Anglia Ruskin University is a public university in East Anglia, United Kingdom. It has 39,400 students world-wide and has campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough. It also shares campuses with the College of West Anglia in King's Lynn, Wisbech and Cambridge.
It has its origins in the Cambridge School of Art, founded by William John Beamont in 1858. The school became Anglia Polytechnic after it joined with the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology and the Essex Institute of Higher Education. It became a university in 1992 and was renamed Anglia Ruskin University (after John Ruskin) in 2005.
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The university is based on three main campuses – one in the centre of Cambridge, one in Chelmsford, and another in Peterborough.
Chelmsford offers quick access to London – approximately 30 minutes by train, and with good road connections to the whole of the UK.
Cambridge is around an hour from London by train, and can be reached via the M11.
Peterborough is also under an hour from London by train.
University Centre Peterborough, University Centre Harlow and the College of West Anglia are regional college partners that also offer courses validated by ARU.
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