International Orientation Programme 9 January 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.

Bookings are now open.

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 and open to all ARU students starting their course in January.

Coming to study on our Cambridge or Chelmsford campus?

The International Orientation Programme will take place on 9 January, and you will need to reserve your place in advance for this popular programme. To book click the link at the bottom of this page.

Coming to study at our Peterborough campus?

Your International Orientation Programme will take place on 11 January. Further information will be sent to you. No need to book in advance.

Studying at ARU College?

You don’t need to attend this session – you will be invited to a special session organised by ARU College later in the week.

Frequently asked questions

When should I book my place on the International Orientation Programme?

Only make a booking when you have confirmed your flights and know that you will arrive before 9 January.

I have booked a place but I can no longer attend. What should I do?

No problem. Just email [email protected] and let us know.

When will bookings close?

We recommend that you book your place as soon as have booked your travel.

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

You'll receive an automatic confirmation of booking email. 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]

To book your place, please complete and submit the form below.

International Orientation booking form

Please complete the form below.