ANGLIA Ruskin University staff, partners and former students met up to celebrate 25 years of its presence in Malaysia recently.
Held at Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, and attended by more than 150 alumni, staff of partner institutions and guests, the reunion marked a quarter century of partnership between Anglia Ruskin and institutions in the country. Over the years, students have been able to study for Anglia Ruskin degrees from within Malaysia with several different institutions, including Kolej PTPL in Penang and First City University College, FTMS College, MAHSA University and HELP College of Art and Technology in Kuala Lumpur. Anglia Ruskin vice- chancellor Professor Michael Thorne said the reunion was a marvellous opportunity to meet with and celebrate some of the people who have made the university’s presence in Malaysia such a success.
“Our links with partner institutions across four continents are extremely important to us and our partnerships have helped so many students on their way in the world. This was a hugely enjoyable night and I am sure Anglia Ruskin’s relationship with Malaysia will continue to thrive for many years to come,” he added.
Five “Vice- Chancellor Scholarships” are on offer to Malaysian students interested in studying at Anglia Ruskin in September 2016. For details, visit http:// www. anglia. ac. uk/ international/ information- by- country/ Malaysia. Anglia Ruskin University is one of the largest universities in the east of England, with five faculties and six research institutes based in three campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough. A modern university with a rich history, its root dates back to 1858 when John Ruskin opened the Cambridge School of Art which is part of the Cambridge campus now. The University currently has over 39,000 students, including 2,700 international students of over 177 nationalities.
Anglia Ruskin values its students and endeavour to provide the best quality of support to them. Its excellent student services won the Outstanding Student Services Team in 2012 Times Higher Education Awards while support services to international students are recognised as among the best by International Student Barometer in 2013.
The university’s academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies in 2014, with 12 areas classed as generating world- leading research, including health care, climate change and entrepreneurial management.
Anglia Ruskin is academically ambitious and prides itself on being as enterprising as it is innovative and nurture these qualities in students. Its courses are rated among the most intellectually stimulating in the country by National Student Survey 2015. The courses are designed with a strong focus on practicality and skill training to improve student employability. All students are provided employability support during their study, including career advice, interview skills training as well as internship and part- time job opportunities. Graduates have a nine out of 10 chance of getting a job, a better chance than most other graduates of securing a professional job, and is likely to beat the average graduate salary, all within six months of graduation. The university has sought to promote the concept of entrepreneurship among students, staff and alumni, and is very proud to have been awarded Entrepreneurial University of the Year in the 2014 Times Higher Education Awards.
Its Centre for Enterprise Development and Research ( CEDAR) is the first UK university enterprise centre to become an Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs ( IOEE) Centre of Excellence in 2013. The knowledge, understanding and innovation gained are shared directly with students through enterprise training programmes, courses, events and activities, as well as through major international partnership projects. Every year CEDAR runs business start- up competitions for all students in Anglia Ruskin regardless of the subjects, with the opportunity of winning £ 10,000 ( RM58,491) as start- up fund.
Anglia Ruskin is also one of the UK’s leading universities to offer pedagogical and academic study programmes in enterprise and entrepreneurial management, with the success of MSc in Entrepreneurial Management just launched in 2015.
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A reunion that marked a quarter century of partnership between Anglia ruskin and institutions in Malaysia