New Year Starts are 'springboard' to career moves

Published: 19 November 2010 at 16:05

More January start times for university courses bring extra flexibility

Anglia Ruskin University is offering a growing number of new start dates to students who want to access higher education to get their careers moving faster – and more New Year starters are expected than ever before.

Many courses within Anglia Ruskin University’s five Faculties of teaching and learning are recruiting students in January 2011. This enables those interested in higher education for career advancement to take a more flexible approach to learning.  This gives people increased access options so that they no longer have to wait for the next available academic intake, starting September 2011.

Undergraduates, postgraduate students and those looking to take professional qualifications or undergo a career change can all benefit from courses starting early in the calendar year.

New Year starts are aimed at the local job market and suit local or regional employment needs, particularly as universities are discovering that January starts are popular with adults wanting to boost their skills and employability. 

Businesses and organisations can also benefit from high-quality teaching and learning which in turn can lead to a wide range of academic and professional qualifications for staff and these are often linked to professional bodies.  Anglia Ruskin is helping employees fulfil their career potential, by helping to complement their existing skill-base.  Harrods, Barclays Bank, Specsavers and UPS are just some of the businesses who have chosen Anglia Ruskin’s work-based programmes to develop their employees’ skills, knowledge and understanding in order to improve business performance.

Anglia Ruskin will be offering courses across its five Faculties of study – Ashcroft International Business School, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Science & Technology and the Faculty of Health & Social Care.  Courses will vary from Acute Care to Tourism Management, and from Construction Management to Creative Writing.

Anglia Ruskin University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Alan Sibbald said:

"Our message to people in these challenging economic conditions is to jump into higher education now to make things happen."

"We would like to encourage anyone who is thinking about study to visit our website and browse the many and varied courses on offer with start dates in January. As a dynamic and vibrant University, we are constantly developing and expanding our course provision and adding new and outstanding teaching and learning facilities thanks to our continuing investment and expansion programme."

"Now is definitely the time for people to take advantage of this locally-delivered, life-enhancing resource."

90% of Anglia Ruskin University graduates are in employment or further study or both. In some areas, this figure is exceeded, for example 92% of Faculty of Health & Social Care leavers, and 96% of Initial Teacher Training leavers are in employment. (Source:  Anglia Ruskin University’s Destinations of Leavers Survey 2008-2009).

Anglia Ruskin University offers a wide range of vocational degrees and qualifications.

For more information on the courses on offer and how to apply: call 01245 686868