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                   Welcome to ARU Students' Union!


You’re in for the best years of your life and ARU Students' Union will be right by your side for the whole journey.


You’ve come to the right place to find out everything about Freshers


We've got an amazing line-up of Freshers' events organised as well as great opportunities to have fun and get involved with the Union community throughout the whole year. Let's do this together!

Get involved and make Freshers' (and student life) unforgettable.

So, remember...


  • Our SU Heroes will be here to help you move in when you arrive. Need boxes carried? Help unpacking? Making your room cosy? We'll be there!


  • Buy your Freshers wristband and get access to all the biggest nights out in Freshers' week!


  • Download the app so you can get our latest news, find out what's on and when,  sign up to societies and even buy your wristband. 


  • Come to Freshers' Fair! With more than a hundered of our student led societies attending the fairs across Chelmsford and Cambridge, loads of free goodies and a chance to meet the friendly faces of your Union, be there or be square! 


  • Buy your NUS Extra card to get discounts on anything from food to clothes and save money as a student.




  • Join a Society to explore your interests, meet new people and share your passions together.



ARU Students’ Union is run for students, by students. When you start at ARU you automatically become a member of the Students' Union alongside 18,000+ others students.


We're independent from the University which means that YOU get to decide how we're run and what we do. By voting in the elections, getting your voice heard through Student Council or participating in campaigns you will help to transform ideas into positive change and shape your Students’ Union and university. Let's create success together.

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