Anglia Ruskin University

Cambridge | East Anglia

Rural Campus City

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)
    • Facilities

      At Peterborough campus - non-existant

      2013, 1st year, Adult Nursing

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    • The upside

      communication - students are able to easily contact lecturers and other members of staff easily and usually get a swift response.

      2012, 2nd year, Drama

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    • 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

      Brilliant, helpful lecturers, who make subjects interesting and easy to understand. Great facilities. Good students' union,...

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      2012, 1st year, Psychology

      The upside

      Brilliant, helpful lecturers, who make subjects interesting and easy to understand. Great facilities. Good students' union, with helpful people. Nice social scene.

      2012, 1st year, Psychology

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    • Accommodation

      Peter Taylor House (PT) T and Swinhoe are great because they are literally a 30 second walk away from lectures so as someone...

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      2013, 1st year, Optometry

      Accommodation

      Peter Taylor House (PT) T and Swinhoe are great because they are literally a 30 second walk away from lectures so as someone has previously said, you can genuinely roll out of bed and stagger there if need be haha. In PT there are 5 floors of really long corridors, full of students on each side of the corridors. You get your own ensuite shower room and share a kitchen with about 4-5 people (although some vary, I was put in a really nice, new, big kitchen but share with 9 others). There is a nursery positioned right outside of the front of PT though, and it's really cheeky in the uni prospectus pictures because as I saw in the new prospectus the other day they JUST crop the nursery out of the picture, and boy if your room is by the nursery on any of the floors you will be woken up by 7.30am every morning by screaming kids. Where my room is loated, on the other side of the building, you don't hear a thing, but my boyfriend's room is right by it on the 1st floor and they are soo loud! People on the 4th floor also complain of it. BUT if you're away from the nursery then there's nothing to worry about. Swinhoe isn't much different. It's positioned right next to PT so it's great to access lectures too. But I think you share a bathroom with a handful of people instead of having your own. The rooms on the ground floor have barred windows for some reason which everyone's always found strange but maybe that's just for security. Swinhoe has a larger and emptier laundry room than PT though! I always use theirs instead And CB1 was brand newly built in time for people starting in my year group and I know a fair few who stay there. It's located about a 15-20 minute walk away from uni but right next to the train station which is good if you plan on going home frequently. The rooms are awesome, they have a double bed (unlike PT and Swinhoe) and you're in a block of flats instead of corridors of rooms. The rooms and kitchens and en suites are much more modern and

      2013, 1st year, Optometry

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    • The downside

      Making people aware of activities sooner

      2013, 1st year, Architecture, Building & Planning Not Elsewhere Classified

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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.

Diverse local nightlife

62%

MED

Varied union activities

61%

MED

Political

42%

MED

Creative

57%

LOW

Sporty

54%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 91% MED
Average graduate salary £19.6k MED
Student score 80% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

21,690

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

85%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

41%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

64%

of students are female

Young / Mature

65%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

17%

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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