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Antonia Nominated for SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award 2019

Antonia Bunyan feared her Goalball career was over before it had barely begun but is now celebrating a nomination for SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award. Antonia from York, aged 19, began the year recovering from a fractured elbow but in her first competition back suffered a wrist injury. An operation on her throwing hand was followed… Read More »

Posted On
13 November 2019

Setting up a Business – Former Student Gives Advice

For students thinking of going into business, the College arranges a programme of visiting speakers from the business and entrepreneurial world. One such speaker was former student Ali Ismail who took part in a conference call with students recently. Ali came to study at RNC following a move from France in 2010. He studied A… Read More »

Posted On
21 October 2019

College Overwhelmed by Messages of Support

Recently the BBC featured an article by Sean Coughlan about the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), highlighting its work and some of the financial issues the College was facing as a result of enormous cuts in local authority funding for students and a squeeze on special needs budgets. RNC has since been inundated… Read More »

Posted On
21 October 2019

RNC Student, Kelsey, Pedals for Pudsey

Team Rickshaw returns for the ninth year as they take on a challenging 400 mile route from Holyhead to London as they Pedal for Pudsey. The Rickshaw Challenge launched on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 with a new route, a new team, and a newly modified Rickshaw, as announced live during the The One Show. The… Read More »

Posted On
17 October 2019

Statement: Recent Media Attention

The BBC featured an article about the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) this weekend which highlighted some of the financial issues arising from a squeeze on special needs budgets. The RNC has been at the sharp end of a series of government decisions. We have seen a decline in student numbers driven by… Read More »

Posted On
14 October 2019

Charity Bike Ride Completed in Memory of Former Student

A group ‘Pedal to Hereford’ bike ride from Southampton was recently completed  in memory of Gordon Stephens MBE, who studied at The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) in the 1940s and 1950s. Gordon passed away in 2015 and his family set up a memorial trust to help support the work of the RNC… Read More »

Posted On
14 October 2019