Anglia Ruskin University

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Average Ratings (from 24 reviews)

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Reviewed by Peter Olsen who studied MBA Master in Business Administration in 2012.

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Top business school for MBA. Very good and experienced lecturers, top facilities in the downtown of Cambridge.

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Reviewed by Joshua Ferdinand who studied Postgraduate PGCE Primary in 2012.

What was really good about the experience?

The teaching staff are okay, friendly and helpful.

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Bad Choice for PGCE! The level of student satisfaction with the course is extremely low be aware. I list my experience in 2013 with them. The course started okay and the teachers and lecturers seemed friendly enough just one small problem when you start is that there is about 200 people on the course so if you do study here make sure you do something special to get noticed. As I've said the lecturers were friendly and willing to help you if you speak to them the problems are with the administration. Firstly about 1/4 of the cohort were not given their first placement in time meaning they had to catch up the days required in the first break for uni. Then they did not correct this by placement b some student teachers were so worried about this they arranged their own placement; this is a scary moment if you don't have connections in a school for your placement. Yet even with these shortcomings I was going to let it go the final straw for me was this: I was one of the unfortunate soles to get placed late so I needed to submit my assignment on July 12 - I printed the cover sheet & receipt and handed it in on this date to the student services and had my receipt stamped and signed. I was told then my assignment was accepted by the uni and everything was okay When it came to receiving a grade they told me I needed to submit it online and although I submitted it this will be counted as a non submission and I can not retry until January delaying my award and effecting my future. The problem is I was penalised for their faulty system and was given a false sense of security by them accepting my paper submission. This was deliberately misleading and very unfair. - the uni didn't seem to want to work with me rather make defences for the action to not accept my submission despite it being by their regulations. I would advise anyone considering this course to speak to former students that are not working for the uni look at reviews and student satisfactio

Reviewed by Zubia Waqar who studied Postgraduate MSc Public Health in 2012.

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It s the best thing ever happened to me in my study life.

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I found it simply excellent.

Reviewed by Alex who studied Undergraduate History in 2011.

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Reviewed by Vartan Susmanyan who studied Undergraduate Civil Engineering in 2011.

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Reviewed by Sarah who studied Undergraduate Literature in 2011.

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Had never been to Cambridge and not heard much of ARU before, I didn't have any expectations. The university accommodates students' every need. The teaching is authentic and rich whilst the experience as a student living away from home in a constantly social environment is memorable for the right reasons. Accommodation at CB1 is well worth the money.

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What could be improved?

The location is a bit off. As a commuter I faced walking down Mill Road every day. The buildings are dated - inside and out and while the facilities may seem satisfactory, they could be improved significantly to enhance teaching and learning. The use of overhead projectors seem unheard of anywhere but ARU.

Reviewed by James who studied Undergraduate Marine Biology in 2011.

What was really good about the experience?

everyone at ARU makes you feel like you're part of one big family, and there are some awesome lecturers

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sports facilities, and accommodation needs to be provided for first years regardless of if they put it as an insurance place

Reviewed by Jacob who studied Undergraduate Marine Biology in 2011.

What was really good about the experience?

Loads of amazing staff and students in a brilliant city.

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Reviewed by kerry who studied Undergraduate Animal Behaviour in 2011.

What was really good about the experience?

The easy walk into town and the general atmosphere is really good.

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Nothing

Reviewed by Rebecca who studied Undergraduate Optometry in 2011.

What was really good about the experience?

Just a really great uni in a really great city

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wifi in halls could be better

Reviewed by Becky Phillips who studied Undergraduate Performing Arts in 2011.

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Reviewed by tobias watson who studied Undergraduate business managment in 2011.

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Reviewed by Kevin Miller who studied Undergraduate zoology in 2010.

What was really good about the experience?

Excellent staff and facilities, thoroughly enjoyed my course and now embarking on my career as a Marine Biologist

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Reviewed by Vjosa Hyseni who studied Undergraduate Psychology (Bsc) in 2010.

What was really good about the experience?

I found the lecturers extremely helpful. We were always provided with lecture notes- something which other universities do not offer their students. I felt i was given very clear guidelines about essay structures and exams. All in all, i am extremely pleased with my experience at Anglia Ruskin University.

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What could be improved?

the security guards (particularly those at night times) are unhelpful and blunt.

Reviewed by Alistair Hines who studied Undergraduate Forensic Science in 2010.

What was really good about the experience?

The excellent hands-on course with lots of lecturers still in practise or researching

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Reviewed by Helena Ploszaj who studied Undergraduate nursing in 2010.

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Reviewed by Claudio who studied Undergraduate Forensic Science in 2010.

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Reviewed by Neil who studied Undergraduate Microbiology in 2010.

What was really good about the experience?

Just finished a large refurbishment of the mian building. Now all nice and modern with lots of study space. Also the Aspire scheme is brilliant with a £500 budget for books and stationary etc given to each student, each year!

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What could be improved?

Several of the lecturers simply cannot work out how to use some of the uni's new technology, this leads to confusion in students as we have loads of different ways to a) hand in work and b) take exams.

Reviewed by Craig who studied Undergraduate BA (HONS) Criminology in 2009.

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Reviewed by Evans Machimbidza who studied Undergraduate Accounting and Finance in 2009.

What was really good about the experience?

Well the University offers good career guidance and exposure to those big firms where everyone is their dream to be part of.The multi-cultural environment it provides exposes you to unique culture and practices around the global.

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Reviewed by Evans Machimbidza who studied Undergraduate Accounting and Finance in 2009.

What was really good about the experience?

Well the University offers good career guidance and exposure to those big firms where everyone is their dream to be part of.The multi-cultural environment it provides exposes you to unique culture and practices around the global.

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Reviewed by john iley who studied Postgraduate Thermofluid in 2001.

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Reviewed by Meg Smithy who studied Undergraduate Forensic Science in 1998.

What was really good about the experience?

The teaching and facilities

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Reviewed by Jeanette Ariano who studied Undergraduate French and Spanish in 1996.

What was really good about the experience?

The sense of community and my course.

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What could be improved?

Nothing!

Contact the University

Web
  • www.anglia.ac.uk
Email
  • answers@anglia.ac.uk
Phone
  • +44 (0) 1245 68 68 68
Address
  • Anglia Ruskin University
    Bishop Hall Lane
    Chelmsford
    CM1 1SQ

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