On Friday 3rd May, Zac was invited by Robin Ghurbhurn, the CEO and Principal of Richmond Upon Thames College, to visit the new campus and meet the new Chair of Governors Nick Deeming. Zac’s visit consisted of exploring the new campus - currently under construction - in addition to hearing more about the vision of the school.
Richmond upon Thames College distinguishes itself from other colleges through working in collaboration with a variety of local businesses to offer students training and apprenticeship schemes. The newly built College will include a fully functioning restaurant with views extending to the telecoms tower, in addition to prime views of Twickenham Stadium. Students working in the college restaurant will be trained by Michelin Star chefs and trained to the highest levels. The College will also offer floor sprung dance studios, multimedia rooms for design students and one of the first electric car training facilities in London. The building will be fully operational for students by the end of February 2020.
Zac Goldsmith MP said of the trip:
“The new-build college will be truly inspirational and I am encouraged to see that so much of the building work is already completed. It is fantastic to have this facility in Richmond; it is a visionary space with lots of room for collaboration between different departments as well as local businesses. I look forward to visiting the college again when the campus is complete.”