Friday, 13 August 2010

Anglia Ruskin University - by UniversityGuru

Anglia Ruskin University 











Anglia Ruskin University


Age: 18 years as a University (Previously a polytechnic)
History: Parts of it go back to the 19th century. The most ancient part opened in 1858 as a school of art founded by the Victorian art critic John Ruskin. In 1989, two well-established colleges, the Essex Institute of Higher Education and Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology, came together to form the first regional poly. Became a university in 1992 and changed its name from Anglia Polytechnic University (APU) to Anglia Ruskin in 2005.
Address: The two main sites are at Cambridge and Chelmsford.
Ambience: Flat (this is East Anglia). Otherwise difficult to pinpoint because the university is split into two sites and accredits degrees at 11 associate colleges in the region. Cambridge is busy, lively, academic. Students enjoy a sometimes uneasy, sometimes mutually rewarding relationship with those at Cambridge University. Chelmsford has a friendly feel and hosts a lot of mature students and part-timers.
Vital statistics: Almost 23,000 undergrads, half of whom are part-time. 42 per cent of Undergraduates are over 21 at the start of their course. All courses modular. The last university to drop the dreaded "p" word from its name.
Added value: Strong links with industry. There's been lots of investment on both campuses into modern facilities (more than £60m in the last few years). The degree courses are designed to be vocational and relevant to the needs of industry and the professions, and some of them are developed in alongside employers.
Easy to get into? Courses ask for 160-320 UCAS points. Keen on widening participation. The highest entry requirement is for Optometry.
Glittering alumni: Pink Floyd members Syd Barrett and David Gilmour; Patricia Scotland, Britain's first black woman QC; Harry Potter illustrator Thomas Taylor; Ronald Searle (creator of St Trinian's).
Transport links: Frequent trains to London, good road links with both campuses. Stansted, London's third largest airport, is a half hour drive from either Cambridge or Chelmsford.
Who's the boss? Professor Michael Thorne.
Teaching: Ranked 109th out of 114 in the Complete University Guide.
Research: In the Government’s 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) for Higher Education institutes, around 30 per cent of its submissions were rated 'Internationally Excellent' or 'World-leading'.
Nightlife: Cambridge has a lively student nightlife of bars, restaurants and clubs. The city is home to several famous venues including the Corn Exchange, The Junction, the Cambridge Arts Theatre, the ADC Theatre, and Anglia Ruskin’s own Mumford Theatre. There is an annual programme of events from the Film Festival and the Folk Festival to the Bumps and the Beer Festival! Chelmsford has a vibrant, cosmopolitan nightlife of clubs, bars, cafés and restaurants; you will never be short of ideas. There are two theatres, a multi-screen cinema and our own Film Club/Film Festival, as well as unique live music venues including: Barhouse, The Fleece and The Bassment.
How green is it? Excellent - Was ranked 10th out of 121 University’s in People and Planet Green League of University’s 2010.
Cheap to live there? Cambridge: from £66 per week for university accommodation; from £77 in the private sector. Chelmsford: from £84 per week in university accommodation; from £82 in the private sector.
Any accommodation? Yes, at both the Cambridge and Chelmsford sites, from £66 per week.
Contact

Tel: 0845 271 3333
Email: answers@anglia.ac.uk
Web: www.anglia.ac.uk
Accommodation: www.anglia.ac.uk/accommodation
                  












RAE -Anglia Ruskin University - 2008 by UniversityGuru Blog:


Unit of Assessment
Overall quality profile
(percentage of research activity at each quality level)
4*
3*
2*
1*
UN
UOA 12
Allied Health Professions and Studies
5
10
40
35
10
UOA 32
Geography and Environmental Studies
5
15
45
30
5
UOA 40
Social Work and Social Policy and Administration
5
25
60
10
0
UOA 44
Psychology
5
40
35
15
5
UOA 50
European Studies
0
20
40
35
5
UOA 57
English Language and Literature
15
45
35
5
0
UOA 62
History
20
40
25
15
0
UOA 63
Art and Design
5
25
40
20
10
UOA 67
Music
5
10
65
15
5

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Fresher's Party at Anglia Ruskin University.




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