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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.

Opportunities include:

  • Sport Activators
  • Coach and Officials Academy
  • Sports club committee members
  • Recreation Assistants
  • Students' Union volunteering

Sport Activators

Our Campus Sport programme is run by a team of Sport Activators each year. As a Sport Activator you'll help to coordinate various sports sessions, such as badminton, volleyball, table tennis and basketball; assist with promotion of sport around ARU; and undertake a sports leader qualification.

Find out more about how the role and how to apply.

Coach and Officials Academy

In the 2023/24 academic year, Team ARU will offer additional support to students at ARU who are looking to develop coaching or officiating skills.

Find out more about the Academy and how to apply.

Coach Academy

Sports club committee members

All of our sports clubs are run by student committees. Committee members are elected annually at the club AGMs, usually in April, and positions include President, Captain, Kit and Equipment Officer and Communications Officer.

If you're interested in become a sports committee member, please speak to your club President who can give you more information.

Recreation Assistants

Every year, Helmore Gym (Cambridge) and Mildmay Sports Centre (Chelmsford) employ students. You'll work on reception and in the facilities to make sure everyone has a positive experience and gets the most from their visit. Applications are currently closed.

Helmore Gym Staff

Sport volunteering

ARU 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. Visit the Students' Union website for information on how to apply.

More information

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