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Congratulations on gaining a place at ARU College! You will soon be joining hundreds of students who have also decided to take this first exciting step towards a rewarding future.

Welcome Buddy

As an ARU College student, you will receive a Welcome Buddy when you arrive. Your Welcome Buddy will be in contact with you before you start at ARU College.

Our Buddies are current ARU College and ARU students who can share their experiences with you. Where possible, your Buddy will be a student already studying on your course or a similar area of study.

Our Buddies were just the same as you when they started. They were just as excited and nervous. They’ll be there to answer questions and help you settle in. You’ll keep in touch with your buddy through online chat and you’ll meet them face to face too, either in a video call or on campus in person (depending on how you’ve both chosen to study).

Welcome Buddy

Hear from our students

Her from a recent student, Shalom Obakin, who is studying BSc (Hons) International Business Management. Shalom talks about her time with ARU College and how we have supported her in her degree.

Head over to our blog to read more stories from current students and alumni – hear from students across different courses, different nationalities and different pathways.

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Parents and guardians

Find out what to expect and how we can support your child during their time at university. Download our parents and guardians guide.


University terminology

Understanding all the new terms and acronyms can be a bit difficult at first. Here are some that you will find handy in your first few weeks!

University terminology

Emotional Preparation

We are sure you are extremely excited about moving to the UK and beginning your study abroad adventure but we understand that it is a big step.

Emotional preparation
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