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.

Three students walking outside on ARU's Cambridge campus

Open Days

Get to know us better. Undergraduate and postgraduate Open Days are the perfect opportunity to come and explore what life is like at ARU.

Come to an Open Day

Celebrating our graduates' achievements

Our annual Outstanding Alumni Awards marked the success of graduates who have achieved excellence in their fields or made a significant contribution to society.

Read about this year's winners

Undergraduate degrees

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

Find an undergraduate course

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.

Browse postgraduate courses

Research programmes

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

Explore research opportunities

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ARU's gender equality work is celebrated

Athena Swan Silver Award recognises progress in advancing gender equality.

See how we're addressing gender equality

Small businesses get Help to Grow

ARU programme offers expert advice and mentoring for SMEs.

Read about Help to Grow

Project explores benefits of social prescribing

Cultural activities could help improve people's health and wellbeing.

Read more about the project
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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

Unlocking the secrets of the Antarctic

ARU StoryLab and UK Antarctic Heritage Trust bring the unique heritage of the Antarctic to life with immersive virtual reality experience.

Read more about Dr Fabrizio Galeazzi's work


Altered exhibition

19-28 April

See work by our MA Fine Art students

School and college experience days

19 and 26 June
Cambridge and Chelmsford

Join our free events

Amplify Your Summer

Cambridge and Chelmsford

Explore our free Year 12 summer experience programmes
Browse all events

Working at ARU

We welcome talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. Our aim is to provide a supportive environment in which to work and we're proud to offer an extensive range of employee benefits.

Find out more about working here

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to hold an Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award, and are applying for a Gold Award.

Our Armed Forces Covenant