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You’ll find a number of active reps from ARU here to help answer your questions. Here’s a quick guide to who’s who:

These are our student reps. They come from a variety of courses and backgrounds and are here to give you an honest view of what life’s really like at ARU.

When our students are away you may hear from us – the friendly face of ARU.

Our customer service team are here to help you with any course specific questions such as availability, entry requirements or application queries.

If you have any questions about studying at ARU, or university in general, don’t hesitate to ask!

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At ARU, you’ll have access to multi-million pound facilities, enhancing your industry experience in ways that on-the-job learning often can’t provide. Our diverse range of courses means we have facilities to match all kinds of ambitions.

Medical and Health Professionals
Our exciting School of Medicine, situated in the heart of our Chelmsford campus, opened for its first intake in September 2018. The building features state-of-the art skills labs, lecture theatres, simulation rooms and an anatomy suite. Add to this our already impressive mock hospital wards and paramedic skills lab and we have everything covered to support your career in the medical and health professions.

You’ll flourish in Cambridge where the Ruskin Gallery and Mumford Theatre host free lunchtime gigs and public exhibitions. Our light and airy studios, fashion and 3D workshops, photography lab, TV, sound and recording studios, printmaking workshop and music therapy centre will nurture the best of your talents.

Future Scientists
Our spectacular Science Centre in Cambridge is home to our Biomedical, Forensic Science, Biology and Psychology students, with a multitude of high-tech labs to support all your study needs.

Want to leave your mark on the landscape and like finding clever solutions to a challenge? Then you’ll thrive in our engineering labs which feature industry-standard facilities. Architects will bond over collaborative projects in our dedicated studios.

Open Days

You’ve done your research and have read dozens of guides and reviews. You've got plenty of options that look good online, but now it’s about finding the place that feels right.

Our Open Days are the only way to truly decide if ARU is the university for you. Come and explore our facilities, experience the campus buzz and meet the students and teachers who make our community special.

Reserve your place at our next Open Day in Cambridge, Chelmsford or Peterborough.


Upcoming open days
    • Saturday 11th June 2022
    • Cambridge, Chelmsford & Peterborough
    • Undergraduate
    • find out more

The Queens Anniversary Prize

The Queens Anniversary Logo

ARU received The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2021 for its world-leading music therapy work – and in particular its research with people living with dementia, and their families.

The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes recognise outstanding work by UK universities and colleges that shows the highest levels of quality and innovation and delivers significant public benefit. The Prizes are the highest national honour awarded in UK higher and further education, and are granted by The Queen every two years.

Contact Us

UK Phone Number: 01245 493131

Overseas Phone Number: +44 1245 49313

Main campuses

East Road

Bishop Hall Lane

Health and social care campuses

Young Street

Guild House
Swain Court
Oundle Road


What percentage of students get a full-time job after graduating?

In 2020, ARU ranked 5th in the country and top in our region for UK undergraduates in employment or further study 15 months after graduating. The Graduate Outcomes Survey (2020) shows that 92% of ARU’s UK undergraduates are either in employment or further study.

Find out more about our careers and employability services.

Where can I find more information about student accommodation?

Whether you’re interested in staying on-campus, in our student village or in student housing, we’re committed to finding you a home that is friendly, comfortable and safe.

We understand you may have a lot of questions, that’s why we’ve put a list together of the questions we’re most often asked. If you still need support, you can contact the residential services team, who are always happy to help

How do you help students to make friends at ARU?

Kickstarting your university experience, ARU offer a moderated, closed Facebook group specifically for applicants starting in the next academic year. Once you’ve applied, you can head there to talk to other students, find others on the same course and find helpful information about starting university.

In the final weeks before you join your first year of ARU you will be contacted by your Welcome Buddy. These are automatically assigned to you and are there to become a friendly face before you arrive.

Finally, our Students' Union, are dedicated to making sure your voice gets heard, helping you get the most out of your degree all while having an amazing time. They provide you lots of opportunities to have fun, make friends and get experience outside of the classroom. You might be interested in attending some of our fantastic social events, volunteering or working for us.

What bursaries & scholarships do you offer?

Undertaking a degree course is a big commitment in many ways - including financially. That’s why we have developed a range of scholarships and bursaries to make this easier for some of our most talented students. View our full range of bursaries & scholarships.

What help & support is on offer to students struggling with physical or mental health?

Your health and wellbeing are very important to us. We want you to have a happy, successful time here at ARU. No matter what your question or issue is there is always someone who will be able to support you.

If you’re going through something difficult, or just not feeling quite right, come and talk to us. You’re not alone. If you have any questions about available support, view our health and wellbeing page or contact student services via [email protected]