Anglia Ruskin University

About Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University is one of the largest universities in the East of England. In addition to being one of the most significant suppliers of nurses and teachers to the professions, all degree courses are designed to be not only vocational and relevant to the needs of industry and the professions, but also engaging and stimulating with the emphasis on the acquisition of practical skills.

The Department of Optometry and Ophthalmic Dispensing has a long-established relationship with some of the UK's largest retail opticians, including Specsavers, Boots and Vision Express.

The University also has great facilities and has invested over £80m in the last five years, with a further £115million planned over the next five years. Specialist study facilities include:

  • Forensic Science laboratory, complete with scene of crime workshops
  • Four University Libraries (including an extensive Digital Library in addition to our on-site print collections)
  • Suite of multimedia sound and recording studios
  • Human Energetics Sports Science Laboratory
  • Optometry Clinic
  • Simulated hospital wards and operating theatres
  • Theatre & Art gallery
  • A mock courtroom, for Law students
  • Multimedia Language Laboratories

Why Choose Anglia Ruskin University?

  • 9 subjects rated excellent by the Sunday Times University Guide 2008 (occupational therapy, physiotherapy, radiography, applied social work, English, music, nursing and midwifery, philosophy, psychology, teacher training, theology and religious studies)
  • World Leading Research in Allied Health Professions, Art & Design, English, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Music, Psychology and Social Work, Social Policy & Administration (RAE 2008)
  • Ranked 10th for being Environmental Friendly in the Green League 2009 by People & Planet

Scholarships @ Anglia Ruskin University

  • £500 or £1000 to well-qualified students (UG/PG, Automatic, Per Year)
  • £500 - £1000 Sports Scholarship Scheme (UG/PG, Competitive, Per Year)
  • Please get in touch with PTC for details!

Notable Alumni of Anglia Ruskin University

  • Thomas Taylor Illustrator for Harry Potter Novels
  • Syd Barrett Founding member of Pink Floyd Rock Band
  • David Jon Gilmour Lead guitarist, one of the lead singers and main songwriters of Pink Floyd Rock Band
  • Patricia Janet Scotland Baroness Scotland of Asthal, is a British barrister, and served in many ministerial positions within the UK Government, most notably as the Attorney General for England and Wales and Advocate General for Northern Ireland.
  • Ronald William Fordham Searle Influential English artist and cartoonist. Best known as the creator of St Trinian's School (the subject of several books and seven full-length films)
  • Sean Terrington Wright British songwriter, singer, guitarist, record producer, artist, writer, and poet. He has released over 100 independent albums, published 12 novels, created over 1000 paintings, and is an early pioneer of free indie music
  • Harry Seidler Australian architect who is considered to be one of the leading exponents of Modernism's methodology in Australia and the first architect to fully express the principles of the Bauhaus in Australia.
  • Michael Anthony Ashcroft Baron Ashcroft, KCMG, (born 4 March 1946), is an international businessman, philanthropist and politician, Ennobled as a life peer in 2000, he sits in the House of Lords on the Conservative benches. In the Sunday Times Rich List 2009 ranking of the wealthiest people in the UK he was placed 37th with an estimated fortune of £1.1 billion.
  • Manish Bhasin BBC Sport's presenter/commentator

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