If you've applied to ARU – or are thinking about applying – this information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) is for you. It includes advice about events such as Open Days.
If you're already studying at ARU, check our advice for current students.
On this page, we’ve answered some key questions about applying to university and studying at ARU. We’ll continue to update this information as the coronavirus situation develops.
You'll find further information on our FAQs page – this focuses on teaching and learning arrangements once you start at ARU, and student support services.
The coronavirus situation continues to evolve rapidly and we’re monitoring the situation on a daily basis.
We’re following the latest advice from Public Health England and the UK Government. Students starting returning to campus from September 2020, though they have also had the option to learn online if they prefer. We've worked hard to create a Covid-secure environment and manage the risk of coronavirus transmission.
We're providing regular updates to our community, including prospective students.
Yes, we're following our usual student admissions processes as far as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on your plans to join ARU, there are several ways to get in touch:
If you were affected by changes to exam arrangements in summer 2020 or are concerned about arrangements for 2021, we're happy to discuss the situation and offer information and support.
Our campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough are all open, and we continue to support students who are studying on campus or living in University accommodation.
While the current national lockdown is in place in England (from 5 January 2021), limited numbers of students are coming onto campus. These include students studying medicine and health care courses. We are teaching all other courses online in line with Government requirements, using our established online learning systems. From 8 March, more students will be able to return to campus. We're keeping our students updated as the situation changes.
Your health and wellbeing is our priority, so we're asking everyone in our University community to follow safe behaviour guidance and social distancing measures on campus.
We've been offering our students the option to study through a mixture of face-to-face (campus) teaching and online learning, or online only.
We've made a number of adjustments to create Covid-secure campuses and help manage the risk of coronavirus transmission. This includes some changes to teaching and learning arrangements. As the coronavirus situation develops, we'll keep these arrangements under review.
Currently, teaching is organised into 'blocks' to allow for social distancing and to prevent crowds forming. Our students can also access other facilities outside of their teaching blocks, such as campus libraries.
Campus teaching is supported by a rich range of online group teaching and learning activities. Some courses use specialist learning spaces, such as skills labs, and have additional time allocated in those spaces.
While the current national lockdown is in place in England (from 5 January 2021), limited numbers of students are coming onto campus. From 8 March, more students will be able to return to campus. We're keeping our students updated as the situation changes.
Yes; we're currently running Virtual Open Days where you can join live webinars, chat to our tutors and Student Ambassadors, and get all the information you need about studying at ARU. We run undergraduate and postgraduate events: book your place today.
Alternatively, you can sign in to access our On Demand content at any time.
Accommodation applications are open as normal. You can view our halls and houses and reserve accommodation online when bookings open. Bookings usually open in February (exact date to be confirmed) for courses starting in September.
We’ll confirm accommodation offers once you have an unconditional offer to study with us.
Yes; please visit our frequently asked questions page where you will find the section 'Advice for international students'.
You can also contact us by phone, email or live chat between 9am–5pm UK time (Monday–Friday). You'll find all our contact details here.
Universities UK also has an information page for students who are considering studying in the UK.
We're committed to provide an outstanding educational experience and excellent support for all our apprentices.
Following close consultation with employers, professional bodies and the Students' Union, we are planning for the majority of ARU apprentices to learn off campus from September to December. The exceptions will be Town Planner, Chartered Surveyor and Bioinformatician. For these courses further information will be shared with your employer shortly.