ARU London News

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.