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Global Week Event

25th March 2019

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 -  https://lca.anglia.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships


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 -  https://lca.anglia.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships


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 https://www.thestudentsurvey.com/ 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.