Awards and recognition

We're proud to be shortlisted for the University of the Year accolade at the Times Higher Education (THE) 2023 awards. We're also shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; and Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community.

In 2022, we were named as one of the top 350 universities in the world for the seventh successive year – and one of the top 40 in the UK. We were proud to receive The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work in November 2021.

We were also named as one of the UK’s top ten universities for Education, Social Work and Sports Science courses in the Guardian League Table 2023.

This follows awards for the quality of our learning facilities, and the impact we're making on our students' employability, management and leadership skills.

Here are just a few examples of these and other successes.

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

Nurse Education Provider of the Year

2023 shortlist

Top 10% in England for skills, enterprise and entrepreneurship

Knowledge Excellence Framework 2021

World-leading research in 16 subject areas

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Ranked among the world's best for health and wellbeing and reduced inequalities

THE Impact Rankings 2023

Teaching excellence

Top 15% in the country for graduate employment

Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023

Top 150 for health education

THE World University Rankings 2019