Employability Winning Formula for Anglia Ruskin University

09 March 2018

CMI has awarded two prestigious awards to Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), which has campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford, in recognition of their impact on employability, and the student’s management and leadership skills.


ARU’s positive relationship with CMI was recognised through the Partner of the Year category at their recent inaugural Higher Education (HE) Awards. Jack Williamson, a student on the BA Management and Leadership course, also won the Student of the Year award.

Loreen Macklin, Chair of the CMI Eastern Regional Board said: “It is fantastic that a university in our region has picked up two prestigious prizes at this year’s HE awards, especially as they are being recognised for the impact they have made on employability, professional development and enrichment of student experience.”

Loreen adds: “Regional board members have been working with the CMI and a number of universities throughout the eastern region to build mutually beneficial relationships. As education providers our universities are the cornerstone of opportunities for many experienced and emerging managers so it is great to see that employability is at the heart of what they’re doing.”

The new annual awards programme has been created by CMI to recognise the higher education institutions that are making a difference to graduate employability through their partnership with CMI. 

As the HE focus shifts to boosting student employability and UK productivity, CMI’s inaugural awards celebrate those that are making the most impact on the professional development of the next generation of managers and leaders. 

The categories were judged by a panel of senior business leaders in order to provide a strong employer perspective, and winners were named at the CMI's annual HE Conference held in London on 21 February.