Anglia Ruskin University


  • 1858 John Ruskin opened a School of Art in Cambridge, laying the foundation for the institution which became a university in 1992 and took the name Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) in 2005. 
  • In 2014 ARU named the UK Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2014.
  • Today, Anglia Ruskin University is a modern, global university. 35,000 students from 177 countries gain qualifications with us in four continents. Each year, we also help some 2,000 businesses to grow quicker and partner with organisations to deliver a spectrum of educational and commercial projects.

Location and Transport

  • The university is based on three main campuses – one in the centre of Cambridge, one in Chelmsford, and another in Peterborough. 
  • Chelmsford offers quick access to London – approximately 30 minutes by train, and with good road connections to the whole of the UK.
  • Cambridge is around an hour from London by train, and can be reached via the M11.
  • Peterborough is also under an hour from London by train. 
  • University Centre Peterborough, University Centre Harlow and the College of West Anglia are regional college partners that also offer courses validated by ARU.