Your first week

Students' Union reps during Welcome Week

Your first week at Anglia Ruskin is known as Welcome Week. It’s a great chance to meet people and get settled in.

Each year, we organise loads of events designed to help you get to know our university, while making new friends and having fun.

There are the usual nights out, parties and social events, but also tours and useful sessions to help you learn your way around the campus and local area. There are events to help you prepare for study and learn about the resources and services available. We also arrange taster sessions for societies and sports teams so you can try them out before joining. There’s something for everyone, no matter what your interests are.

You’ll find information for new students, and details of events, on our Welcome website. During Welcome Week, we have Welcome Helpers who are current students or recent graduates. They’re there to answer your questions from a student perspective and help you adjust to uni life.

If you feel like you’re struggling to settle in, or want to talk about the available support we can offer, talk to our Student Services Team. We’re here to help you throughout your studies with your general wellbeing, money management, study skills, career planning and more.

Getting around

Our handy campus and city maps will help you find your way around. 

Campus maps show all our main buildings, along with facilities such as libraries, cafes, cycle parking, gyms, medical centres and Students' Union venues. 

City maps highlight public transport routes, plus local attractions including museums, theatres, cinemas, shopping centres, sports halls and parks. 

Visit our campus pages to download maps:

You'll also find information about travelling to our campuses from elsewhere in the UK, or from overseas.