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Anglia Ruskin University


Located in East Anglia, the United Kingdom, the Anglia Ruskin University, also known as ARU is a public university which has its origins traced back to 1858's Cambridge School of Art. Founded by William John Beamont, the Cambridge School of Art, later on, became the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology (CCAT) in the year 1960. However, in the year 1989, Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology fused with the Essex Institute of Higher Education to form the Anglia Higher Education College.


Later in the year 1991, the Anglia Higher Education College became Anglia Polytechnic and subsequently received its university status in the year 1992. Being one of the post-1992 universities, it was renamed as the Anglia Ruskin University after John Ruskin which was approved by the Privy Council on 29 September 2005. 

Currently catering a total of 39,400 students, the university offers both undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses in subjects including Law & Social Sciences, Engineering, Business, Life Sciences, Art, Technology, and Psychology. Some of the notable alumni of the ARU include Tony Palladino (English cricketer), Barbara Yung (Hong Kong actress), Mark Wood (businessman, accountant and chairman of NSPCC) and Shoo Rayner (author and illustrator). 

Student accommodation Anglia Ruskin University

Attracting a massive amount of students every year, the students studying at Anglia Ruskin University need not worry about finding student accommodation near ARU. The Cambridge student accommodation options around the ARU include budget-friendly Private halls of residence, student halls and homestays. 

ARU accommodation or student halls are residential blocks with flats and dorms located inside or near the university campus. These buildings were built in order to provide university students with a secure and comfortable on-campus housing option. Because of its closeness to the university and growing popularity, Anglia Ruskin University accommodation gets sold out on an excessively fast rate. 

Apart from student halls, the city also offers a wide range of private student accommodation to pick from. The private accommodation in Cambridge includes affordable studios, en-suites, shared flats and non-en-suites. Some of the most popular private accommodation near ARU include Brunswick house, study inn Cambridge,  and the railyard


Anglia Ruskin University has a total of 4 campuses located in London, Cambridge, Peterborough and Chelmsford. 

Situated in 19 Charterhouse St, Holborn, London, the ARU's London campus offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree in healthcare management, accounting, business, law, HR and marketing. The Chancery Lane (Central Line) and Farringdon tube (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City) are just within a five minutes walk' and two minutes' walk away from the campus. 

The ARU's flagship Cambridge campus is located in East Road, Cambridge and is home to high-tech clinical skills labs, Health Building and Music Therapy Centre. The campus also provides technology, sports and computing courses in at Compass House, at 80 Newmarket Road. The east road campus is just a 10-minute walk from the city centre as well as from the Market Square. Also, the Drummer Street bus station is merely a 15-minute walk away from the Cambridge campus. 

Placed at a distance of 80 miles from London and 40 miles from Cambridge, the Peterborough campus located at Guild House, Swain Ct, is a purpose-built healthcare campus which offers health-related courses including midwifery and adult nursing. Also, the campus is well-connected to the rest of the city via public transport. The closest bus station is right next to the Queensgate shopping centre, which is only a short walk from the city centre.

Located at Bishop Hall Ln in Chelmsford, the Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford campus is home to one of the largest business schools in the East of England as well as Essex's very first School of Medicine which was inaugurated by Prince Edward the Duke of Kent. The campus also houses The MedBIC, Sawyers building, William Harvey Building, Marconi building, Queen's Building and Lord Ashcroft building. The Chelmsford campus is just about a ten-minute walk from the Chelmsford city centre and just 15-minutes drive from the M25 roadway. 

Student life

ocated close to the heart of Cambridge city, the university life of students studying at Anglia Ruskin University is filled with diverse cultures, active nightlife, great music scenes, and countless opportunities. Apart from this, the students will also have access to the central entertainment hub of the city. Thus, not only ensuring quality education but also the quality student life in Cambridge.

The ARU offers its students access to its cutting edge facilities which include a state-of-the-art library which provides plenty of space for group study and discussion. It also incorporates personal silent study area, numerous books, journals, networked PCs, and wifi. It is also complemented by an extended digital library which allows the students to access e-books, databases and e-journals. The university also offers numerous clubs and societies that students can indulge in.

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