I would tell most students to avoid. I cannot speak to the social aspect as I keep to myself, but I’ll tell you that if I was ever placed in a hiring role, I wouldn’t believe that a prospective employee knew anything about the subject of their ARU degree. Overall, I’d say this place is a scam and I haven’t learned a single thing.
Horrible! Please realize that if you choose to go here, you’re on your own to get a job.
They’re not taught. A lecturer reading straight from a PowerPoint that they themselves did not even write is not teaching and that is 90 percent of what you’ll get at ARU.
Really crap people! They do not want to assist everyone that’s for sure. I avoid them due to their attitude problems.
Great, but I don’t go through the university for my housing. There are a lot of great options in Cambridge though.
Yes! It’s very near the city center and a good coffee place.
Pretty bad! ARU is a scam students out of every penny kind of University meaning literally nothing is free. All sports costs money and so I personally do not know a single student who actually is involved nor have a ever heard of a University charging for literally every spot.
They act like there is all this support, but good luck trying to use it. I tried to go to counseling, because with COVID and learning moving to online, I was very scared at what was going to happen to my grades. The counsellor told me to talk to my friends about it and that she didn’t know anything about my subject are. It seems to me that she knows nothing about mental health either.
I've learned to be more independent and curious. This particular university's atmosphere can be daunting (cliques, high-school vibes etc.). Some members of staff can be inhospitable, or at least disinterested in making your university experience more positively engaging. My claims are from personal experience.
I'm not sure about the university's efforts, as a whole. My lecturers were fairly helpful in terms of employability (including work placements and transferable skills).
I can't give an objective answer.
I would say mediocre. There isn't much involvement with students (comparing with the top 80 UK universities); average facilitation of students (e.g. limited support groups and quality/extent of support); Student representation can be weak in certain degrees; representatives of the Students' Union and faculty can be generally impersonal (and superficial) with regards to their relationship with students. Facilities can be improved, such as the technology in libraries (e.g. occasionally slow computers and printers, and faulty cash payment machines for printing-credit). The university's cafeteria is rudimentary and outdated. Accommodation halls can be both cleaned more frequently, as well as renovated .
High safety, average condition (some rooms need remodeling, convenient location, average cost.
The university is located in close proximity- within 50 meters to a mile- to most conceivable recreational and travel amenities (e.g. chain fast food restaurants/take-outs, shopping depts., public parks and movie theaters). Bus and cab stops are located throughout the main streets/blocks to and from the university; the main Cambridge train station is located less than a mile away. The police station and university accommodation offices are just across the street from the university front.
Academic support by lectures are above average, although- personally- my dissertation tutor was rarely involved with my topic of essay, giving very general, on-the-surface advice. Personal counseling offered by the university is not higher than average.
It had been memorable. I have continuously developed myself whilst in Uni. I have the support and environment to challenge myself and learn new things. It is also a very welcoming and multicultural University
Running events, running workshops. Organising drop in sessions where the employability services look through CVs and other job application for student.
I love the class engagement. I love my tutorials. It provides me the ability to discuss what I hsve learnt and enhance my communication skills. What I like least is the making procedure. I feel it should be more fairer such as having anonymised double marking and comparing the marks awarded by thr teo markers before a grade is given. I would also like students to know the name of their markers so that they can get feedback.
Doing a good job. Improving daily
There is so many to get involved in.
Up until now, my experience with the students and even the teachers is going good. And all this depends on a student, that how he/she interact with his/her module leader and what amount of time he contributes. But i think student interaction should be enhanced.
ARU has its very own employment bureau, where students can be guided and even can apply for variety of jobs or placements and internships.
The most interesting thing about my course is the way of assessment, the way how our module leader assess us and then give feedback. While the least interesting thing is that there is no option to chose any module.
Students are represented very well in student union and even in facilities like sports and other such activities.
University facilities are absolutely perfect and always available to students at any given time.
Yes ARU is in the middle of town, and in terms of distance to any amenities, it is ideal . Whereas the location itself is perfect.
I believe there is a huge diversity in clubs & sports societies, which i feel is a very useful and interesting thing.
In terms of academic feedback, it is absolutely perfect but about personal counselling I feel that I myself is lacking behind, because for this we have to book appointment.
So far, ive not had any cause to regret paying all that money for a higher education. It's been very different from what i was used to obviously but it was exactly what i needed to keep me competitive professionally
The enployment bureau is available for every students interested. They are staffed by some of the friendliest people Ive met so far. And there are job posts sent out to students periodically via emails and regularly on the school app
I like the seminar style
The Cambridge campus is very centrally located that the distance between the college, halls of residence and city centre is just within walking distance.
I generally don't do sports but the school has loads of sporting activities for everyone interested
Very supportive and ever so willing to help
experience so far is good and challenging
Absence of clarity in the processes, not satisfied with grades for certain courses, where feedback or comments not provided. Some teachers do not have a practical experience outside of University
Don't like noise at classes, talking and misbehaving students. Some classes are overcrowded. Don't like group works, where equal grade is assigned to those who participated and those who never attended. I dont like that assignments can be checked and graded by people I ve never seen, never taught me, never mentored. I like University library sources
I dont understand this question
No tutor assigned yet, dont know how to get him/her.
Splendid. I am glad i choose the university. School environment is warm and study materials/ library availability is really adequate. Timetable is well structured.
Making available relevant information.
There is a seminar after lecture , which allows you interface directly with the lecturer. Modules are in depth to provide the required insight and knowledge.
Very supportive. Available. Easily accessible.
Fabulous and very accessible.
Yes , it is . It a good way of exercising for 15 minutes everyday i have lectures . Local amenities quite impressive and available
Very good and lecturers are prompt to respond to queries .
While applying for this masters course, I did fill up the application form over many institutions. As my credentials were good, I got offer letters from all of them including huge scholarships. Now I repent, why did I chose Anglia Ruskin over Cardiff University Wales and Middlesex University London. The agents of ARU blatantly lied and misguided me when I met them at the Educational Fair in the Grand Hotel, Calcutta, India. I made some good friends here, but had I got the chance to start from the beginning again, I would have definitely chosen Cardiff University over ARU.
There is an Employment Bureau, but they are good at nothing. Rather, they are experts in ironical comments and misbehaviour towards the students from Asia. After graduation, Anglia Ruskin University takes no responsibility at all for the work placements of their students, or helping them to obtain Tier 2 UK working visa.
Most of the teachers are from Asia and Africa; there are very few from the UK. Now regarding the way of teaching, the professors are relieved just after 3 hours of lectures per week. We had to revise the subjects with the madams at the Study Skills Plus inside the library. This SSP is really excellent, helping the students thoroughly. With regards to the core modules and subjects, we did request to change some of the subjects and follow those in the Russell Group of institutions, but all in vain.
Anglia Ruskin University is a new and developing institution. The performance of the SU in the above-mentioned terms needs huge improvement in comparison to the Russell Group of Universities.
Except the library, nothing is good. Anglia Ruskin is far, far behind than the Russell Group of Univs.
The location of the main campuses of ARU Chelmsford is not too far from the accommodation facilities and local amenities. But as I have said in the last section, justified housing options are far from the college.
The sports facility is not free for the students. They loves to collect money and that also in an hourly basis -- 9 pounds / hour. The gym is also not free. And no arrangement for Football and Cricket -- the two main sports.
The academic tutors are expert in mainly 2 things -- 1. Monumental mismanagement, 2. Terrific harassment. If I start mentioning their deeds, I would not be able to complete it before tomorrow morning; that's why I am not going into the details. The personal tutor has been okay, and the mental support and counselling services in the SU building, working with SSP is also nice.
I recommend this university as it a small and well-run institution. the courses are great and it is amazing to live and work in Cambridge. the faculty is well-read and competent and therefore I have gained a lot to make myself capable to work and progress in my field of urology.
thoroughly active with such tasks with one to one support and good outcomes
too much online coursework is a bother to me personally as I dread computer screens for extended hours. I enjoyed the lectures in the classrooms though, active professors with the best and updated knowledge.
very active and great problem solvers.
for the course in which I was enrolled, I found everything to be up to the mark for good training and result
yes as there is a Tesco express within 100 metres. and the main accommodations are within half a mile from the main university building
nothing to complain about, fulfilling and enjoyable
I am glad they helped me with all the issues I had during the course. I have no complaints. all of my queries and problems were promptly taken care of by the faculty at Anglia Ruskin university