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What Our Students Say About Us

Jason: BTEC Level 1 student

Jason

Department: Foundation Learning.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 1 Digital Media.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… It had the course I wanted to do.

The thing I have enjoyed most about the College is… The support from the teachers is brilliant.

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Susan: BTEC Level 1 student

Susan

Department: Foundation Learning.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 1 Applied Science.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… My friends recommended the College to me as it’s not far from home.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… The helpful and supportive tutors in all my units, as well as the pleasant environment within…

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Daniela: Business student

Daniela

Department: Business.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Management

I applied to John Ruskin College because… It is an excellent professional College where I have learnt many things about my Business course. My College experience has proven to be very helpful for my future career and has helped to develop my personal working skills.

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Dominik: Business student

Dominik

Department: Business.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Business.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I perceive it as the best College in the local area and see the opportunity for a brighter future.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College… Interacting with other students and the environment within the College is very clean and safe…

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Isatu: Business student

Isatu

Department: Business.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Management.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I wanted to study English. I have been studying in this College for 4 years. I started from ESOL and now I am doing Level 3.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College… Interacting with other…

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Tamera: Business student

Tamera

Department: Business.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Management.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… It is a fantastic College that offers a range of different courses that lead to real careers. I had just finished Level 2 Business at a different College, however I wanted a change, a different atmosphere where I could expand my knowledge in an environment that…

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Gloria: Business student

Gloria

Department: Business.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Management.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… It offers good courses that help and encourage young people and the opportunities they offer to students to get a great future and good careers.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College… The enjoyable activities…

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Richard: Creative Industries student

Richard

Department: Creative Industries.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma – Creative Media Production (TV & Film).

I applied to John Ruskin College because…They were the best equipped in doing the course that I wanted to do, which was learning more about film and TV and to work with the equipment which they had on offer.

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Kardelen: Creative Industries student

Kardelen

Department: Creative Industries.

Currently studying: BTEC First Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I believed that I could improve my potential in trying new things such as making new friends.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College… Cultural diversity that allows students to express their…

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Chelsea-Ann: Creative Industries student

Chelsea-Ann

Department: Creative Industries.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production.

I applied to John Ruskin College because…They offered the course I was interested in and have all the facilities and opportunities to help me achieve my target grade.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College… Learning how to use…

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Fatine: Creative Industries student

Fatine

Department: Creative Industries.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design).

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I liked the system of education as I had previous experience last year. My teacher was helpful and she pushed me through the year to achieve a distinction.

The things I have enjoyed most…

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Santiago: Creative Industries student

Santiago

Department: Creative Industries.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Photography).

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I wanted to have a wide knowledge about photography and art.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… The people and teachers.

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Christina: Hair & Beauty student

Christina

Department: Hair & Beauty.

Currently studying: City & Guilds, Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… It was local to where I live and I’ve also heard good things about the College.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… Going on all the fun, exciting trips the College has offered…

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Sharon: Hair & Beauty student

Sharon

Department: Hair & Beauty.

Currently studying: City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… A family member came to this College and recommended it to me.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… The support I receive and the kindness of the teachers.

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Bethany: Hair & Beauty student

Bethany

Department: Hair and Beauty.

Currently studying: City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Women’s Hairdressing.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… The College had positive reviews in the Hair and Beauty department and being shown the facilities on open evening made my decision clear.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… Learning new…

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Kelise: Hair & Beauty student

Kelise

Department: Hair & Beauty.

Currently studying: City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I really liked all the teachers and I could tell that they push you a lot to get where you want to be.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… The practical work in Beauty Therapy.

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Beth: Health, Care and Early Years student

Beth

Department: Health, Care and Early Years.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning & Development.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I came to visit the College on open day and I liked the environment.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… Work experience…

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Courtney-Jane: Health, Care and Early Years student

Courtney-Jane

Department: Health, Care and Early Years.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning & Development.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I wanted to do Childcare and I had heard good reviews from people.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… Meeting new…

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Neil: Health, Care and Early Years student

Neil

Department: Health, Care and Early Years.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Sciences).

I applied to John Ruskin College because… It was the best recommended College by my friends and through my research.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… Meeting new…

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Quiana-Rain: Health, Care and Early Years student

Quiana-Rain

Department: Health, Care and Early Years.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Sciences).

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I live in the area and when I looked round the College it looked really good.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… Making friends…

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Jheny: Science student

Jheny

Department: Science.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… They offered the course I was looking for and it was in a good location.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… The support from the teachers and the friendly environment.

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James: Science student

James

Department: Science.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… The excellent tools and equipment used during science practicals and also being around well organised team mates.

On completion of the course I hope to… Exceed my target grade and…

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Christian: Sport student

Christian

Currently studying: BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Sport.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I heard it was a good College, and because they had the course that I had always wanted to do.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… The tutors, they are very helpful and they give you important feedback on your work to help you achieve high grades.

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Amanie: Sport student

Amanie

Department: Sport.

Currently studying: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… It was a local College that had really good sports facilities and a strong basketball team.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… The range of activities the College provides and the opportunities us students have to…

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Trhas: ESOL student

Trhas

Department: ESOL.

Currently studying: Certificate in ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 2).

I applied to John Ruskin College because… I want to improve my English.

The thing I have enjoyed most about the College is… Learning Maths.

On completion of the course I hope to… Do a Hairdressing course.

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Ehsan: ESOL student

Ehsan

Department: ESOL.

Currently studying: Certificate In ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 2).

I applied to John Ruskin College because… John Ruskin College is near to my home.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… I am improving my English easily as well as my writing and reading.

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Amelia: Key stage 4 student

Amelia

Department: Key stage 4.

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

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… Friendly staff, that are very supportive. The students are also very nice.

On completion of the course I hope to… Move to a full vocational course, at a 6th form.

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Nice: Key stage 4 student

Nice

Department: Key Stage 4.

I applied to John Ruskin College because… They offer the courses which will enable me to pursue my career.

The things I have enjoyed most about the College are… The time spent with my peers and teachers. They encourage me to always work hard.

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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.