MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT PARTNERSHIP, AMY
Hi, I’m Amy, the President of the Student Partnership at JRC. John Ruskin College is constantly expanding its range of both full-time and part-time courses but as well as this, the College also offers a wide selection of extra-curricular activities in both social and cultural and sports that us as students know as enrichment, These activities encourage students to develop vital skills. These activities also assist students to enjoy all that John Ruskin College has to offer.
As part of the Student Partnership, the student representatives elected in October from each class meet every Tuesday in the boardroom to discuss important issues relating to the student experience which we are constantly making developments in.
We are always open to new suggestions and ideas.
Come and see me in Client Services! I am available every lunchtime to hear your opinions and to help!
Skills Week 2019 kicked off with a visit to Salon International at Excel and the maternity unit at Croydon University Hospital.
The week was a platform for hosting exhibitors at the Higher Education and Skills Fair, internal and external workshops to include portfolio building, interview techniques and an introduction to the construction and trade industries from universities as well as local businesses.
We have had amazing feedback from both students and employers.
One of the students said, “Skills Week allowed me to understand the requirements to get into University”.
As a Vocational College, John Ruskin College prepares its students well for the world of work by organising an inclusive, action packed Skills Week each year.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS
It was great to see our students collecting their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award for the past academic year. It demonstrated their hard work, resilience and commitment.
Principal Kevin Standish said, “I’m very proud of our students for achieving this prestigious award which will certainly stand them in good stead for the future”
Did you know. .. that we are the only Post 16 centre in the borough offering this scheme? Come and see us in Client Services if you want to sign up for this year!
The D of E charity works with organisations across the UK to help young people gain essential skills, experience, confidence and resilience to successfully navigate life. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.For the Bronze Award it involves four sections; helping the community/ environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition –( source- www.dofe.org)
This wonderful event demonstrated the coming together of the older and younger generations, also coinciding with Black History celebrations.
The elder participants were treated to an exciting variety of activities, including filming podcasts about their life experiences and pampering sessions, held in the College’s Atrium Hair and Beauty salons by the Hair and Beauty students. They also had lunch in the College café, giving them more opportunity to engage with the younger generation.
The Principal, Kevin Standish, commented: “We are delighted to host such an event as we feel it is very important to have close links with the local community. We want people to recognise the College as a Community Provider”.
UCAS IS COMING
For those of you who are still completing your UCAS application- TICK TOCK! Time is flying! Please contact Sarah, the Careers Advisor, in Client Services to help you wrap up the application.
Those of you who have completed your application and are already receiving offers from universities – Congratulations!
JACK PETCHEY AWARDS CEREMONY
Some of our winners during the past academic year attended the Croydon ceremony on Thursday 5 December at Fairfield Halls to collect their award.
In case you don’t know, the Jack Petchey Foundation was set up by Sir Jack Petchey to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex to do their best and reach their full potential.
Every month one of our students is chosen for going above and beyond. Remember, you can be our next winner!
PROGRESSION PATH TALKS STARTS IN JANUARY
We will be starting the New Year 2020 with Progression Path Talks. A Progression Path is a route you plan to take you through education and into employment. We encourage all our students to think ahead so that they can choose the right courses to suit them and their future. Your future isn’t set in stone of course, but we want you to be as prepared as possible. That’s why we help our students to plan and think about the next stages of their life.
- Provide useful resources for you to explore
- Signpost you to organisations and courses
- Support you on your next steps after your UCAS application
- Show you how and where to search for employment and/or future courses
For those of you still looking for a place for September 2020 there will be an Open event on Tuesday 25 February 2020 from 17:30 until 20:00.