Anglia Ruskin University, which provides courses for RAF, Army and Navy personnel, has become the first university in the East of England to sign up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.
The two key principles of the covenant are that no member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared with any other citizen; and in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate, especially for the injured and bereaved.
Partnerships between Anglia Ruskin’s Degrees at Work team and the Navy, RAF and the Army mean service personnel can study for a qualification to help them in their roles while they are deployed.
Anglia Ruskin has also pledged to support the employment of veterans, providing work placement and briefing days for injured former service personnel to raise awareness of employment and study opportunities. Employees who choose to be members of the reserve forces will also be supported by accommodating their training and deployment where possible.
Anglia Ruskin’s Degrees at Work team provides flexible and online courses aimed at military spouses so they can progress their studies regardless of location.
The Veterans and Families Institute is also committed to carrying out research for the good of veterans and their families.
"We are delighted with their success and with the flexibility within the degree programme which Anglia Ruskin University developed to meet the particular needs of our operational commitments."
Wing Commander Doug Bain
“I am delighted that the medical and military training that our medics undertake throughout their careers has been recognised, and this combined with significant additional study has now resulted in a very worthwhile academic qualification.”
Warrant Officer Dave James, Warrant Officer to the Head of the Royal Air Force Medical Services
“Anglia Ruskin University is a well-established higher education provider with experience of working with the military.
“It understands the Royal Naval Medical Branch career profile and has developed a degree programme that recognises the training and experience of our people.”
Surg Capt Mike Howell, Royal Navy Medical Officer in Charge at the Institute of Naval Medicine
“Anglia Ruskin University is proud of its association and partnerships with the Armed Forces, forged over several years. Our degrees for armed forces personnel mean they could be studying in environments as diverse as barracks, air bases and submarines.
“The contribution made to our society by service personnel must not be underestimated. By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, we’re again showing our commitment as a forces-friendly university for serving personnel, veterans and military families.”
Suparna Ghose, Principal Consultant, Degrees at Work
For more information about careers at Anglia Ruskin University please visit our jobs website or call 01245 684900.