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Study in a world famous academic city

Cambridge is internationally renowned as a centre of learning. ARU has been in Cambridge since 1858, when the Cambridge School of Art first opened its doors. Our friendly, bustling campus is a five minute walk from the historic city centre with its vibrant cultural and social scene.

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Captivating culture

Cambridge is a creative city, home to well known music venues and clubs, including the Corn Exchange and Cambridge Junction. It is also home to the Cambridge Arts Theatre and ADC Theatre, Britain’s oldest University playhouse.

Roam around Cambridge

Lose yourself in the famous streets and museums. Explore the intriguing shops and markets. There are theatres, galleries, craft markets, cafés, and bookshops around every corner. The dazzling new buildings, including our own, makes this a 21st century city.

What’s on in Cambridge?


Cambridge is home to a variety of nightclubs and bars, with many offering different themed nights and exclusive student parties including student discount. Make your way along the main high street and enjoy the lively clubbing scene, or chill out at some of the city’s most stylish venues. Covering a range of musical tastes, Cambridge’s entertainment venues offer something for everyone. Watch your favourite acts on stage, dance the night away or catch up with friends in a cosy pub.

Eating out

Mill Road is a street near to campus that is known for its eclectic mix of International shops and restaurants. Mexican, Tunisian, American, Japanese, Indian, Chinese and more… food is available, just to name a few! Most places offer student discounts and are affordable even on a budget.

Sporting life

There are many sports centres in and around Cambridge including one next to campus. Join a sports team and get involved in any of the activities at a discounted rate.


Punting through the historic college backs will take you along one of the most beautiful lengths of river in England and is an essential part of your Cambridge experience. Enjoy the spectacular views by being chauffeured by an expert guide or hire your own punt.

ARU College at ARU Cambridge Campus

Anglia Ruskin University, Eastings Building
East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT, UK

Prospective Student Enquiries:
Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 695700

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