Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge | East Anglia
Ucas code: A60
What students say about this university592 comments (171 students)
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...
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).×
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...
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.×
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My course is vocational and so I travel between placement and uni for two week blocks at a time. On average about two essays...
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.×
The Accommodation is largely based on the people you end up living with or near on how enjoyable the experience is. The houses,...
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.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction85%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students20,700
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate84%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time27%
of students are part-time
Male / Female61%
of students are female
Young / Mature27%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK15%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction66%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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