What is The Collective?
Through the spirit of cooperation across the College we organise and facilitate a variety of programmes from skill-sharing and volunteering to employability enhancement and inspirational guest speakers from industries you may join after graduation.
Past events include, The Collective’s Cultural Exchange where students were invited to become the teachers and share their knowledge and backgrounds to deliver cultural and language themed sessions to fellow ARU College students and staff. Sessions included Spanish Conversation sessions, Japanese language classes, Italian cuisine class and a session on Russian Literature!
Extra Support and Services
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. Students have the option to either join the open drop-in sessions or 30 minute one-on-one sessions are available.
Health & Wellbeing Hub
Your health and wellbeing is so important. If you’re going through something difficult, or just not feeling quite right, come and talk to us. You’re not alone. As well as the support you receive from us at ARU College, as an ARU college student you are also entitled to the support services that ARU have in place. Find out about all the help that's available to you at ARU, both on campus and outside uni.
Welcome Buddy Scheme
As a new ARU College student, you are entitled to a Welcome Buddy. Your Welcome Buddy will be your friendly face on arrival and support you whilst you settle into university life. The Welcome Buddy will introduce themselves before you arrive via the Ask ARU chat space, then meet for a drink in Welcome or Teaching Week 1 to help with questions about starting university, and settling in.