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March 2013

RACC photography student selected for Orleans House Gallery exhibition

A RACC (Richmond Adult Community College) photography student will exhibit three of her images at the prestigious Orleans House Gallery for three months from 13 February.

Cathy Cooper, who recently completed a Photography BTEC at RACC, had her stunning wildlife photographs selected through an open competition.

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February 2013

RACC art students’ talent recognised nationally

Two former students of RACC (Richmond Adult Community College) have been recognised as some of the country’s brightest new artistic talents.


Fine arts students, Angela Yeates and Lisamarie Harris were selected out of 10,000 entries to have their sculpture displayed at Future Map, London’s pre-eminent exhi...

Noah’s Art: Animals Open at Orleans House Gallery

The exhibition, Noah’s Art: Animals Open features contemporary artworks of wild and domestic animals, selected via open submission. It explores all kinds of creatures in a range of media including paintings, photographs, textiles, sculptures, assemblages and film.

The artworks will be displayed alongside historical works by Laura Kn...

January 2013

Naomi Wells

When I started studying for the AAT level 2 Certificate in Accounting at RACC in 2007, I hardly knew what accountancy was, let alone intended to pursue it long-term. I simply thought the course would provide me with basic skills that might prove useful whatever I found myself doing in the future. 


However, after completin...

December 2012

Artist in the making

Students from the ‘Working as an artist’ group recently submitted entries to The Mary Wheeler Art Competition. The annual art competition is organised by the Mid- Sussex Mencap society for people with a learning disabilities. Three students entered the category titled ‘My Hobby’, which involves them producing a piece of art about the things they...

2012 version: The Snowman and the Snowdog

Peter Dodd, RACC’s Hand Drawn Animation tutor, was one of the animators on the new Snowman film about to come out on Channel 4 over this Christmas.   The 23-minute film titled The Snowman and the Snowdog will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original short and of Channel 4. The sequel will be made using the same...

Interior Design Work Placement for talented student

Congratulations to student, Blanca Sala, who has recently gained a highly sought after placement with Kate Watson Interiors.  Blanca who achieved Level 2 Diploma BTEC in 3D Interior Design and Level 2 Award Autocad in 2011.  She is currently studying Interior Design Intermediate/Advanced.  Kate Watson Interiors contacted RACC for...

November 2012

Portrait Salon

Having been rejected by The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at London's National Portrait Gallery, one of the world's toughest and most prestigious photographic competitions, Carole Evens Photography tutor at RACC, set-up an exhibition for fellow ‘rejects’ from the competition.   She named it Portrait Salon in tribute to the Salon des Re...

Slovenians come to College

Slovenian Visit


A group of 15 Slovenian Directors of Education from various institutions across Slovenia visited RACC on 12th November.  Their objective was to learn about Adult Education in the UK and...

Gwen Mundy Remembered

On the 5th November, a sculpture was unveiled in memory of French Tutor Gwen Mundy, who sadly passed away in June 2011. 


Gwen was a Curriculum Leader for French and had worked for the College for 10 years.  She was a well respected and loved lady with a cheeky twinkle in her eye.  She is greatly mi...

October 2012

Eddie Harvey

Eddie Harvey, nationally renowned jazz musician and educator, passed away on 9th October 2012 at the age of 86.  Eddie, who during his working career had played with such famous names as the Johnny Dankworth Seven (of which he was a founder member) and the Humphrey Littleton Band, was originally a trombonist before moving to the...

May 2012

John Hayes Minister for Further Education Visits enterprising College

RACC (Richmond Adult Community College) today welcomed John Hayes, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning.  Mr Hayes visited the College to learn more about its approach to innovation and enterprise and to meet student entrepreneurs displaying and selling their work. 


RACC attracts m...

March 2012

Why I Became a Counsellor - Neema Morjaria

What makes a good therapist? 

What values do you hold dear? 


Volunteer youth counsellor Neema Morjaria believes facing up to personal prejudices and preconceptions is essential when working therapeutically with young offenders.



February 2012

RACC Access Student in Film Role

Drew Sheridan-Wheeler, currently a student on the RACC Access to Drama and Richmond Drama School Advanced Certificate will be working on the film RUSH, directed by Ron Howard, a film about the life of Formula 1 racing driver Niki Lauda and the crash that nearly claimed his l...

January 2012

Christina Conroy OBE announces her decision to retire from the post of Principal and Chief Executive of Richmond Adult Community College

Louise Fluker, Chair of Governors said:


“Christina has decided after more than 12 years of service at the College, to step down from her role as our Principal as she wishes to pursue new academic and business opportunities.  Over the course of her leadership the College has successively been rated Grade 1 Outstanding an...

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