Campus is first in the country to fly Purple Flag

Published: 1 October 2015 at 10:59

Lord Ashcroft Building, Chelmsford at Night

Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus is officially recognised as a safe night out

Anglia Ruskin University’s Chelmsford campus has been included in the Purple Flag area for the city, making it the first university campus in the UK to officially be endorsed as a safe night out.

The Purple Flag Award is given by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) to cities and areas that can show they meet or exceed standards of excellence in managing the evening and night-time economy.

When renewing its existing Purple Flag status, Chelmsford City Council applied to extend the area to include the Anglia Ruskin campus and announced this week that their application was successful.

Professor David Humber, Provost of the Chelmsford campus, said:

“We are delighted that Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus has become the first in the UK to get Purple Flag status. We strive provide a secure environment for our students day and night and their safety is paramount to us.

“Many students will be in their first couple of weeks with us and will be reassured that we are working closely with Chelmsford City Council to ensure they can enjoy their evenings, whether enjoying what our campus has to offer or in the city as a whole.”