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Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) student, Sherwin Mauro, walked away with a bronze medal at the 2016 International Salon Culinaire competition, one of the most prestigious chef competition programmes incorporating over 80 classes over the course of four days. Sherwin is 18 years old and from Chiswick, studying RuTC’s Professional Cookery L2 NVQ Diploma. The competition formed part of Hotelympia which took place at the London Excel centre from 29th February until 3rd March 2016 and is the UK's largest and most important foodservice and hospitality events for any student or professional wanting to gain access to the industry. The competition was open to contenders internationally.

The science department at Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) was proud to celebrate Science Week in brand new classrooms with improved equipment and facilities across Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Science Week took place from 11th – 20th March as an annual celebration featuring a range of fascinating and engaging national, regional and local activities across the UK. Teachers at RuTC worked with students on quizzes, demonstrations and competitions in the new classrooms, which have been built as part of the college’s transition to the Richmond Education and Enterprise Campus.

Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) has built upon the success of last year’s Young Chef of the Year competition. The competition is organised by James Unwin, Catering Manager at RuTC, who invites Year 10 and 11 school students to participate from across South and West London. Students form catering teams to represent their school and those who make it to the finals are invited to prepare a 2 course meal which is tasted by a host of guests including Head Teachers, parents, RuTC alumni and more.

On Tuesday 15th March around 1,000 students embraced the opportunity to attend the RuTC Work and Training Fair. Over 40 public and private employers showcased the various career paths available to students, including the likes of Disney, BT, IBM, Harlequins, St John Ambulance, Tuckers Solicitors LLP, CBRE, the Metropolitan Police and the Royal Air Force amongst more. Employers already working in partnership with RuTC through apprenticeship schemes also attended, including Haymarket Media Group and NPL.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today confirmed a £65 million injection in the capital’s colleges and further education facilities to ensure Londoners are best placed to compete for jobs in the city.

This week, RuTC is proud to be celebrating National Apprenticeship Week. The event is part of the ninth annual National Apprenticeship Week which takes place from 14-18 March 2016, with hundreds of events expected to take place across England. The Week, which is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the economy. Every year the Week increases in popularity and National Apprenticeship Week 2015 was a huge success.

On 4th February second year students studying BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment received a visit from Made in Richmond alumni member, Oliver Bassett, and his manager, Nick Faith from Overbury and Morgan Lovell, who presented to the group. Overbury and Morgan Lovell are the fit out companies of the Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group. Oliver drew upon his involvement with refurbishing large scale commercial buildings whilst Nick provided an insight into how Overbury and Morgan Lovell ensure the success of projects, the types of skills they look for when recruiting and the potential for progression within the company.

Proposals to create an Education and Enterprise Campus, including an improved Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC), new secondary school and Clarendon SEN School have been given the green-light by Planning Committee.

On 3rd February the UK’s higher education organisation for digital services and solutions, Jisc, released their list of the UK’s top 50 FE practitioners on social media. Entrants included people working for a college or learning provider using social media to improve learning and teaching. The final nominations were made by a panel of social media experts, including former principal education adviser and chair of the government’s computing expert group, Bob Harrison and further education editor at Times Education Supplement, Stephen Exley. RuTC are proud to announce that their Digital Marketing Officer, Bianca Walker, was chosen by the panel as a top 50 social media user to follow.

Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) proudly took centre stage on 22nd January at the annual New Year’s Football Cup Competition organised by West Thames College. RuTC’s Supported Learning students formed a 9 a-side team and soared past West Thames College with a 4-1 win, followed by a 5-1 win against Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College. RuTC went on to secure their place as the winners during extra time in the final, resulting in a 3 – 2 win against Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College.

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