Anglia Ruskin University’s story begins in 1858 when the art critic, patron, and philanthropist John Ruskin opened the Cambridge Art School. Cambridge is internationally renowned as a centre of learning. ARU has been in Cambridge since 1858, when the Cambridge School of Art first opened its doors. The friendly, bustling campus is a five minute walk from the historic city centre with its vibrant cultural and social scene.

ARU College offers undergraduate and postgraduate pathways for applicants that do not meet the requirements for direct entry, have not studied the subjects required for the chosen degree, or spent some time out of education. Following completion of the ARU College pathway, students will benefit from direct entry onto an ARU degree.


Why Anglia Ruskin University College – Cambridge:

Location: Cambridge is a creative city, home to well-known music venues and clubs, including the Corn Exchange and Cambridge Junction. It is also home to the Cambridge Arts Theatre and ADC Theatre, Britain’s oldest University playhouse. Cambridge is home to famous streets, museums, intriguing shops, markets, galleries, and bookshops – the opportunities are endless in this 21st century city!

Facilities: In the last five years, ARU has invested over £80 million in campus developments, with a further £124 million planned over the next five years. Specialist facilities include a suite of forensic science laboratories, 4 university libraries, a university eye clinic, 2 art galleries, and mock courtrooms, hospital wards, and operating theatres.

Emphasis on internationalisation: One in five students at ARU is from outside the UK, creating a diverse student body population and allowing for students of all backgrounds to feel welcome.

Employability: ARU is 5th in England and top in the East of England region for UK undergraduates in employment or further study 15 within 15 months of graduating.