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Alumni Reunion Days 2018


Our Chelmsford Alumni Reunion Day took place on Saturday, 10 March 2018 and you can view a small selection of photos taken on the day, below. It was a great opportunity for our alumni and guests to share their memories of studying with us and their predictions for the future. Some of the memories shared were written down on our 'Memory Board' which will be stored in our Time Capsule and re-opened in June 2043. A selection of the comments written on the Memory Board were: "Coming to England was the first challenge that I had to overcome. Luckily, ARU's lecturers, staff and students were friendly and very helpful. It felt like home being surrounded with amazing people here!" and "My uni days were the absolute best! I made an amazing group of friends who I love so much and who made uni worth it." Hopefully you might be able to read some more of the comments in the photo below, along with some of our predictions for what life might be like in 2043, which will also be stored in the Time Capsule. Such as there'll be no more plastic, there'll be more one-to-one teaching but with artificial intelligence rather than a human tutor, and there will be a cure for dementia and cancer. In Chelmsford we were also fortunate to have Alan Pamphilon, assisting us at our Chelmsford 'Memory Wall', on hand to tell you all about historic events. Alan conducts the Chelmsford History Walks, covering topics such as the Marconi factory and memories of the city High Street. Alan is also our March Alumni of the Month feature. 


If you'd like to attend our Cambridge Reunion, it'd be great to see you. Our Cambridge Alumni Reunion Day is taking place on Saturday, 28 April 2018 and just like our Chelmsford event, there'll be a chance to meet and greet fellow alumni, attend lectures by our talented staff Professor Viren Swami, Dr Cathrine Jansson-Boyd and Dr Sean Lang and join a campus tour so you can see how the university has changed since you studied with us. We'll also have lots of opportunities to share memories, take photos at our photo booth and perhaps contribute 'Letters to a Future Grad' for our Time Capsule (see below).

Tony Kirby will be assisting us at our Cambridge reunion. Tony is a former member of staff and is the author of 'Anglia 150', a publication detailing the past 150 years of Anglia Ruskin. Alumni, family and friends are all welcome to join us. All you have to do is confirm your attendance for the campus event you'd like to join.

You can register your place for Cambridge via our Eventbrite page. Our Reunion Day will take place 10.30am - 2.00pm and then at 2.00pm, our Students' Union will be delighted if you can join them for a few drinks at the bar. We'll have staff on hand to take you to their base, on campus at Peter Taylor House.

Anglia Cup

On Sunday 29 April 2018 we will be holding the Students' Union Anglia Cup. The Anglia Cup is a football tournament which takes place annually. It's made up of teams from both alumni and current students and this year the tournament will be held on Coldhams Common. It's an all-day event and you can contact Dan Fow if you would like more information about this event.
Get in touch if you'd like to participate in any of our plans. We're looking for your memories, photos and stories to help share and form part of our reunion days.

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Alumni Reunion Day 2018

Saturday 10 March, Chelmsford

Chelmsford programme

Chelmsford attendance list

Chelmsford musicians

Alumni Reunion Day 2018

Saturday 28 April, Cambridge

Cambridge programme

Cambridge attendance list

Cambridge musicians

Letter to a future grad

If you'd like to share your memories and advice for a future grad, why not write them a letter? You can download a 'Letter to a future grad' and email it to us at