Open Day encourages first steps towards university

Published: 2 October 2006 at 12:24

Anglia Ruskin University is once again preparing to open its doors to people who want to find out more about the higher education opportunities available to them.

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The forthcoming Open Day on Saturday 14 October will allow potential students of all ages and backgrounds to find out more about undergraduate study. 

Members of the University’s teaching and administrative staff will be offering individuals information to help them make informed decisions about study options, including details about the various programme start dates.  The Faculties involved in the Open Day include Arts, Law and Social Sciences, Science & Technology, the Institute of Health and Social Care, the Ashcroft International Business School, and Education.

In addition to the academic areas, other departments including accommodation, admissions and libraries will be staffed with experts; and the sports facilities and language centres will be ‘on show’ for the day.

Organiser and External Liaison Manager Rachel Nedwell said:

“Anglia Ruskin University will be welcoming potential students, who are considering higher education or career development opportunities, and their families during the forthcoming Open Day.  For many, it will be their first insight into university life. It is the one single day that could make the most significant contribution to the rest of their lives.”

“Our message to anyone considering degree choices is to come and talk to us. We deliver high quality, work-related teaching and learning programmes that have a clear link to employment - which is what most of the individuals we speak to are looking for in a university course.”

“It is important for employers too.  Only this week, a report has been published that says City firms are increasingly looking abroad to hire new recruits because of their high skill levels and the relevance of the content of their degree courses.  Anglia Ruskin University’s courses are designed with the help of the regional, national and international businesses and organisations who ensure that our graduates are guaranteed to be work-ready and highly sought after in terms of graduate employability.”

Anglia Ruskin University Open Days generally attract 800-1000 prospective students to the campus plus members of their family and friends. There are four Open Days staged during the year. Each one is a key recruitment day for the University.

Those interested in attending one of the Open Days can pre-register online at or call 0845 271 3333 for more details on which courses are offered on which campus.