ARU Writtle (formerly Writtle University College)


  • Location: Town, City, Rural

Student life

Writtle offers a fantastic supportive environment with small cohorts and a personal approach to learning. The large open campus in Writtle is close to the busy city of Chelmsford, providing great facilities and student life. 

In 2023, WUC was the top university provider in the East of England for student satisfaction, in the 2023 National Student Survey (Taught data)


What's it like to live in South East?
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South East England is made up of nine counties, with popular student cities in Brighton & Hove, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, and Southampton.

The area sees plenty of sunshine and Brighton – the LGBTQ+ capital of the UK – is a student favourite, with tons of quirky shops, cafes, arts, nightlife and watersports.

Moving east into Kent, you'll find the charming towns of Whitstable, Broadstairs, and Margate – all bursting with literary history – plus the iconic landmarks of Dover’s white cliffs and Canterbury Cathedral.

London is an hour or two away for gigs, theatre trips and capital city adventures, while the country’s two largest airports – Heathrow and Gatwick – mean international journeys are easy to get started.

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Campus and facilities

Large open campus of around 170 hectares surrounded by beautiful gardens

• Dedicated Equine Centre
• Titchmarsh Animal Centre
• New Lordships Canine Centre
• Pet Behaviour Academy
• Sturgeons Working Farm including a pig unit
• Library / Careers Advisory Service /Study Hub
• 14 Halls of Residence for Over 18’s with around 400 rooms
• Garden Room Restaurant, Thyme out Café, Starbucks 
• Recreation and Fitness Centre include gym and weights room
• Design studios,  Research labs and glasshouses, Multi Faith Room
• 3x3 Dedicated Basketball facility and Centre for Sport and Health
• Dedicated Wellbeing Centre



Course locations

Main Site

Writtle, Writtle, Chelmsford, CM1 3RR

Writtle University College

Writtle University College, Writtle, CM1 3RR