ARU Writtle (formerly Writtle University College)


  • Location: Town, City, Rural

About us

‘Now Part of the ARU family’  

We are pleased to confirm that Writtle University College and ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) have joined together.

Writtle’s full range of Higher and Further Education courses will continue to be delivered on site at the ARU Writtle campus, enhanced by resources available at nearby ARU Chelmsford.

ARU Writtle is a small and supportive campus location, located in rural Essex, close to the city of Chelmsford. Specialising in Land based, Animal and Sport and Health undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and offering industry-focused, innovative courses.

If you are starting your course in September 2024, your degree will be awarded by ARU however you will need to apply through Institutional code: W85 ‘ARU Writtle’

‘Now Part of the ARU family’  

Putting Science Into Practice since 1893

Learn about how studying at Writtle will help you put science into practice

What makes us different

Now Part of ARU - with campuses in Writtle, Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

ARU Writtle is a beautiful countryside campus - just 2.5 miles from Chelmsford.   

You will benefit from a small and supportive environment with large open spaces to enjoy and as part of a larger university 

Great social environment with friendly students union, on campus bar and sports facilities. On campus accommodation for first year students guaranteed and many students decide to live on campus in their second/third/fourth year.

Writtle has consistently performed well ahead of sector benchmarks in the National Student Survey and is ranked top in East of England. 

ARU is the 'University of the Year' THE Awards 2023 




Writtle has been an amazing experience. I've been so supported by the staff that go above and beyond for their students. The skills and confidence I've developed over the years will be invaluable in my future career.

Emily Toogood
Veterinary Physiotherapy Graduate

Course locations

Main Site

Writtle, Writtle, Chelmsford, CM1 3RR

Writtle University College

Writtle University College, Writtle, CM1 3RR