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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Moving for mental health

We're marking Mental Health Awareness Week and this year's theme, Movement: Moving more for our mental health. Read about the latest research at ARU, or join our programme of free events.

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University of the Year

We're proud to be the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2023. The award recognises our success in delivering high-impact initiatives across our campuses.

THE University of the Year award
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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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Study finds employers value 'AI capital'

Knowledge of AI can help jobseekers get a foot in the door.

Read more about the study
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Reducing fall-related hospital admissions

Programme developed by ARU judo expert is helping older adults fall safely.

Read about the programme
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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
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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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Sustainable Futures

Sustainability matters. At ARU, our researchers work with regional, national, and international stakeholders to support transformations towards environmentally and socially just societies.

Read more about sustainability research Explore all research at ARU


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Nordic Walks

Wednesdays, May-June

Join our free walks
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Graduate Showcase 2024

23 May - 8 June 2024

See art & design work and live performances by our graduating creative students
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School and college experience days

19 and 26 June
Cambridge and Chelmsford

Come and explore
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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
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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