Why ARU?

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This is your moment, make it matter.

Student satisfaction

We’re a global university, with students from all over the world. We’re dedicated to providing you with the best experience throughout your higher education. Our expert lecturers will point you towards an ambitious future. 92% of our students agree our lecturers are good at explaining things so we’re confident you’ll get the most from your time with us. We also have a number of courses ranking in the top 20 in the country according to the Guardian University Guide 2017.

Your time here matters

Every UK/EU fee paying student receives £400 a year to spend on books, equipment and anything else you may need for your studies. Each year, we support some 2,000 businesses, where they're always looking for bright, talented people. So, you'll be able to benefit from our strong industry links. If you've got a business idea, we have a StartUp Lab, mentoring programme and other enterprising initiatives to help you on your way.

State of the art facilities

Each of our four campuses has state of the art facilities; some of these are in award winning buildings. We’ve invested £100 million in our facilities over the last 5 years and will be investing a further £91 million over the next five years. You can find out more about each Campus on the main Clearing page.

Clearing - what our students say

Discover more about Clearing from ARU students who have been through the process themselves by reading our student blogs.

Research recognised for its great impact

our academic excellence had been recognised by the UK's Higher Education Funding bodies, with 12 areas classed as generating 'world-leading research' (REF2014)

Learn using multi-million pound facilities

from forensic laboratories to multimedia and recording studies; mock hospital wards to three university libraries open to you 24 hours during term time

invested in facilities over the last five years

Count on outstanding support

we'll support you all the way with a Student Services Team rated the UK's best (Times Higher Education Awards, 2012)

Study in an Inspiring place

We are the only UK university to be named global ‘rising star’ (Times Higher Education)

Many of our courses are recognised by industry

A large number are professionally accredited

We have an ambitious academic community

led by inspiring, award-winning tutors