Open Day encourages people to 'live and learn'

Published: 23 January 2007 at 10:21

Anglia Ruskin University is once again preparing to open its doors to people who want to find out more about the higher education opportunities available to them.

The new style Open Day on Saturday 10 February will allow potential students of all ages and backgrounds to find out more about undergraduate study. 

Members of the University’s teaching and administrative staff will be offering individuals information to help them make informed decisions about study options, including details about the various programme start dates.  The Faculties involved in the Open Day include Arts, Law and Social Sciences, Science & Technology, the Institute of Health and Social Care, the Ashcroft International Business School, and Education.

New to this, and future Open Days, is a publicised programme of exciting talks, tours and activities put on by many of the different departments which will make finding out about specific courses and Higher Education in general far easier for all visitors.

In addition to the academic areas being open to all and the Student Union representatives being on hand to detail the service they offer to students, other departments including accommodation, admissions and libraries will be staffed with experts; and the sports facilities and language centres will be ‘on show’ for the day.

External Liaison Manager and organiser Rachel Nedwell said:

“Anglia  Ruskin University will be welcoming potential students, who are considering higher education or career development opportunities, and their families to take part in our exciting programme of activities during the forthcoming Open Day.”

“Our message to anyone considering degree choices is to keep an open mind about what degree course is best for you and come and talk to us. Our experienced advisory team can help to guide potential students to the course that is best suited to them. With the many high, quality work-related teaching and learning programmes on offer it is often the case that there are a range of options available within any given subject.”

“Employers are always looking to recruit the best qualified candidates and so it pays to secure higher education qualifications wherever possible.”

Anglia Ruskin University’s courses are designed with the help of the regional, national and international businesses and organisations to ensure that graduates are guaranteed to be work-ready and highly sought after in terms of graduate employability.

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 the University.

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.

To create awareness for the Open Day and support the build up to the Event, Anglia Ruskin University will have a stand at High Chelmer Shopping Centre from 2-10 February. Anyone considering university is welcome to visit the stand and pick up a prospectus to help provide them with information on course content, money issues and support services.