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What a sight to see! Our Optometry students are such a spectacle! Okay, enough of the puns - this photo is just fantastic! This is the ARU Vision and Hearing Sciences dream team representing ARU at Optoversity challenge this March. Kizzy, Noorulain, Chris and Harry here are raising funds for Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP). The event is happening at Anglia Ruskin University Eye Clinic, Cambridge on Saturday, 7 March 2020. Go to @ ARU_VHS Twitter page for the link if you want to sponsor them! #TuesdayMotivation #ARUProud #optometry #Optoversity #visioncare #visioncareforhomeless #eyeclinic #optometrystudents #visionsciences #visionandhearingsciences #angliaruskin #angliaruskinuniversity #arucambridge #challenge #universitycompetition #interuni #interunicompetition #eyecare #vision #glasses #spectacle #sight #sightandhearing #studyinuk #cambridge #sciencestudents #stem

To finish off our #ARUinLove stories we're bringing you our wonderful Alumni Officer Kim's story of how she met her husband Evan. "Evan and I met after a chance meeting on ARU’s Chelmsford campus back at the beginning of 2017, when he was in the middle of his PhD and I was working in The MedBIC at the time. We clicked straight away and began to spend more and more time together, FaceTiming almost every night of our relationship. After meeting each other’s families, them meeting each other (slightly trickier when one family lives almost 3000 miles away!) and me proofreading his PhD a few Christmases ago, Evan proposed in January last year. We got married in November, moved in together, Evan submitted his PhD with final corrections and we flew to Nigeria for his brother’s wedding all within a month, making 2019 an incredible year. I’m incredibly grateful for his support, not only for me, but of my whole family through a difficult time a few years ago. He’s not just my husband, he’s my best friend, and I wouldn’t have it any other way." #valentinesday2020 #valentinesday #metatuni #couplegoals #angliaruskin #aruproud #arualumni #angliaruskinuniversity #lovestories #cambridge #chelmsford #aruchelmsford

Faye tells us how she met her husband of 25 years through ARU! This is Faye and Gary's story. "I secured a place doing music degree at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology (the forerunner to ARU) in 1989. When not studying, I worked in The Anchor on Silver Street which was where I met my husband, Gary. He had just moved up from London and worked around the corner from the pub. It was the start of my final year and my friend and I had signed up to a fresher’s week, 3-legged pub crawl. We invited Gary and his friend to join us. Not being students, they didn’t quite grasp the concept so leisurely had a pint in every pub – they were a little worse for wear when they eventually got back to The Tram Depot. But it can’t have gone that badly because we celebrated 25 years of marriage in 2019 and have stayed in Cambridge all this time. Gary set up, run and sold a business. I worked globally for blue chip companies and start-ups, and then set up my own Communications and PR company in Cambridge back in which is going from strength to strength. Other than a degree, you never know what path being at ARU will take you on – we live, work and play here and I have fond memories every time I drive past the campus on East Road (which is very often!). As a businesswoman it’s also important to me to continue to support the ARU community – I currently have a part-time employee from ARU and we also take on work experience people from ARU too." #valentinesday2020 #valentinesday #metatuni #couplegoals #angliaruskin #aruproud #arualumni #angliaruskinuniversity #lovestories #cambridge #chelmsford #arucambridge