Ruskin College Newsletter

Spring 2016 - Latest News and Events

Welcome

Welcome to the latest newsletter from Ruskin College. We hope you enjoy this new format and welcome your feedback. Please email news@ruskin.ac.uk to let us know what you think.

Disability Support and Learning Development

Ruskin College is committed to supporting people with barriers to learning. If you are anxious about studying because of a learning difficulty, disability or health concern please talk to us. Our Disability Advisor, Lizzie Ledger, can support with all aspects of the Disabled Student Allowance process and can ensure that reasonable adjustments are in place whilst you study with us. Please call 01865 759646 or email eledger@ruskin.ac.uk


Learning Development is a service that all students are encouraged to access, whether they have a barrier to learning or not. Learning Development can help will all aspects of academic study and can support you to develop your skills and achieve the best you can.

News from the Programme Areas

Ruskin Theatre Platforms

The Ruskin Theatre Platforms continue to wow audiences. These staged readings of modern and classic plays are enjoying full houses every week and are free. If you love theatre, or are interested in one of our Writing for Performance courses, these events are a must. Please go to our website to find out more:

https://www.ruskin.ac.uk/WfP

https://www.ruskin.ac.uk/about/ruskin-theatre-platforms/

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News from Social and Political Studies and History

On 10th March 2016, as part of their Radical Political Economy module, Dr Peter Dwyer took third year Social and Political Studies and History students to a fascinating conference at Green Templeton College at Oxford University. The conference was titled Digital Transformations of Work and featured several very high profile political economists and sociologists of work including Professor Saskia Saseen, Professor Guy Standing and Professor Kevin Doogan. The works of several conference speakers is required reading on the module and not only was this an opportunity to hear the latest papers and discussions on contemporary work but also an opportunity to meet and discuss with several key speakers. Whilst at the conference students were very excited to meet Ray Loveridge who attended Ruskin between 1961-1963 before going on to LSE and the Said Business School.

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Access to Higher Education (Ruskin College, Oxford)

News from International Labour and Trade Union Studies

Open Events for our BA and MA programmes

Interested in Trade Union Studies or Global Labour and Social Change? Come along to one of our events ( details below), meet the staff and get answers to your questions. We look forward to welcoming you!
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Forthcoming Events

Business for Social Change

Wednesday, March 23rd, 12-4pm

Ruskin College, Oxford, United Kingdom

An open conversation event on social enterprise and the third sector.

Join key note speaker John Hilary (war on want), and us as we discuss this issue.

For tickets please email fporter@ruskin.ac.uk

If you would be interested in having a stall at the event please let us know by emailing fporter@ruskin.ac.uk

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Unison and Ruskin College presents a Q&A with L.Toni Lewis

Friday, April 29th, 7-9pm

Headington, Oxford OX3 9BZ, United Kingdom

Oxford

Unison and Ruskin College will be holding a free interactive discussion and Q&A session with L.Toni Lewis M.D., Chair of SEIU Healthcare
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Ruskin Community Day

Saturday, May 28th, 10am-10pm

Ruskin College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Come along to this FREE event on Saturday 28th May 2016. There will be a wide range of activities for all ages through the day including dance, rap and poetry, live music, Ruskin Theatre Platform performances, arts and craft workshops and sports including Yoga and Tai Chi. There will be plenty of fun for children too including a bouncy castle and face painting. Come and enjoy our beautiful grounds, have something to eat and try out a new hobby or craft. Stay into the evening and enjoy a cabaret! Hope to see you there!

About us

OUR VISION

A society where everyone has access to quality education regardless of their background, and the opportunity to fulfil their potential

OUR MISSION

To provide the best level of education and inclusion opportunities to adults - particularly those who may be excluded or disadvantaged - and to transform the individuals concerned along with the communities, groups and societies from which they came

OUR VALUES

Students First - providing inspirational teaching and learning opportunities

Respect - valuing everyone, all the time

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - creating a supportive environment

Excellence - setting high expectations

Pride, Celebration and Loyalty - positive attitudes towards studying and working