Back to School project

Anglia Ruskin paramedic student at the back to school project.

With our Back to School project, students to return to their previous school or college to give talks on student life at ARU.

The talks go into detail about students' progression from their previous school or college, to studying their subject at ARU and life as a university student. They're someone who younger students can relate to.

  • Since our Back to School Project began in May 2018, it has reached over 1,400 students.
  • The project now has 36 active ambassadors with growing interest and awareness in the student community of what the project does. Ambassadors are keen to revisit their old school as many of them are still in regular contact with their teachers and tutors. 
  • We've also encouraged our ambassadors to get involved in careers conventions, ‘meet the professional days’ and our schools and college visits on campus.

Teacher testimonials

"Anna was brilliant and a credit to the university providing a excellent insight into student life and the different nursing pathways"

"The presentation was excellent and the students enjoyed it and gained valuable information from the talk, he also had quite a big audience from staff as Andrew was always very popular"

"Joe delivered many sessions and it was great for students to hear about life as a Student Paramedic"

"The Back to School Ambassadors were brilliant. Jack and Max held the room brilliantly and the students were really engaged. They were a credit to the university"

"It was lovely to see Emily again and she did really well – a personal, unassuming speaker who related really well to the students"

"Amy's presentation was well received and students found it helpful to talk to a someone who has made the transition they are about to. She was an excellent ambassador and is very willing to come back later in the year to speak to the first year students" 


  • Students at your school or college will feel inspired to progress onto university or consider their future options.
  • The project gives your students a relatable individual to look up to.
  • Keeps a connection with the student ambassador and the school.

Find out more

Enquire about your school or college benefiting from one of our students coming back to give a talk. Email