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.

Welcome Week

During Welcome Week you'll receive all the essential course information you need, and get the chance to start making friends and preparing for university life.

What's happening?

  • Attend a School and Course introduction: meet your course mates and course leader, and get involved in activities and a faculty social event.
  • Meet your Personal Development Tutor and staff in your faculty.
  • Go on a campus tour, so that you can get to know your campus and the city.
  • Visit our Freshers' Fair to learn more about student clubs and societies, and opportunities and experiences outside your course.
  • Join one of our Student Life sessions to learn all the essential information you will need to know in your first few weeks at uni (and get connected to our IT systems).

Buddy up

Your Welcome Buddy will be in contact with you before you start, but Welcome Week is the perfect opportunity to meet up with them. They'll be able to answer any queries you may have.

All our Buddies are current ARU students who can share their experiences, and let you know about all there is to get involved with on campus and around the area. Your Buddy will be from your course or area of study.

Don’t forget they were recently in your position and felt just as nervous! They will be more than happy to answer questions and help you to settle in.

Students' Union

Find out what's happening by visiting the Students' Union pages.