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Explore ARU

What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.

At ARU, taking the leap, defying the odds, and striving to succeed is what we do. These are the stories of the people who make ARU.


Why ARU

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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

Awards and recognition

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold award

Top 10% in the country for graduate employment

25 ways ARU has made a difference


Stories from ARU

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Student stories

We think everyone's got a story to tell when they arrive at university and here, we share some of our students' inspiring stories.

Read our students' stories
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Graduate success

Our graduates are finding success in business, education, engineering, law, healthcare, and the arts. Read about their stories of enterprise and dedication.

Hear about our graduates' successes
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Research that matters

With research centres and groups spanning 16 subject areas, we're making a positive difference to the societies we live in.

Explore research at ARU



"What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do." John Ruskin

John Ruskin was a philanthropist, patron, critic and social thinker. In 1858, he was present when Cambridge School of Art first opened its doors; over time, the art school grew to become Anglia Ruskin University.