Saudi visitors carry out medical examination

Published: 20 August 2014 at 14:54

Anglia Ruskin lends expertise to leading academics at Mecca university

Representatives from one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest universities toured Anglia Ruskin University’s state-of-the-art medical facilities.

Senior university staff including Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Thorne met delegates from Umm Al-Qura University, based in Mecca. Three Deans and two Deputy Deans from the Saudi institution’s Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences and Faculty of Public Health Informatics were shown around Anglia Ruskin’s Postgraduate Medical Institute and discussed future partnership opportunities, particularly in nursing and medical sciences.

Professor David Humber, Provost of Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus, said:

“It was a privilege to welcome guests from one of Saudi Arabia’s top universities and we enjoyed showing them what Anglia Ruskin has to offer.
“We provide more nurses to the NHS than anyone else in the East of England and our Chelmsford campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities for postgraduate medicine, nursing and midwifery that impressed our visitors immensely.”

Anglia Ruskin has approximately 10,500 students studying subjects in health, social care and education. The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s 2014 Annual Review commended Anglia Ruskin for the quality of its Pre-registration Nursing (Child) and Health Visiting courses.

Umm Al-Qura University is one of the largest universities in Saudi Arabia with 32 colleges and more than 66,000 students.

The visit was co-ordinated by Syed Nooh, Senior International Manager responsible for Middle East and North Africa in the International Office. Staff from Anglia Ruskin will make a reciprocal trip in January 2015 to further discuss potential collaborations.