Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) Graphic and Illustration past and present students will have their work on display at The Exchange in Twickenham until Christmas, with a private viewing on the evening of Wednesday 12 September.
The exhibition celebrates past and present student’s work, boasting beautiful designs and illustration from over 50 years of design at RuTC. The exhibition includes some famous pieces, including the iconic ‘London Calling’ album cover by The Clash, which was photographed by RuTC alumnus, Pennie Smith in 1979. The collection also included work by Barney Bubbles, who contributed to various design work associated with the 1970s and 1980s British independent music scene. RuTC alumnus, Tom Box, Co-founder and Managing Director of Blue Zoo Animations will also be showing his BAFTA nominated short animation film, Mamoon.
Tim Pond, Graphic Design and Illustration lecturer at RuTC, says: “This is an exciting exhibition and with so many talented artists who have studied the course, the exhibition is the perfect way to recognise and celebrate the talent that has been coming out of Richmond upon Thames College for years. We would like to thank the staff at The Exchange in Twickenham who have been a key part in facilitating the exhibition and Hamilton’s, one of the world’s leading photography galleries, for donating bespoke picture frames. We’re always looking for talented students to come and study with us. In return, we can offer the right environment for their skills to flourish!”
On Thursday 16 August, Richmond upon Thames College was pleased to report its A Level results for 2018. This year, there were 352 entries (the highest number in the borough of Richmond) across 30 subjects and these results represent achievement on a grand scale.
The overall A Level pass rate was 94% with 63% of students gaining A*-C grades. 16 A Level subjects achieved 100% pass rates.
Students who previously attended Richmond borough schools achieved an impressive overall pass rate of over 97% with 69% of students gaining A*-C grades.
The college expects around 350 students will be going on to university, including many Russell group universities.
Student, Andreea Tatu from Whitton, joined Richmond upon Thames College three years ago after arriving in the UK from Romania. She achieved grade A in Sociology, grade A in Business and grade B in Maths and has secured her place at the University of Birmingham to study International Business. She says, “RuTC is more than just a college – it became my ‘second home’ where I spent three years developing and learning new skills. I would love to say thank you to every single member of staff who supported and encouraged me throughout my GCSE and A Level courses. I am delighted with my results and cannot wait to go to university.”
Principal, Robin Ghurbhurun, commented, “As one of the largest providers of A Level programmes in London our 2018 results continue to place us as one of the top performing colleges. It is a credit to students, their families and staff that consistently good standards are achieved across our A level programmes. Also, I am delighted that our professional vocational programmes have recorded continued improvements on the previous year, placing Richmond upon Thames College as a destination of choice for both academic and technical qualifications in west London. I wish our departing students all the very best in achieving their ambitions as they head off to university or employment. We now look forward to building successful futures for our new students enrolling with us this September.”