ARU Blogs — Ella

Philosophy student Ella Bruce

Faculty:Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Course: BA (Hons) Philosophy

Hi. My name is Ella. I’m currently studying Philosophy at Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge. I am a disabled and dyslexic student and wear that as a badge of honour.

This meant I had some reservations about coming to university but I knew the ARU Cambridge campus was somewhere that I wanted to be after the open days really calmed my nerves. Now, I'm on the committee for the Philosophy society and I have found that attending Phil-Soc has helped me so much with moving to a new city, from Norfolk. I've lived in student halls both years, but I intend to move out next year to get the full 'student experience.' Follow my blog articles for updates on my story. 

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29 January 2019

For many of you January will be one of the most stressful times of your academic year, and we all know why… EXAMS! Never fear, we still have a few weeks until exam season is in full swing. So here are some tips on how to get ready for those long days of studying. Read more…

4 June 2018

I have a disability so when I first started uni, I gave careful thought to things. Here are my tips for other students with disabilities who are preparing to leave home. Read more…

20 April 2018

As the days begin to get longer and the weather starts to warm up, we all know what is coming... SUMMER! But if you want or need a job, how do you go about getting work? Read more…

21 August 2017

Commuting in every day was always on the cards for me as I only live down the road from Cambridge, so it would have been a waste of money if I paid to live in halls. I want to share my thoughts on commuting into uni, as it could be the deciding factor between going to uni and not going. Read more…


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