Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) was awarded university status in 1992. Today, with a student population of 31,000.

Anglia Ruskin is one of the largest universities in the East of England (£179m p.a. with an £85m balance sheet value), and a large provider of part-time education. The University has 5 leading faculties:

Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (click here)
Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (click here)
Lord Ashcroft International Business School (click here)
Faculty of Medical Science (click here)
Faculty of Science & Technology (click here)

The University also develops its own cutting edge VLE which Ixion uses. 

Anglia Ruskin University's students participate in courses leading to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as to a range of professional qualifications. In addition to being one of the most significant suppliers of nurses and teachers to the professions; ARU offers an ever expanding range of contemporary courses designed to meet the needs of the individual and of a knowledge-based economy.

ARU’s main campuses at Cambridge, Peterborough and Chelmsford attract students from all over England and increasingly from mainland Europe and further afield.

Our University has an extensive network of contacts with institutions throughout the world, delivering courses in countries as far away as; from Europe to China, Africa, Malaysia and Trinidad & Americas.

The Destination of leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey will report that 95% of students are in work or further study six months after leaving us; our graduates' earnings will match average graduate earnings; and 7% of students will leave us to start their own businesses.


Vision (Anglia Ruskin University):

We are passionate about the advancement of knowledge and the education of students.
We take university education in imaginative new directions.
We are important to the region and want to be viewed in the UK and internationally as exceptional.
Our key contribution is to the enhancement of social, cultural and economic wellbeing.



1/ The Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI) (Click Here) aims to draw together the combined resources and expertise of the partners through the creation of clinical networks and the pooling of the Partner resources.

2/ Veterans and Families Institute (Click Here) is the first in the country to focus on researching the needs of former military personnel and their families. It aims to bring together experts in the mental health and social care of military staff and their families, produce and publish world-class research, and influence national policy. 

The Institute is pleased to have Simon Weston OBE as its patron, and Phil Packer MBE as its ambassador. 

3/ Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) (Click Here) is committed to playing a key role in developing practical solutions to the sustainability challenges we all face, both locally and globally. We do this through research and education - bringing together the information needed to make decisions, with the people capable of taking action. Research by Anglia Ruskin’s Global Sustainability Institute on the interaction between the financial sector and climate change has directly influenced the investment of the £2.9 billion International Climate Fund set up by the UK Government; the Little Rock Accord with the Club de Madrid group of former world leaders; credit rating analysis of energy and water utilities by Standard & Poor’s; and a new Board in the UK Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

4/ Cultures of the Digital Economy (CoDE) (Click Here) is a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research institute that brings together talented creative and technical specialists. We deliver practical answers to real-world needs and desires. By considering technology in both an artistic and cultural context, and with respect to our evolving digital economy, we help industry more successfully design towards ever changing trends.

5/ Anglia Ruskin IT Research Institute (Click Here) uses advanced research tools and techniques to provide new IT solutions and enhance performance of existing systems through intelligent modeling and visualisation. Launched in 2014, our academics, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students work collaboratively across areas such as health, engineering, business and education. 

For More information visit the Anglia Ruskin University Website.