Student opportunities

Would you like to get more involved with sport at ARU? We have lots of opportunities available if you want to gain experience, learn new skills and have a positive impact on sport at our university.

Sport Activators - applications open

Our Campus Sport programme is run by a team of Sport Activators each year. These students help to coordinate various sports sessions, such as badminton, volleyball, table tennis and basketball. Sport Activators also assist with promotion of sport around the University and will all undertake a sports leader qualification.

Applications are now open. For more information please read the Chelmsford Sport Activator Role and the Cambridge Sport Activator Role.

How to apply: please email your CV and cover letter to [email protected]


Coach and Officials Academy

In the 2019/20 academic year, Team ARU will offer up to ten coaching apprenticeships to students at ARU.

Each apprentice will fulfil the role of an Assistant Coach within one of our sports clubs, or PE teaching assistant at a local school.

You will need to commit to delivering a weekly training session during term-time throughout semester 1 and 2 (up to and including week beginning 1 April 2020) and in return you will receive a package of support. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain new qualifications and develop valuable skills, which are sought by future employers.

This year we will also be running Officials Academy, which provides both current officials and those looking to get into officiating opportunities in our sports programme. Find out more information, including details of how to apply.

Coach Academy

Sports Club committee members

All of our sports clubs are run by student committees. If you are interested in become a sports committee member, please speak to your club President who can give you more information. Committee members are elected annually at the club AGMs, usually in April, and positions include President, Captain, Kit and Equipment Officer and Communications Officer.

How to apply: speak to your club President about how to put yourself forward for the 2019/20 election.

Recreation Assistants

Helmore Gym and Mildmay Sports Centre employ students each year to help our facilities run smoothly. These students work on reception and in the facilities to ensure all customers have a positive experience and get the most from their visit.

How to apply: applications are currently closed.

Helmore Gym Staff

Sport volunteering

Anglia Ruskin Students' Union runs a comprehensive sport volunteering programme for our students, involving coaching, event management and sports marketing. It's a fantastic way to get involved in your local community by promoting the values of healthy living, fitness and social inclusion. You not only help develop people's sporting skills but also skills they can use to advance any area of their life.

How to apply: visit the Students' Union website for information on how to apply.

More information

For more information about any of these positions, please contact us.