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What Our Students Say

Mohanavarna

During her two years at College, Mo has been an exceptionally proactive student, having taken on additional responsibility, as a dedicated Ambassador for the College.

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Andre

“The level of learning and support has been essential to my progression within the course.”

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Anthony

Whilst studying for his BTEC Level 3 Business Diploma, Anthony has had the opportunity to undertake a professional placement where he gained valuable training and experience at a GICJ Training Workshop on International Human Rights Law and Human Rights, held in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Bierta

“My future plans are to go to University to study Law with Criminology, in order to become a solicitor. I aim to work at a company called Goldman Sachs in London.”

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Phyllis

Alongside studying for her Business course, Phyllis became fully engaged in additional activities by acting as an Ambassador for the Business Department during Open Events for prospective students. This involved doing tours and talking about her course.

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Ryan

Ryan’s favourite aspect of studying Graphic Design is “being able to have freedom with regards to creativity.” He says he has “become proficient in using a decent mix of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign”, which he says is a “sought after skill” by many digitally based workplaces.

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Chloe

Chloe joined us 3 years ago on the Film & TV Level 2 course and then progressed to Creative Digital Media Production Level 3. She received the award for Best Learner for Creative Industries for 2019 at the End of Year Awards Event.

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Holly

Through hard work and determination, Holly has developed her skills and has displayed  “excellent practice” when working in her placements. Her teachers have said, “she demonstrated confidence and related well to the staff and children.”

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Zara

“I have enjoyed learning in class as well as on my placements as I can apply the theory in the settings. I’ve also enjoyed working with different age groups.”

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Christina

Christina has been a very proactive student during her time at John Ruskin College. Her teachers have nothing but praise for her and have made the following comments: “Christina gains outstanding feedback from her clients during practical salon sessions and always maintains a high level of professionalism.”

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Akilah

“The College is a friendly College with a lot of different personalities and cultures. It has a positive attitude to learning.”

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Amy

Amy has made an incredible contribution to the College, taking on crucial roles such as Departmental Rep for Hair & Beauty, a member of the E-Safety Committee and last but not least, her more recent roles as Lead Ambassador for the College as well as being an active member of the Student Partnership Council.

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Shannon

Shannon joined John Ruskin College on a Level 2 course in Health & Social Care and then successfully progressed to Health & Social Care Level 3. As part of her course, she has undertaken a variety of work placements in a youth club, pharmacy and charity shop, where she developed a variety of skills relating to working with people.

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Chioma

“I like this College because if you are having problems, you always have somebody that can listen to you and give you advice.”

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Kaleb

As a result of his excellent work ethic during the year, Kaleb achieved the award for Best Learner for the ESOL Department for 2019 which he received at the End of Year Awards Event in June.

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Megan

Megan says she has really enjoyed her Vocational Studies course and particularly likes “being given feedback on areas I need to work on.”

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Romell

Romell originally joined JRC on the KS4 programme, four years ago. He has been on an incredible journey with us.

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Amelia

Department: Key stage 4.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I liked that it was close to my house.

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As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.