Anglia Ruskin makes moves to become a major 'global' University

Published: 8 July 2008 at 13:52

Anglia Ruskin University has appointed Sandra Hollis to the post of Vice President, International and Development Services to lead an expanded international team and realise its vision to become a major force in international education.

Anglia Ruskin University has appointed Sandra Hollis to the post of Vice President, International and Development Services to lead an expanded international team and realise its vision to become a major force in international education.

Marketing expert Sandra joins the management team with wide ranging commercial and international expertise, gained in both the private sector and the HE sector.  After graduating from the University of Durham, she joined Reuters, the world’s leading news and information agency, working in senior commercial and marketing roles on an international basis.

Following completion of her Masters degree, Sandra joined the University of East London where as Director of Corporate Marketing and the International Office she made a key contribution to UEL’s substantial growth in both home and international markets. 

Anglia Ruskin University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Thorne, said:

“I am delighted that Sandra has joined the team here. She brings a wealth of international marketing experience and with the ever-increasing importance of a global outlook, our students here on our campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford will benefit from the increased opportunities for visiting partner universities overseas, as well as from the long-lasting friendships and networks that they will establish with the students who will study here from all over the world.”

“Sandra has demonstrated a continuing commitment to the international values and principles which underpin our mission, and her appointment underlines the fact that we are keen to continue to promote higher education as a truly global offering.”

The UK has a long history of attracting international students to study in its universities and colleges.  In the UK there are around 1.6 million full-time undergraduate students in the higher education, which include around 100,000 international students.

The number of full time international students studying at Anglia Ruskin in the UK is 491 to which is added a similar number of international students studying part time.  The Ashcroft International Business School also has arrangements with a number of institutions outside the UK to provide Anglia Ruskin validated awards, wholly outside the UK. The number of full time students who currently receive education under this award scheme is 1855. They are based in countries including Germany, Hungary, Malaysia and Trinidad.