Welcome to ARU

We're really looking forward to you joining us, and we hope you enjoy your time here. Take a look around these pages and start preparing for your time at ARU.

Travelling to campus

Students on campus

It’s really important to make your first day as stress free as possible, so we recommend planning your route to uni well in advance.

There isn’t any parking available on campus, with the exception of Blue Badge holders, so we encourage everyone to use public transport, cycle or walk to get to uni.

Travelling to our Cambridge campus

Travelling to our Chelmsford campus

Travelling to our Peterborough campus

Have you thought about car sharing?


Car sharing is a great way meet people who are going to the same campus as you. It's also a good way to save money and the environment. The liftshare scheme is completely free to join, and you can car share on regular journeys or even one off journeys. The more journeys you share the more you save.

Visit liftshare.com and start sharing.

As a student, you’re entitled to travel discounts.

Public transport discounts

If you're studying on our Chelmsford campus, you're entitled to a bus ticket discount with First Essex. For train discounts please call Abellio Greater Anglia on 0345 6007245 and choose option 3. You can also apply for a Student Railcard, and get 12% off with your NUS card.

NUS travel discounts

If you have an NUS card you're entitled to loads of other travel discounts. See what travel discounts are currently available on the NUS website.