News 3 June 2019

Woman Wins £60k After Suing University Over “Mickey Mouse” Degree

3 June 2019

A woman has received £60,000 in an out-of-court settlement after suing her university over what she referred to as a “Mickey Mouse” degree.

After graduating from Anglia Ruskin University in 2013 with a degree in International Business, Pok Wong sued the establishment for false advertising for “exaggerating the prospects of a career”.

Speaking to the BBC in 2018, Wong said: “They think we’re international students [and] we come here to pay our money for a piece of paper, for the degree. But actually we care about the quality, we care about how much we could learn.

“They exaggerated the prospects of a career studying with them, and also they exaggerate how connected they are”.

The £60,000 settlement was agreed by the university’s insurance solicitors – an agreement the university didn’t agree with.

A spokesperson for Anglia Ruskin said: “We consider that [the insurance solicitors] acted negligently and against the university’s interests”.

Wong has described the settlement as a “victory”.