Our Chelmsford Alumni Reunion Day took place on Saturday, 10 March 2018 and you can view a small selection of photos taken on the day, below. It was a great opportunity for our alumni and guests to share their memories of studying with us and their predictions for the future. Some of the memories shared were written down on our 'Memory Board' which will be stored in our Time Capsule and re-opened in June 2043. A selection of the comments written on the Memory Board were: "Coming to England was the first challenge that I had to overcome. Luckily, ARU's lecturers, staff and students were friendly and very helpful. It felt like home being surrounded with amazing people here!" and "My uni days were the absolute best! I made an amazing group of friends who I love so much and who made uni worth it." Hopefully you might be able to read some more of the comments in the photo below, along with some of our predictions for what life might be like in 2043, which will also be stored in the Time Capsule. Such as there'll be no more plastic, there'll be more one-to-one teaching but with artificial intelligence rather than a human tutor, and there will be a cure for dementia and cancer. In Chelmsford we were also fortunate to have Alan Pamphilon, assisting us at our Chelmsford 'Memory Wall', on hand to tell you all about historic events. Alan conducts the Chelmsford History Walks, covering topics such as the Marconi factory and memories of the city High Street. Alan is also our March Alumni of the Month feature.
At 2.00pm, our Students' Union invited all alumni to join them for a few drinks at their new bar, called '92' in our Tindal Building.
At 2.00pm, our Students' Union invited all alumni to join them for a few drinks at the bar, at Peter Taylor House. A special unveiling of a list of SU Officers took place and many of our former officers were able to join in with the celebrations of the day.
On Sunday 29 April 2018 the Students' Union Anglia Cup took place. It was great to see some of our alumni compete against current students. Thank you to all that attended.
These events are both FREE to attend.
All you have to do is register your place on the Eventbrite website and the quickest way to do so, is to click on the tiles below. You can attend both events if you like, but please remember to book a place for each person that's coming and let us know if anyone is coming under the age of 16.
Shortly we will be publishing a list of all attendees who have confirmed we can provide their name, course and graduation year online in advance.
We have limited parking spaces available at our Chelmsford campus, but no parking available at our Cambridge campus, other than for Blue Badge holders. You are advised to use public transport or use nearby Park & Rides. If you're coming along to our Chelmsford Reunion Day, there's limited space at our Queens, Student Village and Mildmay bays. Travel information for Chelmsford can be found here and travel information for Cambridge can be found here. We will be able to offer Blue Badge holders a parking bay, but you must contact us in order to reserve a bay.
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If you'd like to come along you are more than welcome to, you would need to apply for a standard visit visa. You will need to provide a copy of our invitation email in addition to meeting all of the other requirements for this visa category.
Professor Iain Martin, our Vice Chancellor will deliver a welcome talk on arrival and we are happy to confirm that Professor Viren Swami, Dr Cathrine Jansson-Boyd and Dr Sean Lang and will be attending and speaking at these events also. Read our Programme to find out which speakers will be at each campus and more about their lectures. We are also pleased to share that Tony Kirby and Alan Pamphilon will also be delivering guest talks. Tony is a former member of staff and Alan is an alumnus from our Chelmsford campus.
These events will be more geared towards adults, but we do have a photo booth and caricaturist on both dates, so we're sure your children will be entertained. Unfortunately child care is not available on the day. We are also fortunate to have plenty of musical entertainment from our two alumni bands, The Farlanders and the Ros Russell Quintet will be performing for us throughout the day.
Our Alumni Reunion Days will be held on main campus and we'll have student ambassadors on hand to show you where to go.
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Letter to a future grad
If you'd like to share your memories and advice for a future grad, why not write them a letter? You can download a 'Letter to a future grad' and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org