Discover more about the world of postgraduate studies

Published: 15 March 2011 at 13:15

Anglia Ruskin’s employability rate is 5% higher than the national average

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Anglia Ruskin University is running a special event on 22 March for anyone interested in postgraduate courses, vocational qualifications and research opportunities.

The event, which will be held at Anglia Ruskin’s Rivermead campus in Chelmsford, will give people the opportunity to talk to course leaders and directors from the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Science & Technology, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences, Ashcroft International Business School and the Faculty of Health & Social Care.

Anglia Ruskin’s postgraduate courses boast an excellent employment rate. According to the recent Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 89% of respondents who had studied a postgraduate course at Anglia Ruskin reported being in employment, compared to a national figure of 84%.

One student who saw an immediate benefit of studying at Anglia Ruskin was Vanessa Lewis Camacho, who graduated with an MA/Grad ICSA in Corporate Governance and is now the Assistant Company Secretary at Britvic in Chelmsford.

Vanessa said:

“As a mature student returning to study after several years of working overseas, choosing the right university was very important to me – I wanted to feel like more than just a number.

“Overall, my experience of studying at the University was a pleasurable one. I enjoyed the opportunity to study full-time, over one year, having spent many years working and studying part-time. I was able to interact with other students from many different backgrounds and I made use of the full resources available to me in the University Library.

“I completed my course as an ICSA graduate, which meant that I was able to apply immediately for Associate Membership of the ICSA. Completion of my course also led to a promotion at work. I am now the Assistant Company Secretary of Britvic Plc, reporting directly to the Company Secretary.”

The postgraduate information event – which will also feature a finance talk explaining what sources of funding are available, where to look for additional sources of income while studying and tips about how to make the most of your money as a student – begins at 4.30pm and you can register by visiting www.anglia.ac.uk or by phoning 0845 271 3333.

Encouraging prospective postgraduate students to register, Anglia Ruskin’s Education Liaison Officer, Marc Rothera, said:

“Whether you’re studying to improve your job prospects, to change career or simply to pursue a subject you really love and want to study further, you should come along and find out more.”