Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough

  • 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. 




Maddison's Story

Amplify your voice. Find your purpose. Our students are incredible. We are here to support them to become the best person they can be. We're proud of them every step of the way. Whether you go onto become a teacher or a nurse, a graphic designer or an engineer, we want to help you unlock your potential and do what you were born to do.

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 

ARU gave me the ability to find new ways to create. Learn new things, new techniques, new ways of thinking that I never thought were possible. I want to impact the world in a different way and be an inspiration for people like me, coming from where I came from.

Daniel, 3rd year
Digital Media

Open days

Course locations

Cambridge Campus

East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

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

Main Site

East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

London School of Osteopathy

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