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 starts on Monday 14 September, and during this week you'll receive all the essential course information you need and get the chance to start making friends and preparing for university life.
All the main elements of your induction will take place online, so whether you’ve chosen to study on-campus or online, you’ll receive all of the information you need to get started. If you’ve chosen to study on-campus, there will be extra activities taking place, so you can meet staff and other students in person.
Regardless of how you choose to study, you can expect the following activities:
If you’re studying on an Undergraduate course, your Welcome Buddy will be in contact with you before you start at ARU, regardless of whether you’ve chosen to study on-campus or online.
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. Where possible, your Buddy will be a student already studying on your course or a similar area of study.
Our Buddies were just the same as you when they started. They were just as excited and nervous. They’ll be there to answer questions and help you settle in. You’ll keep in touch with your buddy through online chat and you’ll meet them face to face too, either in a video call or on campus in person (depending on how you’ve both chosen to study).