At ARU, students are at the heart of our University. And they are remarkable. They may not previously have had the opportunity to demonstrate their potential, to achieve success or really experience the delight of learning. But they do here.
We’re not a conventional university. Nor have we ever been. What matters is what our students are able to achieve when they’re with us – and the positive change they bring to the world as graduates. Inclusivity, student experience, and learning opportunities are key.
And so we're delighted that our final year students have once again rated their educational experience highly in the annual National Student Survey (NSS).
Students taking part in the survey are asked a series of questions about aspects of university life, including teaching, assessment and feedback, learning opportunities, and student voice. This year, 76% of our final year students responded.
Our overall satisfaction score is in line with the England average of 83%. It's also fantastic to see that our students:
'I know that ARU is the place where I can do my best. It is a lovely community to be part of, and coming here is the best decision I ever made.'
We really value the results, as they help us to enhance our students' experience. They also help prospective students to make an informed choice about where they want to study.
What I enjoy most about my role at ARU is encouraging my students to reach their potential and develop their own self-belief.
What's it really like to study here? Let our student bloggers be your guide to life on (and off) campus.Read our student blogs
What could you achieve at ARU? Sign up for one of our Open Days to find out – or drop in for a campus tour.Get to know ARU
*A mainstream university is defined as a university in England with a student population over 500, excluding specialist, alternative and further education providers. The figures quoted on this page are based on the initial NSS data published by the Office for Students (OfS).