Published: 17 October 2012 at 13:41
Cambridge and Fulbourn campuses see increase of 471 students this academic year
A record number of students have enrolled at Anglia Ruskin University this year, at a time when the Higher Education sector as a whole is experiencing a fall in numbers.
As of 16 October, the number of full-time undergraduates studying with Anglia Ruskin has increased by 626 on the same week in 2011, with Cambridge (including Fulbourn) seeing a rise of 471 students.
In total 6,156 undergraduate students are enrolled this academic year on Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge and Fulbourn campuses compared to 5,685 in 2011/12, an increase of 8.3%.
The news comes as preliminary figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) are expected to show a fall of 54,000 students entering Higher Education this year.
Anglia Ruskin bucked the trend throughout the 2012/13 recruitment cycle, with applications through UCAS increasing by 7.9% at a time when applications were down nationally by 7.4%. Applications to study Law increased by 63%, while History and Engineering saw rises of 24% and 21% respectively.
Sandra Hollis, Pro Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin, said: