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.

Benefits and services for alumni

ARU alumni can access a wide variety of benefits, services and discounts. We hope these offers will support you in your personal, professional and academic life.

Benefits include:

  • free careers support
  • discounts on postgraduate study
  • access to University facilities such as gyms and libraries.

Discounts on postgraduate study

You’re entitled to our Alumni scholarship, a 20% discount on any of our postgraduate taught courses or a £400 fee reduction on postgraduate research programmes. Explore postgraduate degrees at ARU.

We also offer a discount on the CELTA course fee to alumni who graduated within the last three years. For more information about the course, please contact [email protected].

Graduate work opportunities

Register with ARU Temps, our campus recruitment agency, which has its own online jobs board for vacancies.

Library access

Alumni can apply for borrowing rights or reference access to our libraries. Access is free for the first year after graduation, after which, the annual fee for borrowing membership is £35 and reference access is free if you have a library card (£5 for production of card).

Visit library membership and select alumni for more information.

Preferential rates for our gym and sports hall

Alumni can claim discounts when using our University sports facilities. Visit our sports pages to find out more.

Conference and meeting room hire

We offer a 10% room hire discount for meeting rooms and lecture theatres and a 15% discount for specialist spaces. Just let [email protected] know that you're an ARU alumni when making your booking.

Visit our room hire pages to find out more.

Discounted Membership in Arise Innovation Hubs

Based in Chelmsford and Harlow, Arise offer high-quality virtual, coworking and office space for businesses in the Health, Performance and Wellbeing sectors. As part of Anglia Ruskin University, you get access to award-winning facilities and world leading researchers, expert networks, internships and graduate talent. As Alumni, you’re entitled to a 10% discount for six months on all memberships, worth up to £1000. Visit the Arise website to find out how their ecosystem can help your business grow.

Opportunities to network, volunteer and support current students

Come back and give an inspirational talk to current students on your area of professional expertise – or if you run a business, invite a student to join you on a work placement or internship. Placements and internships bring fresh enthusiasm to your business, and provide students with invaluable experience.

Email [email protected] to find out more.