A graduate who sued her university after labelling her course a ‘Mickey Mouse’ degree has received an out-of-court settlement worth £61,000.
Pok Wong graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2013, with a first in International Business Strategy.
However the 30-year-old claimed the university “exaggerated the prospects of a career” and “fraudulently misrepresented” the business course when she enrolled in 2011.
The graduate sued the university for false advertising in the university’s prospectus.
A university spokesperson said it strongly disputes the allegations but has agreed to pay a £15,000 settlement plus £46,000 towards the former student’s legal fees.
Ms Wong told the BBC in 2018: “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.”
After the settlement was agreed, she told The Sunday Telegraph: “The payout means this is a victory for me, despite the university strenuously fighting my case and denying any responsibility.”
She added: “In light of this settlement I think universities should be careful about what they say in prospectuses.
“I think they often make promises which they know will never materialise or are simply not true.”