Graduate Who Has Been Trying to Sue a University for False Advertising Gets a Payout Somehow

By Shabana Arif on at

If you meandered through your university years following your passion for underwater basket weaving, and are inexplicably struggling to get a job, you can now start pointing fingers at everyone but yourself for your lack of foresight.

In a move that totally undermined Anglia Ruskin University - who was involved in a six year litigation with a former student over claims that the body exaggerated its connections when it came to helping graduates find a job - the university's insurers settled, forking out £15,000 as well as covering the student's legal costs.

International student, Pok Wong, graduated with a first in international business strategy in 2013. Her gripe is that the university's claims of the businesses it had connections with were untrue, and while she avoided answering questions on exactly how this has affected her employment opportunities in the years since, if at all, she's been attempting to sue for some time to the tune of £60,000.

"[Ms. Wong's litigation] has been rejected numerous times and has never been upheld," an Anglia Ruskin University spokesperson told the BBC. In fact, it was only last year that a London court ruled in the university's favour, and ordered Wong to pay £13,700 to cover the university's legal costs.

"We consider that they acted negligently and against the university's interests," Anglia Ruskin said in response to the insurer's absolutely batshit crazy decision.

So if you can't be arsed to do the proper due diligence when perusing a list of prospective unis, or you pick a nonsense degree that you end up wasting tens of thousands of pounds on, you too can try your hand at suing someone nearly half a decade later, and skip out on actually learning something, like personal accountability.

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