Originally established in 1858, ARU has grown to become one of the largest universities in the East of England.

Based in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough, our mission is – and has always been – to transform lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research.

Strategy and leadership

Our ten-year strategy, Designing our future, sets out our vision and ambitions. Visit our strategy and leadership section to download the strategy, learn more about our University's leadership team, and view ARU's annual report and accounts.

Policies, procedures and regulations

As a University, we’re committed to sustainability, transparency, promoting equality, and supporting students' access to higher education.

You can read more about these commitments – and others – in our Policies, procedures and regulations section.