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  • 14th September 2020

    Top honours for graduating Social Workers

    Ruskin is celebrating the success of its recent Social Work graduates who have excelled this year, with 30 percent of Level 6 students achieving First Class Honours degrees and 20 percent receiving Upper Second Class grades. The external examiners' report stated that 'the quality of teaching and learning on the programme is high', with students 'committed and dedicated' and 'demonstrating a go...

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  • 14th July 2020

    Ruskin’s Access to HE programme enjoys record success

    Ruskin’s hugely popular Access to Higher Education programme has notched a record year of achievement for its graduates with 100% pass rate on all courses.  Students on the Social Science, Health & Social Care and Nursing Access to HE courses have seen extraordinary success in securing places at key UK universities. The Ruskin students, who range in age from 19 to 71, will be taking up ...

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  • 19th June 2020

    A poem for Black Lives Matter

    Our Social Work Tutor Annice was inspired to write the following powerful poem in light of the critical issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement:

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  • 19th June 2020

    Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

    Solidarity Statement  In the context of all the issues highlighted since the murder of George Floyd in the USA, we have all been profoundly and very deeply affected.  Communities around the world are coming together under the Black Lives Matter cause.  This is a clear opportunity to change that serves to highlight the imperative to act upon what we believe in, and to advance ...

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  • 14th May 2020

    Laying down roots in the community

    Ruskin started deliveries of a range of seedlings to primary schools and community groups across Cowley, Littlemore and Blackbird Leys today. The community initiative was organised by Sally Mercer, Ruskin’s green-fingered Programme Manager for FE. She set a variety of vegetable seeds in anticipation of the College's exciting new horticulture curriculum and enjoyed a bumper crop. Sad...

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  • 2nd March 2020

    50 years on and there is still work to be done

    The WLM event at Ruskin College on 22nd February 2020 was a great success. 50 years of the Women’s Liberation Movement was commemorated by lively discussions between our panel of feminist luminaries and a passionate and inspired audience. Reeta Chakrabarti deftly chaired the debates surrounding the topics of “50 years on – how far have we come?” and “What does the current political c...

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  • 28th January 2020

    Religion and Revolution in 20th Century Russia

    Ruskin Tutor Dr Gayle Lonergan was invited to the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna on 23 January to speak on the theme of Religion and Revolution with fellow academic Clemena Antonova. They discussed the tradition of religious philosophy alongside the political history of the early years of the Bolshevik Party, as both religion and politics responded to the crisis of modernisation in ea...

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  • 15th January 2020

    Award-winning software set to transform FE learning

    FE teaching at Ruskin College is set to be revolutionised with the introduction of new cutting-edge software that will greatly enhance the learning experience for Ruskin students.    The new software, developed by award-winning company Century, will significantly improve the way Ruskin tutors will be able to deliver the curriculum to students on English, Maths and IT courses. The...

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  • 12th September 2019

    Access student lands nursing degree at Brookes

    Lateefah, a recent graduate of Ruskin’s hugely successful Access to HE Nursing programme, is celebrating being offered a sought-after place at Oxford Brookes University to study Adult Nursing. She joins her fellow graduates of this flagship Access programme who have taken up key university and apprenticeship places across the UK. She visited her tutor, Sally Mercer, in college on Tuesday to...

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  • 4th June 2019

    Scholarship award for star student

    An outstanding Ruskin student has been awarded a coveted Oxford Brookes University Community Scholarship. Malachi, an Access to HE Social Science student, will go on to join a journalism degree programme at Brookes in September. The Oxford Brookes University Community Scholarship rewards students who have taken part in community engagement, either within their school or college or local c...

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