We are now taking applications for October 2015 entry.



Why not take a look at our courses section (here) or our brand new prospectus (here) to see what you can do to CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Access to Higher Education Diploma

It is never too late to study for a degree if you have no qualifications at all.
The Access to HE Diploma offers the opportunity to begin studying for a career in social work, youth and community work, counselling, education in the voluntary sector or other professional settings. An Access to HE Diploma is accepted for entry on to degree courses by the majority of UK universities and colleges. 
New for 2015 - Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma in Health Professions.
Click here to go to the Access to HE section.




Short courses

Interested in returning to learning? Want to explore adult education in a supportive environment? Looking for a course that is affordable or offers fee remission for those on benefits?  

We offer short courses open to anyone without formal qualifications. If you want to find a way back to college education as an adult then please look at our website. We have a proven track record of giving people a chance to pursue that new beginning.  

Click here to go to our short courses section



A ten week preparatory course to help you improve your writing and skills.
Subjects covered include:
• Sociology
• Maths
• English
• IT
This course will prepare you to study one of our Access to Higher Education Diplomas. Next intake is April 2015.



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Latest news

Speaker from Shrewsbury 24 Campaign talks to ILTUS students

Tue 10th, February 15

Eileen Turnbull, researcher from Shrewsbury24 Campaign, speaks at Ruskin College.

Sam Memmott, ILTUS BA student receives an award

Mon 26th, January 15

Sam Memmott, from the 2012 BA ILTUS cohort receives an award from an anonymous donor on behalf of Vuyo Ngwxaxa, an MA student who died a few years ago.


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Upcoming events, talks and seminars

Film screening at Ruskin for International Women’s Festival - Mon 2nd March

Mon March 2nd 2015

On Monday 2nd March at 6:30 there will be a screening at Ruskin of the inspiring film Going Through the Change which explores the role of women during the 1984-85 miner’s strike.

Ruskin Theatre Platforms event - Grimm Tales By Carol Ann Duffy (in place of Yellow Moon) - 4th March 2015

Wed March 4th 2015

Grimm Tales

By Carol Ann Duffy (2009) 

Please note change of programme in place of Yellow Moon.

Directed by John Retallack

This reading is suitable for all ages and children are very welcome. 


This event is in association with Oxford Playhouse.


QAA checks how UK universities and colleges maintain the standard of their higher education provision. Click here to read this institution's latest review report.

Ruskin College is approved by The Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards.