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.


Online booking and memberships

All ARU students and staff have an online booking account that can be used to book onto fitness classes, campus sport sessions, or sport club sessions.

To book, you will need your ARU email address and online booking account password (this is not the same as your ARU IT password). If you do not know your password, you can request a new password to be sent to your ARU email address.

If you're currently studying at Writtle, visit the WUC Sport website to book activities.

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Book online

Use our online booking system or mobile apps to book onto fitness classes, campus sport sessions, and sports club sessions.

Make a booking The Old Factory app (Chelmsford) Helmore Gym app (Cambridge)

The Old Factory gym memberships (Chelmsford)

All memberships offer unlimited use of The Old Factory gym in Chelmsford and fitness classes.

ARU students - £19 per month

ARU staff/alumni - £21.50 per month

Public - £25.00* per month

Join The Old Factory now

* £10 joining fee applies to public Direct Debit memberships.

ARU students - £14.50 per month

ARU staff/alumni - £16.50 per month

Public - £19.50* per month

Twelve-month minimum term.

Join The Old Factory now

* £10 joining fee applies to public Direct Debit memberships.

ARU students - £190 per year

ARU staff/alumni - £215 per year

Public - £250 per year

Join The Old Factory and pay via lump sum now

Helmore Gym memberships (Cambridge)

All memberships offer unlimited use of Helmore Gym in Cambridge.

ARU students - £14 per month

ARU staff/alumni - £19 per month

Public - £22* per month

Join Helmore Gym now

* £10 joining fee applies to public Direct Debit memberships.

ARU students - £11 per month

ARU staff/alumni - £14.50 per month

Public - £17* per month

Twelve-month minimum term.

Join Helmore Gym now

* £10 joining fee applies to public Direct Debit memberships.

ARU students - £140 per year

ARU staff/alumni - £190 per year

Public - £220 per year

Join Helmore Gym and pay via lump sum now