September Update (Updated 07/09/21)
An update from ARU London Principal, David Sexton (07/09/21):
With September underway, it finally feels as though we are beginning to return to some sense of normality. With Welcome Week for new students next week and the new trimester starting from Saturday 18th September, we are all excited to welcome you back into your classes. Be sure to reacquaint yourself with the university and campus via our Return to Study guide.
As outlined in my previous updates, all of our lectures will return to physical face to face delivery for this trimester, but you can join your classes live virtually via the VLE should you need to isolate, feel unwell or are uncomfortable about returning to physical classes. Whether you attend your live sessions physically or virtually your attendance will count towards your attendance bursary. Of course, all plans will remain under review, and we will adapt to any new government guidelines as they emerge. We have revisited our Covid Risk Assessment and Safe Building Usage Policy in line with current government guidance, and you can view these on the VLE in the Coronavirus Update tile: https://learnarul.uk/course/view.php?id=4939. Most assessments for the trimester will be submitted remotely, but please be aware that some assessments, specifically examinations and some presentations, will require you to attend campus.
You should be able to view your timetable with your room numbers clearly indicated. If you can't yet see your timetable then you may need to re-register or speak to an advisor, so please contact us via the usual methods of Live Chat or email.
Over the summer we took the decision to rename our 'departments' to 'schools' from 1st September. We now have five schools named Business, Health & Social Care, ALHET, Foundation, and Postgraduate; each led by a Head of School. This is an exciting stage in the development of an institution, so welcome to your new school!
Your Students' Union Vice-President and I will be hosting Student Town Hall Events, where I will outline our position and plans for the trimester before answering any questions you may have. Please join us for what will I'm sure be exciting sessions. You can access these Events through your VLE at the following dates and times:
- Monday 13th September from 1 pm until 2 pm
- Wednesday 15th September from 1 pm until 2 pm
- Thursday 16th September from 1 pm until 2 pm
I very much look forward to seeing you at a Town Hall Event, at Welcome Week, or physically back in classes from the 18th of September. In the meantime, please prepare yourself for another exciting trimester of education.
September 2021 Welcome Pack
For more information, you can read your Welcome Pack, depending on what degree you are studying and which campus you are studying at (Undergraduate or Postgraduate / Farringdon or East India) please click on the relevant Welcome Pack below to open. There is lots of useful information in the Welcome Pack so take your time to read it thoroughly.
Undergraduate - East India
Undergraduate - Farringdon