Anglia Ruskin University - Overview & Background


    1858 (as a school)
1992 (as a university)


John Ruskin & William John Beamont

University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

Excellence through partnership

University City

Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough, and London
Acceptance Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio



£0.7 m 

Campus Size


Graduation Rate


Employment Rate


Official Website Link

Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom

Contact Details

 +44 (0)1245 493131


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USPs of the University 

  • High Levels of Student Satisfaction
  • 78% of Teaching Staff Recognised by HEA
  • 10-year Strategy for Excellence
  • Among Top 16 Universities in England For Staff Having a Teaching Degree

Infrastructural Facilities

The university won a higher education award for the quality of its learning facilities. The award was based on student surveys. The university invested GBP 115 million in the last five years for infrastructure. The university also plans to invest GBP 200 million over the next ten years. In 2018, the university started the first School of Medicine in Essex. The library and IT facilities can be accessed round the clock. The university also has a gym where students can be members for a fee.

Residence - Accommodation Option Names 

  • Anastasia House
  • CB1
  • Peter Taylor House
  • The Railyard
  • Sedley Court
  • Swinhoe Hall
  • University shared houses
  • YMCA

Notable Alumni 

Some famous alumni from Anglia Ruskin University include:

  • Michael Ashcroft and Baron Ashcroft, Billionaire and former Conservative vice-chairman
  • Syd Barrett and David Gilmour, Members of Pink Floyd 
  • Chris Beckett, Academic and science-fiction novelist
  • Manish Bhasin, Sports journalist
  • Kim Howells, Labour politician and former Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee
  • Patrick Le Quément, Automobile engineer and former chief designer at Renault

Anglia Ruskin University Location 

The university has main campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford. 

  • Address 
    • Cambridge - East Rd, Cambridge
    • Chelmsford - Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford
  • Bus Services
    • Cambridge - Drummer Street bus station using the Stagecoach bus.
    • Chelmsford - Duke Street bus station using the First Group bus.
    • Peterborough - Queensgate bus station 
  • Train Services 
    • Cambridge - There are frequent services from Ipswich, Birmingham, Peterborough
    • Chelmsford - The nearest station is London Liverpool Street with frequent trains on the Norwich line
    • Peterborough - London North East Railway. London’s King Cross is 50 minutes away
  • Nearest Airport - Cambridge. You can also go through Heathrow - 2 hours away.
  • Recreational Sites 
    • Helmore Gym
    • Fitness studio
    • Tennis court
    • Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre
    • Mildmay Sports Hall
    • Sawyers Gym
    • Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre
    • Chelmsford Sports and Athletic Centre

Anglia Ruskin University Map Location 

Address: Anglia Ruskin University, East Rd, Cambridge CB1 1PT, United Kingdom

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