International Orientation Programme September 2022

Each year the International Office organises an International Orientation Programme to welcome our new international students. This year we will be returning to a face to face, in-person International Orientation Programme supported by online sessions.

This two-day programme in Cambridge and Chelmsford will take place on 8 and 9 September, just before your Faculty welcome on 12-16 September.

Bookings for the International Orientation Programme are now closed. If you would like to join our waiting list please email and we will get back to you.

What does the International Orientation Programme include?

The International Orientation Programme helps students moving to the UK make a successful start to their university life.

There are a range of sessions on offer including:

  • studying in the UK - the academic system at ARU
  • working and health entitlements
  • find a part-time job
  • opening a UK bank account
  • food and shopping
  • UK culture and customs
  • sport and social facilities
  • travel and transport
  • ARU ID card and BRP collection.

Plus social events to help you meet new people and make friends.

This programme is free. You just need to book in advance as space for the International Orientation Programme is limited.

"The orientation really helped us a lot to know about the university and UK as well. I say every student must attend the orientation session to gain the best introduction to the university and social life in UK". (Indian postgraduate student)

It’s always best to arrive at ARU on time so that you can attend all our welcome activities but if you know you will be delayed please update CAS Shield with your arrival date and let us know by emailing