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Anglia Ruskin, in partnership with John Smith’s Bookshops, have created the Anglia Ruskin Books Plus scheme to help you make the very best of your time at our University.
ARU BOOKS PLUS SCHEME 2015/16 (FIRST & SECOND YEAR STUDENTS)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Am I eligible for the Books Plus Scheme?
To be eligible for Books Plus you must be:
A Home or EU student studying on the first year of an undergraduate course funded by the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE)
Paying the higher rate of fees (non NHS funded) - £7,500 for HNC,HND & Foundation Degrees. £9,000 for Degree courses. Pro-rata for part time students
Studying with Anglia Ruskin University on campus at Chelmsford, Cambridge or Peterborough Guild House.
Q. What is it worth?
The Books Plus award is worth up to £400 per year.
Q. How do I register for it?
As soon as you have got your Anglia Ruskin student ID card, visit us at registration on the Cambridge or Chelmsford campuses or visit us at one of the John Smith’s student stores on the Cambridge or Chelmsford campuses to pick up your Books Plus card. If you are based at Peterborough Guild House, you can also register online here.
Q. When can I access Books Plus?
As soon as you register with us your funds will be available.
Q. What can I spend Books Plus on?
You can spend your funds on books, stationery, art supplies, digital products and other learning materials. In any year, you can also choose to spend up to £100 on Sport and Active Anglia memberships and up to £100 at your Students’ Union to join clubs and societies, buy an NUS Extra card or on a limited selection of branded goods.
Q. Where can I spend Books Plus?
You can spend your scholarship online at this website or in the John Smith’s student stores on the Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses.
Q. Is this a loan? Do I have to pay it back?
Your Books Plus funding is not a loan and you do not have to pay it back. The funds are provided for you by your university to help with the extra costs associated with studying. It does not add to your student debt.
Q. What happens if I don’t spend the money by the end of the academic year?
Your Books Plus funding will be available to you throughout your studies but you must spend all of your funds by the end of October in your final year as they will not be available to you after graduation.
Q. Where should I go if I have more questions?
Check the University website for information about Books Plus including terms and conditions.
For all queries about your Books Plus account or specific products please email us.
Chelmsford shop telephone: 01245 356 851
Cambridge shop telephone: 01223 315 203
If you have any queries about your eligibility for the Books Plus scheme, please email the University
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MERIT SCHOLARSHIP (ISMS)
Selected International students who come to Anglia Ruskin University are eligible for the £500 International Student Merit Scholarship which can be taken as a reduction in tuition fees or as an Aspire account - which you can spend on products to help with your studies.
Q. Where can I use my Scholarship?
Scholarship funds can be used to purchase books, stationery, laptops, computer consumables and other learning materials from John Smith's bookshops at either the Cambridge or Chelmsford campus, or online at this website.
Books Plus is for full-time and part-time undergraduates from either the UK or the EU who are paying full fees under the new fee regime. This excludes joint venture students. Your Books Plus funds can be used to purchase books, stationery, laptops, computer consumables and other learning materials from John Smith's bookshops at either the Cambridge or Chelmsford campus, or online on this website. (Terms and conditions apply)
Any unspent funds on your Books Plus account will roll over to the following year and still be available to spend.
N.B: If you leave the university before the end of your course, any money unspent will not be refundable as cash.