Awards and recognition

We're proud to have received a Gold award for the quality of our education in the Teaching Excellence Framework, a UK-wide review of university teaching standards.

This follows our award for University of the Year at the Social Mobility Awards in October 2023. We've also been shortlisted for the University of the Year accolade at the Times Higher Education (THE) 2023 awards; as well as for Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community.

Teaching Excellence Framework Gold award

Our course content and delivery, learning resources, and approaches to supporting student success are all rated as 'outstanding'.

Read more about our Gold award

University of the Year 2023

The University of the Year award honours ‘exceptional performance during the 2021-22 academic year'. Our shortlisting reflects ARU’s success in delivering high-impact projects during this period, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

THE University of the Year award

The Queen's Anniversary Prize

Our world-leading music therapy work, in particular our focus on the wellbeing of people living with dementia, earned The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2021. The prize recognises outstanding research work that delivers significant public benefit.

The Queen's Anniversary Prize

Recent successes

Some of our other recent successes include:

Student successes

Scooping the top prizes

Our students continue to have success in their fields. These are just some of the many prizes they've won this year...

V&A Student Illustrator of the Year - 6 years in a row! Prestigious awards for film students Lucy - our High Performance Sport student and Britain’s number one judoka