Your future career prospects are important, and we're here to help you prepare for the world of work. Here's how.
As a student at ARU, we'll help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path, secure jobs and work experience, or start a business. We'll also support you in developing key skills for tomorrow's workplace.
Our Employability Service works with you throughout your time at ARU and after you graduate.
We can help you secure work experience, placements and internships.
Many of our courses include these opportunities, either as part of a placement year or as modules. Others have mentorship, industry collaboration or work on live projects as a key part of the learning process.
If you're studying law, there's the chance to gain hands-on experience working with qualified solicitors in our Law Clinic.
If you're studying nursing, midwifery, medicine or other healthcare courses, you'll spend a significant amount of time on clinical placement.
Visit the following pages for an overview of opportunities in specific areas:
The Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Academy is a hub for start-ups, ideas generation and innovative projects. We offer:
We're also home to the Student Business Start-up Support hub, which offers online support and weekly drop-in sessions. Perfect if you've got a brilliant business idea that you want to develop – whichever course you're studying.
There are loads of ways to get involved at ARU, try new things and gain valuable experience.
Our Students' Union has a thriving volunteering programme, with hundreds of opportunities to get involved in the local community and develop your skills.
You could also become a Students' Union Rep or Officer, working with students and staff across ARU.
If you have a particular interest you want to indulge while you're at uni, join (or create) a society. At the moment, you can choose from stand-up comedy, cheerleading, vegan, K Pop, LGBTQ+, Harry Potter, and about 100 more...!
Law students can volunteer in our new city-centre Law Clinic in Cambridge. You'll work on real-life cases under the supervision of qualified solicitors, and receive full on-the-job training.
Enhance your CV and boost your income while you study.
Our Employment Bureau can help you find part-time work that fits around your studies. It's a great way to gain experience and skills.
You can register online with the Employment Bureau before you start your course, and drop into see us on campus when you arrive.
International students are welcome to register too – though note there my be some restrictions to working hours, as stated on your visa.
Visit our online jobs board at any time to see the latest vacancies.
Learning a language can help to boost your employability – and your confidence.
Our Anglia Language Programme is open to all ARU students. We offer courses in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish, and you can study on campus in Cambridge or Chelmsford. Visit our Anglia Language Programme page to find out more.
We're proud to hold an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award. Originally established to encourage women's participation and career development in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine), Athena SWAN now recognises representation, progression and success for all.
At ARU, we're dedicated to breaking down any existing barriers for our students – and preparing you to pursue a career you love.
Career support is just one of the benefits of studying at ARU. If you're interested in joining us, Clearing could be a good time to apply.