Open Day visitors will get feel for new degree options ranging from built environment to web development

Published: 25 September 2009 at 12:56

Courses to be showcased include those feeding into the built environment, healthcare, IT and gaming sectors

Anglia Ruskin University is hoping to attract people from the East of England to its Chelmsford campus for a day of discussions and activities, which will help to reveal the many higher education opportunities available to them.
The forthcoming Open Day on Saturday 10 October will allow potential students to find out more about undergraduate study opportunities at Rivermead campus, Chelmsford.

A number of brand new technology courses from the Faculty of Science & Technology will be previewed at the Open Day.  These include four new BSc pathways including BSc (Hons) Web Development, BSc (Hons) Computer Neworks, BSc (Hons) Computing, and BSc (Hons) Computer Game Development.

Also within the same Faculty, the Department of Built Environment will be revealing details of its recently validated new Foundation Degrees in Architectural Technology, Building Surveying, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction and Design Planning, Property and Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Real Estate Management.  These build on the success of the Foundation Degree in Housing that has now been running for the past two years.

For the first time, the Faculty of Health and Social Care in Chelmsford will be hosting visitors to the Open Day in its new purpose built health and social care facility, The William Harvey Building.  Visitors will get the opportunity to look around the operating theatres and mock wards, designed in collaboration with the NHS.

The equipment will be in use to give visitors the experience of a day in the life of a health professional.  The dummies used within the facilities are entirely life-like to the extent that they cough, vomit - and even give birth.

The Faculty of Health & Social Care is now recruiting for March 2010 and September 2010 for pre-registration programmes in nursing, midwifery and operating department practice.

Other exhibitors involved in the Anglia Ruskin University Open Day event will include the Students’ Union, Sports Department, Community Development Office, University Chaplaincy, and the Employer Mentoring team which matches second year students with employees from local organisations. 

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

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 Anglia Ruskin.
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.