Right to study

The UK Government requires us to make sure you are eligible to study in the UK (often referred to as a right to study check). When you come to the iCentre to collect your ARU Student ID card, you will need to bring a form of identification with you.

If you have chosen to study online during Trimester 1 in the 2021/2022 academic you can elect to postpone undertaking your Right to Study check until the beginning of Trimester 2 (January).

Collecting your ID card - September 2021

If you are studying in Cambridge or Chelmsford and haven't yet completed your Right to Study checks and collected your student ID card, you can visit the iCentre between 09.00 - 17.00 Monday to Friday. We recommend you arrive well before closing in case it’s busy.

If you’re studying at Guild House you can complete your Right to Study checks at reception. They will then request an ID card which you will be able to collect the following week. If you would prefer your ID card to be sent to you please specify this and ensure you have recorded the correct contact address on e:Vision.

If you’re studying at Anglia Ruskin London or one of our partners, you will be contacted directly with information on ID cards.

If you are studying a distance learning programme, you can request an ID card by emailing icentre@aru.ac.uk.

Please upload a photo in advance and make sure you bring a form of identification with you. Acceptable forms of identification are:

  • a passport
  • European Union residency card
  • driving licence
  • birth certificate
  • a valid visa (if applicable).

If you won't have this documentation with you when you arrive on campus, or you've chosen to study online, we ask that you upload a copy of your identification when you complete the Registration Task. If you already uploaded a copy of your identification when you applied to ARU, you won't be asked to do so again.

We will ask that you bring your form of identification in to our iCentre for scanning when possible.

If you have any questions please contact us at icentre@aru.ac.uk

Staff will be there to help you through the process on campus.

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