Anglia Ruskin’s story starts in 1858, when the art critic, patron and philanthropist John Ruskin opened Cambridge School of Art. The art school grew to become Anglia Ruskin University, and it’s still at the heart of our modern-day campus in Cambridge.
ARU has two main intakes for most of the bachelors and masters degrees, September and January, the blended learning courses take place in May. Some of the bachelors degrees include a one year work placement during the third year. The MBA now includes a 1 year UK placement with other business courses due to launch this year.
Twelve of the 15 subject areas we submitted were rated as generating world-leading research; Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy, Architecture, Built Environment and Planning, Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory, Business and Management Studies, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management, English Language and Literature, Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology, History, Law, Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts, Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Social Work and Social Policy.
Students have the opportunity to seek careers advice during their time learning through the University's Employability Service, which offers everything from information on writing a stand-out CV to succeeding in an interview. This can be done face-to-face with an advisor, while additional help is also available online.
Both campuses at Anglia Ruskin are fully Wi-Fi enabled. There are many student PCs available across both campuses and open study areas accessible to all students.
We have a medical centre on our Cambridge campus and a GP surgery open to students and the public on our Chelmsford campus.
Anglia Ruskin campuses are close to the city centres of both Cambridge and Chelmsford. Both include a student union shop, book shop, gym, employment bureau and student bar and social spaces. Both ARU Cambridge and Chelmsford have supermarkets and restaurants within minutes of the campus.
The Students’ Union supports over 120 different societies, from course-specfic groups to hobby clubs and special interest meetups. It’s a great way for students to meet new people, build friendships and expand your horizons.
ARU's overall satisfaction score has increased to 84% – above the sector average of 83%.Anglia Ruskin University is one of the top 350 institutions in the world (Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2019)