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Making friends at uni: student tips

Guest posts

Category: Student blogs

14 June 2023

Meeting new people and making friends is a really important part of your university experience. We asked our students to tell us a bit about how they settled in at ARU.

Meeting people and making friends

Settling in as an international student

Top places to hang out on campus

This video's about ARU's Cambridge campus, but you'll find a similar mix of social spaces and relaxing outdoor spots in Chelmsford and Peterborough.

See also...

Interior Design student Andreea's guide to making friends at ARU.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is an opportunity to reconsider your options, and join a university where you can study a subject you're passionate about.

You can apply through Clearing if:

  • you didn’t apply before the UCAS deadline
  • your grades are different to what you expected
  • you’ve only just decided to go to uni
  • you’ve changed your mind about what or where you want to study since you originally applied.

Find out more about Clearing at ARU


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