Published: 5 September 2006 at 12:56
Anglia Ruskin University is staging an information day to outline degree course choices for people currently studying on Access programmes in colleges across the region. Access programmes are entry routes into Higher Education specifically designed for mature students (those over the age of 21) who may not have completed their exams when they were at school – they give the opportunity of a Higher Education to more people at different stages in their life.
Students studying at Chelmsford and Braintree Colleges are among those invited to attend the event being held on the Chelmsford Campus. They will be able to find out more about studying one of the many courses on offer at Anglia Ruskin University, speak to current students and teaching staff and ask questions about what to expect from different courses of study.
The event on (Thursday) 21 September at the Michael A Ashcroft Building on Rivermead Campus, Chelmsford, has been tailor made as organisers at the university asked staff in colleges across the region what would be most suitable for their students. The resulting programme will include information about various courses specialising in nursing, healthcare and education along with generic talks on finance and study skills.
As Rachel Nedwell, External Liaison Manager at Anglia Ruskin University explains:
Access courses help to prepare mature students who have few - if any - qualifications to study for higher education course. Most courses are offered in FE colleges but some are provided by other institutions including universities.
The Anglia Ruskin University day for Access students will run from 10.00am – 3.00pm and is open to all Access students via their College Access Coordinator.
The University also has an Open Day on Saturday 14 October, at both Chelmsford and Cambridge, and anyone interested in finding out more about HE programmes are welcome to come along to either campus location between 10.00am – 3.00pm.
For further information please call the University contact centre on 0845 271 3333 or visit www.anglia.ac.uk.