Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge | East Anglia

City Campus Rural

Ucas code: A60

Anglia Ruskin students get so much more than a degree. We enhance the student experience through services such as sports, societies and volunteering. Being a non-traditional university with a unique demographic creates a culturally diverse, exciting environment. The Students' Union has offices on four campuses, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Fulbourn and Peterborough, representing 21,000 students.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 592 comments (171 students)
    • The downside

      Security

      2013, 1st year

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    • Sport

      The absolute potential is there if you grab it. There is a team set up for almost every popular sport and the best way to find...

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      2014, 2nd year, Accountancy

      Sport

      The absolute potential is there if you grab it. There is a team set up for almost every popular sport and the best way to find yourself is to search around and speak to the specific team coaches. Football is of course a big part at this university with both mens and womens teams playing games against other universities every week. Indoor sport also has a big value with sports such as badminton being very popular. For table tennis lovers, there are three outdoor tables where you can play 24/7 (subject to bringing your own bats/balls).

      2014, 2nd year, Accountancy

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    • Facilities

      There is a small library which closes at 6, so it isn't open to committed students. There isn't a night life or any form of...

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      2013, 1st year, Journalism Not Elsewhere Classified

      Facilities

      There is a small library which closes at 6, so it isn't open to committed students. There isn't a night life or any form of entertainment - This needs fixing.

      2013, 1st year, Journalism Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      na (Didn't live in halls - stayed at home and commuted in).

      2013, 1st year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      My course is vocational and so I travel between placement and uni for two week blocks at a time. On average about two essays...

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      2013, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

      Academic Experience

      My course is vocational and so I travel between placement and uni for two week blocks at a time. On average about two essays per month and two exams in the whole year. Our tutors normally get back to our enquiries via email within 5 working days.

      2013, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

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    • Accommodation

      The Accommodation is largely based on the people you end up living with or near on how enjoyable the experience is. The houses,...

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      2013, 1st year

      Accommodation

      The Accommodation is largely based on the people you end up living with or near on how enjoyable the experience is. The houses, where I stayed, depend on the quality that the landlords set which is often not as high as it could be, you have to be willing to clean and complain whenever you can to make sure that the house you stay in is well presented. (Again, it depends on who you are staying with, you have to also be prepared to deal with people who are not the same as you are.) The halls are much the same, you have to know how to clean up after yourself and be very tolerant of others. The nicer halls to live in are CB1, houses are dependent on the land lords. The nicer places to live are closer to the university, however if you do not mind a commute then you may be able to find a larger space. I would suggest living in halls and uni accommodation for the first year is a good idea because you get to know more people outside of your course. Peter Taylor house has a reputation as the party hall, however Swinhoe is also notorious. Anastasia house is on a busy road but seems quieter and the other hall is quiet. Houses on Tenison Road are big Victorian houses but it is pot luck to if you get in one of the two refurbished ones, or the one that's pretty much falling apart. I wish I'd gone for CB1 as soon as I could have, because it is the most interesting of the halls and it is newer.

      2013, 1st year

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

54%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

62%

MED

Creative

57%

LOW

Political

42%

MED

Varied union activities

61%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 93% LOW
Student score 80% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

20,700

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

84%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

27%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

61%

of students are female

Young / Mature

27%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

15%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

66%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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