Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

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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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Free community events

Talks, workshops, exhibitions and more.

Find an event
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Community newsletter

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

Read our newsletter
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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

Sports and exercise

Join our campus gyms or take part in campus walks.

Temporary work

Register with our campus recruitment agency, ARU Temps.

Free legal advice

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

Pet and canine services

Use our dog grooming, rehabilitation and pet behaviour services in Writtle.

Breastfeeding support

Get free lactation information and support at our family hub in Cambridge.

Sports therapy

Access low-cost injury assessments, rehabilitation and sports massage.

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Venue hire

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

Conference and meeting room hire
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Free eye tests

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

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