Dis­tinc­tive event

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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.

For de­tails, look out for the ad­ver­tise­ment in this StarSpe­cial.

A re­union that marked a quar­ter cen­tury of part­ner­ship be­tween Anglia ruskin and in­sti­tu­tions in Malaysia

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