Guild House is such a fantastic place to learn

Published: 16 May 2011 at 11:56

Students are delighted with Anglia Ruskin’s new Peterborough facility

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Anglia Ruskin University students are full of praise for the Faculty of Health & Social Care’s new facility at Guild House in Peterborough.

The faculty moved into the refurbished premises on Oundle Road on 28 March from its old site at Peterborough District Hospital, and it currently houses students on Nursing and part-time Social Work courses.

Guild House – which features large lecture spaces, a library, a modern skills laboratory and Wi-Fi access – also hosts Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules in subjects such as mentorship, diabetes, pain management and specialist community public health nursing.

Zara Ball, 32, a third year Adult Nursing student from Orton Waterville, said:

“The move to Guild House has been great; it’s such a fantastic space to learn. 

“The expanded skills laboratory and library facilities provide opportunities to grow as practitioners and have the confidence to go out into healthcare settings armed and ready to be the best we can.”

Bretton resident Lauren Clarke, who is originally from London, said:

“It feels like a real upgrade of facilities with the library and clinical skills room being excellent. 

The 24-year-old, who is in the third year of her Adult Nursing course, added:

“There is a real University feel to the campus which is great for the students and the City of Peterborough.”

Chantal Rushby, 26, is living in student accommodation in Peterborough. The second year Adult Nursing student, who grew up in Chatteris, said:

“The new site has better facilities, which in turn creates a better learning environment.  The skills room is just like a real ward so helps link theory to practice.”

Stephanie Carbert, a first year part-time BA Social Work student, added:

“The new campus gives us an identity – it’s a building to be proud of.”

Anyone interested in following Stephanie by enrolling on Anglia Ruskin’s part-time BA Social Work course can attend a Taster Day in Peterborough on Wednesday 25 May.

The Taster Day will offer the opportunity to meet current staff and students, find out about course content, discuss the application process and learn about placements; as well as providing a chance to explore the new Guild House building.

For more information about the Taster Day, please email jonathan@anglia.ac.uk or phone 0845 196 4000.