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Could you be a Good Lad Facilitator?

Find out more about the Good Lad Initiative, and sign up for training.

 
The Bulgaria Education Fair - The Inside

It was worth it to try and make a change in somebody's life and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

 
Are you worried about your upcoming assignments?

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

 
10 reasons you should join the International Society

"Joining societies? Nah. Who cares, waste of time and boring."

 
Top tips to improve your self-confidence at uni

Vice President for Business Mary Copsey shares her top tips on how to gain confidence at uni.

 
What winning two MAD awards meant to me

Nicky Milner shares her experience of winning two MAD awards.

 
Why you should volunteer in your third year

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

 
Winning the Activist Award at the SU Awards 2018

Natalie Brown shares her experience of winning an SU Award.

 
How it felt to win the Outstanding Personal Tutor award

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

 
Committee Member Tales: Why Run a Society?

Why run a society? Find out from those who have run them, and run them well!

 
Creative Minds Spotlight: Ikisha

Ikisha Shaw, an ARU student and entrepreneur, discusses her creative passions.

 
How it felt to win a MAD Award

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

 
 
Creative Minds Spotlight: Nanci

Nanci, a student at ARU, tells us what being Creative means to her.

 
The big scary world of university and how to overcome it

Find out how to tackle your fears of university.

 
Clubs & Societies: Mini-bus Training

MIDAS (Mini-Bus Qualification)
Registration will open on the 4th or 6th of September after Committee Member Training!

 
Student Showcase: Poems about Mental Health by Elisia White

"I write my life down, so you could see..."

 
Who won in 2017?

Take a look at last year's winners

 
Which society should I join?

Take our quiz to find the right one for you.

 
Hello!

Welcome to your Students' Union

 
How winning a MAD Award felt

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

 
Why get involved with ARU Students’ Union in your first year

Getting involved with ARU Students’ Union can be a very rewarding experience. Whether it’s volunteering, being a representative, or part of a society, here is why you should take the plunge and get involved

 
Who won in 2016?

Find out here...

 
The Struggle is Real!

Is your placement working for you? If not it's ok!

 
This Is My Story

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

 
Commuting - what a nightmare...

I'm kidding it's not all bad! Here's how to make it work for you.

 
Top five things to do at Freshers

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

 
How Postgraduate students can get involved with Freshers Week

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

 
How you can manage exam/deadline stress in Cambridge

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

 
What Depression Feels Like For Me

"Depression and anxiety are different for everyone. I just wanted to give you a small glimpse into what it is like for me."

 
Which society should I join?

Take our quiz to find the best society for you

 
NUS Extra

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

 
Has something happened in your personal life?

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

 
Freshers Fair: here are our tips for how to make the most out of the day.

At the beginning of Semester One each year the Students’ Union holds a Freshers Fair. This is your main opportunity to showcase your society and attract new members. Here are our tips for how to make the most out of the day.

 
Why get involved with ARU Students’ Union in your first year

Whatever year you're going into, check out why you should be getting involved with everything we have to offer!

 
How you can manage exam/deadline stress in Chelmsford

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

 
The Importance of Conversation

"One of the most important things I’ve done in these five years is learning to understand and be open about my mental health problems."

 
5 things you have to do during Freshers

If you don't want to do anything, at least do these 5 things.

 
Freshers Events – Cambridge

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

 
Freshers Events – Chelmsford

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

 
Societies FYI: Terms and Conditions for Freshers Fair

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

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

 
About Time

"If you knew that your friend, your relative, your classmate was feeling ill, you'd help them out, right? Same goes for mental health."

 
Am I too old for Freshers?

Education has no age. Here's my tips and advice to all you 'mature' students.

 
What is ARU Students’ Union?

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

 
What if I need an extension?

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

 
Spookily good deals for your Halloween Costume
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!

 
Give It A Go and get out there

Want to try something new? Find out more about our Give It A Go's

 
How Postgraduate students can get involved with Freshers Week

Demi Smith is an MA English Literature student. She is also on the committee for the Film Viewing Cambridge Society, and won both Union and Society Honours at the 2018 SU Awards. She shares how postgraduate students can get involved during Freshers Week.

 
What you should bring when you move into your student accommodation

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

 
How to deal with feeling nervous about moving out

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.

 
What if I’m unhappy with my grade?

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

 
Societies: Want your society to win awards, look no further.

Read out tell all on how to gain as many awards certificates and prizes in your time as a Committee Member here at ARU Students’ Union.

 
How to enjoy uni as a commuting student

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

 
What am I stressed about? Quiz

Take this quiz to find out what's stressing you out, and how you can deal with it with help from ARU Students' Union Advice Service.

 
How can leading a society kickstart your career?

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

 
Feeling anxious about moving out?

So you’re moving to a new place and you have some anxiety about it? No need to worry – we’re here to help you.

 
How you can use 92 during exam time

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

 
 
Are you worried about what academic support is available?

Are you coming to ARU in the new academic year, but you’re anxious about what support is available for your studies? ARU Students’ Union is here to help.

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

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.

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

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

 
What should I get involved with this Freshers? Quiz

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

 
Congratulations, you're coming to ARU!

We're in this together, so read on...

 
Why moving into student accommodation is going to be awesome!

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

 
Top 8 Hangover Cures

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

 
Is your problem not on the Advice page?

That’s okay – we can still help you.

 
Finding student accommodation in Chelmsford

Finding somewhere to live can be hard... We're here to help.

 
Things you don't have to do

Uni myths BUSTED!

 
Finding student accommodation in Cambridge

Finding somewhere to live can be hard... We're here to help.

 
Finding student accommodation in Peterborough

Finding somewhere to live can be hard... We're here to help.

 
How to juggle being a student and a parent

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

 
How to enjoy the summer break

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

 
Top 15 self-care tips
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.

 
Why become a Student Trustee?

What's a Trustee? How can I get involved? Read on to find out.

 
Five ways to keep your house happy
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.

 
What if I’m struggling with my placement?

Are you finding your placement difficult for any reason? Here’s how the ARU Students’ Union Advice Service can help you.

 
Dear International Students… What help there is available

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.

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

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.

 
Why sign up to a Give it a Go?

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

The inside knowledge on uni life

 
Top Tips to help beat homesickness

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

 
Thinking of dropping out of uni?
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.

 
A Disabled Student's Guide to Freshers

Alice Goodheart gives her top tips as a student who knows

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

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.

 
Why join a Society?

Thought about joining a society? Here's why you should.

 
Quiz: Which society should I join?

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

 
An Update on Our New Deal for Student Parents and Carers

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

 
Student Discount Card

Buy yours to get thousands of discounts

 
How to make your Student Loan stretch

No money? We know how you feel...

 
How to make friends at Freshers

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

 
 

Could you be a Good Lad Facilitator?

Find out more about the Good Lad Initiative, and sign up for training.

Why become a Student Trustee?

What's a Trustee? How can I get involved? Read on to find out.

How it felt to win the Outstanding Personal Tutor award

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

Top tips to improve your self-confidence at uni

Vice President for Business Mary Copsey shares her top tips on how to gain confidence at uni.

Winning the Activist Award at the SU Awards 2018

Natalie Brown shares her experience of winning an SU Award.

What winning two MAD awards meant to me

Nicky Milner shares her experience of winning two MAD awards.

Why you should volunteer in your third year

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

How Postgraduate students can get involved with Freshers Week

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

How it felt to win a MAD Award

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

The big scary world of university and how to overcome it

Find out how to tackle your fears of university.

How winning a MAD Award felt

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

Why get involved with ARU Students’ Union in your first year

Whatever year you're going into, check out why you should be getting involved with everything we have to offer!