Open Day visitors will get feel for new degree options including a preview on equine studies

Published: 25 September 2009 at 13:02

Courses to be showcased include those feeding into the equine industry

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Anglia Ruskin University is hoping to attract people from the East of England to its Cambridge campus for a day of discussions and activities, which will help to reveal the many higher education opportunities available to them.
The forthcoming Open Day on Saturday 10 October will allow potential students to find out more about undergraduate study opportunities at East Road campus, Cambridge.

Equine Studies, a subject from the Department of Life Sciences, will be highlighted at the Open Day.  Attracting major interest from the region, Anglia Ruskin University is now offering a Foundation Science and a BSc (Hons) programme in Equine Studies in collaboration with the Cambridge Campus of the College of West Anglia. 

Contributors to the subject include the National Stud, the Worshipful Company of Farriers, horse rescue centres, and expert equestrians.

Other exhibitors involved in the Anglia Ruskin University Open Day event will include   

the Students’ Union, Sports Department, Community Development Office, University Chaplaincy, and the Employer Mentoring team which matches second year students with employees from local organisations. 

The Faculties involved in the Open Day include Arts Law and Social Sciences, Science & Technology, the Ashcroft International Business School, Education and Faculty of Health & Social Care.

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 Anglia Ruskin.
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.

It is has now been officially recognised that world-leading research is being carried out at Anglia Ruskin University. 

In the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, more than 30% of Anglia Ruskin’s submissions were rated as Internationally Excellent or World-Leading.  Among the academic disciplines now rated World-Leading are Allied Health Professions & Studies; Art & Design; English Language & Literature; Geography & Environmental Studies; History; Music; Psychology; and Social Work & Social Policy & Administration. 

The University jumped 35 places in the Times Higher Education tables following the announcement of the outcome of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) results.