International Student Support

Our award-winning Student Services Team will help support you through your studies at ARU – and beyond.

We provide help and advice for all aspects of your university life so that you can make the most of your time with us. In the following pages, you'll find support for money matters, study advice, personal support, help meeting people, making yourself more employable and much more.

International Student Advice

This is your first stop for our international students who need support. Our International Student Advice team will be with you from before day one, providing assistance for pre-arrival, getting to our campuses, immigration advice, settling in and more.

Student Advice Service

Find out more about the support and advice available to you, which will help you make the most out of your course. We’ll help you understand the university system, provide you with advice about how to study and more.

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Employability Service

From your very first day our focus is on improving your job prospects and our services are planned to give you everything from careers advice, CV and interview workshops to job opportunities and internships.


The iCentre is your first point of call for any information you might need about your time with us. They deal with student registration, supplying student ID, assignment submissions, and helping international students to set up a UK bank account.

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Student Money Advice

Understanding the cost of living and studying in a University abroad can be tricky. Our support with finance pages will provide you with the information you need and the support we have available to help you manage your funds.

Advice for Disabled Students

We hold regular drop-in sessions to give information, advice and support to students with disabilities. You can also find out more about getting assessed for the Disabled Students’ Allowance. We’ll help you find the right solutions to enable you to reach your full potential on your course.

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Health and Wellbeing

We want to help you have a happy and successful time here with us. If you have any concerns we offer a free and fully confidential Counselling and Wellbeing Service.

The service covers everything from anxieties and stress, advice from our Chaplaincy Service and help and support for any concerns you have about your course and exams.

Sport and fitness

We’re a very active university with a huge range of sport teams and fitness activities to choose from. Whether you’re a high-performance athlete hoping to compete for your country or you're just looking for some casual fitness classes, we have something for you.

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Students’ Union

You'll become a part of this union as soon as you will become our student. It’s independent union from the University that supports students through university. You get to decide how this union is run and what they do. You can vote in elections, get your voice heard through student councils or take part in campaigns. Their core function is representation, which means they dedicate almost all of their resources to making sure your voice gets heard, and you get the most out of your degree.