Anglia Ruskin University has campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough, with several collaborative partnerships across the UK and internationally. The university’s roots date back to 1858, and today it has a student population of 35,000, with more than 85,000 alumni in 150 countries around the world. 

Anglia Ruskin’s recent achievements include recognition of academic excellence by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 12 areas classed as generating “world-leading” research. The university has the further distinction of being awarded the Entrepreneurial University of the Year in the 2014 Times Higher Education Awards.

We are proud to be an associate college of Anglia Ruskin University. Through our franchised agreement with this institution, we deliver the MBA (Top Up), MA in Marketing and Innovation (Top Up), BA (Hons) in Marketing (Top Up) and BA (Hons) in Business Management (Top Up).

Why choose ARU?

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) prides its self on being enterprising and innovative. Therefore, they nurture these qualities in their students along with the sheer can-do attitude which is essential for success. Its enthusiasm and passion for building a stellar learning experience for students sets the university apart from the rest. Shown below are all the awards and milestones achieved by this prestigious university.

  • The only UK university to be named global ‘rising star’.*
  • Students rate the university highly for teaching, personal development and assessment and feedback.**
  • 92% of students agree that ARU lecturers are good at explaining things and 91% of students say lecturers are enthusiastic – rating Anglia Ruskin University highly for the third successive year.**
  • Named the UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2014.
  • Many of the university courses are recognised by industry. A large number are professionally accredited.
  • Businesses come back to the university for interns, training, research and collaborative programmes.
  • The university’s academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 12 areas classed as generating world-leading research. It delivers impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a difference to all our lives, from saving lives to conserving water.***

* Higher Education consultants Firetail, table published in the Times Higher Education, August 2016 ** National Student Survey 2016. *** Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2014

Anglia Ruskin Univeristy is exceedingly proud to have been awarded the title of Entrepreneurial University of the Year in the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards. THE were impressed with a number of initiatives which contributed to the university achieving the award.

Joint 38th best UK institution in Times Higher world rankings

Anglia Ruskin University has been listed in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Rankings for the first time – being named as one of the top 350 institutions in the world and joint 38th best in the UK.

This prestigious ranking lists the best 980 higher education institutions around the world and is headed by the University of Oxford, followed by the California Institute of Technology, and Stanford University.

Anglia Ruskin University has been given a ranking of 301-350, which puts it joint 38th highest in the UK. The rankings are the only global university performance table to judge world-class universities across all their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

National Student Survey results 2016

The National Student Survey (NSS) is the highest profile census of around half a million students throughout the United Kingdom. The results of the census is made available to the public in order to inform their opinions and decisions on the quality of higher education at all UK institutions.

A total of 4014 final year students from Anglia Ruskin University were asked a series of questions over six categories. 76% of students replied with their feedback on the quality of the teaching on their course, the assessment and feedback, support and organisation, learning resources and personal development. The overall outcome of the survey ranks the University amongst the best in the country for feedback and assessment. Shown below are the key highlights of the survey:



For more information about the National Student Survey, please visit the HEFCE website. The full results will be made public in September on the Unistats website.