Prospective students to get the lowdown at Anglia Ruskin's Open Day

Published: 25 January 2011 at 14:33

Advice and information will be on offer at both the Rivermead campus in Chelmsford and the Cambridge campus.

Hundreds of prospective students are expected to descend on Anglia Ruskin University in February as they aim to beat the rise in tuition fees and secure a place for 2011.

Both the Rivermead campus in Chelmsford and the Cambridge campus will be staging its next Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 5 February to encourage those interested to visit for a day of activities and discussions at a time when record numbers have applied to study at Anglia Ruskin. 

Anglia Ruskin University offers students the chance to pursue their academic interests at a modern university with a growing reputation for world-leading research.

Candidates who have not already applied to study nursing in September 2011 will be pleased to hear that the Faculty of Health & Social Care will be offering an intake in early 2012. In addition to speaking to nursing lecturers, prospective students will also get the opportunity to take a tour of the Faculty’s purpose-built clinical skills facilities.

Jonathan Secker, from the Faculty of Health and Social Care, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for students that did not get to apply before the UCAS deadline, as well as those that are still undecided about what they want to do.”

The Faculties of Arts Law & Social Sciences, Science & Technology, the Ashcroft International Business School, the Faculty of Health & Social Care and the Faculty of Education will all have representatives at the Open Day, while current and past students will be on hand to discuss what it’s like to study at Anglia Ruskin and the positive impact it will have on an individual’s life and career.

Exhibitors involved in the Undergraduate Open Day will include Admissions, Accommodation, Student Services and the Students’ Union.  Advisors from Anglia Ruskin’s Higher Skills@Work team will also attend the event to discuss the range of work-based Management degrees on offer, and the benefits of studying while you work.

Tony Howard, Head of Higher Skills@Work at Anglia Ruskin University, said:

“We now have over 30,000 students studying with us at Anglia Ruskin and as the world moves forward we are striving to develop new ways and means of bringing University education to our students, wherever they are and whatever their circumstances. In the future, an increasing number of people will be thinking outside the box in terms of how they advance their career prospects with regards to higher education and degree level study.”

Anglia Ruskin University Open Days generally attract 800-1000 prospective students to the campus along with members of their family and friends. There are four Undergraduate Open Days staged during the year. Those interested in attending one of the Open Days can get more information and  pre-register online at or call 0845 271 3333 for more details.