News Archive

News Archive

The Election 2022: Apply Now

Mon 17 Jan 2022

Be the change you want to see, and apply to run in The Election 2022. Applications close on February 16th at 12pm.

Refreshers 2022

Fri 14 Jan 2022

Buy your tickets for a range of fun events and activities starting on Monday 17th January

Our next event: Sailing!

Thu 13 Jan 2022

4 sailing dinghies on the lake at ESSA

Announcing RC Wreckfest

Fri 07 Jan 2022

diy rc car

Engineering Society Chelmsford

Welcome Week January 2022: What's On

Thu 06 Jan 2022

The word welcome in neon colours

A full schedule of Welcome Week activities

Vaccination Programme Volunteers

Mon 20 Dec 2021

Woman wearing volunteer badge

The Covid-19 vaccination programme in our county will need lots of help over the next month or so from volunteers. There are opportunities for stewarding, administrators, immunisers and transportation if you have the necessary skills and a vehicle.

Adebisi’s End of Trimester Reflection

Mon 20 Dec 2021

Image of Adebisi in a christmas jumper

I am continually impressed by the resilience of students

Join our Historical Team

Sat 11 Dec 2021

This your chance to make impact and change the course of history for you and your people

Tips for Avoiding Academic Misconduct

Tue 30 Nov 2021

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Five tips to help you avoid academic misconduct while writing your essays

Look at what your reps have done with your feedback!

Tue 30 Nov 2021

An update from November's SSLC meeting


Wed 10 Nov 2021

"Be the change you wish to see in the world."

MWS Committee

Safer Nights Out

Fri 29 Oct 2021

Our statement to clubs requiring more safety, and resources that may be useful for those feeling unsafe on a night out.

Dominos ad

Wed 20 Oct 2021

Dominos Advert - Click on ad to open

Events coming up at the rink!

Tue 19 Oct 2021

Hi everyone, just wanted to advertise some events coming up at the rink!

A letter to new students...

Tue 14 Sep 2021

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"Starting University can be exciting, but nerve wracking..."

"It's Adebisi Sasi, your Vice President 2021 – 2022, that feels so good to say..."

Fri 23 Jul 2021

Image of Adebisi Sasi in Cambridge

I didn’t know I smile so much like a Cheshire Cat, a very fabulous one should I add...

Nido Student

Mon 28 Jun 2021

Student Rooms - Nido Castle Hill. Fully furnished ensuite & studio rooms. Walking distance from

Shortlist announced!

Tue 08 Jun 2021

Made a Difference Awards logo with Shortlist announced. Event to be held on Wednesday 30th June at 5

The Made a Difference shortlist is announced. Find out if those you nominated could be in with a chance of winning an award. Join us on Wednesday 30th June at 5.30pm to see the results!

It begins

Tue 01 Jun 2021

Level Up! Gaming Society


Be a Students' Union Hero!

Mon 24 May 2021

SU Hero image at Freshers Fair in 2019

We’re recruiting student staff to join our SU Hero team on both Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses.

Heroes help us to welcome and move-in students and offer information about the services of the Students’ Union. Make sure that our students have a great first experience of university life by being a SU Hero!

Review the job description and apply by Friday 4th June.

Apply to be a Student Trustee

Mon 24 May 2021

?We are currently recruiting Student Trustees ready for the next academic year!?
?We are looking for determined and committed students to join our board of trustees. Want to help shape your SU? Apply today!

Samaritans Volunteer Role

Tue 11 May 2021

Samaritans banner

Samaritans are looking for students who are open-minded and interested in helping those going through tough times. Become part of a new amazing opportunity, which is all about supporting people in times of crisis.

Academic Integrity Week 2021 - Resources

Mon 10 May 2021

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"Sometimes life can be really challenging and you find yourself making a decision about something that seems like a quick solution..."

Club and Society Committee Elections

Tue 06 Apr 2021

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Nominations are now open!


Mon 05 Apr 2021

BA(Hons) Fashion Design Alumni Talin Tariq will be taking over our Instagram stories on Thursday, the 8th of April.

Academic Integrity Project 2021

Mon 29 Mar 2021

Student reading book

I'm on a fact-finding mission...

ARU contact list

Thu 25 Mar 2021


Global Week 2021

Fri 26 Feb 2021

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The 22nd - 26th March is Global Week! Find out how you can get involved and share your culture.

Global Week 2021 Success

Tue 23 Feb 2021

Global Week 2021 was a huge success! Hear from your VP about how the week went!

Accommodation Update

Wed 10 Feb 2021

An update from your Officer Team on the accommodation issues that many of you are facing.

Officer Team Update

Thu 28 Jan 2021

Safety net policy, Rent rebates & Tuition fees. Your Officer's have been representing your voice on these matters, check out the SU stances we're taking and how you can get involved.

Join the Free Rice Challenge!

Mon 11 Jan 2021

Free Rice is a free to play, online game, where you answer a variety of questions, based on your chosen subject. For every answer you get correct, the World Food Programme (WFP) will receive 10 grains of rice (or the money equivalent) who donate it to various WFP projects across the world.

My VP Journey so far

Fri 18 Dec 2020

It's been a few months now and since it's the final work week of the year, check out how the campaigns that I set out to do when I was elected are going.

Representing you on Extensions

Thu 17 Dec 2020

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The last few days Officer's have been working to ensure the process of extensions is made fair and has no detriment to you.

Students' Union Closed over the Christmas Break

Fri 11 Dec 2020

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Find out when we are closing and when we are back in the office!

Student in the Spotlight: Andrei Dragos Suciu

Fri 11 Dec 2020

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We interviewed Business & Hospitality student Andrei!

Happy Hannukah!

Thu 10 Dec 2020

Happy Hannukah!

Rose Guy, who is the Students' Unions Project Manager, has written a blog post about what Hannukah is and how it is celebrated...

The Group Chat - November 2020

Thu 10 Dec 2020

The Group Chat - Join the conversation here.

Hear updates from the Officers and Executive Committee and the latest progress on Policy.

The Group Chat - November 2020

Thu 10 Dec 2020

The Group Chat - Join the conversation here.

The Group Chat - Hear Officer and Executive Committee updates plus the latest progress on Policy.

omkar singh VP, weekly update 30th Nov - 4th Dec

Mon 07 Dec 2020

find my updates here

#Project5 Focus Group Analysis

Fri 04 Dec 2020

What we are doing with the information you gave us.

Omkar Singh VP, Weekly update 23rd to 27th Nov

Sun 29 Nov 2020

catch my weekly updates here

ARU Students' Union : 12 Months of Impact

Thu 26 Nov 2020

Take a look at our proudest achievements over the last 12 months.

Omkar singh VP, Weekly update 16th Nov - 20th Nov

Sun 22 Nov 2020

find my this week activity

Omkar Singh VP, weekly update 9th to 13th Nov

Sun 15 Nov 2020

catch my weekly update here.

Student in the Spotlight: Moxie Gibson

Fri 13 Nov 2020

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In this first episode of ‘Student in the Spotlight’ we interviewed Moxie Gibson...

Omkar Singh VP, weekly update 2nd - 6th Nov

Fri 06 Nov 2020

I have been representing you, this week has seen some great changes in my campaign. click here to learn more

Visual Stories: Letters to our Younger Selves

Fri 06 Nov 2020

Check out this inspiring collaboration between ARQlab and Cambridge School of Art, (the sports students and the illustration students!)

Bupa Laser Clinic

Thu 05 Nov 2020

Black History Month 2020

Fri 16 Oct 2020

Get involved.

Volunteer for Cambridge Nightline

Fri 16 Oct 2020

Applications close Tuesday 20th October!

Black History Month Special Collections

Thu 08 Oct 2020

Black History Month Special Collections

Ebook and other resources the ARU Library have selected to highlight Black and Black British History.

Black History Month 2020 Libguide

Thu 08 Oct 2020

Black History Month 2020 Libguide

Find resources put together by the ARU Library to celebrate Black History Month! Discover incredible Unsung Heroes across British history.

Library Reading List: Inspirational BAME People

Thu 08 Oct 2020

Library Reading List: Inspirational BAME People

Created by the ARU Library team to showcase the extraordinary lives of inspirational BAME people, in collaboration with the SU and BAME Advocates.

Omkar Singh VP, Weekly Update 28th Sep-02 Oct

Tue 06 Oct 2020

This is my weekly update

Chosen Bun

Mon 05 Oct 2020

Black History Month 2020

Wed 30 Sep 2020

Black History Month web banner - click here for more information

This event is led, and designed by ARU students working with ARU and the Students' Union to bring a range of educational events, social opportunities and an online showcase-style event from the 1st - 31st October 2020. Visit the home page of BHM 2020 here.

The voice of 600 students

Fri 25 Sep 2020

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An incredible 600 of you joined the recent Town Halls - thank you.

YOGA starts 21st Sept 2020

Thu 17 Sep 2020

Representing you on timetabling

Wed 16 Sep 2020

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We're aware that many students are facing issues with timetabling, Check out how we have been supporting you and the next steps.

Student Shopping

Mon 07 Sep 2020

The Artists behind your new Freshers' 2020 page

Thu 20 Aug 2020

This year ARU Students' Union partnered with two talented students at ARU to bring you a brand new Freshers' page, find out more about the students behind this years digital space.

Winning for AHSS (Course Rep Wins)

Wed 19 Aug 2020

AHSS has had some massive wins because of the work of our wonderful Course Reps, read more about the achievements of your AHSS Reps here.

International Student Fees

Mon 17 Aug 2020

Did you know International Students can now apply for a payment plan for your tuition fees?

Getting to know you: S&E Faculty Rep (Cambridge)  - Moh

Tue 04 Aug 2020

Meet your Cambridge Science & Engineering Faculty Rep!

Getting to know you:  HEMS Faculty Rep Cambridge  - Beth

Mon 27 Jul 2020

Meet Beth your Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care Faculty Rep for Cambridge (She/her).

Getting to know you:  Disabled Students' Rep Cambridge - Shubham Singh

Mon 27 Jul 2020

Get to know your Disabled Students Rep in Cambridge, find out more about Shubham's plans for the year ahead.

Getting to know you:  Women’s campaign rep Cambridge  - Izzy

Mon 27 Jul 2020

Meet your Women’s campaign rep for Cambridge Campus - Izzy (She/Her), (Content warning: SA brief given at the top of article).

Getting to know you: BME Rep (Cambridge)  - Abdullahi

Mon 27 Jul 2020

Meet your Cambridge Black and Minority Ethnic Rep in Cambridge!

2019-20 Campaigns: ARUaccessible Report

Wed 08 Jul 2020

ARUaccessible logo with three accessibility icons and the ARU Students' Union logo above it

The full ARUaccessible report with recommendations!

Chelmsford Committee Member of the Month April: Rafi Abdullah

Thu 07 May 2020

"Overall, I think one of the biggest things for me is that being on the society committee has massively helped with confidence building"

Cambridge Rep of the Month March: Lucy Stenson

Tue 07 Apr 2020

"I get an enormous sense of achievement from being able to help others"

Cambridge Community Volunteer of the Month March: Maria Sofia Meirelles

Mon 06 Apr 2020

"I enjoy the feeling of fulfillment. I'm really grateful for having the opportunity to make a difference and help other people"

Words from your Adviser on: Dealing With Anxiety

Fri 03 Apr 2020

The last couple of months might have been quite stressful and confusing...

How to socialise while you're social distancing

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Check out our programme of weekly online activities designed to help us (virtually) socialise and keep connected during lockdown.

10 things you can do if you are self-isolating

Fri 27 Mar 2020

"Whilst this situation is definitely not a ‘good’ one, there are certainly some positives to being stuck at home."

An Introduction from your new Vice President!

Fri 27 Mar 2020

"My name is Sorin-Marius Predica"

The Ruskin Journal

Thu 26 Mar 2020

A society news article: Global Week (2020) ft. Indian Society #ARUGlobalWeek

Chelmsford Community Volunteer of the Month – Srikar Kantamneni

Mon 23 Mar 2020

"To support one another gives a bigger meaning to life"

Cambridge Committee Member of the Month: George Walter

Mon 23 Mar 2020

"I really enjoy bringing people with a common interest together and seeing people make new friends"


Thu 05 Mar 2020

In the Election, you may be able to vote for Campaign Reps, aka representatives for liberation groups at ARU. In order to vote for them, we ask students to self-define, here's how that works and why it is so important

How do you make change at ARU Students' Union?

Wed 04 Mar 2020

Policy is a representative or political direction for the Union. Current policy includes, Against Education Cuts, Against NHS Cuts,
Brexit Policy: Impact on Education, Drugs Harm Reduction & Education, Sustainability Awareness, Trans Inclusion in Sport and Wheels in Motion.

Candidate Hub

Wed 04 Mar 2020

Are you a candidate in The Election 2020? Check out the Candidate Hub here...

So you are a candidate in this years election? What's next?

Wed 04 Mar 2020

Useful tools, tips and guidance online for you 24/7 - click here

5 reasons to come to our Assessment review student workshops!

Tue 03 Mar 2020

It is time to make your voice heard, all feedback will be directly sent to the Assessment Review Panels as part of Anglia Ruskin University's bid to improve assessment.

London Rep of the Month: Mariya Zaranova

Tue 11 Feb 2020

January Rep of the Month is awarded to...

A History of LGBT+ Representation at ARU Students' Union

Thu 06 Feb 2020

A brief look into a few of our LGBT+ accomplishments as a Students' Union

Cambridge Rep of the Month: Ricardo Silva

Mon 03 Feb 2020

"Everyone I have met along the way keeps inspiring me to do more for my colleagues"

Chelmsford Community Volunteer of the Month: Imogen Lay

Mon 03 Feb 2020

"I have built some amazing relationships with different people that I wouldn't have met without my volunteering"

London Rep of the Month: Mariya Zaranova

Mon 03 Feb 2020

"I like working with people. Volunteering for me is a positive activity in society"

Open Mic Night

Fri 24 Jan 2020

Having never been to an Open Mic night myself, I grasped the opportunity to conquer my stage-fright and get up there, and I performed one of my own poems, and a Norwegian song that is very dear to me. An article on why I took a leap and attended an open mic night!

How to log your skills effectively

Wed 08 Jan 2020

Supercharge your skill logging and reflections - learn how this can improve your self-awareness and 'recruitability'.

Become more 'Recruitable' - How to use your Skills Transcript

Wed 08 Jan 2020

Discover how you can use the skills you have learnt whilst volunteering to give you a competitive edge when applying for your first job and how understanding your experiences can boost your self-confidence.

Cambridge Rep of the Month: Emma Scriven

Thu 02 Jan 2020

"I'm really passionate about disabled students seeing their disability as a positive"

Chelmsford Rep of the Month: Mustafa Akhtar

Thu 02 Jan 2020

"I aspire to be the best doctor I can be and I've picked up many transferrable skills that will help me work towards my goal"

Cambridge Committee Member of the Month: Kate Zenina

Thu 02 Jan 2020

"Being president has helped me boost my confidence and has helped me make contacts with the people of different walks of life"

London Rep of the Month: Lenke Galambodi

Mon 09 Dec 2019

"Helping others gives me a sense of purpose, accomplishment and joy"

London Rep of the Month: Lenke Galambodi

Mon 09 Dec 2019

"Helping others gives me a sense of purpose, accomplishment and joy"

Chelmsford Community Volunteer of the Month: Carla Straw

Mon 09 Dec 2019

"I love making people happy. I think no matter what I am doing, as long as I can make somewhat of a difference to someone, even if it’s just a smile, then I've accomplished everything I want to do"

Getting ready to vote in the next General Election

Thu 28 Nov 2019

The General election is on the 12th of December 2019

Mental health support apps

Tue 19 Nov 2019

You VP AHSS brings you some quick and easy apps to support your mental health

Negotiation Skills Workshop

Fri 15 Nov 2019

What an amazing time we had at the Professional Negotiation Skills Workshop, that we ran together with the HR and Management Society!
Essential skills, insights, tips, real-life scenario to practice at, and, of course, snacks - what else do you need? :)

Break the Cycle: Access to mental health services at ARU

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Other universities in the country have already started to make the first step at tackling mental health by using the Big White Wall as well as Slivercloud in conjunction with one another. These include, but are not limited to, University of Liverpool, Keele University, Queen Mary’s University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Kings College London, University of Aberdeen and The University of Greenwich. A progressive university such as ARU should be amongst these universities listed.

Speak Week

Thu 07 Nov 2019

If you had a magic wand, what would change at ARU? Tell us your ideas here from the 11th - 15th November 2019

Chelmsford Rep of the Month: Lloyd Quinn

Thu 07 Nov 2019

“I enjoy the sense of feeling when you have achieved helping someone”

Chelmsford Community Volunteer of the Month – Georgie Jackson

Fri 01 Nov 2019

“Being able to leave someone with a smile will always hold special memory for me”

Cambridge Committee Member of the Month: Tyler Wallace

Fri 01 Nov 2019

“It is nice knowing that the society I had created was wanted by students and I'm glad that I can provide them with it.”

Cambridge Rep of the Month: Edwin Marr

Fri 01 Nov 2019

“I enjoy seeing actual changes being carried out. It is an enormously satisfying feeling”

Cambridge Community Volunteer of the Month: Robert Colbert

Fri 01 Nov 2019

“I get more 'job satisfaction' in volunteering than I ever did in nearly thirty years working in accounting!”

2019-20 Campaigns: The Rent Report

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Read all about the rent report! Fraser has been analysing the results of the Rent Survey, which was launched last year.


Fri 11 Oct 2019

Your VP AHSS Amanda Campbell-White has an update on the #RaiseTheBarARU campaign to get an SU bar on the Cambridge Campus. Read all about it!

The importance of applying for the EU settlement scheme

Thu 03 Oct 2019

The EU Settlement Scheme is important to all students from the EU, one of our elected officers Mary Copsey explains why you need to apply.


Wed 25 Sep 2019

Why I volunteer…and why you should too

Tue 03 Sep 2019

What do YOU love? Me? I chose SCA

Getting to know the Cambridge campus

Thu 15 Aug 2019

Take our quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about the facilities in Cambridge.

How Skills Training can benefit you

Wed 07 Aug 2019

Find out how our Skills Training can help you become the Next.Level.You.

Why you should record Hours and Skills

Wed 07 Aug 2019

Logging hours and skills can provide you with a range of benefits. Find out how logging your volunteering activity can help you.

How to Write a Quality Volunteer of the Month Nomination

Tue 06 Aug 2019

Do you want to recognise an outstanding ARU volunteer? Make sure your nomination gets noticed with a few tips to write a quality nomination

10 Reasons to Volunteer through ARU Students' Union

Tue 06 Aug 2019

Discover all the benefits to starting your volunteering journey through ARU Students' Union Volunteer Centre.

What are 'Soft' skills?

Tue 06 Aug 2019

What are soft skills and why are they vital for the 21st Century workplace?

Why you should download your Skills Transcript

Tue 06 Aug 2019

Learn how you can take the first step to make your volunteering experience and skills shine by downloading your Skills Transcript.

Freshers' Week 2019

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Whats on for Freshers 2019?

The truth about campaigning and running in the Election

Thu 04 Jul 2019

Your Vice President of Science and Engineering, Siobhan Fouche, shares what it's really like to run in the Election.

Is there a society you would like to start?

Tue 28 May 2019

Societies are the perfect way to try something new and explore your hobbies and interests during your time at ARU.

European Parliament Elections

Fri 17 May 2019

European Parliament elections are currently scheduled to take place in the UK on 23 May.

How to thrive in the summer as a post grad student

Thu 02 May 2019

You’re still going to be here over the summer… Here’s how to thrive.

What happens next…Brexit Policy?

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Your Vice President of Business & Law shares her thoughts on Brexit.

5 reasons to come to the Environment Act Panel

Fri 26 Apr 2019

So, why should you come to the Environment Act Panel on the 16th May?

How getting Campaigns approved works

Fri 12 Apr 2019

Find out what your Vice President of Science and Engineering, Matt Hayes, has to say about getting campaigns approved and what is involved.

Welcome Buddies

Thu 11 Apr 2019

Find out what your HEMS Vice President Fraser has been up to!

Planetary Massacre: An Appeal to Anglia Ruskin University

Wed 27 Mar 2019

Library Changes

Thu 14 Mar 2019

Find out what your Vice President of Health, Education, Medicine, and Social Care Fraser Luther-Yarwood has been up to.

What is a Welcome Representative?

Thu 28 Feb 2019

Find out what it’s like working in one of the most important student staff roles here at ARU Students’ Union first hand from our lovely student front desk staff.

Brexit Feedback

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Your elected offer Mary Copsey, is developing a policy on Brexit.

Your Guide to London

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about London!

Your Guide to Peterborough

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about Peterborough!

Your Guide to Chelmsford

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about Chelmsford!

Your Guide to Cambridge

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about Cambridge!

2018-19 Campaigns: 'Hello, my pronouns are...' (Michael Turner and Niamh Cubitt)

Fri 01 Feb 2019

Your Cambridge LGBT+ and Trans reps are giving out free pronoun badges - find out why!

Matt Hayes: A New Campaign on Drug Testing

Tue 29 Jan 2019

We are living in a transitional time for the conversation around drugs.

2018-19 Campaigns: Carers Awareness (Mary Copsey)

Mon 28 Jan 2019

Mary Copsey is working to support student carers at ARU!

What Retro Game Character are you?

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Take our quiz to find out what Retro Game character you are!

How you can still get involved with ARU Students’ Union after the Elections

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Do you have post-Election blues? Find out how you can still get involved.

Amber James - My Volunteering Story

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Amber talks about her experience of volunteering for the charity Brightside, why she does it, and why she wants to shout about it!

Society Spotlight: The BioMedical Society Cambridge Conference

Mon 17 Dec 2018

The BioMedical Society is made up of 8 committee members, who have different experiences within the field of healthcare, and research so that we can provide the peer to peer support that our students deserve and seek, through events and workshops.

Dear International Students… How to get settled in England in January

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Are you an international student starting at ARU in January? Read our tips for settling into England!

Chelmsford Rep of the Month November: Clif Ernst

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Our third year Mechanical Engeering course rep on how he has gone out of his way to represent his fellow students

Chelmsford Committee Member of the Month November: Michael Osei-Bonsu

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Our MMA and Self-Defence President on how he is making the society more sustainable.

Cambridge Rep of the Month November: Joana Rodrigues

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Discover how Joana has helped to bridge both staff and students together through her course rep role

Cambridge Committee Member of the Month November: Emily Long

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Discover how our Music and Performing Arts Society President, Emily Long as helped socieites to collaborate and "create success together"

2018-19 Campaigns: Peer Mentoring (Fraser Luther-Yarwood)

Fri 07 Dec 2018

Your VP, Fraser Luther-Yarwood, is working on a peer mentoring scheme with the university!

2018-19 Campaigns: Managing Stress (Amanda Campbell White)

Fri 07 Dec 2018

Your VP Amanda Campbell White is working to help alleviate student stress levels!

Disability History Month: My experience as a student with dyslexia

Thu 06 Dec 2018

Mary Copsey, your Vice President for the Faculty of Business and Law, shares her experiences as a student with dyslexia!

Disability Awareness Month – tips for life as a disabled student

Thu 06 Dec 2018

Being a disabled student can be tough, but it’s not impossible. Here are our top tips to get the most out of your experience.

What is MAD anyway?

Thu 06 Dec 2018

Seen all this MAD stuff everywhere, on social media, and all over the walls, but have no idea what it’s all about? Read on to find out.

Body Positivity and Confidence

Thu 06 Dec 2018

Your AHSS Vice President Amanda shares her thoughts about Body Positivity.

2018-19 Campaigns: Body Positivity (Amanda Campbell White)

Wed 05 Dec 2018

Your VP Amanda Campbell White is promoting messages of body positivity and providing events on campus to celebrate all bodies!

2018-19 Campaigns: Access Denied (Matt Hayes)

Tue 04 Dec 2018

Your VP Matt Hayes wants to expand access to FSE spaces across ARU!

2018-19 Campaigns: Best Night In (Amanda Campbell White and Matt Hayes)

Tue 04 Dec 2018

Your VP for AHSS, Amanda Campbell White, and your VP for FSE, Matt Hayes, are aiming to provide alcohol-free events for a more inclusive campus!

2018-19 Campaigns: #LoveSocieties (Fraser Luther-Yarwood)

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Fraser is working on continuing #LoveSocieties to support societies across all campuses!

Ongoing Campaigns: Let's Be Honest

Fri 16 Nov 2018

For the past few years, your officers have been working on improving student mental health at ARU!

Society Spotlight: Music and Performing Arts Society Showcase

Tue 13 Nov 2018

The society Music and Performing Arts Society great regular sessions, providing useful workshops, rehearsal spaces, performance opportunities and many social events to develop our students' abilities and confidence in the things they enjoy.

The Rent Campaign

Tue 13 Nov 2018

Laura Douds speaks about why the elected officers are running the Rent Campaign and shares her housing story. Find out more.

2018-19 Campaigns: Best Night Out (Amanda Campbell White and Matt Hayes)

Fri 09 Nov 2018

Your VP for AHSS, Amanda Campbell White, and your VP for FSE, Matt Hayes, are aiming to provide fun and safe nights out for all students!

Cambridge Committee Member of the Month October: Max Colverson

Wed 07 Nov 2018

Our Cambridge Committee Member of the Month, Max Colverson, on the successes of running the AMT Society.

Cambridge Rep of the Month October: Tiegan Lawson

Wed 07 Nov 2018

Our Cambridge Rep of the Month talks about her #repwin and how the Students' Union has supported her to thrive in her role.

2018-19 Campaigns: Society Skills (Matt Hayes)

Tue 06 Nov 2018

Your VP Matt Hayes wants to develop Society Skills!

Cambridge Community Volunteer of the Month October: Deborah George

Fri 02 Nov 2018

Our Cambridge Community Volunteer of the Month Deborah George talks about how through influencing government policies, she aspires to change the way in which mental health is viewed and accessed.

The People’s Vote: what is it and why is it a thing?

Wed 17 Oct 2018

There will be a People’s Vote March on Saturday 20th October 2018 at 12pm Park Lane, in London. But why should you get involved? Why Amanda Campbell-White cares about your voice as a student.

Why The Group Chat is more important than ever

Mon 01 Oct 2018

Find out why you should definitely be going to The Group Chat.

What does the Books Plus change mean for me?

Mon 01 Oct 2018

Books Plus is changing, and we’re here to give you all the information you need.

My experience volunteering at Cambourne Child and Family Centre

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Hello! My name is Hannah and I volunteer for the Cambourne Child and Family Centre.

Re-usable Revolution

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Not all revolutions involve fire and brimstone...

Five reasons to get involved with the Part Time Jobs Fair

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Two of your Executive Committee have put together their top five reasons to attend the Part Time Jobs Fair.


Thu 30 Aug 2018

People's Patch Volunteering Project

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Find out about the People's Patch, and why you should get involved.

A day in the life of a Societies and Activities Coordinator

Thu 23 Aug 2018

Check out what our very own Societies and Activities Coordinator has to say about the job he loves.

10 Reasons to vote in the Rep Elections

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Don’t see the point in voting, or not sure why you should? This article is for you.

Which Rep position should you stand for? Quiz

Wed 22 Aug 2018

Take our quiz and find out which Rep position is right for you!

Summer Volunteering at Broomfield Hospital Garden Projects

Fri 17 Aug 2018

Read all about ARU Students' Union's Volunteer Centre's volunteering project with ARU's Business and Law school at Broomfield Hospital.

Has something happened in your personal life?

Wed 08 Aug 2018

The course of a student’s life never did run smooth… But no fear, because ARU Students’ Union are here to help you.

Top five things to do at Freshers

Wed 08 Aug 2018

Check out Vice President Fraser Luther-Yarwood's top five things to do during Freshers.

Why you should volunteer in your third year

Wed 01 Aug 2018

Here's why you third year students should get involved with our volunteering opportunities.

How it felt to win the Outstanding Personal Tutor award

Wed 01 Aug 2018

Kate Houlden shares how it felt to be a winner at the 2018 SU Awards.

What winning two MAD awards meant to me

Wed 01 Aug 2018

Nicky Milner shares her experience of winning two MAD awards.

How winning a MAD Award felt

Wed 01 Aug 2018

Find out what MAD Award winner Oriola Sallavaci says about how it felt to win a MAD Award.

Winning the Activist Award at the SU Awards 2018

Wed 01 Aug 2018

Natalie Brown shares her experience of winning an SU Award.

Freshers Events – Cambridge

Wed 01 Aug 2018

Find out all about the events happening in Cambridge this Freshers Week!

Freshers Events – Chelmsford

Wed 01 Aug 2018

Find out all about the events happening in Chelmsford this Fresher’s Week!

How to deal with feeling nervous about moving out

Wed 01 Aug 2018

It’s okay to feel some anxiety about moving out of your home into student accommodation. But here’s some tips on making it an easier process.

Do you have something already going on in your life before coming to ARU and need some advice?

Wed 01 Aug 2018

Are you a new student coming to ARU with a pre-existing issue you’re worried about? See how ARU Students’ Union Advice Service can help you.

Societies FYI: Terms and Conditions for Freshers Fair.

Wed 01 Aug 2018

Have you booked your stall? Just looking for a refresher on the terms and conditions? Or haven't booked yet and just need some extra info. Well your in luck as they are here in their full glory!

Which animal are you? Quiz

Tue 17 Jul 2018

Take our quiz to find out which animal you're channeling this Fresher's!

How it felt to win a MAD Award

Mon 09 Jul 2018

Find out what Study Support Adviser Jane Bousfield thought about winning a MAD award.

What is a Course Rep?

Mon 09 Jul 2018

Being a Course Rep sounds all well and good… but what exactly is a Course Rep?

How Postgraduate students can get involved with Freshers Week

Mon 09 Jul 2018

Postgraduate student Demi Smith shares why you should get involved with Freshers Week as a postgraduate student.

The big scary world of university and how to overcome it

Wed 04 Jul 2018

Find out how to tackle your fears of university.

How to enjoy uni as a commuting student

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Here is how you can still enjoy the uni experience and get involved as a commuting student.

What you should bring when you move into your student accommodation

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Here are the essential items you should remember to take with you when you move into your student accommodation!

What should I get involved with this Freshers? Quiz

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Take our quiz to find out what you should get involved with!

How can I build my confidence this Fresher's? Quiz

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Take our quiz to find out how you can push your limits and become more confident this Freshers!

What is ARU Students’ Union?

Thu 21 Jun 2018

Find out exactly who we are, and what we can offer you!

Why moving into student accommodation is going to be awesome!

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Here’s why moving out is going to be so much fun, and why you should be getting excited!

How to juggle being a student and a parent

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Being a student parent can be difficult – but we’re here to help.

The University's plans for Academic Restructure

Fri 01 Jun 2018

See the plans in detail and find out how we are responding

How to enjoy the summer break

Thu 31 May 2018

You’ve worked so hard this year, and deserve a well-earned rest. So here’s how you can rejuvenate yourself this summer.

How volunteering has developed my skills

Mon 21 May 2018

Find out how volunteering can grow your skills and confidence.

How you can manage exam/deadline stress in Cambridge

Thu 17 May 2018

Stress can make it hard to motivate yourself to revise or work on your assignments. Here’s how you can help manage it.

How you can manage exam/deadline stress in Chelmsford

Thu 17 May 2018

Stress can make it hard to motivate yourself to revise or work on your assignments. Here’s how you can help manage it.

How does it feel to win Society of the Year?

Wed 16 May 2018

The Wildlife Society celebrate their achievements at the SU Awards 2018

Why should I answer the Big 10?

Tue 08 May 2018

Be in with the chance to win £200 and shape the future of your SU.

What you can expect at the Made a Difference Awards

Tue 08 May 2018

Are you going to the Made a Difference Awards on June 15th? Here’s everything you can expect and get excited about!

How you can use 92 during exam time

Thu 03 May 2018

Exams and deadlines are around the corner… But it doesn’t need to be all doom and gloom!

Are you worried about your upcoming assignments?

Tue 10 Apr 2018

Is there something preventing you from achieving your best? Find out how the Advice Service can help.

Why you should come to the SU Awards

Tue 10 Apr 2018

The SU Awards are coming up (3rd May) – but what can you expect?

Society Committee Elections

Tue 03 Apr 2018

Nominations are officially open - find out how you can stand to be a Committee Member of a society or club for 2019 - 2020

Ten reasons to get excited for Café 92

Mon 19 Mar 2018

Café 92 is finally coming to Chelmsford campus! Here is why you should be super excited about it.

Why sign up for the Anglia Cup?

Fri 16 Mar 2018

The Anglia Cup is coming up soon. But why should you sign up a team?


Wed 14 Mar 2018

How you can still get involved even if you didn’t win in the Election

Tue 13 Mar 2018

If you stood for a position in the Elections but didn’t win, here’s how you can still get involved with ARU Students’ Union.

Chelmsford Crown Court trip

Mon 12 Mar 2018

An opportunity to see Criminal Law in action!

What if I’m unhappy with my grade?

Mon 05 Mar 2018

Have you received your grade back and you’re unhappy with what you got? Find out how ARU Students’ Union can help you.

What if I need an extension?

Mon 05 Mar 2018

Are you feeling like you might need an extension? Read on to find out how ARU Students’ Union Advice Service can help.

Why should I vote?

Mon 05 Mar 2018

So you know that it’s voting week starting Monday 25th – but why should you vote?

Rep of the Month - Cambridge

Wed 21 Feb 2018

Laura Gibson is our Rep of the Month winner for Cambridge in February 2018.

Who am I voting for in the Elections?

Thu 15 Feb 2018

Are you a bit confused about who you are voting for in the Elections? Read on to find out more.

How you can make a difference by standing for a part-time position in the March Elections!

Thu 15 Feb 2018

Are you interested in making a difference? Then read on to find out how you can do this by standing for a part-time role today!

How to write a quality nomination for the SU Awards

Mon 12 Feb 2018

It’s important to make sure you write a quality nomination when you nominate someone. Read on to find out more or log in and nominate someone at

Five reasons to use the Dome at Chelmsford

Thu 08 Feb 2018

You might have noticed the awesome giant Dome on our Chelmsford campus - but do you know what you can use it for?

Dear International Students… What help there is available

Mon 05 Feb 2018

Going to a new place can be really scary… But we’re here to help you feel at home. Read on to find out about all the support available at ARU.

Alternative Valentine’s Day ideas

Mon 05 Feb 2018

Valentine’s Day is round the corner, but that doesn’t mean you need to be in a relationship to enjoy it. Here are some other ideas to enjoy Valentine’s Day!

Eight reasons to love the Elections this Valentine’s Day

Mon 05 Feb 2018

As love is in the air, here’s why you should be sharing the love with us, ARU Students’ Union and the Elections!

Ten reasons to nominate someone for the SU Awards

Thu 01 Feb 2018

SU Awards nominations open, here’s ten reasons why you should nominate someone!

Ten reasons to love ARU Students’ Union

Thu 25 Jan 2018

As part of the NUS campaign #LoveSUs, we share with you why you should love your SU!

101 reasons to vote in the 2019 Elections

Thu 25 Jan 2018

After reading these reasons, you’ll want to vote straight away!

Which Officer position should I stand for in The Election 2019?

Thu 18 Jan 2018

Thinking of standing in The Election but unsure which role to nominate yourself for? Take our quiz to find the right role for you.

Dear International Students… How to make the most of studying at ARU

Thu 11 Jan 2018

We’re so glad you’re going to be studying with us! Here’s how you can make the most out of your time here.

Nine tips to smash the second semester

Thu 11 Jan 2018

For all our returning students, here are our tips to make sure you absolutely smash this semester!

How to make friends as a January starter

Thu 11 Jan 2018

If you’re a January starter worried about making friends, then read this article for how to make friends in January!

Eleven reasons to stand as an Officer in The Election 2020

Thu 11 Jan 2018

The nominations for the 2019 Election are now open – so why should you stand for a position at ARU Students’ Union?

How it felt to win Volunteer of the Year at the SU Awards

Mon 08 Jan 2018

We spoke to Sam Martin about how it feels to win an SU Award.

Essay submissions!

Tue 26 Dec 2017

Turnitin UK logo

Submissions changed from physical to Turnitin and deadline extended by a week! Great changes this semester!

Six Months as an Officer

Tue 19 Dec 2017

Your VP Science and Technology gives an update, half way into her term as an Officer.

Home for the Holidays – how to use your TOTUM discount

Mon 18 Dec 2017

Are you worrying about the amount it’s going to cost you to get home for the holidays? Read on to find out how your TOTUM card powered by NUS can help you out!

Why Course Based Societies are awesome

Wed 13 Dec 2017

All you need to know about Course Based Societies, from how joining can boost your CV, to how to start your own

Awesome Christmas presents on a budget with TOTUM powered by NUS

Tue 12 Dec 2017

Struggling to find the money to get Christmas presents? Find out how you can use your TOTUM card powered by NUS to get some awesome presents!

Who won in 2017?

Tue 12 Dec 2017

Take a look at last year's winners

How to have a great Christmas on campus

Mon 11 Dec 2017

a wintry tree with a night sky background

When all your friends are going home for Christmas, but you’re staying here until trimester two begins, it can make you feel a little lonely. Here’s a few ideas on how to cope if you’re staying at uni over the Christmas break.

How to get Christmas presents on a budget

Mon 11 Dec 2017

rows of gold presents with red ribbons

Getting Christmas presents as a student can be really hard. Here are some tips to get presents on a student budget.

Let's Be Honest

Mon 04 Dec 2017

Our Let's Be Honest Report launches today, marking the next step forward in our mental health campaign.


Fri 01 Dec 2017

Community Volunteer of the Month Winner - Cambridge!

Tue 28 Nov 2017

Our Community Volunteer of the Month Winner for November 2017 in Cambridge is Eleanor Haywood.

Tips for commuting during the winter months

Fri 24 Nov 2017

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Are you a regular commuter, dreading commuting during the winter? Then read this article for some tips to make it bearable!

How to write a great Made a Difference nomination

Thu 23 Nov 2017

If you’re unsure of how to write a good quality nomination, here are our tips to make it amazing!

How does it feel to win a Made A Difference Award?

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Want to make someone feel amazing? A winner tells us what an award means to her.

What winning a Made a Difference Award means to me

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Why nominate someone for a Made a Difference Award? Read on to see what it means to staff here at ARU.

How to stay cheerful over winter

Wed 22 Nov 2017

Although winter comes with fun things like Christmas and snowmen, it can get a bit cold and gloomy. Here’s how you can stay cheerful over winter.

Nominations are closed

Tue 21 Nov 2017

Ten Reasons you should nominate someone for a Made a Difference Award

Tue 21 Nov 2017

The Made a Difference Awards are a special time to show your staff how much you appreciate what they do – so why should you nominate someone?

What festivities are going on in Cambridge?

Wed 15 Nov 2017

As Christmas is approaching, here are some festive activities going on in Cambridge you can get involved with!

What festive fun is happening in Chelmsford?

Wed 15 Nov 2017

As Christmas is approaching, here are some festive activities going on in Chelmsford you can get involved with!

Why I love volunteering

Thu 09 Nov 2017

Tabby cat sleeping on a wicker basket

A student volunteer tells us all about her experience and her love of cats!


Wed 08 Nov 2017

Go vegan for 30 days with our support!

Wed 08 Nov 2017

Vegan Society is launching the 30 Day Vegan Pledge on November 20th with a Q&A, animal rights documentary screening and free vegan pizza.

Why should I download the ARU Students’ Union app?

Tue 07 Nov 2017

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So you’ve heard the buzz about people downloading the new ARU Students’ Union app? Read on for why you should download it.

Why is Student Council like Ancient Greek Democracy?

Tue 07 Nov 2017

Ancient Greek ruins

If you didn’t know this fact, then keep reading!

Be the change you want to see

Tue 07 Nov 2017

Students voting

You have some great ideas about what needs to change, don’t you? Read on for more information about what you can do!

Okay... But what is the Student Council?

Mon 06 Nov 2017

Students voting

Are you interested in making changes to ARU and your community, but have no idea what the Student Council is? Read this article!

Joint event February 2018

Sun 29 Oct 2017

Feeling lonely? You're not alone.

Wed 25 Oct 2017

misty mountain range

Are you feeling lonely at uni? Let's talk about it.

Recipes: the beginner's guide to cooking

Wed 25 Oct 2017

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Are you still eating beans on toast? Read this article for some easy meals to master.

How to make commuting work for you

Wed 25 Oct 2017

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For all our commuting students, this one is for you!

Five ways to keep your house happy

Wed 25 Oct 2017

Welcome mat that some Home with a red heart as the 'O'

Whether you want tips to make your already happy house better, or you really need to settle the tension between you and your flat mates, then read this article.

Thinking of dropping out of uni?

Wed 25 Oct 2017

Arial view of students graduating

The first few weeks are often when students tend to drop out of uni. If this is something you’re considering, then read this article.

Five reasons you should join the Nursing Society

Mon 23 Oct 2017

Calling all Peterborough Nursing Students - the Nursing Society explains why you should get involved.

Why sign up for Skills Summit?

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Are you a Rep, Volunteer or Society Committee member? Here's why you should sign up for Skills Summit.

Where did my money go?

Wed 18 Oct 2017

A selection of British copper and silver coins

As money starts to run low, you’re probably in a panic about where it’s all gone. Read this article for ways to budget what’s left!

'Where did my loan go?'

Wed 11 Oct 2017

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Is your student loan running low? Read this article for tips on how to make your loan go a bit further.

Top 15 self-care tips

Wed 11 Oct 2017

A jar of white scrub product, with a brush and an orchid flower head.

We want to share some tips on how you can look after yourself at uni.

Five Ways to Look After Your Mental Health at Uni

Tue 10 Oct 2017

Laura Douds, Vice President Science and Technology, shares her advice on how to help manage your mental health while at university.

Why should I vote for my Course Rep?

Fri 06 Oct 2017

With the Rep Elections open this week, here’s why you should vote for your Course Rep!

We’ve moved into our new space – hoorah!

Wed 04 Oct 2017

After moving in to Peter Taylor House, we want to celebrate with you! Here’s everything you can look forward to.

Spookily good deals for your Halloween Costume

Wed 04 Oct 2017

Orange paper cut outs of pumpkins

Are you wondering how to get an awesome costume at a fraction of the price? Read this article to see how your NUS card can help!

Why should I vote in the Rep Elections?

Wed 27 Sep 2017

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With the Rep Elections coming up, here’s why you should vote for who should be your Course Rep!

Ten reasons to stand as a Course Rep

Wed 20 Sep 2017

Sparkly Lights - slightly blurred

Have you considered standing as a Course Rep? Here are ten reasons why you should!

ARU Students’ Union among the nation’s best

Wed 09 Aug 2017

We're proud to be 5% higher than the national average in the NSS survey - find out what we've done this year.

Why sign up to a Give it a Go?

Thu 03 Aug 2017

Why not? One of our students gives her view on why Give It a Go's are awesome!

What I wish I knew before going to uni

Tue 18 Jul 2017

The inside knowledge on uni life

How to make friends at Freshers

Tue 18 Jul 2017

Here are some top tips on how to make friends in your first week at uni.

What's going on in Higher Education?

Fri 14 Jul 2017

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on higher education in the UK

Why buy a TOTUM card powered by NUS?

Tue 27 Jun 2017

One way you can save money on a student budget.

Why societies are awesome: a student's-eye-view

Tue 27 Jun 2017

A student who knows shares her three years of experience with societies

'Am I too old for Freshers?': Taking the plunge

Tue 27 Jun 2017

Feeling worried you won't fit in as a mature student? A student whose been there and done it tells you why there's no need to worry.

Hidden Gems in Cambridge

Mon 26 Jun 2017

A student's-eye-view on some of Cambridge's best kept secrets...

Top Tips to help beat homesickness

Mon 26 Jun 2017

Missing home or struggling to settle in? Here are some top tips on how to beat the blues.

Quiz: Which society should I join?

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Curious about which societies might suit you, check out our fun quiz!

Do I have to drink at Freshers?

Thu 22 Jun 2017

All your friends are... but does that mean you have to?

Going through clearing?

Thu 22 Jun 2017

Keep calm and carry on!

What's going on in Higher Education?

Wed 31 May 2017

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on the state of higher education

Grace Anderson puts her questions to the Lib Dem candidate for Cambridge

Wed 31 May 2017

In the weeks leading up to the General Election on June 8th, your Executive Officers are sitting down with the candidates for Member of Parliament in Cambridge and Chelmsford.

Julian Huppert, Liberal Democrat Party candidate for Cambridge, talks to Grace Anderson about his plans for the future.

What's going on in Higher Education?

Tue 23 May 2017

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on the state of higher education

Beyond the Bathroom

Mon 22 May 2017

Lobbying ARU to look into and implement not only gender neutral toilets, but gender neutral changing rooms too.

Why Everything Has To Be Political

Thu 18 May 2017

Ben talks about what being political really means - and why it matters for the upcoming General Election.

What's going on in Higher Education?

Thu 18 May 2017

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on the state of Higher Education

Five Facts About Registering to Vote

Wed 17 May 2017

Yellow background with black test, reads "#GenerationVote"

You might be telling yourself some of these reasons for not registering to vote - make sure you're fully informed.

General Election 2017: Everything you need to know!

Tue 16 May 2017

Want to have a say in how the country’s run?

All you need to do is get registered.

Graduation ideas update

Wed 10 May 2017

Following the idea of having Graduation ceremonies in the Summer time, I have an update on the conversations I have been having...

Six ways to De-Stress during Exam Season and Assignment Submissions

Mon 08 May 2017

It’s that time of semester again! Exam week and assignment submissions. Even the thought of revision makes you want to just go back to sleep and forget about it all. So here are six tips to get you through this stressful and testing time, to help make it more of an enjoyable and relaxing experience.

What's going on in Higher Education?

Wed 03 May 2017

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on the state of Higher Education

What's going on in Higher Education?

Tue 18 Apr 2017

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on the state of Higher Education

What's going on in Higher Education?

Thu 13 Apr 2017

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on the state of Higher Education

Increased pay for Student Staff

Thu 13 Apr 2017

Good news for your bank accounts!

An Update on Our New Deal for Student Parents and Carers

Tue 04 Apr 2017

Grace shares an update on the SU's campaigning for better support for student parents and carers.

What's going on in Higher Education?

Wed 29 Mar 2017

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on the state of Higher Education

What's going on in Higher Education?

Wed 22 Mar 2017

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on the state of Higher Education

Win 2x Tickets to TEDxAngliaRuskinUniversity!

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Want to join us for a day of inspiring talks and great ideas? Enter our competition now!

SU Awards

Fri 10 Feb 2017

Student Group of the Year: this award is to celebrate a group of students who have gone above and beyond to create a positive community for their members. The winners should have run regular events or activities for their members. - log in and nominate a student group or society now!

December Volunteers of the Month

Mon 09 Jan 2017

Who have been our shining volunteering stars in December?

Make a Difference Day 2016

Mon 19 Dec 2016

The staff at ARU Students' Union volunteered at Shepreth Wildlife Park at our annual 'Make a Difference Day'. CHeck out what we got up to!

Students' Unions and #BlackLivesMatter

Wed 07 Dec 2016

Black Lives Matter written in white on a black background with a white fist.

Grace talks about Black Lives Matter and why it's so important that our SU gets involved in the movement.

November Volunteers of the Month!

Thu 01 Dec 2016

Read about all our student volunteers success for November!

Jas Sangha - Outstanding Tutor Award winner

Thu 01 Dec 2016

"These awards help to keep the passion of teaching alive within us"

How to make your Student Loan stretch

Thu 01 Dec 2016

No money? We know how you feel...

The People You'll Fall In Love With In Your Teens

Thu 24 Nov 2016

Rebecca writes about the links between mental health and romantic relationships.

Coffee shop catch up

Thu 17 Nov 2016

Changed time and day

Guest Speaker Series Kicked Off

Sun 13 Nov 2016

The 2016/2017 guest speaker series was kicked off by a brilliant talk by Dr Paul Bromley!

Your Views

Tue 01 Nov 2016

Time to make your opinion count!

October Volunteers of the Month

Tue 01 Nov 2016

Our student volunteers are incredible in all they achieve. Check out the students who have won our first Volunteer of the Month awards for the 2016/2017 academic year, and hear their volunteering stories!

Testing testing 1, 2!

Sat 29 Oct 2016

Check out the new thing I found on the web page!

This Is My Story

Wed 26 Oct 2016

"It may sound strange but it was a relief to be told that it wasn’t just me making up the whole thing."

Grace Anderson: Me, Myself and My Self-Care

Mon 24 Oct 2016

Grace talks about doing #30DaysofSelfCare and that self-care even means

Creative Cloud

Wed 19 Oct 2016

Year One

Wed 19 Oct 2016

Hiya guys, this is the year one rep here! I just wanted to let you all know that there is now a new Facebook page you can join ....

Demetria Ayako: Mental Health, Support Networks & University - The Triangle of Zen

Mon 10 Oct 2016

#letsbehonest logo

"...I know I’m guilty of that, and I am mentally ill. The only way to fight this is to talk about it."

Why voting is important to you

Fri 07 Oct 2016

Here's 7 reasons to vote in the Rep Elections.

LASAR (Live Action Society Anglia Ruskin) at ARU Fresher's Fair

Fri 23 Sep 2016

LASAR Treasurer and Business Development Officer standing with Ruskin Rhino, wielding a larp-safe Ax

Another year, another fair... It's Fresher's week at ARU Cambridge!

Six Societies I'm Joining at Freshers Fair!

Tue 20 Sep 2016

Grace's student life was basically societies, so check out the ones she's definitly joining this year!

How To Survive Away From Home

Tue 20 Sep 2016

Kat gives her top tips on how to adult away from home!

University vs social life - it's a balancing act

Tue 20 Sep 2016

Your time is incredibly valuable to those who benefit from it, but remember that you also have other commitments.

Flexible volunteering opportunities

Tue 20 Sep 2016

Don't have much time to spare but still want to make a difference to others and volunteer?

First Things First Checklist

Thu 15 Sep 2016

Just arrived at ARU? Stop, chill and do these things.

Creative Minds Spotlight: Cristina

Mon 05 Sep 2016

Cristina, an ARU student with a passion for theatre, playwriting and directing, tells us about what being creative means to her.

Top 8 Hangover Cures

Fri 19 Aug 2016

Top tips for avoiding and coping with that next day hangover.

Fifteen Days, Two Weak Points and No Slip Ups

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Grace goes vegetarian - it's not 100% okay yet but it's better than you think.

The Unknown Essentials to Pack for Uni

Fri 12 Aug 2016

Commuting or moving here, you'll definitely need some of these.

Creative Minds Spotlight: Liam

Mon 08 Aug 2016

Liam, a History student at ARU, tells us what it means to be creative.

Give it a go session

Wed 03 Aug 2016

Well done ARU volunteers!

Mon 01 Aug 2016

Our amazing volunteers have logged an incredible amount of hours and skills for 2015-16!

Congratulations ARU volunteers!

Mon 01 Aug 2016

Our amazing volunteers have logged an incredible number of hours and skills for 2015-16!


Wed 27 Jul 2016

Everything you need to know for ARU Freshers 2016

June Volunteer of the Month

Mon 18 Jul 2016

Congratulations to Hollie Downing, our Volunteer of the Month for June!

New brand

Fri 15 Jul 2016

We're excited to launch our new brand, check out the story here.

EU situation update

Fri 08 Jul 2016

Map of the EU in blue with the yellow stars projected onto it.

Another update for students following our vote to leave the EU.

NUS Green Impact Gold Award

Mon 13 Jun 2016

We're officially Green Gurus!

Creative Minds Spotlight: Amy

Wed 08 Jun 2016

Amy, an English Literature student at ARU, tells us why she signed up to Creative Minds.

Anglia Cup 2016 Round Up

Tue 07 Jun 2016

Find out the winners and losers of Anglia Cup 2016

May Volunteer of the Month

Mon 06 Jun 2016

Congratulations to Amy McInerney, our Volunteer of the Month for May.

It's #VolunteersWeek!

Fri 03 Jun 2016

It's #VolunteersWeek!

Fri 03 Jun 2016


Thu 19 May 2016


Fri 13 May 2016


Fri 13 May 2016

Join us at the first Creative Minds Networking Evening.

Are you looking for creative opportunities?

Wed 11 May 2016

We can help!

Welcome to Creative Minds!

Wed 11 May 2016

March Volunteer of the Month

Fri 22 Apr 2016

Congratulations to Katie Louisa Belfield-Evitts, our March Volunteer of the Month! Click here to read her story.


Fri 22 Apr 2016

Dear Students Feeling Assignment Pressure

Thu 14 Apr 2016

An open letter from Grace to anyone feeling assessment stress.

Volunteer of the month

Fri 18 Mar 2016

Many thanks to all who have helped me accomplishing the tasks and goals of our Society.

February Volunteer Of The Month

Wed 16 Mar 2016

Congratulations to Vasileios Kafes, our February Volunteer of the Month! Read his volunteering story here.

Great Debate nights

Tue 15 Mar 2016

The Climb of a Lifetime - Volunteering to Give Back

Fri 11 Mar 2016

The climb of a lifetime

A nursing student from Chelmsford who overcame horrific head injuries, is now preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for a children’s charity.

Volunteer Spotlight

Wed 02 Mar 2016

Read about ARU student Hugo's experiences volunteering alongside his studies.

New app!

Tue 01 Mar 2016

Why We Need Gender-Neutral Toilets at ARU

Thu 25 Feb 2016

Grace talks about why gender-neutral toilets should be installed at ARU after the policy passed on the topic at the Annual Members Meeting!

Towards a unified account of the phonology of preverbal clitic pronouns in French.

Thu 25 Feb 2016

The Linguistic Society invites everyone with an interest in English phonology to a talk by Dr Ros Temple (University of Oxford) at 1pm on Wednesday 2nd March in Hel 310 about French phonology and preverbal clitics. Please come along and discover the mystery behind the most prestigious English vowel!

Guest speaker

Wed 24 Feb 2016

Determinism vs Free Will

Wed 24 Feb 2016

SU Awards: Could You Be A Winner?

Thu 18 Feb 2016

Have you made your nominations for the SU Awards?

January Volunteer of the Month Award

Mon 15 Feb 2016

Congratulations to Laura Browning for winning our January Volunteer of the Month Award! Click here to read her story.

The Perks of Volunteering

Mon 08 Feb 2016

"Student Volunteering Week 8th - 12th February" On blue background with green and yellow f

Grace's thoughts after some volunteering with Leigh!

Student Volunteering Week 2016!

Fri 05 Feb 2016

Are you ready for Student Volunteering Week 2016?


Wed 03 Feb 2016

It's a new year and start of trimester 2 for most students, but a massive welcome to the January intake and hope you come and join PARASOC for our talks, practicals and more over the coming year!

The Latest from Grace

Wed 03 Feb 2016

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Check out what Grace has been doing sine the last Student Council!

Take part in a fun experiment and earn £5!

Fri 29 Jan 2016

Our Linguistic Society offers a common platform for students of Anglia Ruskin University, doing any linguistics or ELT course. One PhD student is undertaking a linguistic experiment this semester and needs some volunteers.

How can leading a society kickstart your career?

Tue 26 Jan 2016

Joining a society is a great way to make friends, network, and improve your skills - but what about leading one?

Thank You Volunteers!

Fri 18 Dec 2015

The Volunteering Service would like to say a huge thank you to all of our hard-working volunteers!

Success For PsychSoc's Rucksack Project!

Wed 16 Dec 2015

PsychSoc's Rucksack Project has had an amazing first year!

We Love the Living Wage!

Wed 16 Dec 2015

Cambridge City Council's "We are a Living Wage Employer" logo.

Grace talks about one of the policies she submitted for Student Council as a student!

November Volunteer Of The Month

Mon 14 Dec 2015

Read how Daniel Idundun has helped his community in Chelmsford this November.

Psychology Society Help Local Homeless Shelters

Thu 03 Dec 2015

The Psychology Society at ARU have been donating items to local homeless shelters in Cambridge.

ARU Student Wins Prize For Volunteering

Fri 27 Nov 2015

Chitra, an ARU student and volunteer, talks about her volunteering experiences.

New Committee Members and End of Term News

Tue 24 Nov 2015

As they term ends we have more exciting Christmas activities going on! We are welcoming two new 1st year committee members! We have raised just under £200 for Children in Need. Plans for the next term are also included!

Let's Talk Higher Education

Fri 13 Nov 2015

Grace's thoughts on going from A Levels to a Degree!

Year 2 Law Course Rep

Thu 12 Nov 2015

Hi everyone!

I'm Nicole and I am your Year 2 Law Course Rep :) Please let me know if you have any issues or feeback regarding our Law course and I will be more than happy to assist!


Teaming Up With ACT and SMP and other regional projects

Thu 29 Oct 2015

Last week we had the opportunity to host some special quests. Our guests were thrilled by our active classes in our Linguistic Society and later send us some information about their project.

Romance Linguistics Seminars

Thu 29 Oct 2015

Amazing opportunity to expand your linguistic knowledge through seminars with Cambridge Uni students to look in depth at the linguisics of the Romance Languages!

Society Spotlight - Law Society Cambridge

Wed 28 Oct 2015

Find out more about our new society spotlight scheme and the Law Society Spotlight

Officially a Society!

Tue 27 Oct 2015

Thank you!

Fri 23 Oct 2015

Year 1 BSc(Hons) Business Management Rep

Study in Cambridge University Library

Fri 23 Oct 2015

Get a reader's card to study in Cambridge Univerity Library!

We Can't Afford To Cut The Costs

Wed 21 Oct 2015

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Why you should join us for the National Demo for Free Education and Living Grants for All - #grantsnotdebt

Society Success!

Tue 20 Oct 2015

Great news! We have reached 24 members within 2 weeks of officially starting!

Student Life With a Part Time Job

Mon 19 Oct 2015

Grace chats about her experiences as a student with a part time job.

New Committee Members

Tue 13 Oct 2015

After considerable thought of the Monday Council Meeting of our Society, we Vasileios Kafes (President), Deborah Evans (Administrator), Luke Marshal (Treasurer), today the 12th of October 2015 have decided to include Jay Cony and Ana Rosca as Secretary and Events Co-ordinator respectively. The voting took place in the Linguist Café Hel 216 at 11:00am.

I'm Coming Out

Sun 11 Oct 2015

Sammi Whitaker, first openly lesbian Anglia Ruskin Students' Union President tells her story for National Coming Out Day (11/10/2015)

Content Warning: mention of harassment & violence.

First Teaching Week

Thu 01 Oct 2015

Our Society has immense background of experienced teachers and I am honoured to be its President for this season. The current team consisting of teachers and the committee, is filled with energy and optimism, a promising sign for the 2015-2016 period.

A New SU

Thu 01 Oct 2015

Where My Rent Went

Thu 01 Oct 2015

Volunteer with the Cabinet Office!

Wed 30 Sep 2015

ARU have an exclusive volunteering opportunity with the Cabinet Office. Apply quickly to avoid missing out!

Support the Oxfam Vintage Clothing Event!

Wed 30 Sep 2015

Assist the award-winning Oxfam Shop on Mill Road with their vintage fashion event.


Tue 29 Sep 2015

Outreach department of Education and Training at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple grant funds for Inter Campus Mooting Competition between Cambridge and Chelmsford

Thank you all and welcome to worship

Sat 26 Sep 2015

The peace of the LORD be with you all. This is to say another big welcome to all students of ARU both returning and new students to the dawn of a new academic season. The LORD is your strength in Jesus name. Amen
Also, I say a big thank you to all who turned up at the fresher's fair event to welcome the freshers of this academic session; may God bless you all.
Finally, you're cordially invited to worship with us on Sundays @MFM 285 Colhams Lane CB1 3HF, Cambridge by 11am.
Remain blessed

Our response to review of quality assessment

Fri 18 Sep 2015

There are big changes happening in Higher Education right now, and we wanted to make sure that we made an input into it's future!

Declaring a disability...

Wed 16 Sep 2015

A few a hints and tips on why its essential to recognise your disability at university!

Declaring a disability...

Wed 16 Sep 2015

A few a hints and tips on why its essential to recognise your disability at university!

Donate to Cambridge Foodbanks

Tue 15 Sep 2015

Can you help your local foodbank by donating a few items of food?

It's been a long summer

Fri 28 Aug 2015

The start of term is almost upon us. It’s been a busy summer for us here at OpenMic HQ. Organising events throughout the year and planning new content for you every single month.

Gateway to the Summer

Wed 22 Jul 2015

Join the City of Chelmsford Mencap with their exciting summer programmes!


Thu 14 May 2015

Text TAUGHT to 70007 to donate £3 to the victims of Nepal.

International Day of the Midwife 2015

Tue 05 May 2015

May 5th is the internationally recognised day for highlighting the work of midwives. The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) established the idea of the 'International Day of the Midwife' following suggestions and discussion among Midwives Associations in the late 1980s, then launched the initiative formally in 1992.

Careers day

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Public Health careers day schedule for the 1st of June 2015. Starting from 10am till 3:30pm. Details of the program will be confirmed in due course. Please, note this date and make sure all attend. It will be an interesting day as many guest speakers from Public health within the region will be present. It will be a great day for some of us to kick start our career in Public health.
Thanks Cyril

Summer volunteering with Raleigh ICS Entrepreneur

Tue 14 Apr 2015

Make your summer unforgettable with Raleigh ICS Entrepreneur

Chelmsford International Students' Rep - NUS Conference Report

Wed 08 Apr 2015

Find out about the International Students' Conference.


Tue 24 Mar 2015

HEY Peeps,

Standard Membership £5 & Associate Membership £10 (Performers must be members)
All are welcome to our main events @ the end of each month!


Sun 22 Mar 2015

"The aims and objectives of this society is to promote and create opportunities for Christian students and staff to come together for mutual encouragement, whilst fostering personal development of their collective faith journeys as they study and/or work at university. This will be a relevant Christian Community that will provide friendship and support - including opportunities for all (students/staff) to develop creative skills via any of the Souls Café Community events programme." SCCAS

25th March 2015 – A day to defy all odds!

Thu 19 Mar 2015

The day is nearly upon us. on this day history will be made, those poor Cambridge students have no idea what they are setting themselves up for.

The #ARUElection Story

Mon 09 Mar 2015

Chelmsford ALSS Faculty Rep Report

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Find out what your ALSS Faculty Rep has been up to!

Cambridge LAIBS Faculty Rep

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Find out what your LAIBS Rep has been up to!

Chelmsford FHSCE Faculty Rep Report

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Find out more about what your Chelmsford FHSCE Rep has been up to!

Cambridge Womens' Rep Student Council Report

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Find out more about what your Womens' Rep has been up to!

Cambridge S&T Faculty Rep Report

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Find out more about what your S&T Rep has been up to!

Hand Massagers needed!

Wed 04 Feb 2015

Hand massagers or any pampering of any sort needed for a thank you event held for students who volunteered throughout the whole year!

Addenbrookes Hospital Visit in Cambridge

Sun 01 Feb 2015

Part 2 in our series of hospital snooping!

Oxford Children's Hospital Visit

Sun 01 Feb 2015

Our group goes and has a snoop round Oxford Children's Hospital!

What's your volunteering story?

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Whilst the purpose of volunteering is to enrich the lives of others (be it humans or our furry counterparts) it can also have a hugely positive effect on our own lives and I am speaking entirely from current first-hand experience.

Why should we volunteer?

Wed 28 Jan 2015

Read about why Anisah thinks Volunteering is so beneficial.

Volunteering Experience

Tue 27 Jan 2015

Read about what Simon has gained from Volunteering

Is volunteering useful to you?

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Sophie May an ARU student writes about her experience in volunteering.

ODP Innovation Society ball

Mon 05 Jan 2015

The ODP Innovation Society ball is being held at the SU bar in chelmsford on the 31st January 7pm - 12. Please come along a support the society. Dj from 8-12, photobooth, cold buffet and themed drinks. Tickets are £10 for members are £15 for non members. Hope to see you there.

January Events to add to your diary!

Fri 19 Dec 2014

Have a look at what we have planned for January, make sure you book a space by emailing me -

Committee member positions available

Sun 14 Dec 2014

Would you like to help run the Child Nursing Society and shape the future of the society??
If so please email me on

Welcome and Hello to the Anglia Ruskin Finance Society!

Fri 12 Dec 2014

We are pleased to announce that Anglia Ruskin Finance Society is now set up and a registered society on the Chelmsford Campus of Anglia Ruskin University. A special thank you goes to Mark Drain from the Students’ Union for his support and help during the last weeks.

UPDATE: Response to Student Feedback on Inviting Political Parties onto Campus

Wed 03 Dec 2014

Find out all about the decisions made leading to inviting political parties on campus tomorrow Thursday 4th December 2014.

Officer Report: Aisha D'Souza

Tue 02 Dec 2014

Aisha has been representing you....

What is Student Council?

Thu 20 Nov 2014

Getting to know a bit more about Student Council.

The Library

Fri 14 Nov 2014

Kim Kounnas

Society members become lifesavers with the Anthony Nolan Trust

Sun 09 Nov 2014

Society members came together on Monday 3rd November to sign up staff and students to the Bone Marrow Donor Register with great success.

Hello everyone

Thu 06 Nov 2014

Anthony Nolan Talk Success

Sun 26 Oct 2014

Great to see so many people there hearing about the work that Anthony Nolan do!

Freshers Thursday night Live Review!

Fri 24 Oct 2014

Student Kim Bates reviews our first Thursday night Live of the year..!

Talk by Anthony Nolan Charity

Mon 06 Oct 2014

Come and hear about the work that the Anthony Nolan charity do with blood cancer and bone marrow transplants on 24th October.

Society Start up

Thu 02 Oct 2014

Our First Event!

Mon 22 Sep 2014

Come along to our first event on 30th September


Fri 19 Sep 2014

Things you don't have to do

Thu 18 Sep 2014

Uni myths BUSTED!

Your Chelmsford City Guide

Thu 11 Sep 2014

Your Cambridge City Guide

Thu 11 Sep 2014

An update on Books Plus for 2nd and 3rd years

Fri 22 Aug 2014

In response to your feedback, comments and petitions about the change to Books Plus and university fees, we have detailed below a plan to get answers to your questions, to deepen the understanding of the reasons behind the bursary changes, and to ensure all decisions like this in the future are made in conjunction with students.


Thu 21 Aug 2014

Welcome to your Students' Union

Welcome Freshers!!

Thu 21 Aug 2014

Children's Nursing Blog

Thu 21 Aug 2014

Meet The Committee - Alex Rider

Thu 14 Aug 2014

Want to know who is leading your society this year? Meet The Committee!
Presenting the guy who started it all!

Online Help and Guides

Sun 10 Aug 2014

Start a New Society or Club

Sun 10 Aug 2014

Join a Club or Society

Sun 10 Aug 2014

Sign Up or Log Your Hours

Sun 10 Aug 2014

Generation Vote!

Sun 10 Aug 2014

Thank you!

Sun 10 Aug 2014

Student Council

Sun 10 Aug 2014

Office Services

Sun 10 Aug 2014

Get In Contact

Sun 10 Aug 2014

Thursday Night Live!

Sun 10 Aug 2014

Anglia Cup 2014

Tue 08 Jul 2014

The 21st Anglia Cup story...

Become an Event Maker for Cambridge Council

Tue 17 Jun 2014

Volunteer at Cambridge Council's Sport, Art and Music Festivals

Our Impact Report

Fri 23 May 2014

Watch our 2015 Impact Report video

VARSITY aftermath!

Thu 01 May 2014

Varsity 2014 proved once again why it is the most anticipated event of the sporting calendar here at ARU!

Animal related volunteering opportunities

Sat 19 Apr 2014

Relevant animal volunteering placements in Cambridgeshire and other listed summer placement opportunities.

Our big wins!

Sat 19 Apr 2014

Some of the things we've been up to as team that we consider BIG WINS!

Illustrate Freshers 2015!

Wed 16 Apr 2014

Volunteer with the SU Marketing and Communication team, help us design our Freshers 2015 promotional material and get your work seen by thousands of students.

Society Day Out.

Wed 19 Mar 2014

Clare Gatt

Being a Young Ambassador for BEAT

Wed 19 Mar 2014

Inspiring student Rebecca Wojturska talks about her work as a young ambassador for BEAT and how it can help students at ARU

The Rep Conference is Coming Soon

Tue 18 Mar 2014

Find out more about the 2nd April event for Reps!

get together

Tue 18 Mar 2014

lets all get together and know the others members of the society.

The Relaunch

Sat 15 Mar 2014

Claire Wake - President

The £1,000 winning idea

Wed 12 Mar 2014

Submitted by Rajan Chaturvedi for Shade Trees

Any feedback?

Tue 04 Mar 2014

The next CMC meeting is coming up (next week!) and it would be great to get some feedback from you guys on how your course and university experience is going and how it could be improved.

Your Course Rep Has a Meeting Coming Up

Mon 03 Mar 2014

Your Course Rep needs your feedback

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Volunteer at Sports Relief

Mon 03 Mar 2014

Join In are looking for volunteers to help out at the Olympic Park!

Your Course Rep Has a Meeting Coming Up

Mon 03 Mar 2014

Your Course Rep needs your feedback

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Mon 03 Mar 2014

I need your feedback on the course so far!

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Mon 03 Mar 2014

Your Course Rep needs your feedback

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Your Course Rep needs your feedback

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Mon 03 Mar 2014

Your Course Rep needs your feedback

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Mon 03 Mar 2014

Your Course Rep needs your feedback

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Mon 03 Mar 2014

Your Course Rep needs your feedback

Assessment Feedback on MSB

Sat 08 Feb 2014

I need your feedback on the assessment of your last course, Managing a Sustainable Business in the Hospitality and Tourism Sector.

ARU Staff Strike Action

Wed 05 Feb 2014

Union Council - Your Ideas in Action

Thu 30 Jan 2014

Find out what's happened to your ideas in the 3 months since the last Union Council.

How Being a Rep Can Be a Great Step

Tue 28 Jan 2014

Fran Rust, your SU President, explains how her Rep role was a great base for getting even more involved!

Strike Action

Thu 23 Jan 2014

Creative Opportunities with Anglia Ruskin Environment Team!

Tue 21 Jan 2014

The University's environment team are looking to work with talented creative students on some very exciting new projects including video, graphics and illustrations and interior design. Find out how you can get involved.


Thu 09 Jan 2014

Just one more important point I didn't mention, for our life drawing classes (Mon/Wed 2-5pm) we now have a female life model (for those of us that may have hoped for that welcome change) who started just before christmas break, and will hopefully become one of our regular models.

Early one morning...

Tue 07 Jan 2014

Let's get digging..

Click & find out

One of last years winners!

Wed 18 Dec 2013

Nadia tells you why she entered GP14

Take a Break

Mon 16 Dec 2013

Semester 2 TimeTable

Sat 14 Dec 2013

Gerdainne Hoquee (Biomedical Science Course Rep!!!)

Hello all

Thu 12 Dec 2013

SPACES: Safe Place to Actively Care about Eating-disordered Students

Sun 08 Dec 2013

Student, Rebecca Wojturska, writes for students seeking support while at university.

Course Management Meeting

Tue 03 Dec 2013

Transgender day of Remembrance Vigil

Thu 28 Nov 2013

Student Toby Axel talks about the vigil held on Parkers Piece for the transgender day of remembrance recently.

Hi guys!

Wed 27 Nov 2013

I'm Jenna and I am your current course rep for the Zoology extended degree.

Dr Brightside by Sophie-May

Tue 26 Nov 2013

First post and a quick summary of the first meeting!

Fri 22 Nov 2013

Just a quick introduction to me for those who don't know me and a brief overview of the points I voiced at the Semester one meeting!

Boys twice as likely to hate writing

Fri 22 Nov 2013


Inter Faith Week Debate

Wed 20 Nov 2013

Student Satsifaction Survey

Mon 18 Nov 2013

Campus Cinema

Fri 15 Nov 2013

Doctor Who - Audio Drama

Fri 15 Nov 2013

Vote for policies

Thu 14 Nov 2013

Course Management Meeting!

Wed 13 Nov 2013

Here you can see what was discussed with the course management - Take a look!

Student Union Council

Wed 13 Nov 2013

Reps Society!

Tue 12 Nov 2013

Become part of the movement!

Sophie-May Predicts a Diet!

Mon 11 Nov 2013

How're you getting on?!

Mon 11 Nov 2013

Hey everyone,

How're you getting on in the course? Any positive/negative feedback?

Daniel Mitrovic

LGBT+ Society on "What The Duck?"

Sun 10 Nov 2013

Wondering what the ducks are about, and how they relate to the Society?

Student Services

Tue 05 Nov 2013

Library Report

Tue 05 Nov 2013

Bonfire Night

Mon 04 Nov 2013

Volunteer as a fundraiser at the Midsummer Common Bonfire Night

Drop-In Sessions

Mon 04 Nov 2013

Need to talk to a rep? Drop-In!

[1st Year Feedback] Feedback Forms to be distributed

Mon 04 Nov 2013

Feedback wanted for 1st Year Psychology, Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, and Psychology and Criminology courses!

What the duck are we talking about..?!

Thu 31 Oct 2013

Your Experience Officer (Cambs) explains some policy jargon.

Biomedical Science Course Rep!!!

Wed 30 Oct 2013

Gerdainne Hoquee

Welcome to Year Two!

Tue 29 Oct 2013

Thank You for Voting!

Tue 29 Oct 2013

Your new Course Rep!

Sat 26 Oct 2013

Series 1 outtakes

Mon 21 Oct 2013

A little treat for you High Tech fans, outtakes for Series 1 are out! Watch them here:

First event of the year!!

Tue 15 Oct 2013


We got GOLD!

Tue 15 Oct 2013

Universities Green Impact

Kisses and Betrayal

Thu 10 Oct 2013

Redeemed Christian Fellowship

List of Potential songs!

Tue 08 Oct 2013

Here is the list of songs that we have put together that we might do in choir :)

What the Duck?

Mon 07 Oct 2013

LodeStar Festival is back!

Mon 07 Oct 2013

LodeStar Festival is back and needs you to make it happen

Welcome Pub Quiz Event

Sun 06 Oct 2013

Welcome Event Pub Quiz and Raffle - 7th October

The Law Society is holding a Pub Quiz and Raffle on the 7th October to welcome new students and welcome back old ones!


Mon 30 Sep 2013

In LAB005

Come join us & get an insight of this YEARS ACS


How to Join a Sports Club or Society Online

Wed 25 Sep 2013

Want a step by step guide of how to join a club or society? Look no further...

Adventure Sports Society - Indoor Climbing

Sat 21 Sep 2013


Indoor Climbing

Gleaning - Feeding the 5000

Fri 20 Sep 2013

Go along to an idyllic day on a farm near Bishops Stortford, in the Essex countryside, saving tens of thousands strawberries, raspberries and sweetcorn that would otherwise have been wasted for charity.

Student Volunteering Week Photo Competition

Fri 20 Sep 2013

Enter this year's Student Volunteering Week competition with a photo that sums up what volunteering means to you.

A New Year!

Fri 20 Sep 2013

Well, it's here again! Another new year, and a fresh start for Archifunk!

Freshers' Sunglasses Competition

Fri 20 Sep 2013

Freshers' Sunglasses Competition

Festival of Ideas steward - Cambridge

Tue 10 Sep 2013

Volunteer as a steward at the Festival of Ideas. There are over 100 events aimed at involving the public in exciting new ideas in the arts, humanities and social sciences. They are looking for volunteers to act as stewards for as many or as few events as they like.

NEWS: Breaking plates - Video

Wed 04 Sep 2013

A powerful video that might just blow your mind...

Fresher Welcome Week - Events!

Wed 04 Sep 2013

Student Life have been planning and we hope you'll be attending! Most events are free of charge and they are amazing - Check them out!

Meet Up's

Wed 04 Sep 2013

Moved in too soon? Not met anyone yet? Bored? Come for a coffee...

Meet Up's

Wed 04 Sep 2013

Moved in too soon? Not met anyone yet? Bored? Come for a coffee...

Freshers Fair!!! 27th September Kelsey Kerridge Sports Hall

Tue 03 Sep 2013

Make sure you find us and come say hi!

My University Experience So Far...

Wed 28 Aug 2013

Current student and course representative Dean Bowyer talks about his university experience as a mature student with a family.

Welcome to Anglia Ruskin Students' Union

Wed 28 Aug 2013

Welcome to Anglia Ruskin Students' Union

What is Cambridge Like?

Thu 15 Aug 2013

Your Experience Officer for Cambridgeshire remembers moving to Cambridge…

Why you should come here!

Thu 15 Aug 2013

President tells why she came to ARU

NUS Extra

Thu 15 Aug 2013

Buy your NUS Extra card now to save money at uni.

Being A Fresher- A Student's View

Wed 14 Aug 2013

Second year student Tim remembers what it was like being a Fresher...

ARB Revolution

Thu 11 Jul 2013

BSc(Hons) Architecture

My experience at SU13 in Manchester: Daryl Sharpe

Mon 08 Jul 2013

The NUS Students' Unions 2013 conference in Manchester was the first thing your new officer team attended. This is what I made of it...

Competitive Sport and Active Anglia

Mon 08 Jul 2013

The provision and support of competitive sport at Anglia Ruskin is changing!

Raise Money for East Anglia Air Ambulances!

Tue 02 Jul 2013

The Homegrown Music Festival draws bands from all across East Anglia and has something for all music lovers! Come along to the festival and enjoy the music while fundraising for East Anglian Air ambulances!

The Adventures of Sophie-May are looking for a new illustrator

Mon 24 Jun 2013

Sophie-May is looking for an illustrator to follow her on her new adventures for 2013-14!

Exciting Voluntary Summer Placement!

Fri 21 Jun 2013

Help the Rural Community Council support rural communities to become more socially, economically, and environmentally viable!

Assist at a Sports Camp!

Fri 21 Jun 2013

Want some coaching experience or just want to get active? Help coach some sessions for young people!

Activate Sport, Sport Activators!

Fri 21 Jun 2013

Sport Activators are needed to work alongside sports coaches to help facilitate informal sports sessions for young people aged 11 years upwards.

Help Organise the Cambikefest!

Fri 21 Jun 2013

Come celebrate everything that is cycling and Cambridge at this new Milton Country Park Festival! Imagine the weirdest and wackiest bikes you can. Now, combine them with unique local crafts, a yarn bombed treasure trail, bike decoration, pedaling your way to a smoothie, music, and so much more! It's the perfect day out for all of the family.

Students Urged to Stay Safe

Fri 14 Jun 2013

Press release from Police

Volunteer at a Fashion Show!

Tue 11 Jun 2013

Help out at The Cambridge School of Art, Graduate Fashion Show!

Postgraduate Funding

Thu 06 Jun 2013

An update

Local MP gives Home Office Yellow Card

Thu 06 Jun 2013

Issues on immigration for international students

Changemakers! Logo design opportunity

Thu 30 May 2013

Be the one to design the logo for the new Anglia Ruskin University and Students' Union 'Changemakers' scheme.

Getting Ready for Summer at the Gym

Thu 30 May 2013

Find out about all the SU Gyms great deals and offers to help you with your training

Peter Taylor Halls WIN

Wed 22 May 2013

Student Switch Off with Ben & Jerry's

End Of Term Homeware Collection

Tue 21 May 2013

Are you leaving halls and have some things that you don't want to keep?

Paris.. here we go!

Tue 21 May 2013

GRLI society go to national conference

Top tips for dealing with exam stress

Mon 20 May 2013

Our Advice Service have 8 great tips for dealing with exam stress.

Chelmsford Clubs & Socieities Awards Ball 2013

Tue 14 May 2013

An evening to celebrate the success from the year for Clubs & Socieities

Cambridge Clubs and Societies Ball 2013

Fri 10 May 2013

On the 27th April we had our annual Clubs and Societies Awards Ball to celebrate all the success and great work of our clubs and societies throughout the year.


Wed 08 May 2013

Nadia's Green Pitch idea is live!

Response from Julian Huppert

Wed 08 May 2013

Following our letter re international students

Volunteer on the ARU Buddy Scheme

Wed 08 May 2013

This Volunteering Opportunity is available on both Chelmsford and Cambridge Campuses.

Carmen's Charity Cycle Challenge

Tue 07 May 2013

2 bikes, 600 miles, coast to coast!

Volunteer this Summer with Campus Children's Holidays

Tue 07 May 2013

Have fun this summer supporting Inner City Liverpool children, between the ages of 8-13 years.

Volunteer at Fawcett Primary School this summer!

Tue 07 May 2013

If you would like experience of working with young ones, aged 0-5years, this is a fantastic opportunity.

Volunteer at Shepreth Wildlife Park this summer!

Tue 07 May 2013

Volunteer as an Animal Keeper at this local Wildlife Park, just 20 minutes on the train from ARU!

The Harry Potter Society AGM

Sun 05 May 2013

As the first year of the Harry Potter Society (Society of the Year 2012-13) comes to a close, it’s time to review a truly magical year and vote in a new Committee!

Volunteer at the Lodestar Festival (Lode, Cambs)

Fri 03 May 2013

Volunteer at the Lodestar Festival this summer and in return receive free tickets to the whole event, plus a festival t shirt and free food and drinks.

Give the Home Office the Yellow Card

Mon 29 Apr 2013

Stop using our international students as a political football

NUS Postgraduate conference

Fri 26 Apr 2013

Report from your SU President, Fran Rust

Illustrate Freshers 2013!

Tue 23 Apr 2013

Work with the SU Marketing and Communication team, help us design our Freshers 2013 promotional material and get your work seen by thousands of students.

SU Radio Show with Cam FM

Tue 23 Apr 2013

Interested in running an ARU student life focus radio show on Cam FM?


Mon 22 Apr 2013

What happened in Sheffield

Green Pitch - Hedgehog Re-homing 23rd April

Mon 22 Apr 2013

Green Pitch idea update

ARU go to Parliament

Fri 19 Apr 2013

Million+ Universities @21

Black Students Conference

Thu 18 Apr 2013

1 space to attend 2 day conference in Leeds

Extended Library Weekend Opening

Thu 18 Apr 2013

Trial period to support your hand-ins

Our Next Event!

Wed 17 Apr 2013

Uni Wide Onesie Day

Tue 16 Apr 2013

Raise for Mission Croatia

Delegate Feedback NUSNC13

Fri 12 Apr 2013

Apurva's feedback from attending

Postgraduate Funding

Thu 11 Apr 2013

Campaigning at a local and national level

Lobbying Government

Thu 11 Apr 2013

Sustainability within the National Curriculum

University wide ONESIE DAY

Fri 05 Apr 2013

Make a difference, wear your onesie!

Silver for the 5th year running

Fri 05 Apr 2013

Green Impact Students' Union

Oxfam Vintage Lock-in Success

Fri 05 Apr 2013

Thank you from Sophie May

Re-design of My.Anglia

Thu 04 Apr 2013

Student feedback please

April Recipe

Tue 02 Apr 2013

Banana & Peanut Milk Shake to welcome spring this April!

Clubs & Societies Awards Ball 2013!

Tue 26 Mar 2013

A night to dress up and celebrate Anglia Ruskin Clubs and Societies success and achievements!

Oxfam Vintage Lock-in

Mon 25 Mar 2013

Organised by 1st year Writing & English student Sophie May.

Help needed - volunteers

Mon 25 Mar 2013

Help me raise bail money

Opportunity to lead ARU Alumni Office Video Project!

Wed 20 Mar 2013

Alumni Office will produce a short ‘thank you’ video for the Alumni Development website, their social media and donor stewardship events and you can get involved!

Opportunity to lead ARU Alumni Office Video Project!

Wed 20 Mar 2013

Alumni Office will produce a short ‘thank you’ video for the Alumni Development website, their social media and donor stewardship events and you can get lead on this project! Great opportunity to gain working experience and develop your portfolio.

Jail and Bail - SU President Arrested

Wed 20 Mar 2013

Raising money for Ormiston


Tue 19 Mar 2013

How can you take ownership of your education

SU Office Focus Groups

Tue 19 Mar 2013

SU Office Focus Groups taking place week commencing 15th April - come along to give some feedback on the service your SU office provides you with & pick up a £10 shopping voucher for participating

Harry Potter Society HORCRUX HUNT!

Mon 18 Mar 2013

Practice your Four-Point spell and dig out your Horcrux-Seeking Medallion, and come and join the Horcrux Hunt this Saturday!

Onesie Day

Mon 18 Mar 2013

L-o-l-a. Lola - The Adventures of Sophie-May

Mon 18 Mar 2013

Sophie-May walked across the dance floor to the bar to get herself a drink and scan the room. It didn’t take her long to find who she was looking for...

Help with the Cambridge City Youth Games!

Tue 12 Mar 2013

Enjoy sport? Want to get involved with local youth? Check this out!

Why should you vote?

Fri 08 Mar 2013

What's the point anyway?

£10 High Street voucher for your opinion!

Fri 08 Mar 2013

Earn a £10 High Street voucher by coming to our focus groups

What are these banners on my campus about?

Tue 05 Mar 2013

Its election season!

All the lonely people - The Adventures of Sophie-May

Mon 04 Mar 2013

One Wednesday morning Sophie-May was taking the shortcut to university through the cemetery...

No Smoking Day

Mon 04 Mar 2013

Wednesday 13th March 2013

Volunteering - March Promotion!

Thu 28 Feb 2013

Like free cookies? Read me, Cookie Monster!

Fundraise at the Secret Garden Party!

Tue 26 Feb 2013

Ormiston Children & Families Trust are fundraising at the Secret Garden Party - and if you help over the weekend, you'll get yourself a weekend pass! Result!

Fair Trade Fortnight

Mon 25 Feb 2013

Find out what's going on 25th Feb - 10th March

Access Agreements 2014

Sat 23 Feb 2013

For students who have received an email...

The Big Pitch!

Thu 21 Feb 2013

Do you want to win £15.000 to start your own business?

Help at a Private View Exhibition!

Thu 21 Feb 2013

Interested in art and galleries? Get involved!

Common People

Mon 18 Feb 2013

Sophie-May on a new adventure! Sophie-May hit pause, unhooked her earphones and coiled the wire around her iphone before dropping it into her over-sized handbag...

Harry Potter Society's Firebolt February Pub Social!

Thu 14 Feb 2013

Hop on your broomstick, whether it’s a Cleansweep or a Nimbus, and head on over to chill out over a Butterbeer and chat about all things Potter!

Fens of Fury 2013

Thu 14 Feb 2013

7k Charity Run on the 7th April - organised by students at ARU!!

vInspired Cashpoint

Tue 12 Feb 2013

Get Funding To Turn Your Ideas Into Reality

What should we START doing?

Thu 07 Feb 2013

Let us know. Click here to leave your comment.

What should we STOP doing?

Thu 07 Feb 2013

Let us know. Click here to leave your comment.

What should we KEEP doing?

Thu 07 Feb 2013

Let us know. Click here to leave your comment.

ARU Rep Conference 2013...!

Sun 03 Feb 2013

Gym Memberships go ONLINE!

Thu 31 Jan 2013

Get your membership now on the gym page!

One day you will miss me...

Wed 30 Jan 2013

Musings of a wannabe ecological conservation biologist

Nepali Tihar Event

Wed 30 Jan 2013

Nepali Society, Anglia Ruskin University (NSARU)

The First Week Of GIAG's In Cambridgeshire

Mon 28 Jan 2013

Have a look at what is planned for your first week back on campus

Give It A Go

Sun 27 Jan 2013

SU Shop New Offers!

Fri 25 Jan 2013

The Cambridge SU Shop is bringing you some great new offers for a nice 2013 start.

Assignment Feedback

Thu 24 Jan 2013

Harry Potter Society Returning Social

Tue 22 Jan 2013

Welcome to a magical new year with the Order of the Ruskin!

SU Gym New Year Deals

Mon 21 Jan 2013

Four days left for 2013 discounted memberships at the SU Gym!

Executive Officers; What Happened Next

Mon 21 Jan 2013

Kate Wicklow Academic Officer 2007 – 2009

Executive Officers; What Happened Next

Mon 21 Jan 2013

Matt East President 2009 – 2011

Executive Officers; What Happened Next

Mon 21 Jan 2013

Lisa Pool Communications Officer 2008 – 2010

January Recipe

Wed 16 Jan 2013

Roast Lamb Salad on a Potato Cake. Great way to use up leftover potatoes and whatever roast meat you have in the kitchen.

Placement - your opinion matters

Mon 14 Jan 2013

Let us know what YOU think....

The First Season with the ARU Rhinos

Sun 13 Jan 2013

A short article about the first part of Cambridge Campus' brand new American Football team's inaugral season.

A new online presence for the Harry Potter Society!

Thu 10 Jan 2013

New for 2013: Order of the Ruskin Members Forum

Get ready for Muggle Quidditch...

Mon 07 Jan 2013

New Year, New Game, New Rules...

Happy New Year from Order of the Ruskin!

Mon 07 Jan 2013

Applications update

8 Top tips for dealing with exam stress

Thu 03 Jan 2013

Our Advice Service have 8 great tips for dealing with exam stress.

Deadline closes MIDNIGHT 31/12/12!

Sun 30 Dec 2012

For our new roles and Committee position!

Our owls are having trouble getting through!

Thu 27 Dec 2012

Feel free to spread the word on all our announcements!

GIAG Alternative Music Society Social @WT's

Thu 20 Dec 2012

Give It A Go week January

Special Announcement for the Harry Potter Society

Tue 18 Dec 2012

For those Potterheads not already aware, in the New Year we will be opening up new positions on the Harry Potter Society Committee!

The Harry Potter Society blog is now live!

Tue 18 Dec 2012

Keep up to date with Society news, general Harry Potter news, links to events, information from committee meetings, articles, and anything else Xenophilius Lovegood happens to send our way!

Sports News

Fri 14 Dec 2012

Thank you to all our teams and sporty individuals who've competed so far...

The Fairy Tale of Mill Road

Wed 12 Dec 2012

It was Christmas Eve and Sophie-May found herself in a police cell...

Rep Update 10/12/12

Mon 10 Dec 2012

Film & Arts Film Festival

Mon 10 Dec 2012

Plan G

Fri 07 Dec 2012

A new place for green news and ideas!

All that glitters...

Fri 07 Dec 2012

Students' eco guide to Xmas decorations

Introducing MyCourse

Thu 06 Dec 2012

Explore MyCourse, the new way for you to find and give feedback to your Course Rep!

An Evening with Jane Goodall

Wed 05 Dec 2012

An update of the Roots & Shoots Awards with Jane Goodall by student Tiffany Wallace.

An Update on All Things Course Rep (Peterborough)

Wed 05 Dec 2012

Issues that were raised at the "Meet the Vice Chancellor" session on 23rd November

Jane Goodall Awards 2012 & An Evening with Jane Goodall

Wed 05 Dec 2012

An update of the Roots & Shoots Awards with Jane Goodall by student Tiffany Wallace.

The SHOCK factor

Wed 05 Dec 2012


Student Keri Russell provides the latest set of shocking environmental facts!

Harry Potter Society Wizengamot Forum

Tue 04 Dec 2012

We are inviting all Potterheads of the Society to come along to our first official Wizengamot Forum on Thursday 6th December, 7 - 9pm in COS124!

Student Life presents - A Gangster's Story

Mon 03 Dec 2012

Another cracking story of a changed life comes to Anglia Ruskin this Tuesday at 5.15pm LAB 027 - don't miss it!

The Adventures of Sophie-May: Our House

Mon 03 Dec 2012

Sophie-May investigates the madness of a house due to be demolished.

Steward at the Mill Road Winter Fair!

Fri 30 Nov 2012

Spend a few hours helping out at this regular Cambridge event!

Help out at a Children's Party!

Fri 30 Nov 2012

Take a couple of hours out of your Thursday and entertain some kids on the 6th of December!

SU Make a Difference Day

Thu 29 Nov 2012

Your Students' Union take to the meadows for the day!

Cam FM's ARU Studio Launch

Thu 29 Nov 2012

World record breaking Studio Launch, raising funds for Children in Need

Green Pitch 2013

Tue 27 Nov 2012

Green Pitch submissions are now closed - See the 16 Green Ideas!

Volunteer at a BBC Stargazing Event!

Tue 27 Nov 2012

Help out at a live televised event featuring Professor Brian Cox and Dara Ó Briain

Why Poverty?

Mon 26 Nov 2012

A series of documentaries examining the poverty

An Update on All Things Course Rep (Cambridge)

Mon 26 Nov 2012

Some news of upcoming events, some tips and training

The Adventures of Sophie-May

Mon 26 Nov 2012

Forget Bieber, Lennon and Rihanna; come on an adventure with Sophie-May and meet the real characters of pop!

O.W.L.s Pub Quiz

Tue 20 Nov 2012

Come along and test your knowledge of all things Potter, and try for that Outstanding grade!

Meeting feedback on your comments and suggestions

Fri 16 Nov 2012

Notes from Primary ITT Courses Management Committee Meeting 14/11/12

Why I'm going to the National DEMO 2012

Fri 16 Nov 2012

By President - Francesca Rust

Sports News

Fri 16 Nov 2012

This weeks results for ARU sports teams

Why I'm Going To National Demo 2012

Fri 16 Nov 2012

By Richard Kemp - Experience Officer (Cambridgeshire)

'High Tech' student led sitcom - Opportunities to get involved!

Wed 14 Nov 2012

This is an open call to all students and staff who want to get involved in this new student led sitcom project.

Any feedback?

Mon 12 Nov 2012

Fight Night - Cambridge University vs Loughborough University

Sat 10 Nov 2012

aru kbc

Come and watch a spectacular night of fighting as our brother club Cambridge University Kickboxing Society (CUKBS) is taking on the Loughborough University Kickboxing team on Sunday the 18th of November!

Lighting Workshop

Fri 09 Nov 2012

Hello Wired Members

Just a big thank you to all the members who came to today's lighting workshop! It was nice to see you all and we can't wait to see you all at the next workshop.

And remember if you guys have any questions for the Wired Committee just drop us an email at

Have a nice weekend :)

-Paul Melvin

Crimestoppers Pilot

Fri 09 Nov 2012

2nd meeting 14th November 5pm

Chelmsford Football - Match report 31/10/12

Thu 08 Nov 2012

University Portsmouth F.C v Anglia Ruskin F.C

Cambridge Netball - Match Report 7/11/12

Thu 08 Nov 2012

ARU Cambridge 1sts v UoB Luton 1sts

Why Volunteer - Come and Find Out More in Chelmsford

Wed 07 Nov 2012

Come and see us at various locations on the Chelmsford Campus during the week of 19th November 2012

Theme Idea: Partnership

Wed 07 Nov 2012

"We think our new strategic plan should focus on ‘partnership’ because we believe that the partnerships developed with students and other stakeholders will help you to change the things you want changed at Anglia Ruskin, find better value services and broaden your experiences"

Research Dolphins in Wales!

Tue 06 Nov 2012

Get involved in this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Pop Up Office

Tue 06 Nov 2012

Come and find out what and who your Students' Union are!

Police & Crime Commissioner Elections

Tue 06 Nov 2012

Make your VOTE count

Have your say

Cambridge Festival of Illustration 2012

Sun 04 Nov 2012

5th-10th November

Course Management Committee Meeting

Sun 04 Nov 2012

This Wednesday, 7th Nov

Brook Clean Up Successful!

Sun 04 Nov 2012


Free Gym Workshop Sessions for staff!

Wed 31 Oct 2012

Want to lose weight, get tips on free weights or improve posture come to the SU Gym's free workshop sessions!

SU Make a Difference Day

Wed 31 Oct 2012

The Students' Union volunteered at the Make a Difference Day clearing a meadow for CPPF at Coton countryside reserve

Grant Ward

Tue 30 Oct 2012

3rd year Film & TV Production student Grant Ward films SU Halloween video

Daryl Sharpe

Tue 30 Oct 2012

3rd year Drama student does special effects for the SU Halloween video

SU Halloween Video

Tue 30 Oct 2012

The SU Documentary that went wrong...

Triathlon & Duathlon

Tue 30 Oct 2012

Students represent ARU in Duathlon for the first time ever!

Improving Architecture Student Access

Mon 29 Oct 2012

ArchiFunk are gearing up for a student lead campaign to provide more architectural facilities in the Chelmsford Library, as well as offering up the idea of 24-hour studio access!

ARU Kickboxing

Sun 28 Oct 2012

aru kbc

Training is on today with CARISMA at Fenners Gallery Kelsey Kerridge at 17:00!


Sat 27 Oct 2012

We're looking for musicians to join our Cambridge choir band!

First Social Review

Sat 27 Oct 2012

Drinking, punishments and ''I've never'' secrets.. Find out how our first social went!

Sports News

Fri 26 Oct 2012

The latest ARU sports news...

Law Society/Law School Hoodies

Thu 25 Oct 2012

Monday 29th October is the last day to pay for a Law Society Hoodie!!

For everyone that signed-up for one, we will be ready to collect your £20 payment in the Tindall building on the first floor in the SU common room, to the right of SU reception, between 11:30 and 12:30 on Monday.

For those that haven't signed up for one but would like to, please come along and we will take your order then, although payment will be required immediately.

The Plan

Thu 25 Oct 2012

Help us write the new 3 year Students' Union strategy and make sure we're heading in the right direction.

Meet your Reps

Wed 24 Oct 2012

Chelmsford Post Graduate Rep - Carmen Neagu

The Plan

Tue 23 Oct 2012

Help us write the new 3 year Students' Union strategy and make sure we're heading in the right direction.

New Student Lounge

Fri 19 Oct 2012

Your new social space on campus
needs your help

Treasure Hunt

Fri 19 Oct 2012

Hands-on activities for all ages!

SU Halloween Film - Cambridge

Thu 18 Oct 2012

Want to get involved?

ZUMBA at Cambridge!

Tue 16 Oct 2012

Zumba the fun way to stay fit is on Cambridge Campus.

Go Green Pilot 2012

Tue 16 Oct 2012

Opportunity for 12 students to improve their employment & help guide their dissertations!

Cambridge Halloween Punting Tours

Fri 12 Oct 2012

Tickets from the SU Office in Helmore

ARU Kickboxing Sparring Session

Fri 12 Oct 2012

aru kbc

Extra sparring for anyone interested - all levels of experience are welcome, as long as you have your own pads (i.e. at least a mouthguard and gloves, footpads etc.).

BBC 3's Free Speech Programme Wants ARU Students

Fri 12 Oct 2012

BBC 3 is bringing its Free Speech programme to Cambridge!

Rep Elections - Voting Week Guide

Mon 08 Oct 2012

Everything you need to know about what happens this week!

Wired Social TONIGHT!

Fri 05 Oct 2012

Chelmsford Law Society Welcome Meeting

Wed 03 Oct 2012

The first Chelmsford Law Society meeting will take place on Monday 8th October 2012 in Marconi Building, Ground Floor room MAR001 at 11am.

There will also be a Law book sale on Tuesday 9th October 2012, 9:15 - 10:30, in MAR227.

Any non-members are free to attend, there will also be an oppurtunity to get your membership for the society.

First SAS meeting

Mon 01 Oct 2012

Meetings held in MAB 007 on the 2nd and 4th October

Sorting Ceremony Welcome

Sun 30 Sep 2012

Come along to the first Harry Potter Society social of the year!

Anglia Ruskin Kickboxing (ARUKBC) - Visit us at Freshers Fair (Cambridge)!

Wed 26 Sep 2012

freshers fair kickboxing

Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm – you're welcome to come whenever you like during the day.

Adventure Sports Society - Fresher's Fair

Wed 26 Sep 2012

Don't forget to see us at Fresher's Fair tomorrow!

The Mindful Midwifery Raffle!

Sat 22 Sep 2012

To celebrate our launch we are having a raffle which will be drawn in November.
We have a huge selection of prizes to offer and would like to thank everyone who has donated!
Tickets are only £1 per strip and are available to members and non members alike.

Registered research students granted automatic membership!

Thu 20 Sep 2012


From the Archives: Not loving it?

Thu 20 Sep 2012

Freshers is supposed to be the best period of your university life; what if this isn't always the case?

WT's fresher social 19/09

Thu 20 Sep 2012

SU Gym Freshers Offers!

Wed 19 Sep 2012

Find out about the new deals for all students and staff this year!

SU Gym Great Deals!

Wed 19 Sep 2012

Find out the new deals for all students and staff this year!

Thank You SU Ambassadors - We could not have done it without you..!

Mon 17 Sep 2012

Last week a group of fantastic SU Ambassadors volunteered to help move in...

Welcome to the ARU Chelmsford Law Society

Mon 17 Sep 2012

Hi everyone, hope you are all looking forward to the coming year at ARU!! The Law Society is looking to arrange events in the near future and will be introducing ourselves to the first years during their induction next week.

World Talk like a Pirate Day :p

Sun 16 Sep 2012

19th of September, everyone needs a day to talk like a pirate..LOL

Freshers Documentary!

Fri 14 Sep 2012

The Film & Arts Society kick-starts its new year with its first project -- the freshers documentary for the students union!

Netball Taster Session

Thu 13 Sep 2012

On Friday 21st September 3-4pm at Kelsey Kerridge.

Tae kwon do

Mon 10 Sep 2012

Tae-kwon-do training resumes!


Tue 04 Sep 2012

Volunteer at the Cherry Hinton Festival!

Tue 04 Sep 2012

Various roles available at this annual event!

Register as a Volunteer!

Thu 30 Aug 2012

Use our new online registration form and register
at the Volunteering Service!

Volunteer Route Stewards Needed!

Thu 30 Aug 2012

Volunteers are needed to steward at the annual Bridge the Gap charity walk

Event Stewards Needed at Open Cambridge

Thu 30 Aug 2012

Volunteers needed to help out at the event, providing information and stewarding talks.

Learning the Ropes

Fri 24 Aug 2012

The second blog from Cambridge Campus' Course Rep Co-ordinator

Cambridge Film Festival needs volunteer stewards and helpers!

Fri 24 Aug 2012

Cambridge Film Trust is still looking for volunteers to help on the 25th and 26th of August for film screenings!

Volunteer bar staff needed for the Lodestar Festival!

Fri 24 Aug 2012

Get involved with some bar staff volunteering for a charity music event - you might even see Bob Geldof!

Student Ambassadors Wanted for Freshers Weeks

Thu 23 Aug 2012

Come and volunteer with us as an SU Ambassador, meet new people and have fun whilst helping new students around campus and at our Freshers Fairs!

Top tips for starting Uni!

Wed 22 Aug 2012

Some words of wisdom from your Executive Officer Team...

The Marconi New Street Garden

Tue 21 Aug 2012

Come and help maintain the Marconi New Street Garden, it is starting to look fantastic and we are getting lots of compliments congratulating us on the hard work and effort that has gone into making it such a success.

Competition - Ladies of Anglia Ruskin University

Tue 14 Aug 2012

Competition to go to Microsoft Conference

Volunteers Needed to Welcome Paralympic Flame

Fri 10 Aug 2012

Volunteers needed for the historic event to welcome of the Paralympic Flame to Cambridge & South Cambridgeshire.

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Mon 30 Jul 2012

Your VLE is being updated - find out more here.

Who are Our Members?

Fri 27 Jul 2012

Some information about who can use our services...

Volunteers Urgently Needed for Chelmsford Festival of Ideas!

Wed 25 Jul 2012

Volunteer and help support a major local event - The Chelmsford Festival of Ideas will be held from 13/10/12 to 20/10/12 as a week for sharing innovative ideas.

Our Annual Report 2011/12

Thu 12 Jul 2012

Stewards needed urgently!

Wed 11 Jul 2012

Volunteer stewards are needed to help out with the X-treme Youth Fest!

Our Annual Report 2011/12

Tue 10 Jul 2012

Click to see the infographics poster, watch the video or read the full document of our Annual Report for 2011/12. What an amazing year we had!

Volunteers urgently needed for event management!

Wed 04 Jul 2012

Events Management volunteering opportunity to be involved in a Music Festival in Ely. Please respond to Yvonne by 5th July 2012 noon if you are interested.

No to FE Fees!

Wed 13 Jun 2012

No to FE Fees!

Along with NUS, we are campaigning against the raising of fees for Further Education students.

Volunteers Needed for Peterborough Freshers Fair

Fri 18 May 2012

Come and volunteer with us as a SU Ambassador, meet new people and have fun while helping new students around campus and at the Peterborough Freshers Fair!

Thank you and Goodbye

Tue 15 May 2012

What an insane last two years, I can’t thank you all enough for voting for me two years in a row. I can leave today knowing that I have given you all 110% and I have done my best. It is very hard to leave the union early, but I feel that I completed what
I came to do...

Southend YMCA Executive Intern Volunteering Opportunity

Tue 15 May 2012

Southend YMCA have a volunteering opportunity for an Executive Intern to carry out various research projects to completion and make recommendations to the Chief Executive and other senior managers.

Cambridge Oxfam Walk

Mon 14 May 2012

The Cambridge Oxfam Walk is an annual event which raises thousands of pounds for Oxfam’s Emergencies Fund. Volunteers are needed for the day of the walk to help out.

Student Rep 'Made a Difference' Awards 2012

Fri 11 May 2012

Click here to find out who are the winners and the candidates for the Student Rep 'Made a Difference' Awards!

The Big 10!

Fri 04 May 2012

Click here to take our 2 minute Survey about the Students' Union and you might WIN £100 Cash!

Student Led Staff Awards 'Made a Difference' 2012

Wed 02 May 2012

Click here to find out who the Candidates and the Winners are for the 'Made a Difference' 2012 Student Led Staff Awards

Chelmsford Clubs & Socs Awards Ball 2012!

Tue 01 May 2012

An amazing opportunity for all Clubs & Societies to celebrate all their achievements over the year!

Cambridge Summer Ball 2012

Wed 18 Apr 2012

We need you for our musical!

Tue 17 Apr 2012

URGENT request for Musicians

Priority Campaign: Interactive Teaching

Mon 16 Apr 2012

Find out what you should be expecting from your learning experience...

Officer blog March - April

Fri 13 Apr 2012

What has the Student Experience Officer (Cambridgeshire) been up to?

Be a Champion - Flash Mob

Wed 28 Mar 2012

Tweet us @AngliaRuskinSU!

Mon 26 Mar 2012

Let us know what you're up to and learn more about us! Click here to visit our twitter page.

The SU Advice Service is always there for you.

Mon 26 Mar 2012

Do you want free, confidential, independent and impartial advice? Contact the SU Advice Service!

What a couple of weeks....

Mon 26 Mar 2012

Filming opportunities

Tue 13 Mar 2012


Read the article to find out more!

New Volunteering Opportunities

Thu 08 Mar 2012

New volunteering opportunities are being added each day from one day event volunteering to 1/2 to 1 day longer term roles!

Employability Update

Thu 08 Mar 2012

Where we are at with improving the employability for students at ARU

Improved lighting on Parker's Piece

Mon 05 Mar 2012

Parker's Piece lighting

The Executive Officer Team have worked with Cambridge City Council to improve safety in light of student concerns.

What the Academic Affairs Officer has been up to

Sun 04 Mar 2012

Its been an exciting week...

Click here and Meet the Candidates!

Fri 02 Mar 2012

Manifestos, Videos and anything you need to KNOW before you VOTE!

Save the NHS!

Tue 28 Feb 2012

Protest against The Coalition’s Health and Social Care Bill

Officer Videos...

Fri 24 Feb 2012

Students James Rogers & James Wakeling collaborated with the SU producing these great videos so YOU get to know your officers better!

The Big Pitch

Mon 20 Feb 2012

Win £15K and put your Business Idea into Action!

President's Officer Report - Gerald Carew 16/02/12

Thu 16 Feb 2012

A summary of what I have been doing for students recently...

Student Rep Hoodies

Thu 16 Feb 2012

The University provide 550+ Reps with Hoodies!

Academic Affairs Officer Report - Liz Dobson-McKittrick 16/02/12

Thu 16 Feb 2012

A Summary of what I have been doing this Semester so far...

We are Creating Opportunities!

Thu 16 Feb 2012

We are looking for creative students who want to volunteer to work alogside our Marketing team in order to create advertising and promotional material for our campaigns.

T-shirt Design Competition for Students

Wed 15 Feb 2012

The First Anglia Ruskin Students' Union T-shirt Design Competition ever is here! Submit your design, win prizes and see your T-shirt worn all around the UNI!!!

Communications Officer Report - Emma Nibbs 15/02/12

Wed 15 Feb 2012

A summary of what I have been doing for students recently...

Will You Stand? Become an Executive Officer

Wed 15 Feb 2012

A great opportunity to make a difference to your UNI whilst working full time on a paid job for a year!

Sport Makers Workshop Cancelled

Wed 15 Feb 2012


TAEKWONDO Beginners Welcome

Mon 13 Feb 2012

Here is your chance to join the Taekwondo's club program and have a Free Trial Session!

The Big Pitch 2012

Fri 27 Jan 2012


Mon 16 Jan 2012

Click Here to find out how to become a student executive officer and Get Heard!!

Appeals Workshops

Tue 10 Jan 2012

Cambridge and Chelmsford Appeals Workshops. Check our events calendar and book your place to our Advice Services Appeals Workshops!

Anglia Ruskin Students’ Union Access Agreement Response

Fri 02 Dec 2011

Anglia Ruskin Student' Union is disappointed with the Government’s new incentive package which has effectively moved the goal posts for Universities, encouraging them to reallocate money from bursaries to fee waivers. This means that students from traditionally lower participation areas, who would otherwise benefit from a bursary, will lose out.

Communications Officer By-Election

Thu 01 Dec 2011

Vote for your next Communications Officer (Jan 2012 – July 2012)