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Profile of The Royal National College for the Blind

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The Royal National College for the Blind
http://www.rncb.ac.uk/

College Profile

Philanthropist Dr. Thomas Rhodes Armitage and Francis Joseph Campbell established the Royal National College for the Blind in 1872. What began as an institution with just two students has now grown into one of the leading institutions for the visually impaired in the UK. Located in Hereford England, the college offers courses to students who are blind or partially blind.

The courses offered at the college are specially designed to empower and equip students to face the challenges of being able to live an independent life. Students can pursue studies in subjects like massage and complementary therapies, sports and recreation, music technology, piano technology, media, performing arts, combined arts, communication technology, business administration and arts and design.

The Royal National College for the Blind offers students a comprehensive support system which covers areas like accommodation, welfare and transport arrangements. A team of Student Support Workers are available to help students who need to be escorted to interviews or appointments. The Flexible Learning Centre is available to allow students to learn at their own pace when they do not have any scheduled lectures.

The college also has residential support workers, fitness facilities, personal counselling and career guidance available to all students. Assistance is also given to students looking to study further and support is provided in filling in university and funding applications. A seminar called the Higher Education Leavers' Seminar is held to allow students to interact with past graduates who have gone on to university.


Campus Address(es)

The Royal National College for the Blind
College Road, HR1 1EB, Hereford
Herefordshire, West Midlands Region
Tel: 01432 265725, Fax: 01432 376628

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