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.

Computing and information science labs

Here at ARU, computing and information science students and researchers have access to state-of-the-art labs.

Each lab provides a vibrant environment to gain practical experience and learn modern concepts and industry practices in computer networks and cyber security.

As a Cisco Networking Academy for more than ten years, our industry links ensure that you'll be equipped to meet the needs of the ever-changing world of computing. Our academic partnerships also include VMWare, Microsoft Azure, AWS, CompTIA, EC-Council, ISC2, Magnet Forensics, and MathWorks.

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Computer labs

We have nine 20-30-seater specialist computer labs and skills spaces with dedicated facilities for computer science, artificial intelligence, cyber security and software engineering.

The labs are designed to support your learning and provide the latest industry-standard software and hardware, allowing you to engage deeply in your coursework and enable groundbreaking research.

Desks and equipment in a computer lab at Anglia Ruskin University

Cyber Security and Forensic Computing Lab

Our 30-seater Cyber Security and Forensic Computing Lab has been purpose-built to support dedicated teaching and research activities.

With the growth of the internet and billions of devices potentially coming under treat, we need, more than ever, the right environment to teach and develop the next generation of cyber security and digital forensic experts to protect us from risks and sophisticated attacks. Our lab supports full network isolation to enable related activities and experiments to take place.


Access our virtual Netlab offering 24/7 remote access to cyber security and networking software. This offers you an anytime learning facility.

Screengrab of virtual Netlab software