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

Wed 22 Jul 2020

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

 
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What is the Group Chat?

Mon 05 Nov 2018

Make some noise. This is your space to make ARU more representative, more accessible and more student-led. Find out more.

 
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2019-20 ARUaccessible Campaign Update

Fri 07 Feb 2020

Thank you to all the students that took part in the ARUaccessible campaign last semester! Here is my campaign update February 2020

 
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2019-20 Campaigns: Brexit Policy Update

Mon 17 Feb 2020

this is your officer update discussing policy they have worked on during this academic year.

 
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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.

 
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Getting to know you: Business & Law Faculty Rep (Cambridge)  - Cristina

Wed 22 Jul 2020

Meet Cristina your Faculty Rep for Business and Law in Cambridge, find out more about her and how to get involved.

 
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ARU Incubation Centre Survey

Wed 09 Sep 2020

 
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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.

 
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The Mind Map

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Mental Health Matters, that's why we love this site. This service allows you to search for Free Mental Health services based on your Post Code, which means if you are moving to a new city this year, or studying from home you can access support where you are.

 
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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!

 
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2019-20 Campaigns: Update on Digital Accessibility

Fri 06 Mar 2020

All teaching materials should be accessible to students to help them learn best.

 
Anglia Ruskin Students' Union
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.

 
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mon 16 Mar 2020

We are monitoring the unfolding situation of the Coronavirus carefully and are adhering to Public Health England guidance. It’s important to remember the risk to the UK population is currently low. We are aware that students may be worried or have concerns about a whole range of issues related to the virus. If you have a query or concerns then please take a look at our page.

 
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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!

 
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Will you be a Rep this year?

Wed 09 Sep 2020

paint splash yellow blue green

To become a Rep, all you have to do is nominate yourself online and convince your peers to vote for you! Nominations are now open online until Midday, 9th October. Click here to find out more.

 
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Black Lives Matter

Tue 02 Jun 2020

Black Lives Matter

We as a Union have been profoundly saddened by the recent events that have brought into a new perspective the issues of systemic and institutional racism that still exist in our society. Read the full statement from your Elected Officers here.

 
Anglia Ruskin Students' Union
10 reasons to join Kindness Hour

Tue 30 Jun 2020

Kindness Hour is a weekly get together organised by the SU Volunteering team. We meet every Thursday at 12pm on Zoom to catch-up while doing a different volunteering/kindness activity each week. But why should you join in?

 
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What is ARU Students’ Union?

Thu 21 Jun 2018

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

 
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Feeling Anxious about starting uni? Here is one way of making the transition easier.

Tue 07 Jul 2020

Starting university can be daunting, it is perfectly normal to feel anxious about going to university and there are things that can make it a lot easier for you.

 
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2018-19 Campaigns: Society Skills (Matt Hayes)

Tue 06 Nov 2018

Your VP Matt Hayes wants to develop Society Skills!

 
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Winning the Activist Award at the SU Awards 2018

Wed 01 Aug 2018

Natalie Brown shares her experience of winning an SU Award.

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

Wed 22 Jul 2020

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

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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Get IT sorted

Thu 03 Sep 2020

To help you get to grips with IT at ARU, ARU IT services have put together some help videos that will help you get everything set up for when your studies begin. Take a look here...

 
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Getting to know you:  HEMS Faculty Rep Cambridge  - Beth

Wed 22 Jul 2020

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

 
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Your Guide to Chelmsford

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about Chelmsford!

 
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Your Guide to Cambridge

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about Cambridge!

 
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2019/20: Brexit Campaign Update

Mon 04 Nov 2019

Your VP Business and Law has been working on the ARU Brexit Campaign and this is her latest update November 2019.

 
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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!

 
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Quiz: Which society should I join?

Thu 22 Jun 2017

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

 
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Getting to know you: HEMS Faculty Rep  (Chelmsford) - Olu

Wed 22 Jul 2020

Meet Olu your Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care Faculty Rep for Chelmsford Campus (She/her).

 
Anglia Ruskin Students' Union
Sports clubs and Societies – what’s all the fuss about?

Thu 02 Jul 2020

We will never stop shouting about our brilliant sports clubs and societies so we’re here to tell you all about why you should join one of them, especially in your first year…

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

Tue 04 Aug 2020

Meet your Cambridge Science & Engineering Faculty Rep!

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

Wed 22 Jul 2020

Meet your Cambridge Black and Minority Ethnic Rep in Cambridge!

 
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Passionate about Trans inclusivity, campaigns and events?

Wed 09 Sep 2020

trans flag, with SU branding triangles blue, pink, white, pink, blue

Click here to stand as the Trans Rep for the Cambridge or Chelmsford campus.

 
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Looking for ARU London?

Tue 03 Sep 2019

Click Here

 
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What is it like to run a society?

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Always wished you had run your society? Have a flair for event planning? Or just want to be part of a great team?

 
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Stand as the LGBT+ Rep

Wed 09 Sep 2020

LGBT rainbow banner craeted by ARU Students' Union - triangle overlay

Click here to stand as the LGBT+ Rep in Chelmsford or Cambridge.

 
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Recipes: the beginner's guide to cooking

Wed 25 Oct 2017

dried spaghetti with dried pasta on top

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

 
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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!

 
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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

 
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Your Guide to London

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about London!

 
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Self-Defining

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

 
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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?

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

Mon 02 Jul 2018

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

 
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Your Guide to Peterborough

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about Peterborough!

 
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ARU Business Incubation Centre

Thu 03 Sep 2020

Read more about your Vice President Omkar's hope to have an Incubation Centre at ARU, the place where ideas turns to reality...

 
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Instagram @AngliaRuskin_SU

Wed 05 Aug 2020

Follow your Students' Union on Instagram. Be part of all the latest activities & updates, give your feedback and meet your Elected Student Representatives.

 
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Omkar Singh your Vice President for FBL - Campaigns Update

Wed 26 Aug 2020

VP Omkar singh weekly update : 27th July to 31st July  #omkarupdates

 
 

News

WELCOME WEEK 2020

The time has come...

 
Words from your Adviser on: Dealing With Anxiety

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

 
Getting to know you:  HEMS Faculty Rep Cambridge  - Beth

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

 
10 things you can do if you are self-isolating

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

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

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

 
An Introduction from your new Vice President!

"My name is Sorin-Marius Predica"

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

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

 
The Election 2020: THE RESULTS

26 candidates but only one winner...

 
Getting to know you: HEMS Faculty Rep  (Chelmsford) - Olu

Meet Olu your Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care Faculty Rep for Chelmsford Campus (She/her).

 
Getting to know you: Business & Law Faculty Rep (Cambridge)  - Cristina

Meet Cristina your Faculty Rep for Business and Law in Cambridge, find out more about her and how to get involved.

 
Law Society - Society of the month and the Committee member of the Month Award!

During the first semester of teaching (September - December 2019), our Committee members' efforts to make the Society prosper have been twice recognised by the Students' Union! We have received the Society of the Month Award, and ur President have been recognised as the Committee Member of the Month!

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

Meet your Cambridge Black and Minority Ethnic Rep in Cambridge!

 
Who won in 2018?

Take a look at last year's winners

 
Hello!

Welcome to your Students' Union

 
Will you be a Rep this year?
paint splash yellow blue green

To become a Rep, all you have to do is nominate yourself online and convince your peers to vote for you! Nominations are now open online until Midday, 9th October. Click here to find out more.

 
London Rep of the Month: Lenke Galambodi

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

 
 
Commuting - what a nightmare...

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

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

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.

 
The importance of applying for the EU settlement scheme

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.

 
Calling all new ARU London students (and those returning!)

As your Students’ Union Adviser, I’ve put together my top tips for those starting studies over the next few weeks.

 
5 things you have to do during Freshers

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

 
Get IT sorted

To help you get to grips with IT at ARU, ARU IT services have put together some help videos that will help you get everything set up for when your studies begin. Take a look here...

 
Am I too old for Freshers?

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

 
Omkar Singh your Vice President for FBL - Campaigns Update

VP Omkar singh weekly update : 27th July to 31st July  #omkarupdates

 
Instagram @AngliaRuskin_SU

Follow your Students' Union on Instagram. Be part of all the latest activities & updates, give your feedback and meet your Elected Student Representatives.

 
Olu's Campaign Update

"There has been a lot of momentum on campus this semester, particularly in response to the union launching the Access To Learning campaign."

 
Stand as the LGBT+ Rep
LGBT rainbow banner craeted by ARU Students' Union - triangle overlay

Click here to stand as the LGBT+ Rep in Chelmsford or Cambridge.

 
10 Reasons to Volunteer through ARU Students' Union

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

 
The Artists behind your new Freshers' 2020 page

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.

 
Why you should record Hours and Skills

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

 
Give It A Go and get out there

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

 
How to log your skills effectively

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

 
Passionate about Trans inclusivity, campaigns and events?
trans flag, with SU branding triangles blue, pink, white, pink, blue

Click here to stand as the Trans Rep for the Cambridge or Chelmsford campus.

 
Why I volunteer…and why you should too

What do YOU love? Me? I chose SCA

 
Why you should download your Skills Transcript

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

 
Your Guide to Cambridge

Everything you need to know about Cambridge!

 
What are 'Soft' skills?

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

 
Your Guide to Chelmsford

Everything you need to know about Chelmsford!

 
Winning for AHSS (Course Rep Wins)

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.

 
How Skills Training can benefit you

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

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

Meet your Cambridge Science & Engineering Faculty Rep!

 
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter

We as a Union have been profoundly saddened by the recent events that have brought into a new perspective the issues of systemic and institutional racism that still exist in our society. Read the full statement from your Elected Officers here.

 
ARU Business Incubation Centre

Read more about your Vice President Omkar's hope to have an Incubation Centre at ARU, the place where ideas turns to reality...

 
Things you don't have to do

Uni myths BUSTED!

 
The Mind Map

Mental Health Matters, that's why we love this site. This service allows you to search for Free Mental Health services based on your Post Code, which means if you are moving to a new city this year, or studying from home you can access support where you are.

 
2019-20 Campaigns: ARUaccessible Report
ARUaccessible logo with three accessibility icons and the ARU Students' Union logo above it

The full ARUaccessible report with recommendations!

 
How to Write a Quality Volunteer of the Month Nomination

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

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

Meet your Cambridge Black and Minority Ethnic Rep in Cambridge!

 
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are monitoring the unfolding situation of the Coronavirus carefully and are adhering to Public Health England guidance. It’s important to remember the risk to the UK population is currently low. We are aware that students may be worried or have concerns about a whole range of issues related to the virus. If you have a query or concerns then please take a look at our page.

 
What is ARU Students’ Union?

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

 
Getting to know you: Business & Law Faculty Rep (Cambridge)  - Cristina

Meet Cristina your Faculty Rep for Business and Law in Cambridge, find out more about her and how to get involved.

 
Getting to know you: HEMS Faculty Rep  (Chelmsford) - Olu

Meet Olu your Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care Faculty Rep for Chelmsford Campus (She/her).

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

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:  Disabled Students' Rep Cambridge - Shubham Singh

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

 
Getting to know you:  HEMS Faculty Rep Cambridge  - Beth

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

 
Sports clubs and Societies – what’s all the fuss about?

We will never stop shouting about our brilliant sports clubs and societies so we’re here to tell you all about why you should join one of them, especially in your first year…

 
Feeling Anxious about starting uni? Here is one way of making the transition easier.

Starting university can be daunting, it is perfectly normal to feel anxious about going to university and there are things that can make it a lot easier for you.

 
10 reasons to join Kindness Hour

Kindness Hour is a weekly get together organised by the SU Volunteering team. We meet every Thursday at 12pm on Zoom to catch-up while doing a different volunteering/kindness activity each week. But why should you join in?

 
2019-20 Campaigns: Update on Digital Accessibility

All teaching materials should be accessible to students to help them learn best.

 
What is it like to run a society?

Always wished you had run your society? Have a flair for event planning? Or just want to be part of a great team?

 
Self-Defining

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

 
2019-20 Campaigns: Brexit Policy Update

this is your officer update discussing policy they have worked on during this academic year.

 
2019-20 ARUaccessible Campaign Update

Thank you to all the students that took part in the ARUaccessible campaign last semester! Here is my campaign update February 2020

 
A History of LGBT+ Representation at ARU Students' Union

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

 
What is a Course Rep?

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

 
Open Mic Night

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 enjoy uni as a commuting student

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

 
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 is the Group Chat?

Make some noise. This is your space to make ARU more representative, more accessible and more student-led. Find out more.

 
2019/20: Brexit Campaign Update

Your VP Business and Law has been working on the ARU Brexit Campaign and this is her latest update November 2019.

 
2019-20 Campaigns: The Rent Report

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

 
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.

 
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!

 
 
Quiz: Which society should I join?

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

 
Your Guide to Peterborough

Everything you need to know about Peterborough!

 
2018-19 Campaigns: Society Skills (Matt Hayes)

Your VP Matt Hayes wants to develop Society Skills!

 
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!

 
Your Guide to London

Everything you need to know about London!

 
How to thrive in the summer as a post grad student

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

 
Recipes: the beginner's guide to cooking
dried spaghetti with dried pasta on top

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

 
Winning the Activist Award at the SU Awards 2018

Natalie Brown shares her experience of winning an SU Award.