ARU London News

Alumni of the Month - Patrick Hinds

19th November 2019

Alumni of the Month - Patrick Hinds

"I never finished secondary school therefore, I did not have the opportunity to sit my GCSEs and the notion of education was not held with high regards during my transition through adolescence. However, I had a role model who advised me to return to education as this will open up opportunities in terms of career choices which should support me with developing and maintaining a stable life.

My professional career started in business and administration, having worked in this field for 10 years I have also had the opportunity to work in a finance capacity which gave me the work related experience needed to enrol on the Finance and Accounting course at Anglia Ruskin University London.

The return to educational studies was awkward at first, however once I understood what was required of me academically which I believe is an important part of achieving at a high standard, an element of enjoyment came from indulging in the research. Studying Finance and Accounting at ARU London has broadened my understanding of important matters, such as financial planning, managing finances and how to think about finance from a strategic perspective which can be implemented in both my professional career and most importantly my personal life.

Additionally, the Employability scheme at Anglia Ruskin is extremely useful for individuals who need additional support with how to conduct themselves in a professional manner and also gives individuals an insight of the professional world with industry exposure sessions.

Throughout my undergraduate journey at ARU London, there were many turbulent times with regards to finding a suitable study life balance especially if you are working part time and have childcare responsibilities. However, the undergraduate course which is three years goes so quickly and before you know it, you are dressed up in your cap and gown ready to receive you award at the graduation ceremony which is a momentous occasion.

Currently, I am studying a Masters in Business and Administration (MBA) at ARU London while carrying out a Business strategy and finance officer role with CyPak Investment where I plan to implement the technical abilities gained while studying.

So keep your head down, study hard but also ensure you take timeout for yourself and your loved ones who will support you through this process".

Level 5 BSc Business and Events Management - Event Tech Live

11th November 2019

On Tuesday 6th November, the Level 5 BSc Business and Events Management students went to Event Tech Live (ETL) at the Old Truman Brewery in East London. The unique venue has played host to an eclectic mix of events within its white washed warehouse space. 

Event Tech Live is Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology. The multi-strand conference and exhibition gives event organisers, promoters, marketers, agencies and brands the opportunity to learn about the latest technological developments that could improve their events.The two-day event is packed with 70+ educational sessions from some of the industry’s leading experts boasting five stages, each one dedicated to a different sector within the industry.

Among those presenting their experience, ideas, thoughts and knowledge at the show are drpg’s head of insight and innovation, Callum Gill; George P. Johnson’s creative technologist, Zara Kerwood; and SEMrush’s head of event marketing, Aleksandra Panyukhina.

  • Gill’s role at drpg includes drawing together sector insights, business trends and technological developments. As a leading figure in event technology, Gill presented Virtual Presence and the Rise of the Phantom Delegates at the Brand & Buzz stage.
  • Kerwood was also at the Brand & Buzz stage with her presentation on The Power of Mobile. Having joined George P. Johnson in 2016 as a digital project manager, she is now responsible for leading the creation of digital interactive experiences at the marketing agency.
  • Panyukhina has been working in event marketing at SEMrush since 2016 and took to the brand-new Marketing & Measurement stage to present SEO, Content and Technology: The Perfect Mix to Bring an Offline Experience to Life

The students were able to talk to exhibitors and attend the educational sessions to gain an up to date understanding of event technology which is a fundamental part of the industry’s development. Students objectives were also to gather ideas for the assessments within two of their event modules; Event Planning and Project Management and Event Themes and Design.


Level 5 BSc Business and Events Management - Madison Trip

6th November 2019

On Tuesday 29th October 2019, the Level 5 BSc Business and Events Management students went to Madison Roof Top Venue, Overlooking St Paul’s, Madison brings bundles of style, fun and a slice of modern Manhattan to London, all complemented by the views of the City skyline. Perched on the penthouse spot of One New Change, Madison comprises of a glamorous bar, restaurant, cocktail bar and rooftop terraces that are Mediterranean style suntraps making Madison one of London’s most sought after social settings.

The students met with the Events Manager to hear about how the Madison operates as an events venue whilst being taken around the venue to see the various event spaces. They also learnt the best practices the venue and event management team needs to perform in order for a successful relationship and between the two parties which ultimately leads to a successful event. Students were able to ask questions and gather ideas for their assessment which is to design and theme an event around a given case study at this venue and then pitch it.

Level 5 BSc Business and Events Management: SouthBank Trip

29th October 2019

The Level 5 BSc Business and Events Management students went to Southbank Centre, which is a world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, with a dynamic year-round festivals programme and an inclusive ethos. Their festival programme encompasses art, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, literature and debate. It reaches 6.25 million people a year, and encompasses over 5,000 events featuring world-class artists from across the globe.

The students learnt about how the Southbank Centre operates as an events venue whilst being taken around the venue to see the various event spaces. They also learnt the best practices the venue and event management teams need to perform in order for a successful relationship and between the two parties which ultimately leads to a successful event.

Students were able to ask questions and gather ideas for their assessment which is to design and theme an event around a given case study at a London venue and then pitch it to the directors.

Alumni of the Month - Shukurat Moji Jenmi

1st August 2019

Alumni of the Month

Shukurat Moji Jenmi has just completed her studies in Business and Healthcare Management at ARUL. She opted to study this course to develop herself as a healthcare practitioner but wanted the commercial exposure that the business side of the degree offers.

Following completion of Level 6, Shukurat used the academic knowledge gained in her three years at ARUL to successfully secure a role at Allocate Software, who are at the forefront of workforce optimisation software in the NHS. She has been in touch to share her gratitude towards our lecturing and support staff for providing the foundations for her future career:

“All of this would not be possible without the help of the ARUL employability team, who have kept in touch before and during both interview stages to motivate me along. I say “thank you” to all the lecturers and staff at ARUL who continue to impact lives daily. I hope this motivates current students that age, skin colour etc. does not limit the endless opportunities available.

Thank you to everyone at ARUL for the chance to achieve my full potential.”

Shukurat is hoping to build upon her skillset from her academic background by providing essential data insights and recommendations to inform Allocate about new product innovation. This experience will lay help her towards reaching her career goal of being a consultant business analyst to provide business solutions for virtually any organisation.

Module Evaluation Survey

23rd July 2019

Module Evaluation Survey 

MES will be conducted between Monday 15th July and Monday 5th August. As in the previous semesters, all module evaluation surveys will be online.

A link will be sent to your student email account for you to take part in the survey.

Alumni of the Month - Onai Mbakwe

23rd July 2019

Alumni of the Month - Onai Mbakwe

Success, achievement, and challenges has always been what I wanted to experience -  I decided to do a MBA course in ARU London whilst in employment. I thought this would have been a difficult challenge as I was working full time but the way ARU London had designed their Masters programme that takes place over evenings and weekend, allowed me to balance my; work, social and study life perfectly.

The lecturers were very supportive and it was great being taught by people who are clearly passionate about teaching and fulfil their role to their best abilities.   

Graduating with an MBA Healthcare created opportunities for me, in my previous trust I was involved in a project that won a Nursing Times Award and I've since landed a role setting up a service for a new Hospital within the Independent Sector. My role is dynamic and I feel the MBA prepared me to transition my current skills from NHS to the independent sector with relative ease and comfort.

Introducing our new brand

17th June 2019

Introducing our new brand

The way we look is changing, but our unwavering commitment to our students and our communities remains the same.

ARU's mission has always been to transform lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. There’s value in the work that we do, and we’re confident that we do it well. Our new brand encapsulates that confidence.

While we’re moving forward with a new visual style and an emphasis on ARU, we still want to celebrate our history and heritage – so we’ve incorporated elements of our original University crest into our new brand.

As an icon of the East of England, the heron represents self-actualisation, determination and focus. This reflects our commitment to letting people explore, discover and define who they are. But more importantly it acknowledges our students’ ambition and achievements: their successes while they’re with us, and the positive change they bring to the world as graduates.

People are at the heart of ARU, so we’ll be bringing their stories and experiences to the fore. You’ll hear from current students about how they’re realising their ambitions at ARU; from graduates who’ve been given the tools to go out and succeed in the world; and from staff who are committed to making a difference through their teaching and their research.

We’re proud to say you’ll meet people from all walks of life. Some who may always have been destined for university. Some who didn’t think it was an option for them. And some who have witnessed the ability of education to transform lives and now, as lecturers, are passionate about sharing their expertise with a new generation of students.

A common thread running through these stories is people's commitment to the greater good, to giving something back. You could call it idealism. That’s what motivates them.

It’s what motivates us, too.

We know that we help to make the world a better place – not only through our brilliant, diverse groups of students, but through our research, our partnerships with business, and the role we play in our local communities.

We’ve always been firmly rooted in our communities and we want to celebrate our four campuses, our cities and our region. Our new brand will embrace the creative vibrancy of Cambridge and the engineering prowess of Chelmsford; the business powerhouse of London and the healthcare hub of Peterborough.

ARU is a community in itself: a community of staff, students, graduates and partners. We see it in the way our students thrive and in what they go on to achieve. We see it in the genuine, positive impact we have through our dedication to public inclusion, economic development and social good.

Our new brand will shine a light on our dedication to innovative business partnerships, to game-changing research work, and to brilliant outcomes for our students. It speaks for the whole of ARU.

Alumni of the Month - Beth Giles

4th June 2019

Beth Giles graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Business and Tourism from ARUL last year and has just started a new role as Senior Events Coordinator at the Royal Automobile Club.

During the course, she particularly enjoyed the course’s marketing and events modules and credits her lecturer for encouraging her to pursue a career in the events industry, “I really took inspiration from my events lecturer Philippa Vincent, who took me right the way through the process of working in events, from the basics all the way to understanding the planning process of large scale occasions.”

Throughout her studies, Beth decided to get a taster of the practical side of events by working jobs in hospitality; this was a first step on the career ladder and gave her essential skills that are needed to progress into a more prominent events role. After finishing her final exams, it wasn’t long before she secured a placement at one of London’s biggest entertainment venues, Alexandra Palace. Beth was recommended by Philippa to apply for the role, and she started the initial three-month placement in June 2018.

The placement involved assisting the Creative Learning Team with two main projects, BAFTA Big Schools Day and the Great Fete. The role involved a mixture of admin and practical tasks, including managing Detailed Booking Systems, liaising with performers, creating welcome packs, social media takeovers and working with volunteers. Beth explains that this range of responsibilities gave her an extensive introduction to the world of events: “It really appealed to me because it meant I was able to gain first-hand experience in the sector, work within a professional environment for the first time since starting university, and also develop my confidence in meeting and interacting with people.”

Following seven months at Alexandra Palace, Beth had the practical experience needed to kick-start her career in the events industry and felt ready to apply for a more esteemed role. She discovered a senior events role was available at the Royal Automobile Club, an established private members’ club in Pall Mall; she was immediately attracted to this as it would be a new challenge to plan and produce high-quality events for a specific group of people in a corporate environment.

Beth was offered the job and started her new role as a Senior Event Coordinator in April: “The variety of events means every day is a different day, which keeps me on my toes! I'm lucky enough to work in a passionate and creative team who work really hard and I'm able to continue to learn and grow in a wonderful organisation that is the Royal Automobile Club and ARUL provided the perfect preparation for this role.”

Alumni of the Month - Mohammad Islam

7th May 2019

Alumni of the Month

Mohammad Saiful Islam graduated from ARUL with a BA in Applied Accounting (First Class Honours) in 2012. During his time at ARUL, Mohammad also won multiple “Top Achiever” awards due to excellent academic performance across his study modules. His achievements in his undergraduate degree also led him to pursue postgraduate study at ARUL, and ultimately achieved Distinction in MBA (International) in 2014.

When we got back in touch with Mohammad, he described the rewarding academic support he received from lecturers at ARUL: “They provided me solid foundation which enabled me to pursue my topic of interest at the highest academic level. I grew my interest in the application of theories in a real-world context.” He also credits ARUL with developing an array of his academic skills, including critical thinking, note-taking and presentation skills, which have all been essential to his successful academic career.

Since graduating from ARUL in 2014, Mohammad has been conducting doctoral research towards his DBA, completing a study entitled: “Exploring First-time Nascent Entrepreneurs’ Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition: A case study of London Metropolitan University’s pre-incubator.” The study investigated the under-researched area of pre-incubator supported nascent entrepreneurs, and specifically examined their cognitive and behavioural processes related to entrepreneurial opportunity recognition.

The study was conducted on graduates who had been supported through university sponsored pre-incubator’s business idea competition and the business start-up programme. The study findings reveal new theoretical insights on their entrepreneurial opportunity recognition that depicts not just their cognition and behaviour, but also their emotion and motivation.

Mohammad’s doctoral supervisor, Dr Theodora Asimakou, praises his unique research:

“The research is exceptionally well designed and conducted to meet very high academic standards; what is more, by adopting a qualitative approach, it succeeds in getting precious insights into cognitive and behavioural processes, that are hard to explore by following the more widespread quantitative approach that dominates this area. The most impressive achievement, though, is found in the findings: the thesis offers new insights into the processes of opportunity recognition and opportunity search, and the work makes a substantial contribution to academic knowledge.”

Mohammad also explained how doctoral research has enabled his personal development:

“Over the four years, I have undergone extensive research training. Thanks to my dedicated supervisor, Dr Theodora Asimakou who has transformed me as a competent researcher. My areas of expertise are academic writing, qualitative research, data management, data analysis and presenting and defending research work. As part of my research development, I regularly present academic conferences in the UK. To date, many scholars have highly commended my work for rigour, clarity and conciseness.”

Following four years of significant research, Mohammad will be graduating with a doctorate in July 2019. He is planning to extend his contribution to academic knowledge through further research on nascent entrepreneurs’ emotion, cognition, behaviour and motivation, and is already preparing to publish articles in peer-reviewed journals in the near future.

Investment Club

16th April 2019

Investment Club

Anglia Ruskin London investment club presents an opportunity for students to better understand the stock market by gaining knowledge on how it works and the benefits of getting involved. The sessions are led by Dele Amusan who details the functioning of the market and ways in which students can participate whilst Martin Sullivan supports the sessions by providing an Introduction to Fundamental Analysis.

The sessions are informative and students who attend gain an understanding of the stock market and some of the advantages of investment.

Trip: Park Plaza Westminster Hotel

16th April 2019

Park Plaza Westminster Hotel 

The Level 5 BSc Business and Tourism Management students and Level 5 BSc Business and Hospitality Management students went to the Park Plaza Westminster Hotel for a lecture on CRM. The Park Plaza Westminster is Conveniently situated on the South Bank of the Thames, Westminster Bridge, London and features contemporary design throughout its 1,019 rooms and suites. The hotel features a Span 15-metre swimming pool, 32 conference rooms, illy Caffè, award-winning Brasserie Joë, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi Bar and If you want a taste of London’s culture, you can listen to live music by local performers while sipping a cocktail at Primo Bar.

The students attended a lecture on CRM by the Regional General Manager and were then taken on a show round of the hotel to see how CRM is embedded into everything they do. Students were able to ask questions and gather ideas for their assessment which is around CRM within the hotel industry.

Discover Romania Tourism Conference

11th April 2019

Discover Romania Tourism Conference

This event took place on Tuesday 9th April from 1pm – 1.45pm. The event was aimed at all students and was an opportunity for them to learn about Romania as a tourism destination.

The students were educated about Romania’s varied landscape, activities, culture, dance and food. This was done through the means of talks, videos, a dancing demonstration and food tasting. Over 70 students enjoyed the conference in the cafeteria with 95% saying they learnt something new about Romania. The event was planned and implemented by Camelia Brahilika, Oana Strambeanu, Elena Gheorghiu, Oana Bobocel and Sergiu Balasanu.

Children in Need Fundraising Event

11th April 2019

Children in Need Fundraising Event

This fundraising event took place at lunchtime on Friday 5th April. The team sold home-made cakes and had games that students could play in order to win prizes. The team, which included Mariana Rosado Ferreira, Gabriele Ribacenkaite, Denise Comba De Alva Teixeira and Louis Pacquette, did a fantastic job of organising the event and raised £170 for their chosen charity, Children in Need, which was a great achievement.

Thank you to everyone who donated or took part in this project and helped the team raise this money.

Farringdon Walking Tour

11th April 2019

Farringdon Walking Tour

On Tuesday 2nd April, 35 Level 4 Business and Tourism and Business and Events Management students took part in a walking tour around Farringdon. The students were split into 3 teams and were escorted by a Level 6 Tourism Tour Guide to three locations around the Farringdon area. The locations visited were The Charterhouse, Museum of the Order of St John and a 1547 pub Ye Olde Mitre.

The teams were given a 5 minute tour of each location, and were also given the challenge to take the most creative photo of their team. These photos have been placed on Instagram using the #unitravelday and the photo with the most likes by Monday 29 April will win a prize.

The event ran very smoothly and those students who took part really enjoyed the 60 minute tour. The event was planned and implemented by Adelina Vasile, Teodora Razgunaite and Loredana Poarca

British Museum Trip

2nd April 2019

British Museum Trip

Two groups of students from the Level 4 Hospitality, Tourism, Events and Tourism Environment module went to visit the British Museum as it is the case study for their interim assignment. They used the visit to find information on the key stakeholders of the museum such as the visitors, the corporate partners, the donors and the local authority.

They collected evidence for their assignments in the form of photos and marketing materials, they also investigated whether there are any conflicts in the needs of the stakeholders.

Alumni of the Month - Petar Draganov

1st April 2019

I started studying my BSc Hons in Business & Human Resources Management in ARUL in 2015, it was an adventure and was a really important chapter in my life.

Thanks to Anglia Ruskin University London, I started my internship back in 2017 and managed to find a great career start post-graduation, I started a job in PEI Alternative Insight, as a client engagement executive. It’s a market intelligence and data provider company in alternative investment sector.  Further, the company is organizing many events and forums around the world. As part of my duties, I make intelligent use of admin systems & PEI staff insight in order to efficiently determine the best approach to engage the client & then action. I am also dealing with account management, and link with other departments as sales and data.

I am really enjoying my time in PEI, and I am grateful for ARUL for all the knowledge I gained during my time in the university, it’s been a great experience.

Thank you ARUL.

Module Evaluation Survey

1st April 2019

Module Evaluation Survey

The Module Evaluation Survey gives students the chance to provide feedback about the teaching or content of each module you study.

How to participate?

A link will be sent to your student email account for you to take part in the survey.

The Survey will run till the 19th April 2019.

International Business Management Trip: Headquarters of Barclays Bank

1st April 2019

Headquarters of Barclays Bank

Business Environment students from the International Business Management degree course were guests at a networking event for 100 people at the headquarters of Barclays Bank in Canary Wharf.

The guest speaker was Transformation Coach Richard Atherton, his clients include Barclays, Sky, Sainsbury’s and the BBC. Richard has completed 50 podcast interviews with prominent business leaders and professors all focused around the topic of how to be human in business, in this talk he shared the lessons he had learned from these interviews.

Global Week Event

25th March 2019

Global Week

On the 18th and 20th of March, we saw the first celebration of Global Week at ARU London. Global week is seen as an opportunity to celebrate our global community and the rich diversity that exists across our university campuses. It was fantastic to see students and staff alike come together to converse and enjoy different foods and music from across the world.

Thank you to everyone who came down and made Global Week a success. The Students’ Union looks forward to making Global Week bigger and better with each year that passes.

Level 5 BSc Business and Events Management Visit Madison Roof Top Bar

21st March 2019

Madison roof top bar, restaurant and event venue Overlooks St Paul’s. Madison brings bundles of style, fun and a slice of modern Manhattan to London, all complemented by the views of the City skyline. Perched on the penthouse spot of One New Change, Madison comprises of a glamorous bar, restaurant, cocktail bar and rooftop terraces that are Mediterranean style suntraps making Madison one of London’s most sought after social settings.

On Tuesday 5th March, the level 5 BSc Business and Events Management Students visited this venue for a show round and mini lecture from the events manager. The purpose of the visit was tied in with the students midterm assessment to pitch a design and theme for a summer roof top party for BAFTA to celebrate their 70th year. Students were able to chat to the events manager after the show round to hear how Madison operates as one of London’s top roof top venues. They also learnt the best practices the venue and catering team need to perform in order for a successful relationship with clients in the context of event operations.

Alumni of the Month - Lauren

12th March 2019

Alumni of the Month

When Lauren started studying for an MSc International Project Management, she was a Project Manager on a small, business change project and was very new to project management (under 6 months in the job). She had no formal project management training and so was unsure if she was doing key activities such as managing risk and dealing with stakeholders in the right way.

The learning she gained on the course enhanced her job performance significantly and allowed her to excel within the role. As a result, about halfway through the course, her employer encouraged her to apply for a promotion. She secured another Project Manager job on a much bigger merger and integration project working within the project management office.

Whilst at ARUL, she continued to work really hard and achieved 9 Top Achiever awards and an overall final Distinction which gave her the confidence to continue to try new opportunities. Since graduating, she has moved onto project managing and IT systems integration project and she is learning about Agile and Scrum project delivery methods. She now has a clear career path and is confident she will be able to continue to progress and grow as she continues to gain experience.

Level 5 Business and Events Management Trip

8th March 2019

On Tuesday 26th February, the Level 5 BSc Business and Events Management students went to International Confex at Olympia London. This well established venue has hosted a wide range of events since opening its doors in 1886.

International Confex has taken place for 35 years and is the largest gathering of event professionals, service providers, thought leaders and buyers in the UK. Its sole purpose is to create an environment of convenience to help support, inspire and drive the events industry forward. 

Attending this event gave the students an opportunity to talk to over 350 exhibitors and attend seminars to help gain an understanding of the latest trends in event management. Seminars took place in four different theatres and covered a multitude of topics including, forecasting the future of event technology, how to double your sponsorship revenues, creativity and branding and a keynote from singer Will Young on wellbeing. Students were also able to see first-hand how a large event operates from a customer service and event management point of view. Students were able to gather ideas and knowledge to bring back into the classroom to help them understand how theory has been applied to a real life case study.

Scholarship Winner - Yvonne

7th March 2019

Yvonne is one of our Postgraduate Scholarship winners for the January 2019 intake, after submitting an entry she was chosen as one of two winners of a 50% tuition fee scholarship. We caught up with Yvonne and this is what she had to say:

"Some will

Some won’t

Some wait

So, what next!

Has always been my motto as a mother of six who in the past had a successful hairdressing business, went through a divorce and became homeless. My motto was realised when I won this scholarship as I proved once more that I am my biggest motivator and I am grateful to ARU London for this opportunity as it has set me on a bright career path. Achieving this award has confirmed to me that anything is possible for anybody and I want to motivate others that it’s never too late to study.

Moving forward, I hope to become an inspiration and mentor to others as I work hard for a PR Sales Director Managerial position, or better yet, run my own company!"

If you are thinking of studying a Postgraduate degree at ARU London why not submit an entry for our Masters Scholarship Programme, more information can be found here -

Scholarship Winner - Christian

26th February 2019

Christian is one of our Postgraduate Scholarship winners for the January 2019 intake, after submitting an entry he was chosen as one of two winners of a 50% tuition fee scholarship. We caught up with Christian and this is what he had to say:

"It was a great delight for me to have won this scholarship and be accepted on the Master of Business Administration program at Anglia Ruskin University, this grant is really helpful for an entrepreneur like myself in this amazingly competitive country.

In 2010, I earned a degree in Finance and accounting, after that I have been exposed to an extensive range of work position in banking, accounting, financial and auditing experiences along my career, those experiences have provided me with a deeper realization of the importance of being competent in the field. The understanding of this fact pushed me to apply to become a highly qualified professional and have the opportunity to raise similar positions in the British business environment. I consider this Postgraduate degree to be an amazing step towards my future career as a business person, as I expect to add it to my experience and extended my social network".

If you are thinking of studying a Postgraduate degree at ARU London why not submit an entry for our Masters Scholarship Programme, more information can be found here -

The Big Pitch 2019

18th February 2019

Welcome to the Big Pitch 2019!

This is Anglia Ruskin's famous pitching competition where current students can enter a business pitching competition to win from a pot of £10K

Step 1: The idea

The tough bit… Have a brilliant idea… Anything from a new product, a retail business, a website, a social enterprise, a smartphone app... We’re open to all ideas!

Step 2: The movie

Record a 60-second video pitch to sell your idea, and upload it by 5pm on Thursday 22 March. Remember to tell us:

  • What is your name and idea?
  • Who’s going to buy it and why?
  • How would you spend the money?

Step 3: The big sell

Finally, you need to promote your entry! People will be voting online and those votes will make a real difference to who goes through to Round 2 – so get a buzz going about it using any means you like – Facebook, Twitter, or even actual conversations or events!

NSS - Have Your Say

6th February 2019

NSS – Have your say.

Take part in the National Student Survey and shape the future at Anglia Ruskin University – the survey gives you the opportunity to voice your experience of your course and help those considering where and what to study.

For every completed Survey, we will be donating £2 to Save the Children. We invite all final year students to complete the survey at or following the link in your Student E-mail.

Alumni of the Month - Airida

4th February 2019

Alumni of the Month

Airida Jankauskaite recently graduated with a First Class Honours degree in BSc (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management from Anglia Ruskin University, London. She had a career in retail before her studies however, she has always wanted to become a professional in HR. Whilst studying, she was amazed at how supportive and helpful all the lecturers were which helped her to improve her analytical thinking, to structure her ideas and gave her a strong base for further career development.

After graduation, she was a recipient of a Top Achiever award which she is very proud of. Moreover, she has been offered a place as a Graduate Trainee at Anglia Ruskin University, London which she is currently undertaking. Studying at ARUL gave her the opportunity to pursue her dream and she feels she is now even closer to it than ever.

Alumni of the Month - Ina Kvasa

15th January 2019

Alumni of the Month

Ina Kvasa graduated First Class with BSc (Hons) Human Resource Management and is currently working as a Recruitment Administrator with Central and North West NHS Trust. She was recommended by her HR Director where she was working as a Learning & Development Administrator due to her performance. She is settling in her new role, making good progress and haS already been offered a permanent position. She has more training lined up at her workplace which will prepare her to become a HR Advisor and once there is an opening, she will apply for the position.

Ina initially came to the Employability Team for assistance in CV and interview skills – she applied herself well and is a step closer in achieving her career goal as a HR Business Partner/Manager.

Well done Ina!

Level 5 and 6 Business, Tourism and Hospitality: Next Step Event

4th January 2019

Next Steps Panel Event

The next steps panel event took place on Monday, 3rd December and was aimed at Level 5 and 6 Business, Tourism and Hospitality students. The event ran from 1pm – 1.45pm with 7 industry specialist panel members and over 60 students attending. 

The panel members included experts from Tourism, Hospitality and Business. The experts talked about their experiences in their relevant industry’s and provided key information to enable the audience to learn and go away from the session having a better understanding of the next steps they can take for life after university.

Alumni of the Month

3rd December 2018

Congratulations to our graduate Dobromir Dimov who was awarded the St Matthew's prize for achieving the strongest overall final year performance out of all Business Management graduates this summer.

Throughout his study, Dobromir worked as an intern at Equinix, a leading global data centre company and following his graduation, secured a full time position as a Junior Business Analyst. When we caught up with Dobromir he said - “Studying at ARUL definitely opened doors for me and now it’s up to me to keep that momentum going. Being in an industry driving the digital transformation and helping businesses adopt technologies such as cloud and big data is where I see myself growing and learning as a young professional in the future”.

We would like to congratulate Dobromir on his academic achievement and wish him luck in his new position.

Level 5 and 6 Events, Hospitality and Tourism students visit the World Travel Market

27th November 2018

On Wednesday 7th November, over 120 Level 5 and 6, Business and Tourism, Business and Event Management, Business and Hospitality students attended the World Travel Market. World Travel Market is the leading global event for the travel industry, generating more than £3.1 billion of business contracts.

This event has been running for 39 years and over the three days, sees 5,000 exhibiting destinations, technology and private sector companies’ network with 51,000 travel professionals, key industry buyers, journalists, digital influencers, students and tourism ministers. The event was held at ExCeL London which is the largest events venue in London, with an impressive 100,000sqm of purpose built space.

 Attending this event gave the students an opportunity to talk to exhibitors and attend seminars to help gain an understanding of the latest trends in Travel and Tourism. Seminars took place in the regional inspirations zones, covering a multitude of topics, including the importance of content in your marketing, creating an exceptional visitor experience through cutting-edge technology and risk management.Students were also able to see first-hand how a large event operates from a customer service and event management point of view.

Students were able to gather ideas and knowledge to bring back into the classroom to help them understand how theory has been applied to a real life case study.

Made a Difference Awards

4th July 2018

The winners are out! Congratulations to Sonia Ozkaya and Philippa Vincent who both won awards. 

Made a Difference Awards are student led, co-ordinated by the Students’ Union, and are all about students recognising fantastic, inspirational and life-changing Anglia Ruskin Staff. What makes a truly amazing student experience is identified through the nominations and this feedback contributes to improving all areas of our University.

To have a look at all the winners and to see some pictures of the event click here.

Our brilliant SU have also made a video which can be viewed here.

Level 6 Business and Hospitality Students visit the Museum of London

2nd March 2018

On Friday 2 March the Level 6 Business and Hospitality students went on a site visit to the Museum of London. This venue is the case study for part of their assessment for the Hospitality and Venue Management module. The museum is a unique venue as not only is it a fully functional museum daily between 10am – 6pm, it also holds multiple daytime and evening events.

The students met with the museums event sales, operations and catering teams to hear about how the museum operates as an events venue and their individual roles in delivering events at the museum. They also learnt the best practices the venue and the catering teams need to perform in order for a successful relationship and the challenges they are currently facing in relation to the marketing, sales and operations of their events.

The students had the opportunity to view all of their unique event space and get a real insight into what it is like to work and deliver events at a venue.

Exposure into the Industry: the Student Learning and Development Forum

20th November 2017

This month Business and Tourism students had the exciting opportunity to attend the annual Student Learning and Development Forum. This prestigious event was held at the elegant Bloomsbury Hotel, London and hosted by the Institute of Hospitality.

The focal point of the conference was to assess employment opportunities in the industry, contemplate how students can engage and to predict the impact of Brexit. This was achieved through a collection of guest speakers and two panel discussions. The superb lunch provided by the Bloomsbury Hotels further enhanced the day and gave students a glimpse into the world of luxury boutique hotels.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable day packed with up to date and relevant information providing an insight into the current challenges and opportunities in the tourism and hospitality industry.