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ARU in the community

We're keen to promote and support education, exchange knowledge, provide resources for the wider community and be good neighbours. Come along to public lectures, events during awareness raising campaigns, festivals and much more…

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Community events

Take part in free events for all ages, including talks, workshops, demonstrations, performances, exhibitions and hands-on activities.

See our upcoming community events

Supporting our community

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we've been offering innovation vouchers to businesses, and encouraging our students and staff to shop local.

Access our expertise with innovation vouchers Supporting our local businesses

Campus development

We're committed to creating new vibrant spaces, a welcoming environment for our students.

Campus development projects

Community Newsletter

Read about our latest events in our regular newsletters and email updates.

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Benefits for our local community

Promote your volunteering opportunities

As a service, we can promote your volunteering opportunities to our students, matching the skills you need with students who have them.

ARU Students’ Union Volunteer Centre
Register with ARU Temps
ARU Law Clinic
Sports and exercise

Venue hire

We have a range of modern lecture theatres and classrooms available for hire at our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses.

Conference and meeting room hire

Free eye tests

Our Cambridge clinic boasts 16 fully-equipped optometric consulting rooms including specialist facilities in contact lenses, low vision and visual stress.

University Eye Clinic
Contact the Public Engagement team