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.

Awards and recognition

We're the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2023.

This follows our award for University of the Year at the Social Mobility Awards in October 2023. We're also proud to have received a Gold award for the quality of our education in the Teaching Excellence Framework, a UK-wide review of university teaching standards.

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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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Teaching Excellence Framework Gold award

Our course content and delivery, learning resources, and approaches to supporting student success are all rated as 'outstanding'.

Read more about our Gold award
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The Queen's Anniversary Prize

Our world-leading music therapy work, in particular our focus on the wellbeing of people living with dementia, earned The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2021. The prize recognises outstanding research work that delivers significant public benefit.

The Queen's Anniversary Prize

Recent successes

Some of our other recent successes include:

Student successes

ARU students Martha Wallam, Kai Wissler and Chloe Kelly receiving a Royal Television Society East Award

Scooping the top prizes

Our students continue to have success in their fields. These are just some of the many prizes they've won this year...

V&A Student Illustrator of the Year - 6 years in a row! Prestigious awards for film students Lucy - our High Performance Sport student and Britain’s number one judoka
Solomon holding his Student Social Worker of the Year award