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Student services

ARU College encourages you to use all the support services available and to contact our friendly staff for advice and assistance whenever you need it.

We are here to support you

We understand that an extraordinary education is a holistic one, and we’re committed to providing you with all the help you need to succeed. The Student Support team are on hand to help you throughout your time with us, they look after all of our students needs.

The Student Support team are on hand to offer support with assignments, attendance monitoring, disability support, English language support, learning support, orientation programmes, registration with ARU and ARU College, social and sporting activities, student welfare, study skills training and 24/7 emergency assistance. 

We offer extra curricular assistance for those who are struggling personally, academically or financially with the Compass Programme and wellbeing support for students who are struggling with their wellbeing and mental health.

The Compass Programme

The Compass programme provides holistic support for students considered to be vulnerable by reason of age, mental health, physical health or disability. Students are automatically enrolled if they are u18, or have declared a medical condition that falls under the category of Compass. Self-referral is also an option provided.


Wellbeing Friday's

Every Friday, students of ARU College are offered well-being sessions with Dr Paul Pattison. Dr Pattison runs the sessions with an open mind and an open ear, giving students the opportunity to discuss any issues or thoughts they may be having – no problem is too small or too serious in these sessions.


Activities at ARU College

If you are interested in getting involved in sports and cultural societies, ARU is the perfect university for you. Cambridge and Chelmsford offer a wide range of recreational and sporting facilities that you can use, including cricket pitches, sports halls and gyms. At ARU College we organise events every semester. Previously we have held talent shows, sports events (including football and cricket tournaments), visits to the coast, picnics, punting, tournaments with other colleges and theme parks.

Being part of sports and cultural societies while you are at ARU will open up many social and career opportunities to you. We encourage our students to participate in such activities as much as possible.

As as ARU College student you will also have the opportunity to take part in The Collective. The Collective has been set up as an extra-curricular activity to encourage students to share their own skills and cultures with others. Find out more about The Collective by following he link below.

The Collective
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