News

News

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

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

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

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

 
Disability History Month: My experience as a student with dyslexia

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

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.

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

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

 
What is MAD anyway?

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.

 
2018-19 Campaigns: Access Denied (Matt Hayes)

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

 
Body Positivity and Confidence

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

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

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)

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

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

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!

 
Society Spotlight: Cambridge Harry Potter Society

The Harry Potter Society aim to spread the magic of Harry Potter, for enthusiastic, like-minded Potterhead’s to share our university experience together. Whether its rivalry between the houses or discussing new theories and the latests films.

 
Past Campaigns: LGBT+ History Month (Laura Douds)

I feel it’s really important to provide events which bring our diverse ARU community together. That’s why I'm running multiple events throughout LGBT+ History Month this February!

 
Society Spotlight: Music and Performing Arts Society Showcase

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.

 
My experience volunteering at Cambourne Child and Family Centre

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

 
My first year as a Law student

"As a first year Law student, meeting other like-minded people has inspired me to study hard"

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

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.

 
What winning two MAD awards meant to me

Nicky Milner, Senior Lecturer in Biological Science and winner of the Innovative Lecturer and Outstanding Personal Tutor Awards, shares her experience of being nominated, and what winning meant to her.

 
Thinking of dropping out of uni?

Uni can be a very stressful time, that's not a secret. But when you're missing home, have deadlines piling up, and it feels like you can't keep on top of the work, it's easy to think your only option is to drop out. And we completely understand. But do try to stop and identify why is it that you want to drop out.

 
How to be an inspiring leader

"My name is Oluwadamilare Ojewande and I am a student leader."

 
Creative Minds Spotlight: Ikisha

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

 
Our SU Advice Team

Recently, some of our Advisers went on some crucial training to better understand how to help students. See below for Cambridge Adviser Daryl’s account of the day…

 
Society Spotlight: Cambridge Ruskin Journal Society: Launch Event

Ruskin Journal is a platform for members to share their voices and personal opinions with articles such as personal experiences, travel posts, film reviews and student life at Anglia Ruskin. The society isn't just focused on media and English students but attracts the entire university. Find out More about RJS events here.

 
100 days of being the President of the Students' Union

It’s been 100 days (give or take a day) since Laura became President of the Union. It’s been a really interesting few months, find out more about what Laura has been up to here.

 
Introduction of the new IBM Course Rep.

Dear Students,

I am delighted to share with you more information about me and my reputation. I am sure together we can work together very efficiently.
My reputation is founded on developing intelligent and tailor-made solutions for our diversified blue-chip customers by leveraging processes, people, technology and infrastructure, and the strength of our strategic partnerships and alliances with leading technology partners.

 
CONFIRMED PROJECT SELECTION

Congratulations!!!
The two projects that have been chosen for this semester are,
Miles - Cannibal Couple
Anna and Cameron - Isaac's Dream
???

 
What is ARU Students’ Union?

ARU Students’ Union is a charity, completely separate to Anglia Ruskin University. The whole point of a students’ union is to advocate for students – and that’s exactly what we do! And there are many ways we do this. You can check it all out at angliastudent.com

 
How to deal with feeling nervous about moving out

Exam season is here! And that means only one thing for students – you all feel a bit like this.

 
"My top tip for new ARU London students"

Hello and welcome to ARU London, our campus in Farringdon is quite small yet the lecturer's available are awesome...

 
How volunteering enhanced my skills!

A student tells us about how she's gotten involved in the Students' Union by volunteering as a Course Rep and Society Committee Member.

 
How to find the right volunteering opportunity for you!

Want to find out what Volunteering Opportunities you should get involved? Why not take our quiz and find out!

 
Nominate for a Made a Difference Award

Recognise outstanding members of ARU Staff who have really made a difference to the lives of students at ARU.

 
Chelmsford Paramedic Society completes a phenomenal 24 CPRathon event.

“Once the society began the committee had doubts we would complete the challenge due to how hard it was proving to be, however they pushed on and competed the whole 24 hours of continuous CPR.”

 
Which Rep position should you stand for? Quiz

Take this quiz and find out which of the ARU Students' Union Student Representative positions you should stand for in the upcoming election.

 
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 to deal with exam/deadline stress

If you are getting worried over your upcoming deadlines and exams, here’s how you can deal with the stress.

 
Take our quiz: What is a Carer? Am I one?

Anyone can be a carer although you may not realise it at first. Caring responsibilities may include: personal care, household management (e.g. managing finances), physical care, emotional support and practical tasks. ARU is dedicated to supporting you with your studies whilst juggling your other responsibilities.

 
What is a Course Rep?

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

 
How does it feel to win Society of the Year?

Zinnia Thorpe is President of the Wildlife Society, she tells us what it feels like to win Society of the Year at the SU Awards 2018.

 
Who won in 2016?

Find out here...

 
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.

 
The Rent Campaign

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

 
Ten reasons to stand as a Course Rep

Being a Course Rep can benefit and positively transform you in many ways. Here are ten of our top reasons why you should stand as Course Rep.

 
Check it Out: The Societies Training Courses Page

You can now directly sign up to the training sessions you’re going to attend and stay up to date with all the key forums and training sessions in one place.

 
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."

 
NUS Extra

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

 
Disability History Month: What's going on?

Join us and be part of our discussions and events where we talk about what it really means to be disabled in the 21st century.

 
5 Reasons to start your own volunteer project

Every great project starts with just an idea. Whether your project is on-going or a one off, the Volunteer Centre can help you take your idea and make it happen.

 
Committee Member Tales: Why Run a Society?

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

 
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.

 
A day in the life of the SU President

What's it like being an Executive Officer? Take a look at a day in the life of our current President, Leigh.

 
A Society Members Story: The big scary world of university and how to overcome it

Lars Woolnough is a third year Graphic Design student, who is also part of the Graphic Design Society which won Society of the Year at the 2018 SU Awards. Here he shares his top tips for tackling those university nerves.

 
Awesome Christmas presents on a budget with TOTUM powered by NUS

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!

 
How to write a great Made a Difference nomination

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

 
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.

 
Why I am running Best Night Out and raising awareness of Sexual Taboo

Check out what Amanda has written about Student Sex workers and how her research has supported her actions to run Best Night Out events to raise awareness of Sexual Health and start important conversations.

 
Clubs & Societies: Mini-bus Training.

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

 
What is the Group Chat?

We have made the decision this year to rebrand in line with our new articles and bye-laws (the terms and conditions your SU follows) to make Student Council more representative, more accessible and more student-led.

 
Matthew Ensor, Chief Executive moving on

The Chief Executive at ARU Students’ Union is leaving the Students' Union.

 
Which society should I join?

Take our quiz to find the best society for you

 
Why The Group Chat is more important than ever

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

 
Books Plus is Changing – but there’s no need to panic!

Are you panicking about the changes to Book Plus? We’re here to reassure you.

 
 
Give It A Go and get out there

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

 
What does the Books Plus change mean for me?

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

 
People's Patch Volunteering Project

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

 
Societies: Want your society to win awards? Look no further.

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

 
What is ARU Students’ Union?

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

 
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?

 
A day in the life of a Societies and Activities Coordinator

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

 
Congratulations, you're coming to ARU!

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

 
Top 8 Hangover Cures

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

 
Are you worried about your upcoming assignments?

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

 
How it felt to win a MAD Award

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

 
How to juggle being a student and a parent

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

 
Things you don't have to do

Uni myths BUSTED!

 
What winning two MAD awards meant to me

Nicky Milner shares her experience of winning two MAD awards.

 
How winning a MAD Award felt

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

 
Too much spare time?

Don't know what to do with your spare time? Here are a few tips!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Tips for commuting during the winter months
a winter scene with a man walking through it

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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 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.

 
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.

 
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.

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

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?

 
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!

 
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.

 
Student Discount Card

Buy yours to get thousands of discounts

 
How to make your Student Loan stretch

No money? We know how you feel...

 
Top Tips to help beat homesickness

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

 
Why become a Student Trustee?

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

 
 

Body Positivity and Confidence

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

What is MAD anyway?

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.

Disability History Month: My experience as a student with dyslexia

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

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.

5 Reasons to start your own volunteer project

Every great project starts with just an idea. Whether your project is on-going or a one off, the Volunteer Centre can help you take your idea and make it happen.

Nominate for a Made a Difference Award

Recognise outstanding members of ARU Staff who have really made a difference to the lives of students at ARU.

Disability History Month: What's going on?

Join us and be part of our discussions and events where we talk about what it really means to be disabled in the 21st century.

How to write a great Made a Difference nomination

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

What winning two MAD awards meant to me

Nicky Milner shares her experience of winning two MAD awards.

Take our quiz: What is a Carer? Am I one?

Anyone can be a carer although you may not realise it at first. Caring responsibilities may include: personal care, household management (e.g. managing finances), physical care, emotional support and practical tasks. ARU is dedicated to supporting you with your studies whilst juggling your other responsibilities.

The Rent Campaign

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

Why I am running Best Night Out and raising awareness of Sexual Taboo

Check out what Amanda has written about Student Sex workers and how her research has supported her actions to run Best Night Out events to raise awareness of Sexual Health and start important conversations.