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RuTC Alumni Member wins 7th place in Rare Rising Star Awards

Monday 14 August 2017

On Thursday 13th July, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) alumni member George Imafidon was awarded 7th place in the Rare Rising Stars UK’s Top 10 Black Students awards by Rare Recruitment.

The celebration, which was held in the prestigious Westminster Palace, recognised the achievements of black students in the UK and shared stories of ambition, resilience and passion. The ten finalists were chosen by judges Tom Chigbo, Kem Ihenacho, Trevor Phillips OBE and Jean Tomlin OBE.

George, who left RuTC in 2015 after studying A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics, was nominated by the people that have been positively impacted through the Motivez app that he founded. The exciting app informs young people aged 16-24 about professional and social events taking place across London.

Speaking about his award, George commented “it was a blissful experience and a blessing to receive such a significant award. From very humble beginnings, my mother can be proud that her countless sacrifices have resulted in two of her sons from RuTC being listed as one of The UK’s Top 10 Black Students over the last 3 years. Winning this award gives hope to the hopeless and normalises success in my community.” George Imafidon Interview Rare Recruitment Awards

George speaks highly of his time at RuTC and says “RuTC provided me with a great level of autonomy to initiate my self-development but also a collaborative work ethic. Over my two years at RuTC, I learned to adapt while building amazing relationships that were instrumental in developing the Motivez app.”

He advices students to “break stereotypes and continue to redefine boundaries.”

George is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at University College London and aspires to have a career in engineering. As a Formula 1 fanatic he would love to start his career as a Formula 1 engineer.

Visit the Rare Recruitment website to find out more.

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