What our students say - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Our courses prepare our students for their future careers, helping them gain contacts and industry experience as well as academic knowledge, whichever role they hope to play in society.

Find out - in their own words - how they spent their time with us.


"I felt inspired whilst studying, and really savoured having access to an amazing library, lectures and being able to explore Cambridge."

Claire White, BA (Hons) Philosophy and founder of Heart Led Sounds

"I cannot thank my course lecturers more highly... I still keep in touch with them. They were such an inspiration."

Lauren Tabbinor, BA (Hons) Criminology

'It was really exciting to be independent from home and to be able to go out and mingle with others from different parts of the UK as well as the world.'

Joanna Adeyinka, BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics

'After studying modules such as Revealing English Structure, I can now confidently answer the complex questions ESL learners have.'

Charlotte Quince, BA (Hons) English Language and English Language Teaching

Amy - Convinced By A College Trip To ARU

Laura – Making Use Of ARU’s Facilities From Home

"I loved the lectures and the discussions in seminars, not only because I was interested in the subject, but because you could see how passionate the lecturers were."

Daisy Murray-Smith, BA (Hons) History

"The curriculum on the ARU History course was brilliant. It was comprehensive and varied; it included subjects I knew I’d be fascinated by and introduced me to fields I hadn’t yet explored."

Charles Redwood, BA (Hons) History

A Day in the Life of Julia, BA (Hons) History

A Day in the Life of Katie, BA (Hons) Sociology

A Day in the Life of Natalie, BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics

A Day in the Life of Chloe, BA (Hons) English Literature

Hear what George thought of our BA (Hons) Philosophy

Hear what Keziah & Amber thought of our BA (Hons) Criminology

Michael and Shona - BA (Hons) History


Abby - Improving my writing and research with the MA History at ARU

"...the ability to develop independent research and writing skills to a professional standard were a result of the education I received from ARU."

Stephen Trinder, MA Intercultural Communication

Owen - MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Shelley - BA (Hons) and MA English Literature

Nya - Criminology MA

Stephanie - MA and PhD Sociology