Attendees also had the opportunity to learn how to code, build a website and create an app or a game. 

On Friday 4th November the Richmond Business Awards 2016 saw business leaders, owners and influencers joining forces to celebrate local business excellence. The black tie gala event at RFU Twickenham Stadium was co-hosted by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and the Richmond and Twickenham Times.

On Tuesday’s 11th October Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) actively celebrated Women’s Football Week by organising taster sessions for female students at the college. No experience or further commitment was required in order to attend the session, instead it was a fun introduction to football open to all students interested in the sport.

This month Tim Pond, Lecturer in Graphic Communications and Illustration at Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC), has been recognised for his expertise in wildlife illustration by a high-end international magazine, 3D Artist. The publication is sold at leading retailers such as WH Smith at £6 per issue and provides a portfolio of high quality tutorial-based products to help those pursuing a career in graphics. Tim is featured in the 99th issue of the magazine, where he exclusively reveals tips for accuracy in drawing anatomical art.

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.

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