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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Faculty of Arts, Humanities,
Education and Social Sciences

We nurture creativity through experimentation and risk-taking, and encourage critical thinking to educate, entertain, inspire and understand people, as well as improving their lives.

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Cambridge School of Creative Industries
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Creative Showcase

Learn from yesterday, create for tomorrow.

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Our diverse and energetic research culture is reflected by growing numbers of research students, world-leading REF results and an impressive record of external income generation.

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An online exhibition you curate for yourself. Want to see all of the orange things we made this year? Interested in work about identity? Nature? Society? Look at whatever you want, when you want to, whether it's all the objects, all the writing, the illustration, moving image or print. You get the idea.

Explore our Present online exhibition

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ARU Spotlight podcast

Listen to interviews with faculty students, alumni, academics and technical staff, exploring their personal experiences of education, career paths, projects, interests and inspirations, and their advice for anyone hoping to work in the same field.

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