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  • 1st October 2021

    From Access to Nursing to Nursing Associate

    FE staff enjoyed a lovely surprise visit from one of their former students last week. Jannet, a 2019 Access to Nursing graduate, enjoyed a full circle moment, stopping by the College ahead of a shift in her new role as a Nursing Associate at the John Radcliffe hospital.  Jannet, who joined Ruskin in 2018, was part of a hugely successful cohort that went on to study at top Universities an...

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  • 3rd August 2021

    Ruskin College joins the University of West London

    The University of West London will ensure that Ruskin College’s historic mission continues, and that its future is secure. Ruskin College, Oxford holds a unique place in the education system of this country. Formed in 1899, it has offered learning opportunities to generations of students who either missed out on formal education or faced financial, personal, or social obstacles to further...

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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 leadersh...

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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: There is a Kudoboard where messages can be left by those that knew...

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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...

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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 takin...

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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 politi...

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