Awards and recognition

We're winners

In 2019, we were once again named as one of the top 350 universities in the world.

This followed awards in 2018 for the quality of our learning facilities, and the impact we're making on our students' employability, management and leadership skills.

Our final-year students have also rated their educational experience – including teaching, academic support, assessment and feedback – highly in the National Student Survey.

Here are just a few examples of these and other successes.

Top 250

University Teaching Rankings Europe 2018

Award-winning learning facilities


Enterprise and entrepreneurship at ARU

CMI Higher Education Partner of the Year


Top 10 university for nursing

Nursing Times 2016

Top 150 for health education

THE World University Rankings 2019

Global 'rising star'

of higher education

Twelve areas of world-leading research

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Awarded £1m for innovative new teaching methods

SCALING UP Active Collaborative Learning project

Silver success

Teaching Excellence Framework

Spirit of enterprise

Duke of York Award for Entrepreneurship

In 2016 we won a British business 'Oscar' for promoting enterprise and innovation in our curriculum, and being part of initiatives that drive growth across our region.

Entrepreneurial University of the Year

We were proud to receive this award in 2014, which recognised our innovative work with businesses and the way our courses encourage student ideas and enterprise.

A centre for bright ideas

Our Student Business Start-up Support hub is an inspiring virtual workspace – a place where students can develop, test and refine their early-stage business ideas.