At ARU, students are at the heart of our University. What matters most is what our students are able to achieve when they’re with us – and the positive change they bring to their world as graduates.
For us, inclusivity, student experience and opportunity are key – as is creating inquisitive, imaginative, resilient learners.
Resilience has been more important than ever this year, with COVID-19 demanding huge changes to the way we all live, study and work.
Our students have successfully made the switch to online learning and, in many cases, joined the coronavirus front line themselves. More than 400 nursing and midwifery students have been working in the NHS, including recent graduates and current students undertaking extended placements.
Whether our students have contributed by studying at home or working on the front line, we’re #ARUproud of them all.
In the wake of an extraordinary year, we’re delighted that our final year students have once again rated their educational experience highly in the annual National Student Survey (NSS).
Our students are regularly recognised for their creativity and commitment, and this year is no exception.Pedro designs award-winning home office Healthcare students shortlisted for national awards Film students find commercial success
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, 71% of our final year students responded.
Our overall satisfaction score is in line with the England average. It's also fantastic to see that our students:
'I am treated as an individual; my lecturers know me, my passions, what I aspire to be.'
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.
"ARU is truly allowing both the students and myself to follow the ideals that motivated us to study these kinds of courses in the first place - and giving us the chance to save the world."
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
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
*A mainstream university is defined as a university in England with a student population over 500, excluding specialist, alternative and further education providers.