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 study.
Its commitment to adult learning, access and opportunity remains deeply embedded in the institution alongside its dedication to inclusion and social justice in all its forms.
In recent years, Ruskin College has faced financial challenges and as a result the University of West London (UWL) was approached, and we are pleased to announce that Ruskin College will become part of UWL.
UWL and Ruskin College have a history of successful cooperation and share similar values; widening participation and access to higher education being central to both institutions
This partnership will ensure that the College’s provision is sustainable, its rich heritage is preserved, and that its future is secure.
Professor Peter John CBE, Vice-Chancellor of the University of West London, said: “This is an exciting moment in the history of both Ruskin College and the University of West London. We look forward to reenergising the College so it can continue to deliver its historic mission while ensuring its learners achieve their full potential.”
Jennifer Bernard Chair of the Board, University of West London, said: “The board was unanimous in its decision to bring Ruskin College into the University of West London family. Our vision is to combine Ruskin’s traditions with our own deep commitment to the delivery of a genuinely exceptional education for all.”