Postgraduate Taught Students
As a postgraduate students you are able to access all the same support at Anglia Ruskin as an undergraduate student. You may find some of the following support useful:
The iCentre are able to assist with any questions or problems that may arise during your time studying at Anglia Ruskin. They can help sign post you to the right people if you’re unsure where to go, and can also help with student cards, registration, hand-ins, travel, council tax exemption, and lots more.
Study Skills Plus
Study Skills Plus provides activities and resources to help improve academic skills at all levels, including researching, writing, and referencing. They can off online study skills guides and tutorials, programmes of workshops and drop-ins, as well as one-to-one study coaching.
Student Services Advisors
The Student Advice Service is able to help you understand the University’s modular system, rules and regulations, and deadlines. They can also sign post you to the right people if you’re unsure where to go.
Counselling and Wellbeing
Postgraduate study can be stressful, and personal problems may arise during your time studying at Anglia Ruskin. The Counselling and Wellbeing Service offers confidential support to promote mental health and wellbeing. You can talk one-to-one with a trained counsellor or mental health advisor about any difficulties you are having.
The Employability Service can help you to get a job, whether that be at the end of your studies or if you are looking for part-time work during your studies. They can help improve your employability skills to a create a better CV and can offer advice and help with job searching, applications, CVs, careers advice, exploring your options, on campus jobs fairs, workshops and employer visits, and online resources.
Students’ Union Advice Service
The Students’ Union Advice Service is able to offer you free confidential and impartial advice. They can help support and represent you with academic appeals, accommodation advice, complaints, disciplinary issues, placement problems, academic offences, fitness to practice issues, disability issues, course problems, or when you don’t know where else to go for help.
As a postgraduate students you are responsible for funding your own university fees (information about postgraduate fees can be found here). However, there are places you can get financial help from:
From September 2017, eligible students from England, Nothern Ireland, Scotland and Wales can access a postgraduate loan to study a Masters degree. EU students will also have access to UK postgraduate loans in 2017 as part of fee and funding guarantees following the recent EU referendum.
The university offers a number of scholarships available to postgraduate taught students, including the Alumni Postgraduate Scholarship, MBA Scholarship, EU Partner Scholarship, Achievement Scholarship, ARU Sports Scholarship, and several course specific schoalrships/bursaries.
Disabled Students’ Allowance
As a postgraduate student you are still entitled to Disabled Students’ Allowance.
Books plus helps many students from the UK or EU with study-related costs such as textbooks and equipment. As of September 2017 the scheme will also be available to new postgraduate taught students from the UK and EU.
Charities, trusts and foundations
Some charities, trusts and foundations make awards to postgraduate students in need of financial help. You can find these in the library in publications such as The Educational Grants Directory, The Grants Register, The Directory of Grant Making Trusts, and The Charities Digest. You can also access the contact details of some funding trusts here.
There are lots of other avenues to finding funding and financial support for your postgraduate course, including social worker funding, tax credits, council tax, and help with health care costs.
Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is the post popular funding resource in the world for postgraduate students studying at UK universities. As a student at Anglia Ruskin you can access the guide and resources for free.