Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has been shortlisted for the prestigious 'University of the Year' award at the Times Higher Education 2023 awards
Our community is incredibly important to us, and we're proud of the role we play in our cities and the wider region – including the positive effect on jobs and the local economy.*
Students, businesses, and partners benefit from outstanding facilities, which include our new School of Medicine in Chelmsford, and Science Centre in Cambridge. Many of our facilities, activities and events are open to the wider community.
Why choose ARU?
There are many reasons.
We’re not only academically ambitious for ourselves but for our students.
We’ve been named one of the top 350 institutions in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, for the sixth successive year – and one of the top 40 universities in the UK. We're also listed in the top 15% for social inclusion in The Times Good University Guide 2022.
Students are at the heart of our University, and we're delighted that our final-year undergraduates are positive about their educational experience.
We were named as one of the top five UK universities for education and sports science courses in the Guardian League Table 2022.
In November 2021, we were proud to receive The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work – and in particular our research with people living with dementia, and their families. The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes recognise outstanding work by UK universities and colleges that shows the highest levels of quality and innovation and delivers significant public benefit.
We’re a place where collaboration, research and scholarly activity informs everything we do. Many of our courses are recognised by industry and a large number are professionally accredited, making our students career-ready.
Each year, we also help 2,000 businesses grow with interns, training, research and collaborative programmes.
We’re purposeful, challenging and curious about our world. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a difference, from addressing health inequalities to enhancing public safety.**
While our head is full of ambition, our feet are planted in the world around us. We pride ourselves on being as enterprising as we are innovative and nurture those qualities in our students, with mentorship, support and start-up funding on offer through the Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Academy.
Our sheer can-do attitude sets us apart from others. We find that enthusiasm is infectious, letting the results speak for themselves and being the only UK university to be named a global 'rising star'.***
* Research carried out by Hatch Regeneris for the University and College Union, 2020
** Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021
*** Higher education consultants Firetail, table published in the Times Higher Education, August 2016