Why ARU

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Anglia Ruskin is an innovative global university with students from 185 countries coming to study with us.

Our students rate us highly: in the National Student Survey 2017, our final-year students highlighted their satisfaction with teaching and academic support, assessment and feedback, and much more. That's just one of many reasons to choose ARU.

Ambition

We’re not only academically ambitious for ourselves but for our students. We’ve been named one of the top 350 institutions in the world in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, and joint 39th in the UK. Over the past five years, we’ve invested £100 million in our world-class facilities: from forensic laboratories and recording studios, to mock hospital wards and campus libraries that are packed full of all the resources you need.

Excellence

We’re ranked in the top 20 universities for teaching excellence in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2017, with six subjects in the top 10 UK higher education institutions for teaching excellence: Philosophy, Sport Science, Criminology, Sociology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Business Studies.

Impact

We’re purposeful, challenging and curious about our world. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s higher education funding bodies, with 12 areas classed as generating world-leading research. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a difference, from saving lives to conserving water.*

Collaboration

We’re a place where collaboration, research and scholarly activity informs everything we do. Many of our courses are recognised by industry and a large number are professionally accredited, making our students ready for the real world.

Enterprise

While our head is full of ambition, our feet are planted in the world around us. We pride ourselves on being as enterprising as we are innovative and nurture those qualities in our students. If you've got a business idea, our StartUp Lab, student competitions and industry-focused events will help you on your way.

Our entrepreneurial excellence was once again nationally recognised when we won the Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2016.

Enthusiasm

Our sheer can-do attitude sets us apart from others. We find that enthusiasm is infectious, letting the results speak for themselves and being the only UK university to be named a global 'rising star'.**


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