Extra Open Day offers students the chance of places for HE entry this September

Published: 2 July 2010 at 11:47

Government cuts means fewer HE opportunities this year but new funding opens doors to over 500 new student places

Anglia Ruskin University is hoping to attract people from the East of England to its main Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses for a day of discussions and activities at a time when record numbers of applications have been met by new restrictions on student places for courses starting this September.

The forthcoming Open Day on Saturday 31 July will allow potential students to find out more about undergraduate study opportunities at Rivermead campus, Chelmsford, East Road campus, Cambridge - and its growing number of partner institutions throughout the East of England.

Anglia Ruskin has just received funding for 540 additional places as a result of the allocation of a £270 million University Modernisation Fund from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The successful bid by Anglia Ruskin University has attracted over £12 million worth of funding which will support new entrant places this year and investments in projects to generate efficiency savings. The additional places will include 50 places for students taking Foundation Degrees.

Around 200 courses are still available ranging from engineering to english; computing to criminology; healthcare science to history; psychology to social policy; microbiology to music; accounting & finance to education studies and from business economics to law.

The advice to prospective students from Pat Watson, Head of Admissions, at Anglia Ruskin University, is not to hesitate to check out what is available as it is expected that the new places will fill very quickly.

"With the new restrictions, we are seeing a marked increase in competition between prospective students."

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

The Open Day is from 10.00am-3.00pm. Pre-registration is not necessary.