ARU in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough

Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

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Celebrating Pride 2024

This month we're sponsoring Pride events in our cities of Cambridge and Chelmsford. Read more about the events, and other news and research from ARU.

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See your career take off

We’re a top 15% UK university for graduates in employment and/or further study after graduation, and 3rd for graduates who are employed as managers, directors or senior officials.

Find out about ARU graduate outcomes Policing graduate Charlotte supports the victims of cybercrime ARU invests in degree apprenticeships
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Undergraduate degrees

Study with us in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough or Writtle. Apply today.

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College courses

Unlock your potential at Writtle College, with courses for 16-18 year olds and adult learners.

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Masters degrees

Study a Masters at ARU and take your career to the next level.

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Research programmes

Join our research community: study a PhD, MPhil or Professional Doctorate.

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Researchers trial new colorectal cancer treatment

Immunotherapy could tackle the most common form of bowel tumour.

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Study explores screen time and mental health

Research reveals what we see online affects wellbeing more than length of exposure.

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Up to 3,000 schoolchildren will attend the Essex Schools Food & Farming Day at ARU in Writtle.

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Research at ARU

With three research themes – exploring sustainability and social justice; health and wellbeing; and rights, equality and inclusion – we're making a positive difference to the societies we live in.

Health, Performance and Wellbeing Safe and Inclusive Communities Sustainable Futures
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Safe and inclusive communities

At ARU, our research work aims to promote people's rights, challenge discrimination, and address inequalities.

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Open Days

July and August
All campuses

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Nordic Walks


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School and college experience days

19 and 26 June
Cambridge and Chelmsford

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