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  • 23rd April 2021

    Access student celebrates Cambridge University offer

    Ruskin's flagship Access to HE programme is heading for another record year of success, with one student battling the odds to receive an offer of a place at the University of Cambridge. Faustine, who is studying on the College’s Access to HE Diploma in Social Science, had been out of education for several years and fighting chronic illness. She is now celebrating being offered a sought-a...

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  • 18th March 2021

    Remembering Dr Chris Wilkes

    We remember our popular and well-respected former Principal Dr Chris Wilkes, whose sad and sudden passing five years ago deeply affected everyone associated with the College. Chris was Principal for two years, having previously served as Ruskin’s General Secretary for 22 years. He was a man of great integrity and warmth, who embodied Ruskin's values and worked tirelessly in his leadership o...

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  • 3rd March 2021

    Funeral for Dr Ed Rooksby

    Following the sad death of former Ruskin Politics and Social Science Tutor Dr Ed Rooksby last month, his family would like to invite Ed's colleagues, students and friends to join them in paying tribute to his life and achievements at his funeral on Monday 8th March at 9.30am via a live stream: https://youtu.be/s-DIo691ZRw. There is a Kudoboard where messages can be left by those that knew him...

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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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