We believe that all students have a different experience, and we want to ensure you get the best experience you possibly can in your unique position as a student at Anglia Ruskin. This is why we have created the inclusion fund . The fund's aim is to remove barriers to participation and engagement with Students’ Union activity for any students who may incur extra costs in order to take part.
This may include, for example, students with caring responsibilities who need to employ a registered carer to cover their responsibilities or students who require a facilitator or support worker to enable them to attend our events and activities.
Apply for the Inclusion Fund
These are available for Union wide events such as SU Awards, end of year celebrations; Clubs and Societies ticketed events and activities, Give it A Go Trips and Activities, and any other on campus ticketed evening or event at the discretion of the Inclusion Fund. Please note that all 2 for 1 tickets are subject to availability of tickets and funds available.
The fund can be used to help with any extra travel costs you may have to pay (for example, if you need to take a taxi because your disability prevents you from taking public transport, and you may have to provide receipts).
This is subject to you being unable to take SU provided or public transport. This does not include everyday travel costs which any student would expect to pay).
The fund can also be used to help with cost of childcare needed for you to be able to attend and participate in meetings and events that are compulsory to your role as an elected representative or committee member. You will need to provide receipts for this and you would need to use a registered childminder to comply with legislation.
Committee members – covered for duration of monthly Clubs and Societies Forums, SU Awards and Student Council or
similar types of meetings.
Course Reps – covered for duration of Faculty forums, Student Staff Liaison Committees, Faculty Board, and Student Council or similar types of meetings.
Executive committee members – covers the duration of the monthly three hour meetings of the Executive Committee, Student Council or similar types of meetings, a booked monthly catch up with a member of staff or an officer, other ‘official’ duties as reasonably expected as a member of the Executive Committee (e.g conferences, training etc).
Candidates for Full-time Executive Officer Election and Part-time Executive Committee Positions - The Funding Committee will also consider help with childcare or caring expenses during the course of an election campaign, to enable a candidate with dependants at home to run a fair campaign against their opponents.
*If you are unsure of whether a meeting you are required to attend is included in the fund, please just ask.
Our aim is to make clear the process for getting the support and adjustments available and outlining how the support and adjustments can help reduce any barriers to your participation. We also want to stress that all information will be treated confidentially.
We believe that students with disabilities must be actively involved in decisions regarding their support and adjustments to ensure that these are effective. Our mission is to ensure that your experience is the best it possibly can be, so if you have any comments or suggestions please send your thoughts to email@example.com
Payments from the Inclusivity Fund will be decided by a panel consisting of the Advice Service Manager and 2 Executive Officers.
The right to appeal a decision made by the panel will be dealt with by the Students' Union President with the support of the Chief Executive Officer.
The panel’s role is to ensure that the fund is solely used to encourage engagement of students that identify with the following protected characteristics as stated in the Equality Act 2010: disability (not excluding mental health) and pregnancy and maternity; and also including students with caring responsibilities. Their role is to make a decision in cases where discretion is needed.
• Payments will be made on submission of original receipts only.
• All reimbursement claims will need to be authorised
• Please use the standard Reimbursement Forms (Petty cash for under £30 and a BACS form for over £30) these forms are available through the SU Reception.
• Please submit reimbursement forms to the Students’ Union office together with your receipts.
• Please ensure the Students’ Union is invoiced directly by the supplier. Invoices should include the delivery address and are addressed to: Anglia Ruskin Students’ Union, Peter Taylor House, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT
• All invoices should be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org