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)
    • Everyday expenses

      You can get a hot main meal for a few pounds and a cheap good breakfast in the food hall. Costa is nearly full Costa prices...

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      2012, 1st year, Social Work

      Everyday expenses

      You can get a hot main meal for a few pounds and a cheap good breakfast in the food hall. Costa is nearly full Costa prices but everywhere else is much cheaper. You can get a coffee for about 80p. Just over the road from the campus is a Tesco express, KFC, Starbucks, numerous pubs etc and 2mins to high street shops. Big Tesco's and Asda 5mins car drive and the SU organise trips there for residents. Your right in the city so good job opportunities within easy walk, lots of bar and shop jobs. There is no car parking on site and Cambridge parking is expensive the best way to travel in is on one of the 4 park and ride's. Currently 2.50 a day the bus drops at the Grafton centre just a 2min walk from campus and buses run till 8pm. Cambridge train station is also within walking distance and is a main station, lots of London students come in on the train, it's an hours journey (there are buses from the train station too). Cambridge bus station is in the centre of town and is a 10min walk. The "Aspire scholarship" is for all fee paying students and gives you 500 a year for books brought from the campus book shop, not just for academic books, they have the best sellers too and will order anything so don't spend a fortune on books before you go although money can also be used on stationary and laptops and if you don't spend it they give it to you in cash at the course end.

      2012, 1st year, Social Work

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    • The upside

      Financial support given they give 500 to spend at a store every year.

      2012, 1st year, Law By Area

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    • Everyday expenses

      Never under estimate how much you need to set aside for books! Transport is great and cheap tickets are available, London for...

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      2013, 1st year, Legal Practice

      Everyday expenses

      Never under estimate how much you need to set aside for books! Transport is great and cheap tickets are available, London for about six pounds! Food on campus is more than reasonable but there are lots of local outlets close by. There is lots of part time work available providing you are prepared to look for it.

      2013, 1st year, Legal Practice

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    • The downside

      Student union events.

      2013, 3rd year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      lecturers - variable experience and background, enthusiastic about what they are teaching

      2012, 1st year, Animal Welfare

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    • Facilities

      Although the SU bar is not used during the day, The Tram Depot and The Bakers Arms, both opposite the University and less than...

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      2012, 1st year, Marine Biology

      Facilities

      Although the SU bar is not used during the day, The Tram Depot and The Bakers Arms, both opposite the University and less than 3 minutes away are the best places to have a pint, some food and to relax in after lectures.

      2012, 1st year, Marine Biology

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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%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Student score 80% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

21,070

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

84%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

29%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

61%

of students are female

Young / Mature

26%

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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