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International Orientation Programme 12-13 September 2024

To help our new international students settle into their new life the International Office organises an International Orientation programme to welcome you to ARU. Online bookings will open at the beginning of July.

What does the International Orientation Programme include?

The International Orientation Programme helps students moving to the UK make a successful start to their university life.



The International Orientation programme helps students moving to the UK make a successful start to their university life. There is a range of information on offer, including:

  • studying in the UK - the academic system at ARU
  • working and health entitlements
  • find a part-time job
  • opening a UK bank account
  • food and shopping
  • UK culture and customs
  • sport and social facilities
  • travel and transport
  • ARU ID card and BRP collection
  • social events to help you make friends

This programme is free of charge.

Coming to study on our Cambridge or Chelmsford campus?

The International Orientation Programme will take place on 12-13 September, and you will need to book online in advance for this popular programme.

Studying on our Writtle campus?

No need to book as your Welcome Event will take place during 16-20 September. You will receive further information by email.

Studying at ARU College?

No need to book the International Orientation Programme as your Welcome events will take place on 19 & 20 September. You will receive further information about welcome arrangements directly from ARU College.

Studying at ARU London?

Welcome events will take place during 16-20 September. You will receive further information about welcome arrangements directly from ARU London.

When should I book my place on the International Orientation Programme & Course Induction day?

You should only book your place when you know that you will be able to arrive in the UK by 11 September to attend this programme.

I have booked a place. What do I do now?

You'll receive an automatic confirmation of booking. Keep it safe. We'll contact you again with a final set of information e.g. start time and location.

Any questions we haven't answered here?

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]