Anglia Ruskin University Address Chelmsford

Anglia Ruskin University Address Chelmsford

Welcome to our Chelmsford campus

You’ll find our campus nestled down by the river in the city’s University and Innovation Quarter, just a short stroll from the lively centre.

The campus is made up of striking, modern buildings that house state-of-the-art facilities to support teaching of the courses we offer.

Compact enough to explore and enjoy at your leisure with a great mix of independent stores, high street retail, restaurants, bars and cafes, we know why Chelmsford was voted one of the top ten places to live in the UK.*

Chelmsford has a rich history as the birthplace of broadcasting and one of the first Roman settlements in Britain. Today it offers a warm welcome with a vibrant feel that’s the perfect base to explore the wider Essex and Suffolk counties, and the capital city of London which is just 30 minutes away by train.

*Halifax quality of life survey

Our campus: past, present and future

We’ve been around since 1893 when we started with adult further-education classes. In 1904 a foundation stone was laid in Market Road by Lord Rayleigh, which marked the start of our journey to create purpose-built further education buildings in Chelmsford – and we’ve never looked back.

We’ve continued to invest and grow to become the modern University we are today delivering work-ready graduates. Just some of the highlights of the campus today include:

  • our Lord Ashcroft International Business School, one of the largest business schools in the eastern region based in the award-winning Lord Ashcroft Building
  • high-quality study facilities – lecture theatres of course, but also mock hospital wards and a simulation suite for training in the health professions
  • the university library and open access computer area
  • restaurant, cafés and plenty of outdoor space
  • The MedBIC, a centre to support medical technology businesses that are just starting out
  • a range of services including our Students’ Union, John Smith’s bookshop, medical centre, gym, employment bureau, and finance and accommodation offices.

A great place to study

In its serene location by the river, our Chelmsford campus is a great place to be. It offers plenty of outdoor space as well as fitness trails that run around and throughout the campus. With more than 6,000 students here, there’s also a real multicultural feel.

As well as training the majority of the region’s nurses and midwives, we’re also home to students of education, law, engineering, business, architecture, computing and more.

It makes for a great mix of people.

Whatever you’re interested in we’ll help you work towards your ambitions. Our courses are recognised by industry, with many of them being professionally accredited. And we’re ranked in the top 20 universities for teaching excellence in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

World-class teaching and research

There’s no doubt you’ll be inspired by our bright and highly motivated tutors. Our teaching staff hold or have been nominated for a number of prestigious higher education awards, either for teaching itself or their subject expertise. They benefit from industry experience which helps to form our courses and their teaching so you graduate with a degree that’s relevant to the work-place.

Add to this our growing reputation for world-leading research. You’ll find two high-profile research institutes here: the Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI) and the Veterans and Families Institute. The PMI is a centre of excellence for keyhole surgery and is training consultants in Asian countries meaning thousands of people on the other side of the world could get better medical treatment. This type of surgery has real advantages for reducing pain, less chance of infection, better recovery rates and less time in hospital.

We’re proud to say our Veterans and Families Institute is the first in the country to research the needs of former military personnel and their families. It brings together experts in mental health and social care of military staff and their families, conducts and publishes world-class research and aims to influence national policy.

Life on campus… and off

If you’re a first-year undergraduate, it’s more than likely you’ll live on campus in the Student Village. Our students love the fact they’re only ever a few minutes away from all the action whether that’s lectures, cafes, the library, clubs or Students’ Union fun.

You can relax in the Students’ Union lounge, in the Tindal building, which hosts everything from bar nights to live music – and also runs a weekly club night, Midweek Mashup, in the city centre. The SU supports over 30 clubs and societies and is always encouraging its members to create more.

And then, of course, there’s sport. We have a proud tradition of sporting success from judo to distance running and you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get involved – and get active!

Meanwhile, the centre of Chelmsford is a ten-minute walk away with a wealth of things to do; visit the Living in Chelmsford page for more information.

Contact us

If you’ve a general enquiry you can call us from the UK or overseas on the following numbers, or complete our contact form.

If you know who you want to speak to, see our list of department contacts.

Contact a specific department

If you know which department you would like to contact, please refer to the tables below.

Prospective students

Department Contact details
Applicant Enquiries Team UK and EU applicants 01245 686868
International course enquiries (pre-application enquiries only) +44 1245 686868
International admissions (current applicants only) +44 1245 683680
Student services 01245 686701/6700
Residential service for accommodation enquiries Chelmsford +44 (0)1245 683110 Cambridge/Peterborough +44 (0)1223 698900

Alternatively, complete our enquiry form.

Our Applicant Enquiry Team are available to take your call at the following times:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 5pm
  • Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm
  • Voicemail is available out of hours. We aim to respond to any messages by the end of business on the next working day.

Current students

Department Contact details
Faculty advisers
Student services 01245 686701/6700
i-Centre Chelmsford: +44 (0)1245 683830 Cambridge: +44 (0)1223 698906 Peterborough: +44 (0)1223 695540
University library +44 (0)1245 686600
Student IT support +44 (0)1245 686600
Students’ union Chelmsford: 01245 258178 Cambridge: 01223 460008
Graduation +44 (0)1245 683168
Security (site emergency and first aid) 01245 686444


Research partners

Department Contact details
University-wide Please use our Find an expert facility to search for academics by name, area of expertise or faculty


Past students and external enquirers

Department Contact details
Alumni Alumni: +44 (0)1245 684710 or Development: +44 (0)1245 684715 or Honoraries: +44 (0)1245 684708 or
Employment Employment Bureau: +44 (0)1245 683618 Employability and the Careers Team: 01245 686701/6700
Staff IT support +44 (0)1245 684357
Outreach & recruitment +44 (0)1245 684711
Conferment Certificates and transcripts: Verification of award:
Business Services Support Team +44 (0)1223 695878


Our enquiry team is available Monday to Thursday, 8.30am-5pm and Friday 8.30am-4.30pm.