During the week commencing 23 September, new and returning students at Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) were welcomed into the new academic year at the annual Freshers’ Fair. In the canteen, students met many different organisations, participated in activities and signed enrichment programmes.
RuTC’s Students’ Union informed students about their work, how to get involved and gave information on how to sign up for the NUS Totum card. Other RuTC stands included Welfare and Support, Careers advice and the Student Ambassador Scheme.
Exhibiting organisations included RuTC’s partner charity Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, Metro Bank spoiled our students with freebies, NCS The Challenge signed people up for their activities and the Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation gave out anti drink spiking devices.
Students enjoyed free food and smoothies and had the opportunity to participate in glow in the dark table tennis. During this term, the college is planning to offer many more glow in the dark sports activities.
Cait Orton, Safeguarding and Equalities Officer at RuTC, said: “This year’s Freshers’ Fair has been one of the greatest ones so far. It has been fantastic to welcome all students at RuTC, show them what the local community can offer them and what activities they can take part in to enjoy college life also outside of the classroom. A huge thank you to all organisations who made this Freshers’ Fair such a great event.”
Other organisations that attended RuTC’s Freshers’ Fair included Anthony Nolan Trust, British Transport Police, Citizens Advice Richmond, GP Service, Heatham House, Police Cadets, Refuge, Richmond Carers Centre, Richmond Green Party and Richmond MIND.