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ARU Blogs — Ellie

MA Dramatherapy student Ellie

Faculty:Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

School:School of Creative Industries

Course: MA Dramatherapy

Hi, I’m Ellie. I’m currently a first-going-into-second-year MA dramatherapy student, originally hailing from Manchester. I did my undergraduate degree in Drama and Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham, took a couple of years out to work and travel and then came to ARU in September 2019 for a two-year Masters degree. So far, I’m loving it!

I study on the Cambridge campus and find that the city is a great place to be a postgraduate student in. There is such a great spirit of everyone being at home there and so much outdoor space to enjoy too; you’ll barely know you’re the middle of a city. I live in a town that is about a 20-minute train ride from Cambridge and commute in on the days that I have classes and for my job in the Students' Union. My course also has placements on two days per week and I find that it’s easy enough to travel to those via train.

There are only ten people in the year group for my course so we have a really tight-knit community and I’ve made some amazing friends who I’m sure will stay with me throughout my entire career. I also feel like all of our tutors are incredibly approachable, make teaching interesting and give me a unquenchable thirst to learn more.

In my time outside of university, I love to cycle, do yoga, go to the theatre and travel; I also play netball for ARU which is a sport I absolutely love to play and has made my time here even more amazing.

I hope that my blogs give you a feel for postgraduate life at ARU. I look forward to sharing them with you all.

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31 May 2021

I thought it might be a good idea to share with you what ARU’s Dramatherapy building looks like at the moment so that you can get a feel for the measures being taken to keep us all safe. This way, if you join us this September you'll know what to expect. Read more…

4 March 2021

I’ve been having a think recently about what I wish I’d known, two years ago, before I started my postgraduate training. As hindsight is such a wonderful thing, I thought I’d share all the nuggets I’ve gathered. Read more…

31 July 2020

So, you’re thinking of doing postgraduate study? Well, if you’re anything like me it’s little bit nerve-racking be taking on any more debt! There are also lots of options out there and it’s quite tricky to make sense of them all and to work out what funding plan might work best for you. Read more…

31 July 2020

This blog is going to be a little tricky for me to write because, as individuals, we all have different wants and needs from our accommodation plans. That being said, I’ll do my best to outline the options that you have when coming to study a postgraduate course at ARU Cambridge. Read more…


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