What our students and alumni say

Find out what some of our Faculty of Business and Law students have to say about their time at ARU and the employment opportunities that have been available to them, including ARUCPD.

You can also read about our students' experiences in our student blogs and placement case studies.

What our students say

"ARU gives you the opportunity to not only improve your language abilities, but it gives you a chance to meet and know people from all around the world. You'll learn how to cooperate with different cultures and that is an important skill to have.

"The Faculty of Business and Law gives you opportunities to meet future employers through the employability programme and prepares you for your future job in a real life business environment."

Katarina Nevedalova
BSc (Hons) International Business Management

"I like my personal tutor and all of my lecturers. They are kind, helpful, encouraging, patient and good at explaining things.

"The course is very interesting and helpful for a future career. All modules are highly connected and though some of them may be challenging to learn, the lecturers and tutors will do their utmost to help you get through.

"There are a variety of social activities and life is full of surprises and fun in Cambridge. You would never get bored here."

Xuxin Xie
BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

"My experience with ARU was worthwhile as I was guided when needed, and the required support was provided by the friendly staff out there in every aspect crucial for a student’s progress.

"I always wanted to start my own technology firm and this course has taught me how to effectively manage operations for the same to make a business successful."

Venkatesh Krishnamurthy
MSc Supply Chain Management

"My ARUCPD modules helped me to enhance the skills I had and made me feel more confident and secure in my abilities, but also allowed me to gain new skills in goal setting, time management, critical thinking, and innovation.

"The new insights and skills I have gained or improved on motivate me to continue signing up for more modules [and] apply the knowledge I learnt onto my normal business modules."

Althea Margarette Necor
BSc (Hons) Business with Tourism Management

What our alumni say

"I would like to thank ARU for making it possible for students to get even more out of their studies and their time at the University. ARUCPD is an exceptional program, and I participated in every single module with great interest.

"I am very proud to have completed several ARUCPD modules with incredible support and guidance from my module leaders. ARUCPD has been an outstanding opportunity to gain practical knowledge and experience, which I consider a real boost for my professional career."

Liliya Masharova
BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

"Working with international students opened my eyes to a global perspective of Business Management. During class discussions, the knowledge shared was enhanced by the diverse cultures, allowing for a more invaluable exchange of knowledge to support my own academic development.

"Furthermore, I found the encouragement to work in multicultural groups for presentations increased my cultural sensitivity, where the sharing of knowledge in smaller groups allowed me to gain a more in-depth perspective of different individuals' cultural values and beliefs.

"From an academic viewpoint, this was particularly beneficial to my studies as it allowed me to gain an understanding of countries’ economies and employment practices beyond what academic literature could offer me, but from a first-person real-life experience – which is invaluable in my eyes!

"Outside of academic studies, I’ve made some truly loyal friendships with students I studied with from the Netherlands, Bulgaria and America. With a trip planned to Bulgaria next year, I’ve been able to develop both academically in the expansion of my cultural awareness and knowledge, alongside forming lifelong friendships which are allowing me to explore the world."

Gemma Thomas
BSc (Hons) Business Management

"ARUCPD provided me with the invaluable opportunity to engage in co-curricular professional development.

"The modules I have completed have proven to be extremely beneficial in my career search and have provided me with invaluable job experience. I am truly grateful for the effort and dedication the ARUCPD team has shown in creating such enriching learning experiences."

Sultonmurod Zokhidov
BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance

"ARU is an ideal academic environment which has enabled me to excel in all my goals, both inside and outside the classroom. That included all of my co-curricular activities.

"I chose ARU and the Faculty of Business and Law because of the small size classes it offers, which allow for direct interaction between the lecturers and students. This helps in building great relationships amongst peers and helped me get a better understanding of my course. I felt I got great support from my lecturers.

"I will miss this place and the city of Cambridge a lot."

Joseph Mhaiki
MBA Master of Business Administration

"ARUCPD significantly developed my employability during my five modules' involvement and acted as a shining light on my CV, helping me to kickstart my career in finance.

"[It gave] me a leg up during competitive internship applications and interviews, ultimately leading me to getting a placement year in finance, focusing on commercial performance analysis for Mobilize FS."

Cameron Andrews
BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance, 2023