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Latest Update: 15th June 2021

Due to the current global pandemic of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in line with ARU, ARU College are open, but with reduced access.

On Monday 14 June, the Prime Minister announced that Step 4 of the Government roadmap is going to be delayed, until Monday 19 July, so Step 3 restrictions remain in place.

Step 3 restrictions
All on campus teaching will continue to be taught in a Covid-secure way. In line with Government guidance, we expect all students and staff to practice the safe behaviours outlined in our COVID-19 Safe Behaviours Community Pledge and wear a face covering in all indoor spaces.

Students and staff who join us on campus will also be expected to take asymptomatic COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests twice weekly (see ‘Asymptomatic testing’, below). Free home testing kits can be collected from our campuses. Each kit contains seven tests which will cover three weeks’ worth of testing and you can collect them from:

  • reception in Guild House
  • the Student Centre in the Queens Building, Chelmsford
  • the iCentre and Library, Cambridge.

You are very welcome to use facilities including our libraries, study spaces and open access areas.

Please refer to 2020/21 Academic Year delivery plans, including FAQs for more information.

If you are a current student please use the contact points below to get in touch:

Academic Matters –

Student Support –

Telephone – +44 (0) 1223 695868

If you are an applicant please contact us at

If you are currently in the UK and experience COVID-19 symptoms, please call NHS 111.

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a member of staff please feel free to email us at the following and we will happily arrange a time to call you:



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