Your Union

Welcome to your 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.


What is ARU Students' Union?




At ARU, you are part of a body of over 24,000 students across 4 cities of the UK. With everyone working as a union, we can create real change both within the University and the wider world, be it environmental, social or political change.

Everything we do is led by students, for students.

You become a member as soon as you enrol at Anglia Ruskin University; it’s automatic and it’s your right as a student.

Because we're independent from the University you get to decide how we’re run and what we do. You get to decide this by voting in our elections, getting your voice heard through Student Members Meetings or participating in campaigns. Our core function is representation, which means we dedicate almost all of our resources to making sure your voice gets heard in the University, that your rights as a student are upheld and you get the most out of your degree.


Get the advice you need

Our friendly and supportive Advice Team are here to support you in any way they can. From course issues such as mitigation to accomodation help, they will do all they can to help. Even if they can't help you directly, they will point you in the right direction of somewhere that can.

We also provide students with lots of opportunities to have fun, make friends and become part of the ARU community.. You might be interested in volunteering, joining one of our societies or attending a Give It A Go session.