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ARU reapproved as IOEE Centre of Excellence

Published: 21 November 2023 at 12:42

Main entrance to Anglia Ruskin University's Chelmsford campus

University is recognised as upholding the highest standards of entrepreneurship

The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) has announced the reapproval of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) as a Centre of Excellence.

The IOEE is committed to recognising institutions that consistently uphold the highest standards of entrepreneurship education and development. According to the IOEE, ARU has once again demonstrated its commitment to fostering entrepreneurial skills and knowledge among its students and the wider community.

As part of the reapproval process, representatives from the IOEE visited ARU to meet with the Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Academy (AREA) team, before conferring the status of Centre of Excellence. This status not only signifies continuous excellence but also reinforces the partnership between the University and the IOEE in promoting entrepreneurial education and development.

As a Centre of Excellence, ARU continues to offer support, resources and mentorship to empower students and aspiring entrepreneurs to achieve their goals.

Professor Gary Packham, Pro Vice Chancellor for Student Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), said:

“This reapproval aligns ARU with a highly regarded professional body which supports entrepreneurs in their ventures and will be of significant benefit to those students and graduates who have ambitions of running their own enterprise.

“Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship is at the heart of what we do at ARU. It is our ambition to enable and empower students and graduates to pursue successful entrepreneurial career paths and help them to transform lives, businesses and communities.”