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The merger between Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and Writtle University College – a landmark event in UK Higher Education – has formally taken place.

Writtle University College has become ARU Writtle, in a move that provides a sustainable, long-term future for one of the oldest specialist institutions in the UK. Over the next five years, ARU will invest £10million to improve the Writtle campus estate, near Chelmsford, Essex, and develop and extend the education and research opportunities at ARU Writtle.

Writtle was established in 1893 and has particular expertise in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, equine and canine studies, and animal management. ARU Writtle will continue to offer its full range of degree courses. A specialist Further Education college, called Writtle College, has also been established to maintain the current course provision for 16-18-year-olds and provide a range of opportunities for adult learners.

Professor Roderick Watkins, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), said:

“This is an exciting time and a significant milestone in our history. We are delighted to have merged with Writtle University College, and together we will build on their excellent reputation and vision to achieve sustained growth in Higher and Further Education.”

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