April 2014 Volume 11 No 4
In this issue:
Get on your bike – Essex Countryside Bike Ride supports Little Havens Hospice Full details on page 24 >> Annual Learning and Teaching Conference – call for contributors’ input Full details on page 6 >> Study visit to Ohio informs how we can better engage with our students Full story on page 7 >>
Welcome to our Board of Governors Business leader teams up with Anglia Ruskin University
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS Performance
Imperfect: Letterpress x 3
Monday to Saturday until Private View: 5.00 pm, 3 April
Private View: 5.00 pm, 3 April
On this date
7.30 pm, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
1.30 pm and 4.00 pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
Hidden Dimensions 10.00 am–5.00 pm, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
Monday to Saturday until Private View: 5.00 pm, 1 May
10.00 am–5.00 pm, Ruskin Balcony, Cambridge
The above exhibition continues
1.10 pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
Monday to Saturday until
1914: The Year Our World Changed
Private View: 5.00 pm, 1 May 7.30 pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
The City and Iris
7.30 pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
Full details of all the events shown above can be found on the Arts pages
The Student Sustainability Print Prize
7.30 pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
Every evening until
The 46th Cambridge Drama Festival
The above festival continues
Anglia Ruskin Orchestra and Chorus
Pre-concert talk, 7.30 pm
The above exhibition continues
7.30 pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
The above performance repeats
Trevor Wishart – Explorations...
8.00 pm, Music Recital Hall, Cambridge
10.00 am–5.00 pm, Ruskin Balcony, Cambridge
Monday to Saturday until
BA Fine Art
The above exhibition continues
10.00 am–5.00 pm, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge
The above exhibition continues
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MA Children’s Book Illustration student wins Sebastian Walker award
Gold rush for our students at BUCS sports championships
Meet our new Number One supporter – Ruskin the Rhino
Graduation ceremony for our students at FTMS Malaysia
Apprenticeship Week – CWA senior managers go back to the floor
Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2014 – invitation for your proposals LEADING NEWS
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What’s on at the Mumford Lunchtime concerts Coming soon to the Ruskin Gallery Music concerts
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Business leader joins our Board of Governors Former CEO of e2v teams up with Anglia Ruskin University
s Keith Attwood, who has recently joined our Board of Governors.
We have recently welcomed Mr Keith Attwood, former chief executive officer of e2v Technologies, onto our Board of Governors. Mr Attwood, who formally took up his post in midFebruary, spent 15 years as CEO of e2v, having previously worked within the telecommunications, defence and aerospace sectors. He led a management buyout of e2v from Marconi Ltd in 2002, before floating the company on the London Stock Exchange in 2004. During Mr Attwood’s time at e2v, the firm placed a strong emphasis on engaging with universities, including collaborations with the University of Nottingham and The Open University. Mr Attwood said, ‘Anglia Ruskin University places great emphasis on business and innovation within its renowned business school, and I am excited to be a part of bringing through the next generation of entrepreneurs.’ Mr Attwood is chair of the CBI Education & Skills Board and is a former chairman of the CBI East of England Regional Council. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in business administration by Anglia Ruskin in 2012. He is also a companion member of the Chartered Management Institute. For more information, please contact Jennifer Powell (email@example.com), Board Executive Assistant.
April 2014 Volume 11 no 4 Bulletin 5 The Big Pitch Final to take place on Thursday 8 May... Full details on page 9
In the News Send your news items to Jon Green, Senior Press Officer (ext 4717, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jamie Forsyth, Press Officer (ext 4716, email@example.com). To view our latest news releases visit www. anglia.ac.uk. You can also follow us on Twitter, visit www.twitter.com/angliaruskin. 28 February, BBC Cambridgeshire, Heart, BBC Look East Dr Samantha Lundregan gave her views following the whole-life tariff handed down to Joanna Dennehy. 28 February, BBC Essex, BBC Cambridgeshire History lecturer Dr Sean Lang took part in debates about the First World War. 27 February, BBC Cambridgeshire Early-years expert Sara Knight spoke on the importance of children’s centres, which are under threat due to funding cuts. 27 February, BBC Suffolk Professor Jamie Hacker-Hughes was interviewed about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder amongst veterans. 27 February, BBC Cambridgeshire, BBC Essex Carena O’Reilly gave her views about the escalating tension between Ukraine and Russia. 26 February, BBC Look East Mark Sewart spoke about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder amongst veterans. 25 February, BBC Essex, BBC Cambridgeshire Senior lecturer Tim Froggett spoke about brands. 24 February, Irish Independent Dr Rahul Patak spoke in a piece about the shortage of forensic pathologists in Ireland. 21 February, BBC Cambridgeshire, ITV Anglia Lecturer Dr Anna Markovska spoke about the political situation in Ukraine. 21 February, The Times, This is Money, Daily Mail, BBC Essex Tim Froggett queried whether we are on the verge of another dotcom bust in the wake of Facebook’s buyout of What’sApp. 20 February, BBC Cambridgeshire Coleen Moore, Criminology Lecturer, was interviewed about whole-life tariffs. 14 February, BBC Essex Tony Bottiglieri was interviewed about Anglia Ruskin’s MBA in Hospital Management. 14 February, BBC Cambridgeshire Dr Nina Lubbren spoke about the real-life Monuments Men. 13 February, The Independent, ITV Anglia, The Mail Online, Press Association, BBC Look East, BBC Cambridgeshire, Heart Dr Samantha Lundrigan commented on the case of serial killer Joanna Dennehy. 10 February, BBC Cambridgeshire Dr Marie-Ann Ha, Senior Lecturer in Primary and Public Health, was interviewed about wasted food. 7 February, BBC Cambridgeshire Dr Jon Davis spoke about Russia ahead of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. 6 February, ITV Anglia Senior Lecturer Steven Harris was interviewed about the Computer Gaming Technology course. 3 February, BBC Cambridgeshire Dr Dan Gordon spoke about the science of exercise and diet. Advertising Value Equivalent The amount of positive coverage for each faculty during February is below. The coverage consists of print, online, radio and TV and the value is the Advertising Value Equivalent (AVE). ALSS: £243,729 (100 pieces of coverage) FHSCE: £73,397 (54 pieces of coverage) FST: £46,531 (41 pieces of coverage) LAIBS: £230,664 (63 pieces of coverage)
Call for applications for title of Professor or Reader 2014 Applications are now invited for conferment of the title of Professor or Reader. The ‘Titles and Designations at Anglia Ruskin University’, document, together with the ‘Guidelines for Conferment of Titles of Professor, Reader and Other Visiting Titles’, which potential applicants should refer to, can be found on the Academic Office website at www.anglia.ac.uk/ academicoffice. In addition, workshops for potential applicants and those who may be asked to provide advice and guidance to potential applicants, such as Deans, Deputy Deans, Heads of Department and Directors of Research, are being held as follows: Chelmsford campus Mon 12 May 2–4 pm Cambridge campus Wed 14 May 10 am–12 noon To book onto the workshops, please email training@anglia. ac.uk. Would you please ensure that your application is submitted to Rachel Ryan, Deputy Director, Academic Office, Ashby House, Rivermead campus, Chelmsford by Monday 30 June. Applications may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in hard copy. Professor Michael Thorne Vice Chancellor
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Annual Learning and Teaching Conference – Engage Call for workshops, papers and posters Colleagues are invited to submit abstracts for workshops, presentations of papers and posters at our 15th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Engage, to be held on 1 July, in Cambridge. There will be the opportunity for papers associated with workshops and presentations to be peer reviewed and published as conference proceedings in Anglia Learning and Teaching’s journal, Networks, which highlights innovation and good practice in learning and teaching at Anglia Ruskin. Abstracts The theme of the conference is ‘Sharing and engaging others in good practice to
enhance Learning, Teaching and Assessment’. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday 19 May. Please complete the Session Proposal Form (www.lta.anglia.ac.uk/ session-proposal). Papers Associated papers (3000 words) should be submitted for publication in Networks. The deadline for submission of final papers is Friday 5 July. Papers will be peer reviewed by independent reviewers. Please see submission requirements for Networks (www.lta.anglia.ac.uk/ networks/). Conference registration Last year we welcomed
over 160 delegates to what proved to be a very enjoyable and informative event. They described the event as ‘stimulating’, ‘constructive’ and ‘fun’, with praise for the range of presentations and practical workshops on offer and the exciting ideas they had taken away as a result. Our keynote speaker for 2014 will be Dr Sue Rigby, Vice Principal Learning and Teaching, the University of Edinburgh, who will focus on how we can teach our students to learn. We are also pleased to welcome Dr Christine Edmead from the University of Bath, who will lead a workshop on ‘flipping’ the classroom, and Dr Phil Newton
of Swansea University, whose workshop will explore how we can use assessment design to limit the influence of essaywriting services. Places are limited, so please register online as soon as possible. Presenters will also be required to register for the conference (www.lta.anglia. ac.uk/engage-registration). For further information, please see the conference web pages (www.lta.anglia.ac.uk/annualconference). Check these pages regularly for conference updates. Sharon Waller Head of Anglia Learning and Teaching
Talking about Teaching seminars Anglia Learning and Teaching’s Talking about Teaching seminar series showcases the work of our University Teaching Fellows and prominent visiting academics. The monthly seminars are a great opportunity to find out about innovative teaching ideas and how they work in practice, with plenty of opportunity for discussions, questions and sharing experiences and strategies. The series was launched last semester when Educational
Consultant, Professor Graham Gibbs, led a thought-provoking and well-received session on using feedback to improve student learning. Subsequent seminars led by our own University Teaching Fellows have maintained this very high standard, offering expertise on topics such as mobile learning, improving students’ writing, and audio feedback. Characterised by creative and innovative ideas and lively discussion, the seminars
have proved a popular way for our teaching community to come together and foster a supportive, stimulating environment to spread good teaching practice. Video conferencing is normally available and the events run from 4.30–6 pm. Future seminars this semester will focus on diverse topics such as: • Embedding employability – 8 April, Cambridge • From wallflower to academic lead – 10 June, Cambridge
• Teaching international students – 3 July, Chelmsford Plus, on 6 May in Chelmsford, our guest speaker, Educational Consultant Professor Sally Brown, will look at practical ways to lift your teaching from the mundane to the inspirational. To find out more and to register, visit www.lta.anglia.ac.uk/TTS. Sue Underwood Communications Officer, Anglia Learning and Teaching
‘Wonderful buzz’ at Anglia Ruskin’s first TeachMeet TeachMeets are informal gatherings to share practical ideas, strategies, tools or topics that have been successful in teaching. The format is a fast and furious sequence of two- and seven-minute presentations, followed by lively exploration and questions. Anglia Ruskin’s first TeachMeet was hosted by Anglia Learning and Teaching on 29 January, and it proved to be popular
and engaging. Attendance and feedback were excellent, with participants appreciating the informal approach, the delicious pizza, and the wealth of ideas to try out in their own teaching. External guests Professor Sally Brown and Professor Mark Schofield helped to get the event off to an inspiring start, contributing examples of excellent practice to a rich showcase of creative
and inspiring teaching from around our university. Colleagues shared topics such as using digital tools and technologies effectively, mapping out the curriculum constructively, and strategies to engage students with writing, assessment and feedback. If you missed out, you can access the resources, including videos of the talks, slides,
hand-outs and a live-tweeted summary of the discussion at www.lta.anglia.ac.uk/ TeachMeets. Look out for details of the next TeachMeet and join the buzz, pick up some great ideas to try yourself, or share your own practice. Sue Underwood Communications Officer, Anglia Learning and Teaching
April 2014 Volume 11 no 4 Bulletin 7 New electronic access controls to be fitted across our campuses... Full details on page 11
Study visit to Ohio
s Deputy Vice Chancellor, Helen Valentine, signing the Memorandum of Understanding and colleagues from Wright State University, with Director of
Student Services, Julie Walkling (standing, far right).
A group from Anglia Ruskin braved tornadoes and snow storms in November as part of a study visit to Ohio. The visit was hosted by Wright State University, Dayton, with whom we have been developing links for some time via their Masters in Student Affairs programme – we will again be hosting a number of their students on internships within Student Services from April. The purpose of our visit was to look at US models to consider the overall student experience and how we can better engage with our students, support and develop them and grow a sense of pride and belonging in Anglia Ruskin. We had an
intensive schedule, covering a wide range of activities and aspects of the student experience from a broad range of institutions including: •W right State University • Columbus College of Art and Design • Sinclair Community College • The Ohio State University • Miami State University We were joined on the visit by colleagues from our Students’ Union, and this has helped us to identify ways in which we can work more closely together in the future for the benefit of our student body – building on our existing work. Projects such as the ‘I love ARU’ and
‘I love ARU Fridays’ campaigns provide excellent examples of how Student Services and our Students’ Union have worked closely on new initiatives since returning, with good effect. Both of these projects aim to increase the sense of belonging and pride our students have in our university – something we can all benefit from. Another exciting development is that colleagues in the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education are now working with Wright State to develop the first Masters programme in the UK in Student Affairs, which we hope will be launched in 2015. Whilst in Ohio,
Professor Helen Valentine signed a Memorandum of Understanding that sets out our commitment to develop further partnership opportunities with them in the future. The group came back with a lot of enthusiasm and ideas, and many colleagues will have already experienced some of these new initiatives. We hope to provide you with a full update in the next issue of Bulletin – so watch this space. Martin Beaver Head of Sport and Active Anglia, Student Services
Learning and Teaching Projects funding scheme Each year, Anglia Learning and Teaching invites colleagues to bid for funds allocated for support for development and research projects designed to enhance
our learning, teaching and assessment practice. Awards of up to £3500 are available to successful project holders. Proposals should be submitted electronically
to your Deputy Dean by 5.00 pm on Monday 21 April. Signed proposals must be submitted to Anglia Learning and Teaching by 5.00 pm on Monday 28 April.
For further information and application forms, please see www.lta.anglia.ac.uk/LTPA.
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Westminster date for LAIBS economist
Dr Ioana Negru (pictured above), Senior Lecturer in Economics, Lord Ashcroft International Business School, addressed an audience of economists and invited guests at the ‘Worldly Women Philosophers – Learning from the Lives, Times and Ideas of the Other Great Economic
Thinkers’ event at the House of Commons in Westminster. To mark International Women’s Day, the organisers of Worldly Women Philosophers brought together prominent female economists to discuss how the profession can be transformed and the role that women can
play in that process. Its aim is to make the field of economics more inclusive, leading to a more sustainable and equitable profession. Dr Negru was invited to sit on a panel that was chaired by Cathy Jamieson MP, Shadow Economic Secretary to the Treasury, and also included Professor Victoria Chick, Emeritus Professor of Economics at University College London. The panel members each discussed their chosen female philosopher and presented their research. Dr Negru was invited thanks to her research in the fields of philosophy of economics, economic methodology and scientific pluralism – a school of thought that takes into account several views rather than a single approach – as well as her continued efforts to improve the economics curriculum across the country through the use of pluralism in practice.
As part of the event, Dr Negru discussed Joan Robinson, the economist who influenced her current research interests. Robinson was a prominent scholar who spent the majority of her academic career at the University of Cambridge. Dr Negru presented a synopsis of Robinson’s contributions and touched on the impact she made on modern economic thinking. Dr Negru said, ‘A prominent economist in the 1970s, Robinson’s ideas are still relevant in today’s society as the world pulls through yet another financial crisis. ‘I’m delighted to have been part of the Worldly Women Philosophers event, which aims to influence future economic thinking.’ Lewis Walsh PhD Researcher, Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Student nurse Aisha Gaido wins national award One of our student nurses has scooped a prestigious community award in a national scholarship scheme. Secondyear Nursing student Aisha Gaido (pictured right) has received the community award in the 2014 Scholarship Awards, run by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust. Chelmsford-based Aisha will use the prize of a travel scholarship, worth up to £2000, for further study in Ghana and India. She said, ‘It’s a huge honour to receive the community award from Cavell. The award will enable me to gain a global perspective on sensitive healthcare issues, experience other cultures with
the aim of having a positive impact in healthcare, and share the experience on my return. It’s important to see how other countries provide critical care when they don’t have the resources we have, and how we can learn from that.’ The Scholarship Awards saw 29 student nurses and midwives from across the country compete for awards in five categories: outstanding student nurse; outstanding student midwife; leadership; community; and, academic achievement. Aisha was presented with her prize by HRH the Princess Royal at a ceremony at Fishmonger’s Hall, London,
on 19 March. Also present were Jane Cummings, chief nursing officer for England, Loyd Grossman, broadcaster and patron of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust, Dr Christian Jessen, presenter of popular television show Embarrassing Bodies, Ann Cloag, co-founder of Stagecoach, and Professor Lesley Page, president of the Royal College of Midwives. Professor Page was also part of the judging panel for the awards. She said, ‘Selecting the recipients was extremely difficult given the very high standard and commitment of applications. It gives us cause to be optimistic about the future of nursing and midwifery.’
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April 2014 Volume 11 no 4 Bulletin 9 CPD courses enhance professional development for FHSCE students... Full details on page 12
Business School interns shine courses across both our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses. The new interns are excited about developing as a team and leading the way to show the advantages of getting involved in extra-curricular activities to enhance their experience of studying business.
s Speed networking – business mentors and student interns getting to know one another.
The Business School launched their LAIBS Intern Programme on 4 March, with 35 employer mentors attending a ‘speed networking’ evening. Having met the students they will be mentoring, mentors from large national and smaller local SMEs – including KPMG, Barclays, WorldPay and EPM – have pledged eight hours of their time over the next 12 months. Donald McFarlane, Recruitment Manager
from KPMG said, ‘I was really impressed by the quality of the students and how engaged and enthusiastic they were. I am very much looking forward to being part of this exciting programme.’ In addition to receiving mentoring from business professionals, to help them become more employable, LAIBS Interns also receive exclusive training and development in teamworking,
networking skills and presentation/confidence skills, and paid and voluntary work experience at LAIBS events and in employer companies. The 35 interns were recently appointed following a tough selection process from over 100 high-quality applications. Successful students represent all courses in all years on both undergraduate and postgraduate
At the end of the programme, outstanding LAIBS interns will be selected for a range of special awards, including ’Most Improved Intern’ and ’Best Mentor Reference’, and all interns will receive a reference from Acting Dean, Professor Gary Packham, to endorse their contribution and experience. Interns will compete for cash prizes and work experience at employer companies. Vicky Dodd, Student Experience and Placements Manager, added, ‘We plan to expand the programme each year to include more students and also hope that many of the interns will, in turn, go on to become mentors themselves to future interns.’ For more information, please contact Vicky Dodd (victoria. firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thursday 8 May – The Big Pitch Final – save the date!
The Big Pitch competition, now in its fourth successful year, is a CEDAR-led initiative encouraging our students to embrace entrepreneurship and to work towards starting their own business. This year, the competition will be closing with a bang on 8 May, when The Big Pitch Final will be held in the Helmore Academy, Cambridge.
Students were asked to submit a business idea, in the form of a one-minute video, to the competition website (www. thebigpitch.co.uk) by 20 March. Then, in early April, 25 of those entries – 10 chosen by popular vote and 15 selected by a panel of entrepreneurs – will attend an intensive week of training at The Big Pitch Bootcamp, after which six finalists will be selected. Those six will be pitching LIVE to a panel of judges at the Big Final for their chance to win a first prize of £10,000, a second prize of £5000 and a third prize of £3000. In addition
to the financial award, all six finalists will benefit from one year’s mentoring from a CEDAR entrepreneur, legal advice from Mills and Reeve, financial advice from Peters, Elworthy and Moore, free business banking from Barclays, and press coverage by Cabume.co.uk. Do join us in supporting our student entrepreneurs. Doors open at 5 pm on 8 May, but audience places at the final are limited, so get your ticket today. Please visit www.thebigpitch. co.uk/events for more information and to book your ticket.
To find out more about the 2014 competition and to see all the entry pitches, visit www. thebigpitch.co.uk, or contact Professor Lester Lloyd-Reason (lester.lloyd-reason@anglia. ac.uk), CEDAR Director. You can also follow us on twitter (@ thebigpitch2014) and like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ thebigpitch). To find out more about CEDAR, please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/ cedar or contact CEDAR Deputy Director, Lianne Miller (lianne. email@example.com).
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L&T Project award produces outcomes
s Dr Susan Walker (left) and Dr Geraldine Davis.
A Learning and Teaching Project award of £3055 has allowed Dr Geraldine Davis and Dr Susan Walker from the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education to complete a research project that looked at student midwives’ experiences of giving advice on contraception and sexual health to the women in their care.
the L&T award are available from the following journals:
They have published two papers from the study, which showed that midwives valued practical learning and felt that giving contraceptive advice was an important part of their role. Further information on the outcomes of this research and
Walker, S; Davis, G; 2014. Knowledge and Reported Confidence of Final Year Midwifery Students Regarding Giving Advice on Contraception and Sexual Health. Midwifery [online]. Available at: http://bit. ly/1cgpnXG.
Walker, S, Davis, G; 2013. Learning at work and university: Midwifery students and sexual health advice. Practitioner Research in Higher Education Journal, 7 (1), October. Available at: http://bit. ly/1lFaUrh.
FHCSE research groups at the Cambridge campus The Department of Family and Community Studies (FHSCE) is currently running two research groups at the Cambridge campus: The Social Inclusion Group and the Mixed Methods Group. We would like to invite staff from across all faculties with similar research interests to join these groups. The Social Inclusion Group was founded in 2008 and has brought together a multiprofessional group of university lecturers and researchers to further knowledge, skills and research within the areas of social inclusion and exclusion. The staff group is committed to applied research that contributes to the resolution
of social problems related to social exclusion. Different areas such as citizenship, citizens’ participation in health and social care services, community/governance/ participation and migration are currently covered in the group, but can be extended. The Social Inclusion Group was mentioned in the REF 2014 and several members of the group were also submitted separately to the REF. We are meeting at CB2 (Norfolk Street) two to three times per semester for informal talks and also to organise more formal events, such as presentations and international workshops. The following meetings at CB2 remain for this semester:
•9 May, 2.30–4.00 pm: Research themes within and across faculties in Cambridge • 4 July, 2.30–4.00 pm: Ideas and preparations for the next REF; planning themes and sessions for 2014–15 For further information, please contact Claudia Schneider (claudia.schneider@anglia. ac.uk), co-lead of the Social Inclusion Group. The Mixed Methods group also meets two to three times per semester and aims to discuss a variety of issues relating to mixed methods, for example, historical development, theoretical underpinning, data
collection, and analysis and data evaluation. The remaining days and topics for this semester are: •1 6 May, 2.30–4.00 pm: (Ruskin 110) Data collection and analysis of mixed methods •1 1 July, 2.30–4.00 pm: (Ruskin 110) Evaluation of mixed methods research I normally send a reading around before the session. Please email me (claudia. firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to join us. I look forward to seeing you at one or both research groups!
University Teaching Fellowship Awards Anglia Learning and Teaching is pleased to remind colleagues that this year’s round of University Teaching Fellowship Awards is still open. Claims must be submitted to Deans of Faculty/Directors of Service by
5.00 pm on 28 April. Signed nominations and statements of support must be submitted to Anglia Learning and Teaching by 5.00 pm on 9 May. Faculty University Teaching Fellows are able to assist
colleagues in developing their applications. Alternatively, please call Dr Jaki Lilly (ext 2783) or Sharon Waller (ext 2062) to arrange a confidential meeting or telephone conversation about your application.
Please visit www.lta.anglia. ac.uk/UTFA for application forms, further information and details of our current University Teaching Fellows.
April 2014 Volume 11 no 4 Bulletin 11 Anglia Ruskin now hosting Faith and Beliefs Network... Full details on page 14
LibQual: the Library Survey 2014 ‘What do you think?’ ‘…only customers judge quality; all other judgments are essentially irrelevant.’ (Zeithaml, V, Parasuraman, A, and Berry, L L. 1999. Delivering quality service: balancing customer perceptions and expectations. New York: The Free Press.) On 16 April we launch LibQual, the Library survey used around the world by more than 1200 diverse libraries on five continents (visit www.libqual.org for details of the survey methodology).
In 2012, when we last ran the biennial survey, we were told:
• I have always had excellent service, and when I have
directed students to a librarian they, too, have always been very satisfied with the service. For some reason, many students seem reluctant to ask for advice (especially research advice), so perhaps we could think about how to improve this take-up? Without the library resources on offer at university, I simply would not have the means to complete my work for my course away from campus More space for group study is needed and more printers Library should be open 24 hours at weekends Demand for quiet space currently exceeds supply
•V ast improvement in services and workstations from last year • The live online chat facility is a fast and reliable way of receiving help for distance learners We received 2743 valid entries (the best result yet!) with 1341 full text comments. This year, we’d love to see more responses from Taught and Research Masters’ students and Doctoral Researchers, as well as from staff. As the publicity says, you could win an iPad Air or another prize…‘What do you think?’ Visit www.libweb. anglia.ac.uk.
If you have any questions, please contact Norman Boyd (ext 3124) or email libqual@ anglia.ac.uk.
We Got IT Sorted! The Get IT Sorted team were out and about again this semester, helping our January starters on our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses and University Centre Peterborough to get their mobile devices set up to key services, including eduroam wireless, student email and remote desktop.
Following the great success of the free drop-in sessions in September, over 600 more students received help from our team of staff from IT Services, Student Services and the University Library. We have now helped almost 3000 students get connected to key Anglia Ruskin services since we launched the dropin sessions in September,
with students describing the service as ‘excellent’, ‘a great service’, ‘very worthwhile’ and ‘absolutely brilliant’. We’ll have also visited Guild House, Peterborough and Young Street, Cambridge, by the start of April, with a further fortnight of free dropin sessions planned for the Academic Year 2014–15.
See our website (www.anglia. ac.uk/itsorted) for dates, times and locations as well as for online assistance. Jennifer Wood Business Relationship Manager, IT Services
Electronic access control Over the coming weeks, colleagues will see contractors fitting contactless card readers to many doors around our campuses. The work is part of our new electronic access control arrangements that we plan to have in place for the autumn.
The new system will simplify what is currently a very complex system of mechanical locks and will also enable us to control better access to areas of the campuses both during the working day and out of hours. This will improve the safety and unity of the campuses and will also enable us to
meet the increasing needs of students and staff to access specific areas out of normal hours. Discussions will be taking place with all Deans and Directors of Support Services to determine what particular access arrangements are required.
Any colleague who wishes to know more about the proposed arrangements is welcome to contact Greg Dumbrell (greg.dumbrell@ anglia.ac.uk), Head of Security and Business Continuity.
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Book launch addition, current and past colleagues from our child nursing team had made contributions to the book. Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People is the definitive guide for all nursing and healthcare students and professionals caring for children and young people. Designed to meet the 2010 NMC competency standards for pre-registration nurses, the textbook supports you through the process of caring for children and young people with varied needs and conditions across all healthcare settings. s Standing (l–r) are: Tina Moules, Hilary Collins, Carolyn Seeman,
Sharon Clarke, Susan Walker, Steve Bilham, Joanne Outteridge and Darren Sharpe; seated are: Chris Thurston (Editor) and Sue Collier.
On 4 March, the book Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People was launched on our Chelmsford campus. The book was edited by Chris Thurston, Head of Department Acute Care, Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education. In
The book is currently available from the John Smith’s bookshop on our Chelmsford campus as well as online at www. johnsmith.co.uk/aru. Jonathan Secker Recruitment and Communications Lead, Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
Conference publications After presenting papers at a conference at University College Suffolk in autumn 2013, staff from the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education have recently had these presentations published in the journal of the conference, Childhood Remixed.
Teresa Cleary and Dr Jane Akister Using volunteers in child protection work: Emerging questions for social work. Childhood Remixed, February 2014, 21–31.
Jane Akister, Teresa Cleary and Niamh O’Brien from our Department of Family & Community Studies have had the following presentations published:
Niamh O’Brien ‘I didn’t want to be known as a snitch’: Using PAR to explore bullying in a private day and boarding school. Childhood Remixed, February 2014, 86–96.
Dr Jane Akister and Niamh O’Brien The mental wellbeing of children and parents when there are childprotection concerns – can volunteers help? Childhood Remixed, February 2014, 6–14.
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The benefit of continuing professional development The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education offers a range of continuing professional development courses, modules and workshops to enhance professional development and help achieve career goals. Our entire CPD portfolio is in line with current practice and delivered by a team of professionals. Here, one of our current BSc (Hons) Acute Care students, Leonie Hunter (Southend Hospital), gives an account of the benefits of studying
and working: ‘As part of my continuing professional development and acute care degree, I have undertaken modules in mentorship, cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac rehab and the care of the acutely ill patient. At the time of undertaking the said modules I was working on a cardiac ward, so the modules benefited my knowledge for the ward and allowed me to disseminate the knowledge I had learnt to my patients, as well as to staff. An example of this is how the mentorship course helped me when
working with students to understand that we all learn differently, and how important it is to find out what style of learner a student is in order for me to teach them. ‘Not only is Pam Page (course leader) an excellent teacher but also her commitment to helping students outside the classroom is noticeable.’ Course leader, Pam Page, added, ‘The BSc (Hons) Acute Care top-up degree is a popular choice for professional registrants (nurses, ODPs,
etc) to gain graduate status. The course has a range of clinically focused speciality modules that enhance not only knowledge and skills, but also career progression. Leonie is currently undertaking her dissertation, so is on the final part of her undergraduate journey. It has been a pleasure to support such an enthusiastic and committed post-registration student.’ For further information please contact pam.page@anglia. ac.uk.
April 2014 Volume 11 no 4 Bulletin 13 Win overnight stay via charity raffle in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care... Full details on page 17
Dutch fashion icon explores the concept of individuality advised the country’s main cultural funding organisations and taught at several art schools. Tan has also written for numerous newspapers and magazines about the impact of fashion on today’s concept of individuality, and how what you wear communicates your individuality and ‘personal brand’. She explained, ‘I believe it is extremely important, especially for students of cultural studies and the arts, to learn about the origins of the way we dress, as it has a massive impact on the way we perceive ourselves and each other, and the world around us. They are the ones who in their coming career can influence and change these notions.’
Fashion journalist, performance artist, cultural anthropologist and entrepreneur, Aynouk Tan (pictured above and right) delivered a free public lecture at our Cambridge campus on Wednesday 5 March. Tan’s talk, hosted by Anglia Ruskin in collaboration with Creative Front and the VIVID
Mark Hart, Course Leader for the BA (Hons) in Fashion Design, said, ‘Having an experienced fashion journalist talk to our students and the public is a key part of what we are about. Studying a diverse degree such as fashion really can open your eyes to far more than what people wear.’ The event was staged with the help of funding from VIVID (Value Increased by Visual Design) a ‘2 Seas’ cross-border co-operation programme, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. For further information, please contact Kat von Glos (katherine.vonglos@anglia. ac.uk).
project, focused on how the fashion industry shapes our daily reality and sense of ‘the real me’, and explained fashion theory by showing clips from adverts and TV shows. As an unofficial spokesperson for an exciting new generation of fashion designers in the Netherlands, she has
WOW! Award Winners – January and February We are pleased to announce that the following have been awarded certificates: January Paul Macefield Ellie Silverman
February Helen Cann Digital Copy Services team Rosalind Hudson Jaidan Jones Helen Keyes Rachel Moore Kay Norman
Mike Oakman Nicola Sexton Many congratulations to them all! If you would like to find out more about the WOW!
Awards programme, please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/ wowawards. Lesley Graham Customer Experience Co-ordinator, Customer Experience Team
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Simona wins Sebastian Walker award We are pleased to announce that MA Children’s Book Illustration student Simona Ciraolo (pictured left, with some examples of her work) has won this year’s Sebastian Walker award for new talent. The award, which was launched in 2012, is run in collaboration with the course by Walker Books, and presented annually to the most promising graduate whose MA project the publisher will consider on a first-option basis. A representative of Walker Books said that Simona is a ‘deeply exciting’ young illustrator, with proper use of colour and composition, and that her pictures are also very funny. Simona’s winning submission, along with work by all of this year’s graduating students, was recently on display in the annual MA Children’s Book Illustration graduation show at the Ruskin Gallery. Please visit Simona’s tumblr page for more examples of her work (simonaillustrations. tumblr.com). For further information on the MA Children’s Book Illustration course, please contact Liz Hearmon (liz. firstname.lastname@example.org).
Faiths and Beliefs Network Anglia Ruskin is now hosting this network for the East of England. We aim to help faith communities engage with social issues in an entrepreneurial way in conjunction with our students and staff.
Childhood and Youth Research Institute will lead a workshop on Generation Lost: the role of faith and belief communities in supporting a lost generation towards education or employment. All welcome.
The next meeting is on Tuesday 8 April at 6 for 6.30 pm in MAB 002. Dr Darren Sharpe and young advisors from our
More information from Nigel Cooper (nigel.cooper@anglia. ac.uk).
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Photography by Sarah White.
Anglia Ruskin staff keeping the eternal flame of creativity alive
s Anglia Ruskin Lecturer in Drama and performance practitioner, Eirini Kartsaki.
Anglia Ruskin Lecturer in Drama and performance practitioner, Eirini Kartsaki has been invited to take part in a durational performance taking place in Palais de Tokyo, Paris, this June. The performance event is part of an exhibition by Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn, who has exhibited in galleries such as Hayward, Tate and Centre George Pompidou. For this project, Hirschhorn wants to keep the eternal flame going for three months (from
April to June 2014) and has invited artists to contribute to this process of presence and production, two notions that frequently appear in his work. Palais de Tokyo, one of the largest sites devoted to contemporary creativity and art (22,000 square metres) is also one of the most important contemporary art centres in Europe. Its adventurous approach as an ‘anti-museum par excellence’ famously made Paris ‘sit up
and take notice’. It has hosted exhibitions of artists from all over the world and continues to be a point of reference in the city of Paris (www. palaisdetokyo.com/). Invited by Hirschhorn, Eirini Kartsaki will be performing on the 19 and 22 June her solo work, entitled No Pillow Talk. The work, which derives from fictional and autobiographical writing produced over a period of time (http://bit.ly/1ihaUL7), is looking at notions of
desire in our everyday life. Through the work, the artist examines lust, loss and fantasy as impossibilities that we continuously engage with in an attempt to re-live or remember something that is always already lost. For more information, please visit www.eirinikartsaki.com/ or www.palaisdetokyo.com/ en/exhibition/flamme-eternelle or contact Dr Eirini Kartsaki (email@example.com).
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Award-winning comedian gives our students a special performance the ideas of this intellectual giant’. Robin is perhaps best known as co-presenter of a BBC Radio 4 science show, Infinite Monkey Cage, with Professor Brian Cox, and specialises in comedic science; his enthusiasm inspiring people to see the world through his unique vision. Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason and is held on the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist, Charles Darwin. s Dr Daragh McDermott, Robin Ince and Dr John Lambie.
Award-winning comedian Robin Ince helped celebrate Darwin Day on 12 February with a special performance for our Psychology students. The event, organised by Dr Daragh McDermott and hosted by
Dr John Lambie, saw Robin discuss subjects such as evolution, psychology and Darwin’s last scientific book, The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms.
Speaking on the day, Dr Lambie thanked Robin for making the event such a success and noted that the performance was a ‘wonderfully funny and thought-provoking insight into
The money raised from the event went to Lifecraft, a mental health charity, based in Cambridge. Verne Lewis Marketing Co-ordinator, Faculty of Science & Technology
EBE students increase their employment opportunities The Department of Engineering and the Built Environment (EBE) hosted another successful employment fair in February, giving students the chance to meet with potential employers and practise their professional skills. Over 140 students and 24 employers attended the event, which saw representatives promoting their
companies and answering any questions posed by students, as well as offering internships and graduate entry schemes. Andrew Moore, BEng Mechanical Engineering student, said, ‘As a secondyear, graduating hopefully in 2015, I approached the room clutching copies of my CV, not knowing quite what
to expect. On entering and speaking to the companies, I was struck by just how many different avenues my degree can take me down and how many doors it can open. I was primarily on the lookout for any kind of summer internship or work experience, to further bolster my CV. Even if companies were only taking on graduates, they generously
gave their time explaining what they look for in their new employees, and recommended what steps should be taken to make you stand out from the rest. This was all great experience.’ Verne Lewis Marketing Co-ordinator, Faculty of Science & Technology
Staff success Congratulations from all within the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education to Julie Teatheredge from our mental health team who has recently completed her Doctoral Studies at Anglia Ruskin University. Jonathan Secker Recruitment and Communications Lead, Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
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Lecturer wins Biochemical Society grant to help fund module event A lecturer in Life Sciences has won a Biochemical Society Sponsored Events Grant to help support a module in BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science. Dr Richard Jones, Lecturer in Biomedical Science, will put the £400 towards a scientific conference day, which is part of the Current Advances in Biomedical Science module that aims to promote students’ career prospects and interest in exciting research through employability, studentship and scientific conference days. The event will take place on Wednesday 9 April in the Mumford Theatre, Cambridge, and will see speakers explain cutting-edge research techniques, their results and what they mean for biomedical science.
8.00–9.00 am 9.00–09.15 am 9.15–10.00 am 10.00–10.15 am 10.15–11.00 am 11.00am–1.00 pm 1.00–1.45 pm 1.45–2.00 pm 2.00–2.45 pm 2.45–2.55 pm
Students display their posters in the Mumford corridor Welcome and introduction (Dr Richard Jones, Anglia Ruskin University) Research Lecture – Current advances in biophysical analysis of proteins (Dr Dominika Gruszka, University of Cambridge) Coffee break Research Lecture – Current advances in DNA technology (Dr Phil Warburton, Anglia Ruskin University) Staff assess posters presented by students; lunch Research Lecture – Electron microscopy studies of the yeast vacuolar acid pump (Dr Mike Harrison, University of Leeds) Coffee break Research Lecture – Current advances in microbiology (Dr Benjamin Evans, Anglia Ruskin University) Student poster prize announcement (Dr Richard Jones, Anglia Ruskin University)
A programme of the day is on the right, and staff are welcome to attend. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Conference invitation: OWASP AppSec Europe The UK Cambridge chapter invites you to join top security architects, developers, technology thought-leaders and executives from Fortune 500 firms to the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) AppSec Europe Global Conference from 23–26 June. Hosted at Anglia Ruskin University, this conference is an opportunity to hear
about the latest research on a myriad of topics related to web security, as well as to establish connections between developers, security experts and business leaders who are all stakeholders in ensuring applications are as secure as possible. OWASP is the foremost web app security organisation in the world, with thousands of members globally including
some of the biggest names in the industry. The goals of OWASP are to make web applications safe and to educate users, developers, governments and business leaders on how to protect vulnerable information and avoid dangerous hacks that can cost millions of pounds to fix. Members freely dedicate their time and knowledge to this effort and the conferences have become must-attend
events for those interested in protecting private information. Early-bird main conference attendee prices are £480 for staff and £150 for students. For more information, visit https://2014.appsec.eu or email adrian.winckles@ anglia.ac.uk.
Charity Raffle in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care – win a night at the Cambridge City Hotel Win an overnight stay for two people in an executive room, with parking and breakfast at the Cambridge City Hotel.
Cambridge campus – Mandy Holland (mandy.holland@anglia. ac.uk, ext 2008), or please visit her in Hel 065
Tickets – just £1 each or 6 for £5 – are available from either:
Draw date Wednesday 16 April
Chelmsford campus – Janice Green (Janice.green@anglia. ac.uk, ext 3175) or Val Williams (valerie.williams@anglia. ac.uk, ext 3175), or please visit us in SAW 321
Voucher must be used by September 2014
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The value of the arts in therapeutic and clinical interventions Research into care givers’ perceptions Professor Carol Munn-Giddings and Dr Hilary Bungay from the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education have been successful in gaining funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) under the Cultural Values Project: Targeted call for critical reviews and research development awards. The purpose of the proposed critical review is to explore healthcare professionals’ attitudes to the use of cultural activities in clinical and therapeutic settings. The focus of the review is arts activities delivered by community artists or care staff within the care setting, rather than the expressive therapies (arts, drama and music). Three main areas will be
investigated: the perceptions of care givers on the use of the arts in enhancing the health and well-being in clinical and therapeutic settings; the impact of
may have the potential to improve self-esteem and so reduce staff turnover. The review will take place over the current semester
This cross-departmental collaboration will review the value of arts activities delivered by community artists or care staff within care settings. using the arts not only on the patient/service user but also on the healthcare professionals themselves; and whether engaging with arts activities in the workplace
and the team will include two research fellows from the faculty (Melanie Boyce and Ceri Wilson). This is a cross-departmental collaboration – among Allied
Health and Medicine, Family and Community Studies, and Primary and Public Health – and forms part of the work of the Participatory Research Group. It will also involve an e-advisory group with external experts in Arts and Health, as well as Professor Jenny Secker. Carol and Hilary agree, ‘It is exciting to be awarded funding from such a prestigious body and this maximises the possibility of having an impact on practice and quality of care in this important area.’ Jonathan Secker Recruitment and Communications Lead, Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
New commission for Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education Mpowernet is pleased to report the success of a recent commissioning proposal to deliver training for CareUK in HM Prison Chelmsford. Following two successful deliveries of immediate lifesupport training for prison nursing staff last year, the Department of Allied Health and Medicine (AHM) in the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education was approached with a further commissioning proposal requesting more in-depth training for Chelmsford Prison staff. AHM was recently informed that this proposal was successful, and this will benefit the growth of further successful relationships in this area and
will bring valuable external income into the faculty. Simon Coone, FHSCE, will work with the prison to
staff have up-to-date skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, simple airway management and safe defibrillation use, as well as skills in the correct
HM Prision Chelmsford has also commissioned two medical emergency scenarios, simulating a whole-prison response, involving a wide range of staff… deliver the training in-house. This will include intravenous cannulation workshops and immediate life-support training. The training will ensure that prison nursing
use of intravenous cannulation equipment. In addition to these offerings, the prison has also commissioned two medical
emergency scenario events. These realistic medical emergency scenarios will simulate a whole-prison response scene and will involve a wide range of prison staff and will utilise the prison’s medical emergency wing. The scenarios will not only help to develop team working across the prison, but will also develop leadership skills. If FHSCE staff require support in the writing and submission of similar external income proposals, please contact Mpowernet at hazel. email@example.com or call ext 4355.
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Bettina explores Attitudes to Accents with sell-out crowd
s Dr Beinhoff, delivering her lecture on ‘Attitudes to Accents’ in the Netherlands.
On 21 December 2013, Bettina Beinhoff (Course Leader, BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics) gave a public lecture on ‘Attitudes to Accents’ in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.
The event, which was part of the exhibition ‘Lexicon/ Leksikon’ organised by Arts Initiative VHDG, proved to be extremely popular: Bettina found herself presenting to a sell-out crowd, with the
organisers even having to turn people away. Drawing on research from her recently published book Perceiving Identity through Accent: Attitudes towards
Non-Native Speakers and their Accents in English (Peter Lang, 2013), the lecture explored how a person’s accent is one of the first pieces of information that influences our impression and informs our attitudes towards them, with research showing that people react differently to regional native speaker accents (for example, for English, a Glaswegian or Birmingham accent) compared with ‘foreign’ or second language accents (for example, Dutch or Spanish accents in English). It examined what types of attitudes exist towards these different accents, where these attitudes come from, what the attitudes tell us about possible stereotypes and how globalisation changes the development and perception of attitudes towards accents. For more information, please contact Dr Bettina Beinhoff (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lord Glasman supports pro-localism proposals The Labour Party should create a National Devolution Council (NDC) to ‘hard-wire the devolution of power’ after 2015 and improve the economic situation outside London, according to Dr Richard Carr, Research Fellow in History, Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences. In early March, Dr Carr, a member of our Labour History Research Unit, set out his proposals in the first of a series of essays published for the Fabian Review. The NDC would function in a manner similar to the Office for Budget Responsibility – assessing the government’s
record on devolving powers, outlining where the devolution agenda might go next and, occasionally, making public interventions to criticise or praise the government of the day. Dr Carr, writing with government and media relations specialist Dominic Rustecki, argues that the Labour opposition should set up the NDC in shadow form by the autumn of this year, and charge it with ensuring any future Labour government devolves significant powers from Whitehall to local authorities. In his foreword to the essays, Lord Maurice Glasman, key
adviser to Labour Policy Review Chief Jon Cruddas, notes, ‘This series is an important contribution that deserves a wide audience. It will go down as a very important step towards the restoration of England, its counties and cities as political communities that are part of the body politic of our country.’ Commenting on the need for the NDC, Dr Carr said, ‘On regional banks, skills training and the pressing issue of getting councils to deliver more houses, Ed Miliband is getting a lot right. Yet more needs to be done to translate
good intention into concrete policy. Our politics can no longer just be determined by what suits London and the South East. We need a critical friend in Whitehall constantly making the case for the devolution of powers and money to local authorities across our country. A National Devolution Council led by a prominent figurehead can be the catalyst to unleash the potential of communities from Cornwall to Durham.’ For more information, please contact Dr Carr (richard. email@example.com).
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National conference success for Outreach & Recruitment team For the second year running, the Outreach & Recruitment team has had the privilege of representing Anglia Ruskin at the National UCAS Teachers and Advisers conference. This year, this high-profile event was held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham, on 10 and 11 February. The conference is a large, influential event, with over 270 teachers and advisers from across the UK and Europe taking part in a range of workshops and seminars, covering every aspect of the process of applying to university and exploring the
current trends and themes in and around the HE sector. Marc Rothera, Outreach & Recruitment Manager (Cambridge), hosted a workshop on ‘Busting Student Finance Myths’ at the 2013 event, and he was invited back this year to host a workshop on developing students’ personal statements. He presented a new methodology called the ‘ThreeSheet Method’, developed exclusively by the Outreach & Recruitment team, to packed workshops. Marc explained the themes and recurrent
issues when coaching young people to write with impact and clarity, in their personal statements. The workshops were exceptionally well received, with the second session scoring an average of 9.1 out of 10 from delegates. Subsequently, Marc has been invited back as a workshop leader for the forthcoming International UCAS Teachers and Advisers conference in London. Marc will be attending the event along with colleagues from the International Recruitment
team, so that they can build upon their portfolio of contacts in international schools and colleges – a fantastic profileraising opportunity all round. For further information about the ‘Three-Sheet Method’ and the other information and support the Outreach & Recruitment team provides to prospective students and their parents, simply visit www.anglia.ac.uk/ outreachguides – for any other information about their work, please contact outreachandrecruitment@ anglia.ac.uk.
The Cambridgeshire UCAS Convention returns to our Cambridge campus! Once again, the Outreach & Recruitment team is delighted to be hosting the Cambridgeshire UCAS Convention, this year on 18 June. This will be the second year the Cambridge campus opens up to Year-12 school and college students, eager to meet representatives of over 130 universities from around the country.
Students will not only be able to speak to university representatives, but also they will be able to attend a range of talks on their chosen area of study, or on topics such as student finance and making their UCAS applications. We expect over 4000 students to visit the campus
over the day, including 47 coach loads of students arriving and departing from the Parkside area, as well as many visitors from local schools and colleges arriving on foot.
their future study and career options, and, of course, is a fantastic opportunity for us to raise Anglia Ruskin’s profile with this audience.
This promises to be a buzzing and exciting day for students who are keen to research
Laura Scarle Outreach & Recruitment Officer, Corporate Marketing, International & Development Services
working locally to promote sustainable initiatives. Two of our Anglia Ruskin student societies – Roots & Shoots and the Vegan Society – also held stalls to develop their community links and share what they are doing.
Cambridge Hub; Antony, community guru and myself). We knew there were many people in Cambridge who shared the goal of living more sustainably, and this event was a beautiful way to bring it all together.
It was incredible to see the development of an idea that came about as a result of four people conversing over a coffee in the Arts Picturehouse (Anna, Transition Cambridge; Emily,
Full details of the event can be found at www. angliastudent.com/skillsfest.
Cambridge SkillsFest In a first for Cambridge, the city’s student and sustainability groups hosted a joint Cambridge Skillsfest event on Sunday 2 March. This event was completely free and Anglia Ruskin Students’ Union opened the doors of our Cambridge campus to anyone who wanted to pick up new skills and find out more about sustainability, green and ethical activities or groups in the area.
From bike maintenance to growing your own veg, citizen journalism to knitting, enthusiastic experts and practitioners ran handson sessions to help people learn how to do, make and mend things themselves. And at the free Swapshop, people left clean clothes and working items that they no longer wanted and took away anything that caught their eye. They could also browse the stalls at the Societies’ Fair to meet the people who are
Francesca Rust Students’ Union President 2012–14
April 2014 Volume 11 no 4 Bulletin 21 Alumni support funds for our students – a range of benefits... Full story on page 30
Supporting psychology students in volunteering
s Hugh Fossisk (The Challenge), Liz Walter (Headway Cambridge), Dr Clare Reed (Anglia Ruskin Students’ Union), Lara Jaffey (SexYOUality) and Dr
Daragh McDermott (Department of Psychology).
The Department of Psychology recently organised a volunteering information event to help its students increase their employability and gain invaluable skills and experience. The event saw over 80 students and representatives from local charities attend, and it was a chance for students to network and gather advice on possible volunteering opportunities that will give them practical experience in a variety of settings, including youth leadership programmes and clinical settings, all helping to enhance their CV.
Lara Jaffey from Cambridgebased charity, SexYOUality, said, ‘Today has been a great opportunity to meet
understand the importance of volunteering and engaging with the local community. It’s great to see the Department
The event gave students the chance to gather advice on possible volunteering opportunities that would give them practical experience and would enhance their CVs… enthusiastic students and tell them about our work. It’s a brilliant way for students to
of Psychology taking the initiative, and to see students coming forward to volunteer,
so we’re really happy to be here.’ Dr Daragh McDermott, who organised the event, said, ‘Feedback from our students about today’s event has been fantastic. Based on its success, the Psychology Department hopes to run the event again in the future with more organisations and opportunities for our students to get involved with.’ Verne Lewis Marketing Co-ordinator, Faculty of Science & Technology
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Success in BUCS sports championships Our students enjoyed a gold rush at the 2014 BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Gatorade Nationals in Sheffield. Lewis Adams, Matt Kavanagh, Tara Fitzjohn and Peter Kirabo were medal winners during the event, held from 21–23 February. Third-year Quantity Surveying student Lewis Adams (pictured right) beat Bath University’s Shane Sandham in the final of the under-60 kg boxing event by unanimous decision to defend the championship he won last year. In judo, Law student Matt Kavanagh took gold in the individual under-81kg category. He saw off the challenge of Roy Sheppard of Edinburgh University in the final. He said, ‘I was incredibly pleased with my performance. I hope to continue to perform at this level when I compete at the under-21 world ranking event in Portugal.’ Tara Fitzjohn, who is studying Sports Coaching and Physical Education, won the individual under-57 kg title. After defeating the University of East London’s Julia Scardone in the final, she said, ‘Winning gold was an amazing experience, especially against players of such high calibre. To win eight of my nine fights by ippon was a real bonus and I hope these performances will put me in a position to place higher in the under-57 kg ranking lists.’ Meanwhile, Anglia Ruskin’s men’s team won the bronze medal in the judo team championship. In triple jump, Peter Kirabo won a silver medal with his jump of 14.99 metres. Peter, who is studying Quantity Surveying,
said, ‘It’s great to be able to bring home a medal for Anglia Ruskin. This shows I’m in good form to meet my season targets.’ In total, 30 students took part in the games, and Anglia Ruskin enjoyed its best ever success for individual gold medals.
Sheffield was not the only place where students were racking up the medals. In Great Yarmouth, Accounting and Finance student Rich Wharton won gold in the eight-ball pool individuals championships in the BUCS Pool competition on 22 February. Anglia Ruskin will now put Rich forward
to represent England in the BUCS Pool Home Nations Championships. For more information, please contact Helen Boyle (helen. firstname.lastname@example.org), High Performance Sport Co-ordinator, Student Services.
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Running the New York Marathon weeks’ training my flight and the Marathon were cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. So I decided to undertake this challenge again in 2013, knowing all my classes would have finished and I could manage the training while writing my dissertation. I did all my training in Cambridge where the roads are relatively flat and similar to conditions in New York, running at weekends for more than two hours each session. And, autumn in Cambridge has quite similar temperatures to that of New York in November! The New York City Marathon was held on 4 November 2013. On the day, I woke at 3.30 am to catch the ferry to Staten Island. It was windy and about 5° C. I had to wait for nearly three hours before the start! However, when the starting time was getting close, I quickly forgot the external environment and focused on the race. My initial goal was to achieve a time of 3 hours. For the first part of the marathon I felt good and, with a huge crowd, the race allows you to really surpass yourself. Even though I had much more difficulty in the second part, I managed to hang on and not let go. In the end, I finished the 42.195 km in 2 hours 54 minutes 22 seconds, and was ranked 407th of the 50,000 runners. I take great pride in achieving this, and thank my family and friends who supported me during my preparation for the race.
s Pierre, elated after crossing the finishing line, wearing his competitors’ medal.
The New York Marathon is the most famous marathon in the world, and also the largest with more than 50,000 runners crossing the finishing line in 2013.
As my father is a runner, with many marathons to his credit, including the New York Marathon in 1996 for his 40th birthday, I have been running since I was little. After completing my first marathon in
Paris in April 2011 in 3 hours 4 minutes, and my second in Madrid in April 2012, I managed to get a ticket in the lottery to participate in the New York Marathon in 2012. Unfortunately, after several
My next goal is the Berlin Marathon (September 2014), and to make a time lower than 2 hours 50 minutes. Pierre Kardous MA International Business, Lord Ashcroft International Business School
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Get on your bike for the Essex Countryside Bike Ride or take it easy on the familyand-child-friendly 10-mile outing along cycle paths. With fun for all of the family, there are attractions on site and refreshments en route. The event has become extremely well established over the years, with families coming from all over Essex to enjoy the picturesque views of the surrounding countryside. Last year over 600 riders took part, raising a staggering £29,000 for the Little Havens Hospice!
On Sunday 22 June, Anglia Ruskin is hosting the 8th annual Essex Countryside Bike Ride to help raise money for the Little Havens Hospice. The event, which is taking place on our Chelmsford
campus, is being sponsored by M&G Investments. We would like as many of our staff as possible to take part in the bike ride to help us celebrate Bike Week, the UK’s biggest mass-participation
cycling event. There really is a route for everyone! There are three cycle routes that our staff can participate in. Test your endurance on the 60- or 25-mile courses
For more information, or to book your place on the Essex Countryside Bike Ride, please call Erika Patterson on 01702 220308 or email epatterson@havenshospices. org.uk. You can also visit www.havenshospices.org.uk/ cycleforhavens to book your place online.
Tutor to make marathon fund-raising effort for BASICS charity
John Horton (pictured above), Paramedic & Clinical Skills Tutor, FHSCE, is currently in
training for a gruelling fiveday ultra marathon that takes place in November – and, with your help, he aims is to raise thousands of pounds for a life-saving local charity, BASICS Essex Accident Rescue Service (BEARS).
30 voluntary immediate-care schemes nationwide, fully staffed by volunteer doctors, nurses and paramedics, who assist UK Ambulance Trusts deliver pre-hospital care in the community and at major incidents.
BEARS (http://bearsmedics. org.uk) receives no government funding and relies entirely on the generosity of the public to pay for the equipment and drugs they require to save lives on the roads, in the streets and in the homes of patients in Essex. BEARS is a local BASICS scheme, and BASICS (www. basics.org.uk) supports over
But all this costs money to deliver, which is why from 9 to 21 November John will compete in the Everest Trail Race, covering 160 km and attaining an ascent of more than 25,000 metres altitude. Taking part will cost approximately £2700, and so donations are needed to get John to the start line and to raise the much-needed
funds for BEARS. You can help this well-deserving cause by contributing any amount to the JustGiving site www. justgiving.com/John-Horton, or text an amount (see below). For more information, or if you’d like to send a cheque, please email John (john. email@example.com).
April 2014 Volume 11 no 4 Bulletin 25 Find out about our new sustainable food policy... Full details on page 33
Staff and students tackle Cambridge Half Marathon in glorious sunshine
s Martin Heinel, our fastest male student runner.
On Sunday 9 March, 95 Anglia Ruskin staff and students set off to conquer the Cambridge Half Marathon. The conditions were substantially better than 2013 – going from freezing conditions then, to blue skies and sunshine this time. Our first female staff member to complete the challenging 13.1-mile course was Susie Chesher (Resources Administrator for FST) who finished in a brilliant 1:32:47, Susie knocked over 11 minutes of her time last year, an improvement to be very proud of! The fastest
male staff member, Martyn Blackford (Helmore Gym Manager) finished in 1:47:54. We also had some excellent results from our students. Our fastest male student, for the second year running, was Martin Heinel (BA (Hons) International Management), who finished in 1:22:00 making him an outstanding 46th out of 3316 competitors. Our first female student to finish was Penny Stone, who completed the race in 1:48:28. This is the third year that Anglia Ruskin has sponsored
s Susie Chesher, our fastest female staff runner.
the event, this time with a team double the previous size, as well as student volunteers, cheerleaders and our mascot Ruskin the Rhino! [To find out more about Ruskin the Rhino, turn to page 26.] Martin Beaver, Head of Sport and Active Anglia said, ‘It’s great to be part of such a fantastic community event and we are proud to be a sponsor for the third year running. The event offers students and staff the opportunity to engage with the local community, whether it be as a competitor, volunteer or supporter. Having
Ruskin the Rhino there really helped to spur our runners on to the finish line.’ We would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the event! If you are interested in participating in one of our Running Groups, which are part of our Campus Sport programme, then please go to www.anglia.ac.uk/sport or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Emily Millar Sport Development Officer, Student Services
Raising money for Cancer Research UK In late July, I will be trekking the Pyrenees mountain range from France and over into Spain, following the ‘ WW2 Freedom Trail’. The Freedom Trail was one of the toughest WW2 escape routes from Nazi-occupied France. Local people risked their lives to help the thousands of Allied servicemen and Jewish refugees fleeing to safety. The trek follows remote trails, reaching 2522 m before descending into Spain. This trek is in aid of Cancer Research UK, a charity very close to my heart after the loss of my Dad back in 2000. Having funded the trek myself, 100% of all donations go to CRUK. If I reach my £1000 target, I have promised to have my legs waxed!
Please come and visit me in Helmore Gym or email me for more information (email@example.com). My Just Giving page is – www.justgiving.com/Mike-Creamer.
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Keep those wheels whirling, Stirling! As I sit in the toasty warm, writing this article with a cup of tea and chocolate next to me, I imagine Aileen out on her bike peddling away in the cold…Brrr! You see Aileen Stirling (from HR Services) is training for the cycle challenge of her life in August – Land’s End to John O’Groats. It’s a mammoth bike ride of 972 miles! Yikes! All I can think is gel shorts and gel saddle! I know this is something Aileen has wanted to do for a long while, so I’m very proud she is making her dream come true. She will be cycling to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care, a charity very close to her. And it’s with her dear late Mum and Dad in her heart that drives/pedals her to take on the challenge.
s Aileen Stirling will be taking on the cycle challenge of her life – Land’s
End to John O’Groats – in August.
The training guidelines state: ‘Do Lots! It is an extremely difficult challenge and committing to the training is essential.’ Training includes: indoor cycling and long distances through the Essex countryside.
Meet Anglia Ruskin’s new Number One supporter, Ruskin the Rhino Ruskin the Rhino arrived from Africa in January 2014, along with our new student intake, and has been incredibly popular ever since! He has attended various university and community events, including Cambridge and Chelmsford UniFest, 2014 BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) National Gatorade Finals and the Cambridge Half Marathon, as well as supporting our sports teams at Mildmay Sports Centre and Kelsey Kerridge on Wednesday afternoons.
In addition to this you may have seen Ruskin charging around both the Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses promoting I Love ARU Fridays and, from April onwards, he will be present at our University Open Days. Unlike other rhinos, Ruskin is extremely friendly and loves having his photo taken, so if you see him anywhere on campus please don’t be afraid to approach him and ask for a quick selfie! You can follow Ruskin’s adventures on
Twitter at @ruskintherhino, so please follow him and help us spread the Ruskin love. As you may have gathered, despite his sporty attire, Ruskin doesn’t just attend sports events. He is very keen to attend events of all kinds – wherever he can help to further promote our aims and objectives. So, if you would like Ruskin to be present at one of your events, please contact his Personal Assistant, Lynne Pestle, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a taster of this challenge: Day 1 – One of the most difficult days. Small, lumpy, Cornish roads that don’t allow much time for long, fast cycling. 108 miles! Day 6 – Crossing the Border. I suspect this is where Aileen will change into her kilt. 105 miles! Day 10 – Brora to John O’Groats. This is the shortest day of cycling, but it also has a couple of the worst hills. Final day, 65 miles! I know Aileen will have a fantastic adventure. If you would like to support her, she will be extremely grateful for your kind donations. For more information about Aileen’s cycling challenge and to make a donation, please go to www.justgiving.com/ Aileen-Stirling or contact her at email@example.com. Nicole Tomlin Receptionist & Administrator, Lord Ashcroft International Business School
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INTERNATIONAL FOCUS Launch of Centre of Excellence in Public Health in India
During a visit to India from 6–7 March, our Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Thorne, launched a virtual Centre of Excellence in Public Health, that will be based within our Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (FHSCE) in the UK and at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, in Kochi.
The Centre of Excellence in Public Health, an initiative of the South Asia Anglia Partnership (SAAP), is aimed at raising awareness, sharing best practice, exploring solutions, influencing policy and inspiring action in the arena of public health in India and the UK. The two-day event brought together academic experts, including Dr Fiona McMaster and Dr Jennifer Lim, Senior Lecturers in Public Health, FHSCE, policy makers such as the Public Health Foundation of India, regulators, practitioners and entrepreneurs in the field of
public health to discuss current challenges, recent research and practical solutions for both countries.
Anglia Ruskin established SAAP last year by bringing together Vice Chancellors from across the subcontinent to focus on the internationalisation of the student learning experience. We are the first UK university to take this initiative and are committed to collaborating with and supporting universities in the South Asia region. This initiative has received further support in India by the British Council with a grant via the Knowledge Economy Partnership (KEP). The establishment of this Centre of Excellence in Public Health is one among three key outcomes of the KEP project. Our Vice Chancellor said, ‘We recognise the important role that the Centre can play in bringing colleagues together to collaborate and learn from each other.’
s Our Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Thorne, and Dr Prem Nair,
Medical Director, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, signing a Memorandum of Understanding.
The event concluded with both institutions signing a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to work together on a variety of projects that are of mutual interest, especially in the areas of minimal access surgery, burns and aesthetics. Also present at the event were Dr James Pitchai, Vice Chancellor of Bharathiar University, Professor (Dr) SH Pawar, Vice Chancellor, DY Patil University,
and Dr Preethi Pradhan, Dean of the Chitkara School of Health Sciences at Chitkara University – all founder members of SAAP. For more information on either the Centre of Excellence in Public Health or the South Asia Anglia Partnership, please contact Austin Brown (austin. firstname.lastname@example.org).
Graduation ceremony at FTMS Malaysia
s Professor Gary Packham and one of the FTMS graduates at the ceremony.
The graduation ceremony for Anglia Ruskin University students who studied for their degrees at FTMS Malaysia was held at FTMS College, Bukit Jalil campus, Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur on 16 November 2013.
Anglia Ruskin was represented at this celebration of achievements by Professor Gary Packham, who handed scrolls to and congratulated over 60 Anglia Ruskin graduates on their success.
s FTMS graduates and family members with Professor Gary Packham (centre).
Graduates were supported at the ceremony by many friends, family and the staff of FTMS. The graduates will join the expanding Anglia Ruskin alumni. At the completion of the ceremony, high tea was served
and there was the opportunity for discussion and photos taken with Professor Packham. Chan Lay Guat, Head of Student Service, FTMS Malaysia
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UK and international
Back to the floor for CWA senior managers Engagement and the Arts; and Andrew Gedge, Head of Faculty, Faculty of Sport, Public and Caring Services and Public Services. This was the second year that CWA organised its Back To The Floor sessions, which proved beneficial to all involved, whether employers, apprentices or senior managers.
s Arlene Clark tries her hand at welding.
Senior managers at the College of West Anglia (CWA) in King’s Lynn left their desks to visit students and companies during Apprenticeship Week, in March. Taking part were
Arlene Clark, Executive Director for Curriculum and Learning; Stephen Jones, Executive Director Finance and Resources; Hilary Auld, Head of Faculty for Foundation,
Arlene Clark visited RJ Herbert, which employs 150 people at its rural location in Middle Drove, between King’s Lynn and Wisbech. There, Nigel Clayton, fabrications manager, gave her an insight into its multi-million-pound manufacturing and design operations, which see its bespoke products go around the world, from farms to airports. The company specialises in the world-class design and manufacture of vegetable processing, grading, handling and packing. It also makes baggage-handling systems for airports, some of which will be used at Gatwick later in the year. Currently, the company has two apprentices, and Arlene
was shown some of their training. This included two different forms of welding under the watchful eye of Kristen Day, who has supported the apprentices. Arlene said, ‘It’s more difficult than it looks. The people who do this are obviously very skilled. I was impressed by the value added to the company by the apprentices.’ The aim of the visits was for senior managers to experience the apprenticeship programme and support from the apprentices’ and employers’ viewpoints. The purpose of spending time on the front line was to engage with apprentices and employers, to listen to them and to understand their experiences. The College of West Anglia now supports more than 1300 apprentices annually, approximately 50% of whom are in technology and construction sectors. Malcolm Powell Marketing Department, The College of West Anglia
Woodside farm awaits births of lambs When they arrive, the new-born lambs are expected to be a big attraction for both staff and students, and to attract more visitors to the farm at Farmer Tom’s visitor centre, named after former head stock person Tom Herring, who has retired.
In April, it will be ‘mum’s the word’ over and over again at Woodside Farm, part of the College of West Anglia’s Cambridge campus. For the first time in five years, the farm will see the birth of lambs,
as 20 pregnant ewes brought to the farm by Fran Cook, a teaching support officer, are currently sharing a field with the campus’s two alpacas, which have been moved from the main centre.
There are five different breeds of sheep in the CWA flock – Cheviot, Texel, Vendeen, Suffolk and Easy Care (this breed is self-shedding and thus does not need shearing). All were chosen from a flock of 100 at a farm in Bedford: the breeds selected are fairly
mainstream and make up the majority of the national flock. They are all in-lamb to a Texel ram. The birth of the lambs will be of enormous benefit to all students on campus, as they will be able to learn the skills involved with careful stockmanship. Fran Cook said, ‘We hope that this is something we can build on in the future.’ Malcolm Powell Marketing Department, The College of West Anglia
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Amazing what you find at CWA’s college shop
Helping UCP students to make their money go further During the week starting 3 March, the University Centre Peterborough (UCP) hosted a variety of moneysaving events as part of National Student Money Week (NSMW).
Many staff and students don’t know that CWA’s frontblock-shop retail supervisor, Gemma Mickleborough (pictured), has now gained her second Masters degree. She has earned an MSc in Organisation and Occupational Psychology in addition to the British Psychological Society accredited Psychology Masters she obtained the previous year, making her a qualified Business Psychologist. It’s been a journey for Gemma, who began at The King’s Lynn Academy, got A-level Law at an evening class at CWA, and then went to university where she studied for her business degree. Then she joined music giant HMV, ultimately becoming a senior manager for both the Oxford Street stores, a position she held until 2010, before she joined our college in 2011. Gemma managed to save much of the bonuses she earned at HMV to fund her Masters degrees and career change, and she enjoys meeting students in the college shop. She said, ‘It is good to talk to business and HE students and offer study tips to others. Most of the students do not know that I have two Masters degrees.’ Malcolm Powell Marketing Department, The College of West Anglia
The National Student Money Week was created by the National Association of Student Money advisers to ensure that students, the media, politicians and the public know about the financial support and advice that is available and offered throughout UK universities. A ‘healthy mind, healthy body’ theme for the week was undertaken as, when it comes to a student’s bank account, we all know that stress and money worries seems to be an unavoidable part of university life. With presentations on Debt Advice and Pay-Day Loans added to the support available from the
Well-being services, there was a variety of advice on tap. Students also participated in a Laughter Yoga session that was guaranteed to de-stress and relieve tension. A ‘healthy cooking’ pancake workshop on Shrove Tuesday provided students with the opportunity to prepare affordable, fresh food. The branded versus un-branded taste test competition ensured that UCP students had plenty of opportunities to make their remaining pennies go further! UCP has recently teamed up with Santander to offer students the most up-to-date student bank accounts with benefits such as interest-free overdrafts, text alerts and four-year rail cards. As part of NSMW, Santander offered budgeting workshops and a chance to win a week’s worth of shopping, to the student who guessed the price of the ‘budget
s Sandra Brownlie (centre) with
(left) Louise Robinson, Branch Director, Peterborough Financial Centre, and (right) Claire Holder, Personal Banker from Santander.
shop’ basket. Sandra Brownlie, a final-year BA (Hons) English Literature student was the lucky winner of this most useful student prize with her guess of £12.50. Liz Knight Academic Director, University Centre Peterborough
Peterborough hosts its first Raspberry PI Jam Mike Mills, Organiser, said, ‘This was the first Pi Jam we had organised in Peterborough, and it gave local people the opportunity to find out what this small piece of technology can really do.’ On Saturday 15 March, University Centre Peterborough (UCP) hosted Peterborough’s first Raspberry PI Jam, which was part of the STEM Festival hosted by UCP and Peterborough Regional College. The Pi Jam had an under-16s programming workshop, live demonstrations, show and tell, guest speakers as well as project ideas, and attendees were able to have hands-on experience of the Raspberry Pi.
The Raspberry Pi is a creditcard sized computer that plugs into your TV or your monitor, keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little computer that can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that a desktop PC does, such as spreadsheets, wordprocessing and games. It also plays high-definition video. The aim is for it to be used by children all over the world to learn programming. Currently, over 2.3 million units have been sold.
Liz Knight, Academic Director of UCP, said, ‘Curriculum changes in ICT mean that more and more young people will be producing projects with the Raspberry Pi. There will also be more free educational content for the Raspberry Pi aimed at pupils and teachers in 2014–15. We were pleased to host an event that allowed creativity and development, particularly amongst those interested in Computing and Computer Science, as there is a real need for a talent pool in Peterborough.’ For further information, please contact Mike Mills (michael. mills@ peterborough. ac.uk).
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Our students benefit from alumni support Over the last three years we have seen an increase in the number of students supported by donations from our alumni and friends. Some have chosen to donate towards scholarships, while others prefer to award a prize. Whichever way they prefer to support, we in the Development Office, and the successful students, are very grateful. Auden Mckenzie Scholarships Since 2012, alumnus Hasmukh Patel (graduated 1960) has very generously donated money to us through his pharmaceutical company, Auden Mckenzie. This money has been used to provide scholarships to secondor third-year students who are struggling financially to the extent that they may be forced to discontinue their studies. This year his donation allowed us to grant £1650 to three students from Early Childhood Studies, Midwifery and Drama & Film Studies courses. John Owens Scholarships Alumnus John Owens has also very generously made a donation for three excellence scholarships. Two are in law – one for the highest marks at the end of the first year, and the other for the highest A-level grades for an incoming undergraduate. The
other is for the School of Art student with the highest marks at the end of the first year. Each will receive £1000–£1500 in recognition of their hard work and educational achievements. Since graduating in Geography in 1977, John has gone on to success at professional services firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers. Alumni Support Fund Scholarships Over the last three years, ten students a year have received Alumni Support Fund Scholarships, financed solely through alumni donations during our Annual Fund activity. These scholarships allow talented students to begin their journey at Anglia Ruskin with fewer financial constraints. With more than 100 applications for these scholarships each year, the need for continued funding is great. Dr Supanee Gazeley Prize for Fine Art Dr Gazeley has sponsored this prize since 2009. She is an alumna who studied with us in 1962, is one of our Honorary Award holders and an artist herself. The prize of £2000 is awarded to the final-year student with the best piece of fine art displayed at the degree show. Mark Devin Performance Prize Mark studied music with us,
s Alumni Support Funds scholar, Amy Crawford.
graduating in 1980. He has sponsored a prize for the last two years and will do so again in 2014. His prize of £500 goes to the music or popular music student with the highest mark for an assessed performance. Tempest Photography Prize The official photographer at our graduation ceremonies, Tempest is familiar to our graduating students. Now in its third
year, they provide £500 for a final-year photography student for their contribution to the community of the School of Art. For more information on scholars and prize winners, visit www. anglia.ac.uk/makingadifference. Sue Jacobs Head of Development & Alumni Relations
Benefits and discounts for you Did you know that the Development & Alumni Relations team has organised for all Anglia Ruskin staff to receive discounts on a range of products and services? For example, you can use our special discount codes for days out, such as The Merlin Entertainment Group. Here you can get reduced prices for 31 attractions across the UK, including Alton Towers, Sea Life centres or Warwick Castle. Perhaps you would
like to take advantage of discounts at restaurants and hotels. You can enjoy huge restaurant savings at over 6000 restaurants throughout the UK and Ireland with a two-month trial membership of the Gourmet Society. Receive 2-for-1 meals, 50% off food or 25% off food and drink at any of the participating venues, allowing you to dine and save all year round. You can also save on thousands of cottages and villas
in the UK and overseas with cottages4you. You may also wish to view SpeckyFourEyes. com, the UK’s fastest growing retailer of prescription glasses online, founded by one of our alumni. To find out more, visit www. anglia.ac.uk/alumni and click on the Benefits and Services tab. Sharon Wuyts Development & Alumni Officer
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Engagement events in Cambridge and Chelmsford Talk by economic markets expert – 8 April, Chelmsford campus You are invited to attend a talk by Dr Jerome Booth, ‘Emerging Markets in an Upside Down World: Challenging Perceptions in Asset Allocation and Investment’, on Tuesday 8 April, on our Chelmsford campus. He argues that finance theory has misunderstood risk and that this has led to poor investment decisions, and that emerging markets constitute a good example of why traditional finance theory is faulty. Jerome will describe the complex and changing global environment currently facing the investor and asset allocator. In 2013, Jerome established his private office, New Sparta Limited, through which he manages a number of his investments: a UK phone company, New Call Telecom; an investigative journalism company, Exaro; Walpole Publishing; New Sparta Films; Icon Film Distribution UK and CBC insurance. He is also a visiting professor at Cass Business School, and a Governor of Anglia Ruskin University.
Jerome retired from Ashmore Group, a private equity firm he helped establish in 1999. Previous appointments include ANZ Gridlays and the Inter-American Development Bank where he acted as an independent consultant advising firms on aid issues. Jerome has a D Phil and an M Phil in Economics from Oxford University as well as a BSc in Geography from Bristol University and an Honorary Doctorate from Anglia Ruskin University. The event starts at 6 pm with a drinks reception, and Jerome will be signing copies of his new book from 7.30 pm. To pre-book for this free event, please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/ communityevents or contact Rachel Moss on ext 4723.
Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2014 – 20 October to 2 November Would you like to put on an event? The festival celebrates arts, humanities and social sciences, and people of all ages are encouraged to take part in events happening throughout the city. The festival is co-ordinated by the University of Cambridge, with participation by other local partners, including us. We invite you to put forward proposals for talks, debates, exhibitions, performances, workshops, drop-in sessions or any other activities you can think of.
The theme this year is ‘Identities’. This is a general theme and while events should, ideally, focus on this, the priority is that events are a celebration of arts, humanities and social sciences. This year, the initiatives Curating Cambridge, Women of the World Festival (WOW) and Art: Language: Location are linking in with the festival, so you may consider an event related to any of these. For more details about any of these initiatives, the festival in general and to propose events, please contact me (miriam. email@example.com). Please send your festival proposals to me by Friday 30 May. Miriam Berg Community Engagement Officer
LGBT History Month celebration in Cambridge We celebrated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month in February with events in Cambridge, mostly on campus. Nick Williams, Lecturer in Music, talked about LGBT voices in popular music. Dr Poul Rohleder, Clinical Psychologist and Reader in Psychology, talked about his research into sexual selfesteem among HIV+ men. Trans activists, Sarah Gibson (Cambridge University Students’ Union), Sarah Brown (Cambridge City Council) and Sam Feeney (Encompass) talked about some of the everyday challenges faced by trans people. In addition, Daragh McDermott, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, formed part of a panel exploring issues related to cultural homophobia at an event organised by the University of Cambridge. Dr McDermott commented, ‘It’s exciting to
see Anglia Ruskin involved with LGBT History Month. Activities such as this are integral in promoting an inclusive community for our staff, our students and the wider community.’ A huge thank you to Daragh for playing an instrumental role in ensuring Anglia Ruskin had such a prominent presence in the Cambridge LGBT History Month programme. Miriam Berg Community Engagement Officer, Corporate Marketing, International & Development Services
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ESTATES & FACILITIES
s The engineering workshop for our students.
s The exterior of the MedBic building, prior to completion.
Estates & Facilities Services are pleased to announce the completion of another new development, this time on the Chelmsford campus. This follows the recent completion of the Health building in Cambridge, in January 2014. The Anglia Ruskin University Business Innovation Centre for Medical and Advanced Engineering (The MedBIC) was completed at the end of March, with the first occupants moving into the 2500 m² space at the start of April.
mechanisms. An attenuation tank has been installed to control rainwater run-off under the landscaped garden, photovoltaic panels have been placed on the roof to generate electricity and the building has been designed to achieve a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) rating of very good.
The new building has been constructed to provide
space for activities related to innovation in medical and advanced engineering, providing high-specification engineering and research laboratories,1000 m² of leasable office space for external clients, a business start-up laboratory and an engineering workshop for Anglia Ruskin students. The MedBIC has been designed with sustainability in mind and has lowenergy lighting, a Building Management System (BMS) that allows remote access to energy-usage control
The design was undertaken by Ingatestone-based Peter Emptage Architects, who have also designed the footbridges over the River Chelmer by the Sawyers and Chelmer
buildings. Construction of the building was undertaken by Morgan Sindall over a 12-month period, with the Engineering workshop delivered in December 2013. The project is the outcome of a collaboration between Anglia Ruskin and a number of external partners. For further information, see www.medbic. com. Paula Langton and Dr Akin Oluwatudimu Estates & Facilities Services
Contactless payment now available at Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough From the beginning of May, or possibly earlier, you will be able to pay at all catering tills by credit or debit card in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough. The card readers on the tills will provide contactless payment (also called wave & pay), which is the quickest and easiest method of payment and will help towards reducing queuing time. If your card has the symbol shown top, far right on it, you will be able to use it as a contactless method to pay by placing your card on the reader, and no PIN is required.
If your card doesn’t give you the contactless facility, you can request one from your bank. Supplying it might take several weeks. The maximum you can spend by contactless is £20. If you have any feedback, please email me at terry.hope@anglia. ac.uk. The benefits of contactless are: • It is easy to use – place your contactless card a few centimetres away from the reader; further away and it will not be read. • It is much faster than using Chip and PIN technology,
or cash. Place your card on or near the reader, and the transaction is complete. Chip and PIN will still be available, although very slow by comparison. • It is secure, because it uses the same encryption technology as Chip and PIN. For added protection from fraud, you may be asked to enter your PIN to verify a transaction from time to time. • It is widely available. See below examples of contactless providers and outlets.
Example providers Barclays, Co-operative Bank, HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest. Example outlets (most but not all outlets will have contactless) Boots, Costa Coffee, Costcutter, Ikea, JD Wetherspoon, Little Chef, Marks and Spencer, McDonalds, Post Office, Pret a Manger, Starbucks, Waitrose, WH Smith, Wilkinsons. Terry Hope Catering, Hospitality and Events Manager
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Updates from the Environment team
We went bananas for Fairtrade Fortnight! were Jan Myers (highest votes) and Ruth Waight (judges’ vote) and in Cambridge Hilary Turner (highest votes) and Heather Colbert (judges’ vote) – all four winners received a luxury Fairtrade baking kit. Photos and the winners’ recipes are available on www.anglia.ac.uk/fairtrade and www.angliastudent.com/ plan_g/fairtrade. s Chelmsford bake-off: Daryl Sharpe (in banana costume),
Sarah Johnson, Megan Bennett and Mario Kokkoris.
Four-hundred-and-fifty Fairtrade bananas, 26 banana breads, 394 votes and a member of the team in a banana suit! The Environment team, together with our Students’ Union, went a bit bananas for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight! Over the fortnight, we held an online quiz, a lunchtime seminar, information stalls giving
s Cambridge bake-off: Sarah Johnson and Kristen
out free bananas and the highly popular banana bread bake-off! We asked staff and students to bake banana bread (with as many Fairtrade ingredients as possible) and have it judged by our expert panel, consisting of the Environment Team and SU officers (Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood
weren’t available). We held the bake-off at both Chelmsford and Cambridge, and each campus was awarded two winners, the judges’ favourite and the highestvoted-for by staff and student taste-testers passing the stall. The competition was tough, and our Chelmsford winners
Thank you to everyone who made banana bread and who came to do some taste-testing, helping us support Fairtrade Fortnight. The event was a huge success (judging by the waistlines of the judging panel!). There is still time to sign the online petition to help make bananas fair (www. stickwithfoncho.org.uk).
FST wins the energy saving treasure hunt
s Ann Woolley, Team Leader, and
Munir Morad, Deputy Dean, FST.
New sustainable food policy We have been working with our colleagues in catering to deliver a new sustainable food policy for Anglia Ruskin. The policy reflects much of the positive work that catering has done recently; for example, did you know our catering outlets only use free-range eggs and much of the fish is Marine Stewardship Council approved? Further catering facts that you may not know are: • all veg peelings from the MAB kitchen go into an onsite wormery
Congratulations to FST for winning an eco-kettle in our energy saving treasure hunt. The team’s suggestions included: closing all doors leading to the lift shafts to avoid heat/energy being wasted; turning appliances off at the wall over Christmas; adjusting the timings on motion sensor lights and using energy meters that staff can use to
test electricity consumption. The suggestions were well thought out and were picked to win by our Environment Manager, Simon Chubb, as the detailed energy monitoring of the Marconi building could lead to a potential student project. FST is donating the kettle to South Woodham Ferrers District Guides to use in their new HQ
• over the summer, the catering team used beetroot grown in our staff and student allotment to make a strawberry and beetroot cake for Wear it Pink day • Catering sells Thermos mugs for your takeaway tea, coffee or soup, which entitles you to 10p off your beverage purchase • vegetarian and vegan options are available each day
‘Green Love’ showcased at the Our Green Love programme, to engage staff and students in our environmental agenda, was included in a state-ofthe-art report, ‘Best Practice in Campus Sustainability’, launched by the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) and Global Universities Leadership Forum (GULF) at the World Economic Forum, in Davos in January.
To view the new sustainable food policy, please visit www.anglia. ac.uk/catering.
when it is completed later this year. How is your faculty or support service faring in the staff Green Love Competition? Visit www. anglia.ac.uk/greenevents to find out. Our forthcoming competitions include events for World Water Day and a photography competition. World Economic Forum We were one of 23 of the world’s leading universities representing 11 countries profiled in the report, and one of only three from the UK. The ISCN press release and the full report can be found from the ‘Latest news’ section of our website (www.anglia.ac.uk/ environment).
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For full information, pick up a programme at the theatre or visit www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre. To book, phone the box office on 0845 196 2320 or call ext 2320
What’s on at the Mumford?
Finding Joy • Tickets: £12.50 (£10.00 concessions, £8.50 student/child) • Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 April, 7.30 pm Joy is creative, funny, loves to dance and is losing her memory: her grandson Danny is rebellious, fearless, bright and always getting into trouble. When, out of the blue, Danny decides to become Joy’s carer, they discover a shared playfulness and a mutual affection.
But is that enough to take on the challenges ahead? Finding Joy is about memory, ageing, love, and – of course – about Joy! UK-based Vamos Theatre creates innovative full mask theatre that brims with visual inventiveness,
music, puppetry, dexterity and hilarity. Finding Joy is funny and fearless theatre from one of the UK’s foremost full mask theatre companies. Suitable for ages 12+.
1914: The Year Our World Changed • Tickets: £10.00 (£7.00 concessions) • Monday 7 April, 7.30 pm After last year’s successful evening looking at the troubled history of Congo, Anglia Ruskin Creative turns its attention to the coming of the First World War through prose, photographs, poetry and drama. Starting with an illustrated talk on the coming
of the war, the evening explores the impact of war on Cambridge and the wider world through the poetry, letters and local newspapers of the time.
The second half of the evening is a production of local playwright Sean Lang’s enigmatic drama set in 1914, The Road Less Travelled.
The City and Iris • Tickets: £12.50 (£10.00 concessions, £8.50 student/child) • Wednesday 9 April, 7.30 pm Iris’s every day is a haze of grey… Today seems just like any other morning for Iris. But when her glasses break in a seemingly innocent accident, she finds herself departing on a strange journey through the city she thought she knew. An
optician performs an unusual examination, familiar doors open into new spaces, but where will all of this lead her? Before Iris’s very eyes, the world is beginning to come to life in bewildering and thrilling new ways. The oddities of her co-workers in the library,
the prophetic newspaper vendor she passes every day, even the ducks in her local pond – Iris is discovering that the extraordinary is all around her and that, most surprisingly of all, it lies within.
Pinocchio • Tickets: £7.50 • Thursday 17 April, 1.30 pm & 4.00 pm Follow Pinocchio and his grasshopper friend as they set out on an adventure – to find some fun! Now... if only his nose would just stay still! Hiccup Theatre joins forces with acclaimed writer for children
Michael Rosen (We’re going on a Bear Hunt) to bring Carlo Collodi’s classic tale to life.
combination for children and their grown-ups. Suitable for ages 4+.
Live music, puppetry, physical storytelling and longer and longer noses combine in a magical
The 46th Cambridge Drama Festival • Tickets: £10.00 (£8.00 concessions) • Monday 28 April – Saturday 3 May, 7.30 pm £25.00 for the week (£20.00 concessions) • groups of 10 or more: £6.00 each A feast of short plays: tragedy, fantasy, history, drama, comedy, social commentary and maybe even Shakespeare brought to you by adult and junior groups from in and around the region.
At least two one-act plays each evening, plus intriguing theatrical quizzes for the audience, and interesting professional critiques of each play by Marie O’Sullivan from the Guild of Drama
Adjudicators. The Festival ends with the presentation of awards to groups and individuals whose work has been outstanding.
Lunchtime concert series • Fridays, 1.10pm • Mumford Theatre, Cambridge • admission free Apr 4
Laptopia Richard Hoadley, Tom Hall, Orestes Karamanlis Sound art and performance with technology.
Full details of all exhibitions at the Ruskin Gallery can be found at: www.anglia.ac.uk/ruskingallery
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Exhibitions and music concerts Ruskin Gallery exhitions during April Imperfect: Letterpress x 3 • Ruskin Gallery • Wednesday 2–Saturday 19 April • Private View: Thursday 3 April, 5.00 pm
Imperfect: Letterpress x 3 is a trio exhibition featuring recent
experiments in letterpress printing that seek to extend design processes beyond the computer screen. This work of US artists Joey Hannaford, Mervi Pakaste and Jeff Pulaski embraces interpretation, spontaneity and improvisation by using the traditional medium of letterpress printing to tell new stories in a modern context. While the wooden
letterforms used for printing reveal their age and history in the work process, each artist is also dedicated to expressing their own individual voice. The relatively recent enthusiasm for letterpress printing by the graphic design community has shown that fast, efficient and orderly are not always the most
satisfying or effective methods for designing or communicating. It could be said that this swing of the pendulum away from relying on the purely digital for artistic expression mirrors the Arts and Crafts movement’s rejection of technology and embrace of the hand-made in the 19th century.
BA Fine Art • Ruskin Balcony • Wednesday 2–Saturday 19 April • Private View: Thursday 3 April, 5.00 pm The exhibition presents work from second-year Fine Art students at Cambridge School of Art and is the second of two Ruskin
Gallery exhibitions by this group of students. The work presented is in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculptural,
installation and photography. These exhibitions are curated by the students, and are an integral part of their professional practice
activities that take place at the second-year stage on the Fine Art course.
Hidden Dimensions • Ruskin Gallery • Friday 25 April –Thursday 22 May • Private View: Thursday 1 May, 5.00 pm
String theory is a unified theory of everything. Its goal is to combine
two of the great achievements of the 20th century, quantum mechanics and relativity, to provide a theory that describes nature at its most fundamental level. One astounding prediction of string theory is that we live in a universe with hidden dimensions. These dimensions may possess beautiful symmetries in their geometry; symmetries that are
often too profound or unusual for us to imagine. The power of mathematics allows a description of these symmetries, but that description seems distant and immutable. This exhibition brings together visualisations of the hidden dimensions that emphasise their symmetries and poly-dimensionality
along with a sound installation inspired by these ideas and images. These distant and immutable ideas then become real, tractable and human. Exhibition by David Berman and Omer Gurdogan with sound installation by Matthew Jones.
The Student Sustainability Print Prize • Ruskin Balcony • Wednesday 30 April –Thursday 22 May • Private View: Thursday 1 May, 5.00 pm Students from the Cambridge School of Art present work shortlisted for the 2013–14
Sustainability Competition, in partnership with the Cambridge Sustainability Residency.
Now in its second year, the competition invites students to submit work based on their own
interpretation of the concept of ‘sustainability’.
Music concerts during April Anglia Ruskin Orchestra and Chorus West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Wednesday 2 April, 7.30 pm
Trevor Wishart – Encounters In The Republic Of Heaven Music Recital Hall, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Wednesday 9 April, 8.00 pm – pre-concert talk, 7.30 pm
Paul Jackson – conductor Alan Rochford – conductor Harrison – Suite for Violin, Piano and Small Orchestra Grainger – In a Nutshell Beethoven – Mass in C major, opus 86
…All the colours of speech…
Tickets: £10 (£7 concessions), available from the Mumford Theatre box office (0845 196) ext 2320 or www.anglia.ac.uk/mumfordtheatre.
Encounters brings together everyday stories told by adults and children with the possibilities of sound-transformation offered by modern technology. The eight-channel soundsurround experience begins with the sound of the wind, formed from tens of thousands of human voices and gradually unfolds the stories of fishermen, farmers and city-dwellers in the north east of England, accompanied by imaginary musical instruments derived directly from the speaking voices we hear. As each story subsides, we encounter a sea of human voices organised in surprising ways – speech that waltzes, speech that harmonises, clouds of speech that circle the audience, culminating with speech that transforms into song. Tickets: £8 (£5 concessions), available from the Mumford Theatre box office (0845 196) ext 2320 or www.anglia. ac.uk/mumfordtheatre.
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