Anglia Ruskin University (ARU)

ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world’s top 350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating.  We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 2,500 staff and 35,000 students from 180 countries.  With a focussed civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work and live.

Working at ARU

We welcome talent from a diverse range of backgrounds and our roles vary enormously; you could be lecturing students, building relationships with stakeholders, or supporting others as part of a team. But we’re all ambassadors for our University, living and breathing the same values and united by the shared conviction that together we make a great community.

With an agile working culture to enable staff to work flexibly to balance the demands of their role and organisational requirements with their personal circumstances, a competitive salary and extensive benefits including a generous relocation package, you will have access to wellbeing, learning and development support to ensure you thrive at ARU.

Realising ambitions together

We’ve got a single‑minded direction: realising ambitions together. Our people have a positive, can-do attitude which helps us realise these ambitions.

For our students, staff, the businesses and communities we support, and our many education and commercial partners, we collaborate to deliver tangible results.

Our community is incredibly important to us and, as an employer, we're proud of the role we play in our cities and the wider region – including the positive effect on jobs and the local economy. If you can work to these values, then consider a career with us.

Products and services

The Big Pitch

Our aim is simple: we want to find passionate entrepreneurs with exciting, imaginative business ideas and give them the chance to pitch for the money and the support they need to make it happen. Entrants do not need to be a business expert to participate; all they needs is good idea. Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Academy provides the business mentoring and support necessary as the competition progresses.

Round 1: The Video Pitch: All entrants submit a 1 minute video pitch.

Round 2: The Boot Camp: The best 20 entrants attend a 2-day training boot camp where they take part in a variety of interactive seminars in business planning, financial planning, marketing and presentation skills. Following this, entrants deliver a 3-minute pitch to a panel of judges followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.

Round 3: The LIVE pitch: The best of the best will pitch their business idea to an invited panel of judges in front of a live audience. The three best entries will each receive a cash prize of up to £10,000, along with FREE business mentoring, professional advice and other exciting prizes including: £3,000 Engineers in Business Fellowship and 6 months' free office space in Arise Hubs in Chelmsford or Harlow (valued at £6,000), awarded to a health, performance, and wellbeing idea.

If you have any queries please contact the competition organiser on the following details:

Imrana Begum, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Administrator

Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Academy (AREA)

Tel: 0845 196 5180

Email: [email protected]

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