Coming to study with us will be an exciting time in your life and, like most things, you'll need to plan ahead and get yourself organised.
Please find all of the travel options on part 2 of the pre-departure guides below.
The most important things you need to do as soon as you have accepted our offer to study are:
To help you prepare we recommend you read our pre-departure and arrival guides below. They will answer most of the questions you may have about planning your arrival and living in the UK.
Our guides include:
We recommend flying into Stansted Airport if possible. Flights can be less expensive and it’s the closest airport to ARU, so very easy to get to our campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford by train or coach. Public transport is reliable, frequent and relatively cheap.
London Heathrow Airport is usually the main option for those travelling outside of Europe, but we recommend you check updated flight information. Please see further information in part 2 of our pre-departure guides.
Doing some preparation before you arrive will help you adapt quicker to your course. You can visit websites such as prepareforsuccess.org.uk; these self-access materials can help you refresh your English language and improve your study skills over the vacation period before you arrive.
Aside of that, we know it can take time to get used to the way we study in the UK. Once you arrive we can help with your English language as well as study techniques via our Study Skills Plus sessions.
We will be holding virtual pre-departure events on Wednesday 8th December. Please check our ARU CampusConnect app and your email that you applied to ARU with for the links to join the events. These events will be covering everything you need to make sure you have prepared for travelling and arriving in the UK.