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Affiliations Independent Universities Group Association of American International Colleges and Universities[6]

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Website www.richmond.ac.uk

Richmond, The American International University in London, is a private non-profit, American liberal arts and business studies university located in London, United Kingdom, and established in 1972. It is one of nine private universities (and one of six non-profit) in the country. The university has over 1,500 students, representing over 100 nationalities, with an average student-to-faculty ratio of sixteen to one. 52% of its students come from the US, 23% from the UK and the rest from across the world. The university's degrees are accredited in the United States by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education,[7] and are validated in the UK by the Open University
Open University
Validation Services (OUVS).[8] Richmond's Business School is an accredited Higher Education Partner of the Chartered Management Institute while its psychology degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society giving Richmond graduates the opportunity to gain graduate and/or chartered membership of the society and access to the widest range of training, development and employment opportunities. It is one of eight members of the Independent Universities Group, whose objective is to differentiate between their academic credentials and the more commercial elements of the alternative sector.[9]

Contents

1 History 2 Organisation

2.1 Governance 2.2 Finances 2.3 Strategy 2.4 Staff

3 Academic profile

3.1 Schools 3.2 Curriculum 3.3 Accreditation

4 Library Services 5 Campuses

5.1 Richmond Hill 5.2 Kensington 5.3 Richmond Soccer Academy and Italian Study Centers

6 Student life

6.1 Student Government 6.2 Clubs and Societies 6.3 Athletics

7 Notable alumni 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] Richmond was founded in 1972 by the social entrepreneur and politician Sir Cyril Taylor, chairman of the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS), as Richmond College, The American College in London. It began teaching on the site of the former Richmond Theological College, part of the University of London
London
founded in 1843 as a Methodist theological college. AIFS had been previously using the college site for a number of years for their London
London
study abroad programmes. AIFS purchased half of the College's 10 acre site for £300,000 (equivalent to £3.82 million in 2015), including the majority of its building and front lawns to form a new American liberal arts college.[10] A second campus was opened in Kensington
Kensington
in 1978 for third and fourth year students as well as the college's US Study Abroad Programme, its buildings located on St Albans Grove and Ansdell Street. In its early years Richmond served mainly to house study abroad programmes to US students, however this changed in 1981 when Richmond obtained a license to award US undergraduate degrees from the Washington DC Board of Education and formal accreditation from the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (now the Middle States Commission on Higher Education).[10] With this licence it became a fully accredited independent liberal university. Following the closure of the Washington DC Board of Education, Richmond moved its accreditation to Delaware where it still issues degrees. The university's Kensington
Kensington
campus expansion on Young Street was officially opened by Diana, Princess of Wales, in March 1988 and attracted a number of high-profile students including the daughter of NATO commander Alexander Haig
Alexander Haig
and members of the Tata family. The UK Privy Council recognised Richmond's right to award degrees in 1990 and since 1996 it has also been accreditation by the Open University
Open University
to issue British validated degrees in addition to its US accreditation.[10] In 1995 AIFS, which had owned Richmond up until then spun-off the University as a non-profit educational institution. Richmond inaugurated its first postgraduate degree in 1998 with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Organisation[edit] Governance[edit] The board of trustees is responsible for the stewardship of the university's assets, strategic decision-making and ensuring compliance with its objectives. The board is chaired by Michael A. Hoffman, co-founder and chairman of Palamon Capital Partners, while the university's founder, Sir Cyril Taylor, a former chairman, serves as chancellor in a ceremonial figurehead role.[11] Day-to-day operational management is delegated to the president and other senior management employees of the executive team and the university board. The current president of Richmond, since August 2011, has been John Annette.[12] Finances[edit] In the financial year ending July 2014, Richmond had a total income of £25.14 million (2012/13 – £22.31 million) and total expenditure of £24.97 million(2012/13 – £22.6 million). Nearly 97% of the total income generated was from either tuition fees or room and board at the university's dormitory buildings, and 50% and 30.5% of total expenditure were for operational costs and staff costs respectively. At year end Richmond had total net assets of £9.08 million (July 2013 – £6.33 million). Cash surplus for the period was £171,691 versus a £291,384 deficit in the previous year. The University benefits from a £9 million endowment from The Cyril Taylor Charitable Foundation, awarded in 2016. The university offers both means-tested bursaries and merit awards with varying amounts based on student geography. In 2013/14 over £2.12 million was granted to individuals versus £1.57 million the previous year. Strategy[edit] The current strategic plan lasts until 2017, by which time it aims to have increased FTE student enrolment from all sources, including undergraduate and postgraduate degree students, study abroad and increased retention to a total of 2000 students. It also aims improve the research profile of the university through developing a "research strategy" for the university and to establish at least two research centres in its two academic schools.[13] Richmond hopes to replace its OUVS validation in the UK taught degree awarding powers (TDAP) by 2016 on top of its existing accreditation in the US by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In the longer term by 2020 it hopes to open a Shanghai study centre in addition to its existing ones in the UK and Italy. Staff[edit] Richmond had an average of 305 full-time equivalent staff including 141 academic staff during the year ending 5 May 2015.[14] The faculty members are supported by a large number of management and administration staff in property services, student affairs, marketing and admissions along with IT and catering. Academic profile[edit] Schools[edit] Richmond, The American International University in London
London
is composed of three specialist schools and a sports academy.

Richmond Business School Richmond School of Communications, Arts & Social Sciences (CASS) Richmond School of General Education & Centre of Modern Languages Richmond International Academic Soccer Academy (RIASA)

Curriculum[edit] Richmond offers a wide range of majors and minors at undergraduate level in business, economics, political science, international relations, media, the arts and humanities.[15] Undergraduate fees are currently about £9,000 for UK/EU students and between £14,500 and £23,800 for International and US students per annum.[16] Students may pay their tuition in either US Dollars or British Pounds. Standard degrees are four-years long though may be completed earlier through either transfer credits from US Advanced Placement classes, UK A-Levels and International Baccalaureates or through optional summer sessions. All degrees at Richmond follow the liberal arts curriculum that encourages students to reach across disciplines and build connections between different academic areas. Richmond degrees offer the flexibility to learn about what interests individual students while still maintaining an organised structure. In their first year students takes a variety of classes in math, writing and research, the sciences and creative arts before specializing in their major. Despite the specialization students will continue to take elective liberal arts classes outside of their majors at each academic level to provide a rounded education.[17][18] Each student has a dedicated academic advisor who guides them through course selection, declaring majors and minors and how to get the best out of their time in the classroom while at Richmond. In addition it offers postgraduate degrees in business (MBA), Journalism, International Relations, Art History, Visual Arts Management and Public Relations & Advertising.[19] Its MA and MBA degrees currently last one year September to September. Postgraduate fees currently range from about £7,000 for MA courses and £12,000 for the MBA to UK/EU students and between £12,000 and £15,000 for International and US students.[20] Applications can be made either via the Common Application, directly on-line to the University or through UCAS.For all programmes there is a September and a January in-take every year. Accreditation[edit] Institutions that have degree-awarding powers in the UK are known as "recognised bodies". There are also "listed bodies" which do not have degree awarding powers but provide complete courses leading to recognized UK degrees, validated by institutions which have degree-awarding powers.[21] The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills has Richmond University as a "listed body".[22] The degrees granted at Richmond are validated by the Open University Validation Services.[23] Richmond is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools,[24] an institutional accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Richmond is licensed to award Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master and PhD of Arts, and the Master of Business Administration degrees by the Department of Education in the State of Delaware.[25] Its awards in the United Kingdom are overseen by the Open University, which is a recognised body.[23] Library Services[edit] Richmond's library facilities across both the Hill and Kensington Campuses include over 60,000 books and DVDs, 39,000 e-journal titles and 36,000 newspapers and newswires. There are PCs and networked printer-copiers for producing works located in both. The purpose built Taylor Library, named after Sir Cyril Taylor on the Richmond Hill Campus offers a range of space for study including an open space for group work on the ground floor and both public and private individual study stations upstairs. The Kensington
Kensington
campus library located in Atlantic House offers large open-plan public study spaces across both of its floors. In addition to its library facilities both campuses offer extensive PC and Mac computer Labs. The PC Labs are located in the Main Building (Hill Campus) and Atlantic House (Kensington) while Macs are available in Red House (Hill Campus) and Asa Briggs Hall (Kensington). Campuses[edit]

Main building, Richmond Hill campus

The university's main hub is split between two campuses, both in the Greater London
London
area: the Richmond campus, located near the crest of Richmond Hill and approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Richmond station, and the Kensington
Kensington
campus, located at a point equidistant between Kensington
Kensington
High Street and Cromwell Road. Richmond Hill[edit] The Richmond campus is the primary residence of undergraduate students in their first two years of study and its façade is a major symbol of the school promotional literature. The school's headquarters and admissions department are also located here. The main building and surrounding subsidiary buildings occupy the site of the former Richmond College, University of London, purchased by Sir Cyril Taylor. It features a multi-purpose sports court, spacious front lawns and a variety of historic forest land. It sits close to one of the main gates of Richmond Park. The campus is served by the London
London
Buses 371 route, which also provides ready access to the town of Kingston. Kensington[edit]

Kensington
Kensington
campus.

The Kensington
Kensington
campus is a closely grouped set of buildings located between Kensington
Kensington
High Street and Gloucester Road, with further buildings in Earls Court. It is where many of the upper-level undergraduate students reside during their last two year along with all postgraduate programmes. The campus is equipped with state of the art facilities for media production and graphic design including a video studio, edit suites, Macintosh computer lab and photography studios. Asa Briggs Hall features a psychology lab with several interview rooms for various experiments. Kensington
Kensington
is the housing location for many study abroad students at the university. Richmond Soccer Academy and Italian Study Centers[edit] In addition to its London
London
Campuses Richmond also maintains three specialist study centres in Leeds, Florence
Florence
and Rome. The Leeds centre, located on the campus of Leeds
Leeds
Beckett University focuses on a combination of soccer training and sports management[26] while Florence
Florence
and Rome
Rome
specializes in the study of history along with the studio and fine arts.[27] Richmond offers first year students studying business, communications, politics, international relations and art history the chance to study full-time at the Florence
Florence
Study Centre for their Freshmen year before transferring back to the London
London
campuses to complete their degree.[28] Student life[edit] Student Government[edit] The RAIUL Student Government is the official Students Union of Richmond, The American International University in London
London
under the Education Act 1994. It organises a range of social activities on both campuses throughout the year and orientation weeks. It also lobbies senior faculty, management staff and the Board of Trustees on behalf of students in relation to issues of welfare, discrimination and academic appeals. The Student Government also manages the annual student Raising and Giving (RAG) charity campaign on behalf of the university.[29] Clubs and Societies[edit] Richmond's Student Affairs Department offer a variety of clubs and societies for students to get involved in including Model United Nations, Gaming, Film production, journalism, Art Appreciation, Theatre, Finance and Investment, Cheer-leading, Debating, Fashion, Environmentalism, History, Politics, International Affairs, Journalism, Psychology, Community Service, Great British Bake Off and LGBTQ+. Throughout the year the Office of Student Leadership and Resident Life Team also organizes social events on and off campus such as Movie Nights, Comedy Nights, theatre trips, sports competitions and more.[30] Students may also join the Student Union of Richmond's partner institution Imperial College Union
Imperial College Union
as associate members for £4.50 a month. They have access to all Imperial societies and facilities. Athletics[edit] Sports facilities at the Richmond Hill campus include a gym and fitness studio and multi-purpose soccer, basketball, tennis and volleyball court. The University also hires out local gymnasiums throughout Richmond where volleyball and football (soccer) matches are held. It is free of charge to University students. Students on the Kensington
Kensington
campus may use either local private gyms or the nearby Imperial College
Imperial College
gym at a discounted student price. Student sports teams currently include male and female soccer teams, a men's basketball team and the Mixed Martial Arts society open to both.[31] The men's soccer team 'The Richmond Stags' competes in the British Universities and Colleges Sport London
London
soccer league. Notable alumni[edit]

Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton
(Hollywood actor and director)[32] Bobby Chinn (Celebrity chef)[33] Nazia Hassan
Nazia Hassan
(Singer-songwriter)[34] Prince Louis of Luxembourg
Prince Louis of Luxembourg
(son of Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg)[35] Princess Tessy of Luxembourg
Princess Tessy of Luxembourg
(UNAIDS Ambassador) Russ Carnahan
Russ Carnahan
(U.S. Congressman)[36] Joe Sumner
Joe Sumner
(Singer-Songwriter and son of Sting)[37] Ajeenkya Patil
Ajeenkya Patil
(Economist and Chairman
Chairman
of the D Y Patil Group)[38] Suzan Sabancı Dinçer
Suzan Sabancı Dinçer
(Chairwomen of Akbank)[39]

References[edit]

^ "Richmond Admissions, Top London
London
University for International Students - Richmond University". Retrieved 16 July 2015.  ^ http://www.richmond.ac.uk/the-sir-cyril-taylor-endowment/ ^ "Board of Trustees (Richmond website)".  ^ "View all Faculty(Richmond website)".  ^ "Admissions FAQ (Richmond website)".  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2015-10-07.  ^ Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Retrieved November 13, 2011. ^ Open University
Open University
Validation Services Retrieved 13 November 2011. ^ "Student Right to Know - Richmond University".  ^ a b c Cyril Taylor. 2013. Sir Cyril: My Life as a Social Entrepreneur. Stroud: Amberley. ^ "Board of Trustees - Richmond University".  ^ "President's Executive Team - Richmond University".  ^ "Strategic Plan - Richmond University".  ^ "Faculty & Research - Richmond University".  ^ "BA Degree Undergraduate courses in London
London
- Richmond University".  ^ "Undergraduate Admissions Fees - Richmond University".  ^ "The art of liberal study - Richmond University".  ^ "Core Curriculum - Richmond University".  ^ "Postgraduate Programmes - Richmond University".  ^ "Postgraduate Study London, Masters Tuition Fees - Richmond University".  ^ "About UK degree awarding institutions". Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills. Retrieved 2008-05-16.  ^ Listed Bodies. UK Department for Universities, Innovation and Skills. Accessed April 27, 2008 ^ a b "Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships". Retrieved 16 July 2015.  ^ Institution Directory, Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Accessed April 27, 2008 ^ http://www.richmond.ac.uk/cms/pdfs/RICHMOND-Viewbook-pp24-40.pdf ^ "Richmond International Academic & Soccer Academy".  ^ "Study Abroad in London, Try Richmond Summer School - Richmond University".  ^ "Freshman Year in Florence, Italy - Richmond University".  ^ "Student Government - Richmond University".  ^ "Student Activities - Richmond University".  ^ "Sports - Richmond University".  ^ http://www.biography.com/people/bill-paxton-20825057 ^ " Bobby Chinn - The chef with a difference".  ^ Desk, Entertainment (2015-04-03). "In memoriam: Nazia Hassan
Nazia Hassan
was born 50 years ago today". www.dawn.com. Retrieved 2016-02-10.  ^ "Richmond American International University: Prince Louis & Princess Tessy celebrate graduation in London". 16 May 2014.  ^ "Richmond, the American International University in London". 28 July 2014.  ^ "Sting to become a grandfather after his son's 'secret' wedding".  ^ "ADYP".  ^ "Yönetim Kurulu". 

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Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Districts

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Railway stations

Barnes Barnes Bridge Fulwell Hampton Hampton Wick Kew
Kew
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River Thames
River Thames
bridges, islands and river services

Bridges Benn's Island Corporation Island Eel Pie Island Glover's Island Platts Eyot Swan Island Tagg's Island Trowlock Island Hammerton's Ferry Hampton Ferry Kew
Kew
Pier Richmond Lock Teddington
Teddington
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Teddington
Lock former Twickenham
Twickenham
Ferry

Other rivers and streams

Beverley Brook River Crane Duke of Northumberland's River Longford River Sudbrook and Latchmere stream River Thames

Sports venues

Athletic Ground, Richmond Barn Elms Playing Fields The Championship Course Cricket clubs and grounds Golf clubs and courses Hampton Pool The Lensbury Pools on the Park Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court Teddington
Teddington
Pools and Fitness Centre Thames Young Mariners Twickenham
Twickenham
Stadium Twickenham
Twickenham
Stoop former Ranelagh Club former Richmond Ice Rink

Events

Annual sports events Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace
Festival Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace
Flower Show IRB Rugby Aid Match

Breweries and pubs

Britannia, Richmond The Bull's Head The Crown, Twickenham Dysart Arms The Fox, Twickenham The George, Twickenham Hare and Hounds, Sheen Jolly Coopers, Hampton Old Ship, Richmond Park Hotel, Teddington Richmond Brewery Stores Sun Inn, Barnes Twickenham
Twickenham
Fine Ales Watney Combe & Reid White Cross, Richmond The White Swan, Twickenham‎

Theatres, cinemas and music venues

The Bull's Head Crawdaddy Club The Exchange Olympic Studios Orange Tree Theatre Puppet Theatre Barge Richmond Theatre TwickFolk Wathen Hall former Eel Pie Island
Eel Pie Island
Hotel

Film and recording studios

Astoria The Boathouse, Twickenham Eel Pie Studios Olympic Studios Teddington
Teddington
Studios Twickenham
Twickenham
Film Studios

Media and publishing

Richmond and Twickenham
Twickenham
Times former Gaydar Radio former Hogarth Press

Historical royal palaces

Hampton Court Palace Kew
Kew
Palace Richmond Palace

Other places of interest

123 Mortlake
Mortlake
High Street 14 The Terrace, Barnes 18 Station Road, Barnes 70 Barnes High Street Asgill House Brinsworth House Bushy House Chapel House Chapel in the Wood Clarence House Diana Fountain, Bushy Park Doughty House Douglas House Downe House East Sheen
East Sheen
Filling Station Fulwell bus garage Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare Garrick's Villa Grove House, Hampton Ham House Hampton Youth Project Harrods Furniture Depository Hogarth House The Homestead, Barnes King's Observatory Kneller Hall Langham House Langham House Close Latchmere House Lichfield Court Marble Hill House Montrose House The Naked Ladies National Physical Laboratory Normansfield Theatre The Old Court House Ormeley Lodge Parkleys The Pavilion, Hampton Court Pembroke Lodge Pope's Urn Pope's Grotto Poppy Factory The Queen's Beasts Royal Military School of Music Royal Star and Garter Home St Leonard's Court Strawberry Hill House Stud House Sudbrook House and Park The Terrace, Barnes Thatched House Lodge University Boat Race Stones Victoria Working Men's Club West Hall, Kew White Lodge The Wick Wick House Yelverton Lodge York House

History

Adana Printing Machines Admiralty Research Laboratory Alcott House Ashe baronets Barnes rail crash Camp Griffiss Cross Deep House GHQ Liaison Regiment Hampton Court Conference Kew
Kew
Letters Mortlake
Mortlake
Tapestry Works Mount Ararat, Richmond Murder of Amélie Delagrange Murder of Julia Martha Thomas Petersham Hole Pocock baronets Pope's villa Radnor House Richmond Flyers Richmond, Petersham and Ham Open Spaces Act 1902 Ringway 2 Sheen Priory Star and Garter Hotel, Richmond Towpath murders Treaty of Hampton Court (1562) Twickenham
Twickenham
Park Vandeput baronets Warren-Lambert Wigan baronets

Parliamentary constituencies

Richmond Park Twickenham former Richmond and Barnes former Richmond (Surrey)

Other topics

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Education in London

Universities

University of London

Birkbeck Central School of Speech and Drama City Courtauld Institute of Art Goldsmiths Heythrop College Institute of Cancer Research King's College London London
London
Business School London
London
School of Economics London
London
School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Queen Mary Royal Academy of Music Royal Holloway Royal Veterinary College School of Advanced Study St George's SOAS University College London

Other

University of the Arts London BPP Brunel East London Greenwich Kingston Imperial College
Imperial College
London University of Law London
London
Met London
London
South Bank Middlesex Regent's University London Richmond Roehampton Royal College of Art St Mary's Westminster West London

Other university-level colleges

London
London
School of Journalism New College of the Humanities Pearson College

Further education colleges

Barking & Dagenham Barnet & Southgate Bexley Bromley Capel Manor Carshalton City & Islington City Lit City of Westminster Croydon Ealing, Hammersmith & West London Fashion Retail Greenwich Haringey, Enfield & North East London Harrow Havering Hillcroft Kensington
Kensington
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Sixth form colleges

Big Creative BSix Christ the King Coulsdon ELAM Haringey Harris Westminster Havering John Ruskin King's London
London
Maths Leyton London
London
Academy of Excellence Newham St Charles St Dominic's St Francis Xavier Sir George Monoux Tech City William Morris Woodhouse

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