ARU in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough

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Gold standard education

We’re proud to have received a Gold award for the quality of our education in a UK-wide review of university teaching standards.

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Undergraduate degrees

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

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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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Our campuses




ARU wins national sustainability award

Green Gown award recognises modules where students tackle societal concerns.

Read about our Ruskin Modules

Education provided by ARU is Gold standard

ARU is rated Gold in the national Teaching Excellence Framework.

See why we're rated Gold

Study leads to Down syndrome breakthrough

Research shows positive effect of light exercise on the cognitive health of adults.

Find out more about the Mindsets study
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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

Body image across the globe

Discover how living in the countryside can have powerful effects on your body image, wherever you are in the world.

Read more about Prof Viren Swami's research


Saturday Clubs

Cambridge and Chelmsford

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Automation and its impact on the labour market

17 January 2024
Cambridge and online

Attend Prof Sir Christopher Pissarides' talk

Unlearning Lightbulb session with Rev Gale Richards

24 January

Attend Rev Gale Richards' talk
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