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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

Community newsletter

Find out about our latest events with our regular newsletter and email updates.

Read our newsletter

Campus development

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

Campus development projects

Contact the Public Engagement Team

To enquire about public events, facilities and community projects please contact us by email.

Benefits for our local community

ARU Students' Union Volunteer Centre

We can promote your volunteering opportunities to our students, matching the skills you need with students who have them.

Breastfeeding Support Hub

We offer free face-to-face lactation information, support and education to families in our local community.

Sport and Exercise Therapy Clinic

We offer low-cost injury assessments, rehabilitation and sports massage appointments from supervised students.

Register with ARU Temps

Use our campus recruitment agency for temporary work.

Free legal advice

Get specialist legal advice at our award-winning law clinics.

Sports and exercise

Join our campus gyms or take part in campus walks.

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