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Alumni and Supporters

Upon graduating, all our students become alumni and are automatically members of ARU’s Alumni Network. Today, we have over 180,000 alumni in more than 90 countries, including award-winning visual effects specialist Chris Cook, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd and BBC presenters Nick Crane and Ben Garrod.

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What happens next?

Our graduation ceremonies are a major highlight of the academic year, and a fantastic opportunity for you to celebrate your hard work and academic achievement with your family and friends, but graduation needn’t be the end of your time with us. Explore our postgraduate study opportunities and see if you’re eligible for our alumni scholarship.

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Supporting our Alumni

ARU alumni can take advantage of a variety of benefits and discounts. From free careers support to discounts on postgraduate study and reduced-price gym membership, we’re here to help support your continuing development in every way we can, so as a lifelong member of our alumni community, please do make the most of it.

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Alumni Stories

Our alumni are a constant source of inspiration to students, staff, alumni, and the wider community. As a member of ARU’s Alumni Network, we hope you’ll want to keep up-to-date with what’s going on at ARU, as well as news of success achieved by other alumni and our current staff and students.

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Supporting your university

Our donors' gifts help to support research, fund projects and offer work experience and prizes and scholarships to current students.

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Honorary Award Holders

Each year, we confer honorary awards upon individuals in recognition of their outstanding achievement in their field; the contribution they have made to the life of the region or society at large; or their service to our University.

Find out more about our honorary award holders

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Our awards team can help you request a new transcript or certificate of your studies at ARU while a reference request can be completed by your faculty.

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Contact us

Staying in touch gives you the opportunity to catch up with old friends, hear the latest news and attend reunions, networking events and lectures.