You're expected to attend all the events included in your Course Induction Programme which will be delivered online this year.
If you've missed your induction, please download the appropriate checklist for your faculty and make sure you follow the steps to find out what you've missed and how to catch up.
If you're studying with ARU College, please read this checklist.
ARU is made up of four faculties, each with a unique focus and skill. So whatever course you're studying, you're part of a faculty that provides you with support throughout your studies.
To find your faculty:
If you are likely to be delayed due to limited flight availability or slower visa processing times you must make sure you update the International Office regularly on your arrival in the UK. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice before you travel to avoid difficulties entering the UK.
Inform the International Office that you have arrived in the UK as soon as you can. Contact them via email: email@example.com. You should also visit our International and EU student Welcome on Canvas which will be available to view from 4 January where you can find practical information and advice on living and studying at ARU that will help you through your first few days and weeks in the UK.
Students from specific countries are required by the UK Government to self-isolate (quarantine) for ten days upon arrival in the UK. As this list of countries can change very quickly we advise you to check the UK Government website for the most up-to-date information. From 15 December you have the option of using the Test and Release scheme. Under this scheme you can choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test (@£120). The earliest you can take the test is at least five days after you left a destination not on the travel corridor list. If the result is negative, you can stop self-isolating.
Our advice is to book your University accommodation early as you will need to complete a Passenger Locator Form at least 48 hours before you travel and inform Residential Services of your arrival date at least 48 hours in advance. You can’t leave your accommodation to attend classes or collect your BRP during the self-isolation period – but you can follow your classes on-line. Don’t worry you will be supported by ARU throughout self-isolation (quarantine) period.
Remember to email and let the International Office know your arrival date.