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Wow, we’re #FeelingTheLove today! It’s fantastic to receive messages from so many students and alumni, tagging us in your content and interacting with us. To round off our #ARUInLove content today, we’d like to share this beautiful #PinkSky captured by @mitpatel397 at Chelmsford campus. Happy #ValentinesDay, with love from Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough ❤️ #AngliaRuskin #ARUProud #GoingToARU #AngliaRuskinUniversity #Cambridge #Chelmsford #Peterborough #Cambridgeshire #Essex #PrettySunset #UniLife #UKUniversity #StudyInTheUK #Anglia #UniversityLife

#LoveIsInTheAir ❤️ Did you know, swans mate for life? Around the age of 2-4 years, swans choose a mate which they will generally remain with for the rest of their lives. That's why we thought they'd make the perfect Instagram post for #ValentinesDay this year. We caught this beautiful moment of two swans intertwined, just a few minutes walk from the new ARU Peterborough. As you know, we love #ARUAnimals content and we're excited for all of our new students who will stroll by on their way home from university when ARU Peterborough is built and open in September 2022! Chelmsford and Cambridge students- have you spotted any swans gliding through the River Chelmer of the River Cam recently? We'd "love" to see 🥰 #ARUInLove #Peterborough #Swans #SwansOfInstagram #AngliaRuskin #AngliaRuskinUniversity #SwansInLove #ARUProud #GoingToARU #BeTheFirst #BuildYourFuture #PeterboroughEmbankment #Cambridgeshire #Embankment #TwoSwans #ValentinesGoals #UKUniversity #StudyInTheUK

To finish off our #ARUinLove stories we're bringing you our wonderful Alumni Officer Kim's story of how she met her husband Evan. "Evan and I met after a chance meeting on ARU’s Chelmsford campus back at the beginning of 2017, when he was in the middle of his PhD and I was working in The MedBIC at the time. We clicked straight away and began to spend more and more time together, FaceTiming almost every night of our relationship. After meeting each other’s families, them meeting each other (slightly trickier when one family lives almost 3000 miles away!) and me proofreading his PhD a few Christmases ago, Evan proposed in January last year. We got married in November, moved in together, Evan submitted his PhD with final corrections and we flew to Nigeria for his brother’s wedding all within a month, making 2019 an incredible year. I’m incredibly grateful for his support, not only for me, but of my whole family through a difficult time a few years ago. He’s not just my husband, he’s my best friend, and I wouldn’t have it any other way." #valentinesday2020 #valentinesday #metatuni #couplegoals #angliaruskin #aruproud #arualumni #angliaruskinuniversity #lovestories #cambridge #chelmsford #aruchelmsford

Faye tells us how she met her husband of 25 years through ARU! This is Faye and Gary's story. "I secured a place doing music degree at Cambridge College of Arts and Technology (the forerunner to ARU) in 1989. When not studying, I worked in The Anchor on Silver Street which was where I met my husband, Gary. He had just moved up from London and worked around the corner from the pub. It was the start of my final year and my friend and I had signed up to a fresher’s week, 3-legged pub crawl. We invited Gary and his friend to join us. Not being students, they didn’t quite grasp the concept so leisurely had a pint in every pub – they were a little worse for wear when they eventually got back to The Tram Depot. But it can’t have gone that badly because we celebrated 25 years of marriage in 2019 and have stayed in Cambridge all this time. Gary set up, run and sold a business. I worked globally for blue chip companies and start-ups, and then set up my own Communications and PR company in Cambridge back in which is going from strength to strength. Other than a degree, you never know what path being at ARU will take you on – we live, work and play here and I have fond memories every time I drive past the campus on East Road (which is very often!). As a businesswoman it’s also important to me to continue to support the ARU community – I currently have a part-time employee from ARU and we also take on work experience people from ARU too." #valentinesday2020 #valentinesday #metatuni #couplegoals #angliaruskin #aruproud #arualumni #angliaruskinuniversity #lovestories #cambridge #chelmsford #arucambridge

We're continuing with our #ARUinLove stories this weekend... because love is still in the air! This is Ashley and Lewis's story. "Lewis and I met at ARU in 2012. We both spent the first two years of our Business Management degree course at Seevic college (now USP) through the University’s partner college scheme. There were six of us in our seminar classes and we all became really close. Lewis and I became best friends and we had all the same lectures together. We lived about ten minutes away from each other and spent many late nights/early mornings in the library spurring each other on to complete (last minute) assignments. After three years our course was finished and we watched each other graduate before it was time to enter the big world! Two years after leaving ARU, we moved in together and Lewis asked me to marry him in Disneyland with Minnie Mouse by our side. Fast forward another two years and we were getting married with two of our original class there, one as best man and one as an usher! Degrees aren’t the easiest to get through but we survived it, made so many memories and I gained a husband and some life long friends." #valentinesday2020 #valentinesday #metatuni #couplegoals #angliaruskin #aruproud #arualumni #angliaruskinuniversity #lovestories #cambridge #chelmsford #arucambridge