Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is delighted to have been awarded the title of Times Higher Education University of the Year 2023


Imagine furthering your studies at an award-winning institution dedicated to top-notch learning and groundbreaking research. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is delighted to have been awarded the title of Times Higher Education University of the Year 2023. This honour is a testament to the institution’s dedication to excellence, a value we instil in all our students and one we extend to those looking to continue their academic journey.

This success is the latest high-profile award for ARU. We have cultivated a thriving educational community by delivering first-class teaching quality that has seen the institution receive the Gold award from the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). As a Masters student at ARU, you will not only learn from experienced professors, but you will also be exposed to advanced study techniques, resources and tools designed to help you excel.

As a testament to ARU’s innovativeness and dedication to making a difference in the community, we have created ARU Peterborough in partnership with local authorities – a development which also saw us win University of the Year at the UK Social Mobility Awards in October 2023. As the first university built from the ground up to cater to local needs, ARU Peterborough has reimagined the delivery of higher education to suit the local job market and socio-economic climate. A move aimed to support regional economy while fostering skills relevant to our students’ prospective employment fields.

The Times Higher Education judges acknowledged several other notable achievements by ARU. One is the introduction of the UK’s first university Samaritans hub at our Cambridge campus. The hub comprises of trained volunteers who provide critical emotional support to those in need. Additionally, our Chelmsford campus hosted the most eco-friendly British Science Festival yet, reflecting our dedication to sustainable practices and environmental protection. This event attracted thousands of visitors to our campus.

When it comes to Masters-level study, we offer an wide range of courses tailored to fit market needs and develop the necessary skills for a future-proof career. From Business, Health, and Science to Arts and Humanities, we maintain our commitment to an education that builds skills, fosters research, and impacts society positively.

We align our courses with the ever-evolving market trends and ensure that our students graduate with a combination of enhanced knowledge and hands-on expertise that makes them invaluable in their fields.

Choosing ARU for your postgraduate study means becoming part of a celebrated, diverse and dynamic institution that supports your ambition, nurtures your passion, and equips you with the knowledge to lead the future.

Are you interested in finding out more? Come and see our award-winning university for yourself at our next Postgraduate Open Evening. Visit


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