Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough and Writtle

  • Location: City

About us

ARU gives you the opportunity to explore who you are and discover your strengths.  We provide an active, applied education that will empower you to amplify your purpose and gain the knowledge, skills and experience that employers demand. 

ARU offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a range of September and January start dates, part-time options, Degree Apprenticeships and accelerated (2 year) courses, to help find the right degree for you. We measure our success by the impact we have on our students – and on the communities we serve. We are proud that our students rate their educational experience highly.

You’ll find our campuses in the heart Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough, each with their own unique style and charm. Our partnership with ARU London also gives you the opportunity to study for an ARU-validated degree in the capital city. 




ARU is University of the Year 2023

We're proud to be the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year 2023! The award honours ‘exceptional performance during the 2021-22 academic year'. Our shortlisting reflects ARU’s success in delivering high-impact projects during this period, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more about our award and our student stories here:

What makes us different

ARU Facilities

  • 115m pounds worth of investment in recent years
  • New Science Centre and School of Medicine 
  • Public facing Law Clinics and Eye Clinic
  • Specialist and industry-standard equipment for engineering, computing, sport, forensics, art, gaming, music recording, tv and film production and more
  • Working gallery and theatre in Cambridge 

ARU Support

  • On-campus or online drop-ins, consultations and 1-2-1 for health, wellbeing, money, employment and academic support
  • Employability teams help with CV writing, networking and securing part-time work, placements or internship opportunities.
  • Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Academy provide business and start-up support/workshops.
  • Free counselling and wellbeing services
  • Study Skills Plus scheme (academic support) and Personal Development Tutors
  • Learn a modern foreign language with your degree
  • Study abroad support and funding available
  • Students’ Union provide confidential, impartial advice and run events / volunteering 

I enjoy being at ARU and I love how personal the campus feels - you seem to just make friends with everyone and rarely get lost in any hustle and bustle. It is also great to be studying medicine in a new building surrounded by lecturers and clinical leads who take a keen interest in our learning and progression.

Medicine student

Open days

Course locations

ARU Peterborough

University House, Bishops Road, Peterborough, PE1 5BW

The Newtown Centre, Huntingdon

The Newtown Centre, Nursery Road,, Huntingdon, Huntingdon, PE29 3RJ

Chelmsford Campus

Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ

Writtle Campus

Lordship Road, Writtle, CM1 3RR

Main Site

East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

London School of Osteopathy

The Grange, 12 Grange Road, London, SE1 3BE

Cambridge Campus

East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT