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What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.

At ARU, taking the leap, defying the odds, and striving to succeed is what we do. These are the stories of the people who make ARU.

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Why ARU

Teaching excellence

Awards and recognition

NSS 2021

We're rated highly by our students

25 ways ARU has made a difference

The Queen's Anniversary Prize for our music therapy research

Our world-leading music therapy work, in particular our focus on the wellbeing of people living with dementia, earned The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2021. These prizes are the highest national honour in higher and further education. They recognise outstanding work that shows the highest levels of quality and innovation and delivers significant public benefit.

Find out more about the Queen's Anniversary prize

Student stories

Ganesh

Getting down to business

Maggie

Taking the leap

Benedict

Blazing a trail

Immanuel

Defying the odds

Esme

Making it work


Graduate success

Amy White

Thinking outside the box

Livi Rees

An enterprising mindset

Hameeda Hussani

Found in translation

Carsten Mahrenholz: following my vision

History & Lore

An unplanned success


Research that matters

Sights set on sustainability

Turning back the plastic tide

Pride and prejudice

Building resilience

Find a research programme at ARU



"What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do." John Ruskin

John Ruskin was a philanthropist, patron, critic and social thinker. In 1858, he was present when Cambridge School of Art first opened its doors; over time, the art school grew to become Anglia Ruskin University.