ARU College Accommodation
Casita also offers a variety of off-campus ARU College student accommodation options for you to choose from. They include Abbey Road, Brunswick House, 10 Emery Street, Anglia House, Longview Terrace, and many more. These options are all fully furnished and located within a short distance from campus. They also offer many services and facilities such as Wi-Fi, all-inclusive bills, 24/7 security, laundry facilities, as well as various communal areas.
Why You Should Study At ARU College
ARU College is a constituent of the highly acclaimed Anglia Ruskin University located in its Eastings Building. The college offers undergraduate and postgraduate pathway courses for students who do not meet entry requirements or have not studied the required subjects to enter a university-level course. Completing an ARU College course guarantees students entry to any Anglia Ruskin University degree. The college has two campuses, one in Cambridge and another in Chelmsford. It was first established in 1858 as the Cambridge School of Art, and its long history adds to its reputation and experience in delivering courses. ARU College is now 5th in England and provides courses in over 100 academic areas.
ARU College offers a wide range of undergraduate courses, either as a Foundation Pathway course or a First-Year Degree for EU and international students. Foundation pathway courses, also known as stage 1, are 2-trimester courses where students complete certain modules relevant to their degree. They are available for students who hold GCSE level qualifications but do not meet requirements for university entrance or students from a different academic environment or need additional support, especially in English language training.
As for First-Year Pathway courses, students complete the first year of their bachelor degree normally in the university alongside additional support from ARU College, these courses are developed for students who hold equivalent to AS/A level studies but do not meet direct university entrance requirements as well as students who need extra support or have been away from academics for a period of time.
Undergraduate courses are available in various subject areas, including Architecture, Engineering, computing and technology, English, media, drama and writing, Art and design, Law and policing, Optometry, medical and life science, Psychology, Humanities and education, Business, Nursing Studies, Social Work, Sports science, and Music.
Foundation Year Entry Requirements
Foundation Year at ARU College, also known as level 0, is an extra year that gives students access to degree-level studies. It’s considered an independent qualification equivalent to two years of a three-year degree. To enter a foundation year, UK students must have five GCSE passes at grade 3 or D or above as well as proof of two years post-GCSE study at Level 3. Students without the two-year post GCSE study at Level 3 can enter on the basis of their employment history, which needs to be a minimum of two years of full-time employment. Moreover, students who are not native speakers of English need to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 overall, including 5.5 in each component. Entry requirements for international students differ according to each country as well as English language proficiency requirements.
Postgraduate studies at ARU College are made up of single courses comprising of two stages of study, Pre Masters and Masters. Completing the college’s postgraduate pathway course makes you eligible for a Master’s degree from Anglia Ruskin University. These postgraduate pathway courses are for students who need additional English language training, come from different academic backgrounds, have not been in the academic scene for a long period of time, or are looking to enhance skills gained in their undergraduate degree or work experience. Pre Master’s is considered the first stage and is only one semester. It aims to provide students with the essential independent study skills as well as research skills needed in a masters degree. Pre-Master’s courses are taught at the Cambridge campus with the possibility of transferring to the Chelmsford campus according to your field of study.
As for stage two, Masters pathway courses, they further students’ skills gain in pre-masters. They include a series of specialist modules in structured class, seminar or tutorial formats. These modules are assessed by exams, assignments, essays, or seminar performance. Most masters degrees will have a final major project or dissertation component, while others may have a research thesis component.
Postgraduate courses are available in Business and finance, Computing and digital technology, Education, Engineering and manufacturing, Health Sciences, Language, literature and media, Law, crime and social studies, and Psychology.
Students at ARU College have access to all campus facilities, whether it’s at Chelmsford or Cambridge. There are various sports facilities, including a gym on the East Road campus with three football pitches and a rugby pitch. There are also 2 art galleries, Ruskin Gallery in Cambridge and Rivermead Gallery in Chelmsford, as well as TV studio equipment, 4 University Libraries, an extensive Digital Library, multimedia sound and recording studios, 266 seat Mumford Theatre, a University Eye Clinic, bespoke counselling rooms, forensic science laboratories with a scene of crime unit, Human Energetics Sports Science Laboratory, mock courtroom for law students, Language Centre, and Multimedia Language Laboratories.
As for student services, the college provides 24/7 emergency assistance, English language support, study skills training, Orientation programmes, Student welfare, Social activities, Learning support, Academic performance monitoring, Assignment help, Attendance monitoring, and Disability support. Activities in the college include talent shows, sports events, and visits to the coast and theme parks.
ARU College Student Accommodation
Anglia Ruskin University student accommodation options are also available to ARU College students. ARU student accommodation in Cambridge is available in Anastasia House, Peter Taylor House, Swinhoe Hall, as well as University shared houses. As for Chelmsford, you can stay at Chelmsford Student Village with 511 rooms split into 110 flats. For students under 18 years, YMCA and Sedley Court accepts those who will turn 18 during the academic year, while CB1 and Railyard accept those who turn 18 within three months of the onset of their tenancy in September.
ARU College Campuses and Institutions
Anglia Ruskin University has many more campuses and constituent institutions such as Lord Ashcroft International Business School. It also has campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough, and University Centres in King's Lynn and Peterborough. It also has several institutions around the world and research centres like Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research, Policing Institute for the Eastern Region, Veterans and Families Research Institute, Global Sustainability Institute, Positive Ageing Research Institute, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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How many international students are at ARU College?
ARU’s student population has a 38% international student population.
Does ARU College offer scholarships for international students?
ARU Merit scholarships are awarded to international students.
Are there student support services provided at ARU College?
Various specialised teams offer student support services, which include wellbeing, employability, and health-related services, among others.
What is ARU College's acceptance rate?
ARU College has a reported acceptance rate of 52%.
What type of school is ARU College?
ARU College offers undergraduate and postgraduate pathway programmes.