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.

Undergraduate Open Days at ARU

Get to know us better. Open Days are the perfect opportunity to come and explore what life is like at ARU. Parents and supporters are welcome.

What happens on the day?

Open Days are your chance to:

  • chat to our Student Ambassadors about life at university
  • meet our tutors and attend a course or faculty talk
  • speak to our accommodation team, view occupied student accommodation or take a virtual tour inside our accommodation
  • find out about our Students' Union, clubs and societies
  • attend talks about student life, finance, accommodation and personal statements
  • chat to one of our degree apprentice experts
  • speak to our Admissions Team about how to apply.

If you're a blue badge holder, please get in touch with us before the event to arrange parking: call our Admissions Customer Service Team on 01245 686868 or email [email protected].


How to find us

Get directions to our campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough and Writtle.

Plan your day

Find out what's happening at our Open Days on Saturday 8 June with our Open Day guides:

Cambridge Open Day guide

Cambridge Open Day guide (accessible version)

Chelmsford Open Day guide

Chelmsford Open Day guide (accessible version)

ARU Peterborough Open Day guide

ARU Peterborough Open Day guide (accessible version)

Free travel

We’re committed to doing all we can to reduce the environmental impact of traffic travelling to our events, and promote the use of public transport wherever possible. We have great partnerships that offer free travel to our next campus Open Day.

We have free transport on offer with Stagecoach East buses for our Cambridge and Peterborough campuses.

Once you have signed up to an Open Day at ARU, we will send through an e-voucher via email in the weeks leading up to your event. Simply show your bus driver the e-voucher emailed to you and ask for a free single ticket. This voucher will provide your guest with free travel too.

For more information, visit the Stagecoach East website.

We've partnered with Greater Anglia to provide you with free travel to and from our campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough.

Please note: this offer only applies to journeys between stations on the Greater Anglia network. If your station is not listed, please call 0345 600 7245 (option 3) and they will be able to add the station to the list.

Greater Anglia train tickets are sent by post. Make sure you book your tickets at least five days before the event to ensure time for delivery. If there are engineering works you may need to catch a rail replacement bus. Your free train ticket covers this bus travel.

When claiming your train ticket use code 'ARUCBG' for Cambridge, 'aruchm' for Chelmsford, or ‘ARUOpen’ for Peterborough.

Business student Emma

The Cambridge experience

Explore our Cambridge campus with a virtual tour, and check our guide to the highlights of this beautiful city.

Take a tour of our Cambridge campus Cambridge highlights View accommodation
Engineering student Nadanum

The Chelmsford experience

Take a virtual tour of our Chelmsford campus, and check our Top 10 list of things to see and do around the city.

Take a tour of our Chelmsford campus Discover Chelmsford city View accommodation
ARU student April

The Peterborough experience

Find out more about our campus in Peterborough, and check our guides to the city and student accommodation.

Explore ARU Peterborough Get to know Peterborough View accommodation
Three students in a glasshouse, surrounded by flowering plants

The Writtle experience

Discover our countryside campus in Writtle, and find out more about student life and accommodation options.

Get to know Writtle campus Living in Writtle Student accommodation in Writtle

Blue Badge holders

If you're a Blue Badge holder and would like to arrange parking, please get in touch with our Admissions Customer Service Team before the event.

Monday-Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm