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Great university, the Lord Ashcroft Business School looks great and the facilities cater to your every need, WiFi is good but can be a bit weak sometimes, plenty of clubs and societies to join and the students union are always on hand. With the uni being the Entrepreneurial University of the year I think that shows its brilliant with career opportunities!

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By Marcyboi06
On 9th June 15

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University Court #1
YMCA #2
Anastasia House #3
Crown Mews #4
The Railyard, Cambridge #5
CB1 - Aston, Bragg and Crick Houses #6
Sedley Court #7
Swinhoe Hall #8
Harston House #9
Peter Taylor House #10

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Great university, the Lord Ashcroft Business School looks great and the facilities cater to your every need, WiFi is good but can be a bit weak sometimes, plenty of clubs and societies to join and the students union are always on hand. With the uni being the Entrepreneurial University of the year I think that shows its brilliant with career opportunities!

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By Marcyboi06
On 9th June 15

Applying to Anglia Ruskin University

Entry Requirements:

160-175 UCAS Points

Average range for Anglia Ruskin University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.

TEF Rating

More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.


Offer and Acceptance Rates:
Total Applicants:
18,715
Total offers Made:
10,670
Offer rate:
57.01%
Total offers Accepted:
2,880
Acceptance rate:
26.99%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 26th January 2017. It relates to offers made in June 2016. For more details visit the UCAS website.

Anglia Ruskin University Reputation

Anglia Ruskin University is located in East England, Cambridgeshire. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 22,245 students are enrolled at Anglia Ruskin University:

- 19,385 of these students come from the UK
- 875 come from other EU countries
- And 1,980 are students from non-EU countries.

(Source: HESA 2016/17)

The graduate outcomes for Anglia Ruskin University show that six months after leaving university, 95% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Anglia Ruskin University, is £21,000 a year.

(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)


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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 8th September 18

Simply frustrating. My worst educational experience so far. Extremely poor communication channels and haphazard organisational skills.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th August 18

Some dire lecturers with limited use of the English language written or spoken. 2hr per week lectures per module (so not a lot). Ridiculous assignment guidance that is then marked down when you follow given advice and a library with books from the ARK. Given an era of online learning save your money, time and use your ambition elsewhere. That said I got a 1st. (truly not hard).

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th August 18

Not great support from staff, but good lectures

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st May 18

Other than my lack of sporting participation, no issue could be found

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st February 18

I am a CRIC student at the moment so I am guessing Anglia Ruskin is so much better but CRIC is not good. If you can avoid being a CRIC student please do they take a long time to solve your problems or to do your paperwork. However, they are incredibly fast to send you emails if your attendance is below 85.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th September 17

Great wifi, lots of social space and friendly atmosphere

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 12th August 17

Awful. No support. Would not recommend

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th May 17

I really enjoyed my time at this University, and especially since the Cambridge Campus is so helpful and easy to navigate. Most of the buildings are relatively new or newly refurbished, and they have all the things you need to be able to study and learn efficiently. They are also building a new Science Building now, to replace the old one. Some classrooms did have very poor ventilation, however, but I found this mainly to be the older buildings like Ruskin. The clubs and societies at this Campus are very centred around the fact that you may have a special skill in something and require a lot of its members. Those that did not, was very hard to find any information on about meetings and location. The student union is very visible and connected to the students and arrange a lot of parties, get-togethers and trips. The library is good content wise, but all the grouprooms above the ground floor has horrible ventilation.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th May 17

I'm studying Early years via distance learning, the uni try ad get us involved in as much as possible inviting the group to the campus for various events. The distance learning program has been well considered to ensure its user friendly. I have several friends at various uni's doing the same course and Ruskin by far has the most support.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 22nd January 17

If I really wrote down what I think of it I'm pretty sure my comment will be removed.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 19th November 16

Studends Union is almost invisible.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 2nd September 16

The worst university ever. They want nothing, but your money. No support, no help. Don't apply!!!!!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th July 16

The Internet and the social life in Cambridge isn't the greatest but it's also not the worst.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 16

ARU is a great university the cambridge campus is located very close to the center of the town. there are several great facilities, the library and open access areas are great for independent study proiding computers and room for book work. however they get filled very quickly at peak times. there are many areas that provide food and a place to socialise there are 4 cafe type areas that also act as good overflow study areas as do unused lecture rooms. for societies there is a great variety and it is farly easy to start your own plus the su help in many way like with concerns on the course and in uni in general. there is a great student support service that provides help for those who suffer from mental health issues or are just confused or just miss home. the employability service and bureau provide great advice on getting job and increaseing your employability after your degree even provide advice on deciding what to do after your degree. the internet is normally good.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 24th March 16

No su bar/ area for a start, its a University a student bar is mandatory. If you like sport dont bother, horrifically managed with rude and deliberately unhelpful staff (Active Anglia). Do not provide travel to games or provide equipment. Coaches are brilliant how ever. Classes are mediocre with little support regarding coursework and exams. The academic year is very short compared to other universities giving you little time to take info in. Some lecturers struggle with English.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th November 15

Great facilities with excellent modules relating to practice. Supportive lecturers aswell

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd November 15

Really good university with some amazing staff and academics.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd November 15

Good Staff, engaging lectures and a good student environment.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th October 15

Students at clubs/societies (and in general) are very nice and helpful. They made me feel very welcomed and included in my first few weeks of starting uni. People on my course are always helping each other out and giving advice in terms of how to improve our work (I study Fine Art).

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th October 15

I am at the Cambridge Campus. It is fantastic. I am studying Paramedic Science and the facilities that I have available to me are brand new and first class. The university is incredibly student orientated and they really listen to what we have to say. There is a good selection of societies, however there are fewer on the Cambridge campus but it is easy to start a society of your own. The university also has an employment bureau the students can register for and you can get paid to be an ambassador. You really feel like they university want to help you succeed.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th October 15

The Science department is brilliant; the lectures are interesting and engaging. The lecturers are very passionate about their subjects, and it’s great to be able to discuss their current research with them. The societies are great, a good mix so there is bound to be one that interests you (I love the wildlife society). There are some great facilities such as the library, employment bureau, and students union. Good service to help you get volunteer work to gain relevant experience which is so important in my subject (Zoology).

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th October 15

A really welcoming uni with excellent student services

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th October 15

Very welcoming place, great introductions, offices and services that help with all kind of issues. Not easy to take language classes, very depending on your course.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 15

I love this uni the people are you friendly and the lectures are good

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 15

Perfect location and support. Recommend highly.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th October 15

A university that is expanding and growing a lot lately. The facilities are being improved and new buildings are being constructed. They are spending a lot of money as well to bring new staff to the university including very prestigious well known professors.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 15

It's an absolutely phenomenal university that really cares about its students

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 15

A university that is improving a lot lately and spending a lot of money to improve the facilities and also to bring very good teachers. The environment is very friendly and we feel confortable around campus.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 15

Really welcoming university. Friendly and approcabke staff. Great facilities including library labs lecture halls. Wide range of clubs and societies to join.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 15

Although I am only a first year I feel like I have to make this review! I just feel so comfortable here! Honestly I was a little worried about the jump from A-Level to University but Anglia Ruskin have made the transition so smooth. I've spoken to friends at other universities (including Russell Groups) who have struggled with getting any support whereas here in lectures everything is explained so well and the university works hard to make sure you're equipped with the right skills. Also my lecturers (History) are extremely enthusiastic and make it interesting so I don't sit and watch the clock. I can't speak much about other courses but I know that help is always there regardless and all staff on whatever course are happy to help during classes and outside of them. Getting a 2.1 here seems very achievable thanks to effort of the university. May I also add that the location of the Cambridge campus is brilliant, 15 minute walk from train station, 10 minutes walk from city centre :)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th October 15

The location of uni is great(near enough the heart of Cambridge) and most of the people are friendly.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th October 15

Good & fast wifi connection, SU is a bit rubbish but a good selection of societies and things to do on campus

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th October 15

It's a small uni, but they've used the space they have efficiently and creatively. It's a very nice modern university, but don't expect anything grand, you're already in Cambridge, that's grand enough.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th October 15

The University is absolute immaculate, I cannot think of any improvements however the Student Union is beginning quite late, its been roughly a month and this is when most major queries tend to begin, also its easier for the students to change anything early on before we get used to something like out timetable for example, if we need something changed, it would be easier to change it earlier rather than later.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th September 15

Not many clubs and societies, not very well advertised or encouraging to people to join.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 25th September 15

Fine University with good facilities etc... However it is quite squash into the middle of Cambridge and services like Student Support can have very long waiting times.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 15th July 15

Worst Uni ever. Would advise you go else where

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

Great environment to learn which helps with lecturers with real enthusiasm for their given subjects.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 10th July 15

Loved my experience here especially meeting new friends and love the friendly environment.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

I go to University Centre Peterborough, they have lovely staff in such a personal and friendly environment! I'm currently employed as a research ambassador and have found many job opportunities as my time as a student! I would definitely recommend UCP and ARU!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 10th July 15

I have met some wonderful people at anglia Ruskin, but the university itself is terrible, I wish I hadn't spent all my money on coming here.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 10th July 15

Pile of poop. Good for the people you meet there but absolutely terrible as a uni. Waste of three years and debt!!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th July 15

I wish I'd been taught by the teachers on my course, I was left in lessons without anything being taught to me.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th July 15

Great uni, not much of a typical uni experience on offer if you want to to a health course that includes placements though

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 9th July 15

the amount of money I'm spending I'm not getting the most out of it

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th July 15

Anglia Ruskin in Chelmsford overall is a pretty good university, campus living isn't the best. Value for money with accommodation really isn't good. The main reason I decided to study here was due to the fantastic course reparation. I've studied in high education before where the course wasn't as good but campus living was better - guess I have the reverse now.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th July 15

It's structured, modernised and honest in channelling your transferable skills into the real world (without it being too daunting!). The library is very good and, I think, the best thing is that the University has connections all over the city so you're able to experience as much as you like, with people who share the same educational or recreational interests.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 9th July 15

I thought that the experience was good but wasn't great.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 9th July 15

Very disorganised and lack of support for their students

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th July 15

nursing degree is great here! You get so much support and is great for commuters too. Cambridge has so much in the city to do and the university has fantastic facilities. Brand new buildings for nursing with amazing skills lab. The university library is great, so much material and has 4 levels of quietness so you can get whatever you need done.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th July 15

I love my course and it seems everyone studying healthcare subjects agree with me. They have all the modern facilities required for teaching the next generation of paramedics and nurses etc. I'm not so sure about other subjects but the university does have a certain reputation and I haven't heard much to dispute that when hearing about the 'proper subjects'. Clubs wise I have joined many more Cambridge University society's than ARU and it is a shame that ARU do not work on promoting a relationship between the society's of the 2 university's (I found these society's by emailing them individually as they are not allowed at ARUs fresher fair without paying extortionate fees). Uniwide WiFi from Eduroam has no issues

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th June 15

Great university, the Lord Ashcroft Business School looks great and the facilities cater to your every need, WiFi is good but can be a bit weak sometimes, plenty of clubs and societies to join and the students union are always on hand. With the uni being the Entrepreneurial University of the year I think that shows its brilliant with career opportunities!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 19th April 15

the university it's self is pretty good. There are several food places, and toilets in every building. There could be more computers and spaces for study outside of the library where it's acceptable to talk but is still comfortable! The wifi isn't bad, it has its moments

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