Ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our students are at the heart of our University: their educational experience engages, challenges and empowers them to reach their full potential. ARU’s research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 12 of our research areas assessed as world-leading.
The two main Campuses for International students are in Cambridge and Chelmsford. The University has impressive state-of-the-art facilities and has invested £115 million over recent years. It houses one of only nine optometry schools in the UK, and has its own public art gallery - The Ruskin Gallery. It also has a new Science Centre, a Law SchoolLaw Clinic, mock law courts, computer gaming suites and 24/7 libraries complete with books and online learning resources. 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. Anglia Ruskin University has a wide range of courses in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law, Health, Education,Science, Computing and Engineering. Many of our Business and Computing Masters degrees have work placements of up to 1 year in the UK.
We welcome international students in September and January to most of our courses.
ARU is a career-focused university, with on-campus Employability Services running CV and interview workshops alongside company visits and sector events, while also helping students to source part-time, flexible work that fits in with their studies. This is also where students receive guidance to source and apply for placements.
The Employability Service also offers one-to-one appointments both before and after graduation. The number of events organised by the Employability Service was something our student reviewers were impressed by. Anglia Ruskin University offers students support in a wide range of areas. These include a dedicated service for those with a disability, including a mental health condition, medical condition or specific learning difficulties. There is also a counselling service, advice on finances, and an International office focusing on the queries and needs of overseas students. We also offer a buddy scheme for student before they arrive with us for the chance to be linked up with current students.
The Student Union is active across all the campuses with an elected committee who develop services and represent student interests. They are also responsible for overseeing the range of clubs and societies that are on offer at the university, as well as assisting students who may want to set up their own society.