Anglia Ruskin University

Location: Cambridge

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Cambridge has been renowned as a centre of learning since the 13th century – and Anglia Ruskin University has been in the city since 1858 when Cambridge School of Art first opened its doors.

Cambridge has been described as the 'perfect student city'.  The City is the ideal place to be a student, not only because of its rich academic history. From exploring the university colleges, visiting the museums, strolling across the Mathematical Bridge or trying punting for the first time, the programme gives a truly rounded look at everything the city has to offer.

Our campus is a stone's throw from the historic city centre with its vibrant cultural and social scene. 

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge



  • Short walk from Cambridge city centre
  • Cambridge is renowned worldwide for its history, exquisite architecture and huge cultural appeal
  • Visit a City that has become a tech hub, dubbed the Silicon Fen for its plethora of start-ups  - 18% of the UK’s computer gaming industry is based in Cambridge
  • Good-looking Cambridge has been the backdrop for a number of famous films: The Theory of Everything, Sylvia & Pirates of the Caribbean
  • One of the best things about Cambridge is its size. It’s compact, and easy to explore on foot or by bicycle
  • Talk a walking tour of Cambridge (or hiring a bike and exploring on two wheels)
  • Try punting on the River Cam
  • Explore the extensive collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Visit the magnificent King’s College Chapel
  • Relax in open spaces such as the Botanic Gardens, Midsummer Common and Parker’s Piece
  • Admire the eye-catching Corpus (or ‘Grasshopper’) Clock

Combine learning English with activities and excursions and experience living and learning in one of the UK's most famous cities.  This programme is ideal for students who are interested in exploring Cambridge, having their own independence and making new international friends.  Read more...

Summer Vacation: 25 June - 6 August, 2023 (1-6 weeks) for ages 14-17 years

General English

Start dates (7 nights):  Summer:  25 June, 2 July, 9 July, 16 July , 23 July & 30 July, 2023

What's included?

  • English language tuition (15 hours of learning)
  • 7 nights of full board residential accommodation in university on-campus ensuite accommodation
  • At least 15 hours tuition per week
  • Three full day excursions per two week stay
  • Varied weekly programme of sports and leisure activities
  • Applied learning on social activities and trips
  • An entrance English level check
  • All learning materials
  • End of course feedback report and certificate
  • Wi-Fi

Why not consider adding a Spires + option?  6 additional hours of small group tuition in either Exam Skills or IELTS Preparation. Find out more...


Residential single ensuite bedrooms located on the university campus a short walk from the city centre

  • Single, ensuite university residence accommodation located on the beautiful Anglia Ruskin University campus
  • Centrally located campus - 20 minutes walk from the city centre
  • Sociable common rooms
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Bed linen provided and changed weekly (towels not provided)
  • All meals prepared and served in the school dining hall
  • Social areas for evening activities
  • Wi-fi on campus

Read more about our accommodation options.

Download the timetable for Anglia Ruskin University's summer programme...


Spires + Options at Anglia Ruskin University Summer Vacation give students the opportunity to benefit from six hours per week of additional smaller group tuition, usually in the afternoons.  Options available include:

IELTS Preparation - Prepare for the test with targeted, specific IELTS tutoring. Take your test with confidence!

  • Taught by highly qualified English specialists
  • Courses are specifically designed to support IELTS test takers
  • Improve your skills in all four IELTS test areas: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

Exam Skills -Taking students through the stages of planning and preparing for an exam, including:

  • Exam Preparation
  • Revision Strategies
  • Exam Practice

Spires + options are available for a supplement of £150 per week. Please contact us for more information.

Oxford Spires Plus

Take advantage of an additional 6 hours of specialist instruction and tuition in a range of Spires+ subjects, sports and activities. Find out more...

Anglia Ruskin University

University campus

Anglia Ruskin University

University campus

Anglia Ruskin University canteen

Dining hall

Anglia Ruskin University canteen

Dining hall

Anglia Ruskin University canteen

Dining hall

Anglia Ruskin University classroom

Typical classroom

Residence ground floor

Residence - ground floor

Typical ensuite bedroom

Typical ensuite bedroom


Punting in Cambridge

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