Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University was founded by William John Beamont in 1858 as the Cambridge School of Art. It changed status to a university in 1992 and was renamed Anglia Ruskin in 2005 after John Ruskin (an artist, critic and social reformer of the victorian era).

Anglia Ruskin University



Sporting Achievements:
M. Basketball – 11th in Midlands region
W. Basketball – 11th in Midlands region
W. Volleyball – 3rd in Midlands region
M. Volleyball – 6th in Midlands region
Cricket – 8th in Midlands region

The university is home to the ARU Basketball Club, competing in the England Basketball National Leagues for men and women.


The Cambridge School of Art at ARU is world famous and has been in existence for over 150 years.
Top 350 institutions in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021)
Entrepreneurial University of the Year (Times Higher Education (THE) Awards, 2014)

1st in Sports Science,
1st Education,
10th in Philosophy,
28th Criminology, 24th Design (The Guardian UK Subject Rankings, 2021)

Main campus is in the city of Cambridge, with smaller satellite sites in Chelmsford, Peterborough and London.

Cambridge has a large student population and is only one hour from London.

  • On Campus:

Mumford Theatre, Ruskin Gallery, Science Centre with 220 SuperLab and 5 crime scene rooms