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ARU in the community

We're keen to promote and support education, exchange knowledge, provide resources for the wider community and be good neighbours. Come along to talks and debates during awareness raising campaigns such as Black History Month. Participate in events during ‘ARU Discover’ – where academics share research, ‘Be Inspired’ – where graduates share their achievements, Inaugural lectures and much more...

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British Science Festival

We are proud to be working with the British Science Association to deliver the 2021 British Science Festival. Many of the events are taking place on our Chelmsford campus, and our academics are among those delivering the sessions.

Find out more about the festival

Supporting our community

We've been working hard to support our community by creating safe and inclusive campuses, offering innovation vouchers to businesses, and encouraging our students and staff to shop local.

Safe and inclusive campuses Access our expertise with innovation vouchers Supporting our local businesses
Our plans for September 2021: an open letter to our communities

Benefits for our local community