About Us

Ruskin College is an independent college based in Oxford that specialises in providing educational opportunities for adults with few or no qualifications. We aim to change the lives of those who need a second chance in education. Ruskin welcomes students who not only want to develop themselves but also want to put something back into society.

For many of our students financial, personal or social obstacles made it impossible for them to seize educational chances earlier in their lives. We understand that. We also recognise that, for many adults, returning to education raises fears and anxieties as well as awakening hopes and excitement. We offer university-standard education in the informal setting of a small residential college. We aim to support our students through the emotional and personal difficulties of learning while helping them to 'give of their best'.

  1. Are you looking for a second chance in education?
  2. Do you want to get a degree but are not sure you can?
  3. Did you miss out on exams at school and are not sure you can be a student?
  4. If your answer is yes to any of the above then Ruskin is the place for you!

All the staff at Ruskin are aware that many adults are nervous about returning to study. To help with that we have provided information on how to make an application to the College, our open days, how you can finance your studies (including information on scholarships and bursaries), the College term dates, the excellent on-course student support we provide, our library, and if you are still not convinced, you can read our 'Why study at Ruskin' section!