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.

ARU student Manny outside on campus

Preparing for university

So you're off to uni – congratulations! Check our information about getting ready and enjoying your first week.

Before you arrive

Find out how to apply for student loans, register online with ARU, and some of the other things you can do to get ready for student life.

Get prepared Student finance


Read about Welcome Week, collecting your student ID card and completing Right to Study checks.

Welcome to ARU

Starting your course

Access information about your timetable, university systems and student support services.

Information about your studies

IT and digital devices

As a student at ARU we recommend you have access to:

  • a desktop PC, laptop or tablet
  • a device with a camera, beneficial for online Teams meetings
How to access University systems and set up multi-factor authentication

Got a question? Get in touch

The iCentre is your first stop for help, information and advice. ​​​​​​​If you have a question about starting at ARU, please contact us and we will help or put you in touch with the correct team who can help you.