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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.

 
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"

 
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 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."

 
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.

 
CONFIRMED PROJECT SELECTION

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

 
Creative Minds Spotlight: Nanci

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

 
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.

 
Five reasons to get involved with the Part Time Jobs Fair

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

 
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.

 
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

 
What is a Course Rep?

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

 
Black History Month 2018

Find out all you need to know about this year's Black History Month celebrations!

 
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...

 
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.

 
Why The Group Chat is more important than ever

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
10 reasons you should join the International Society

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

 
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.

 
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 does the Books Plus change mean for me?

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

 
Give It A Go and get out there

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

 
People's Patch Volunteering Project

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

 
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 is a Course Rep?

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

 
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.

 
 
Summer Volunteering at Broomfield Hospital Garden Projects

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

 
Are you worried about your upcoming assignments?

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

 
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.

 
Congratulations, you're coming to ARU!

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

 
Too much spare time?

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

 
Top 8 Hangover Cures

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

 
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.

 
Things you don't have to do

Uni myths BUSTED!

 
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.

 
The big scary world of university and how to overcome it

Find out how to tackle your fears of university.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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!

 
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.

 
What should I get involved with this Freshers? Quiz

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

 
How to juggle being a student and a parent

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

 
Do I have to drink at Freshers?

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

 
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

 
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.

 
 

Too much spare time?

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

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.

Black History Month 2018

Find out all you need to know about this year's Black History Month celebrations!

Five reasons to get involved with the Part Time Jobs Fair

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

What is a Course Rep?

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

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.

People's Patch Volunteering Project

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

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.

Summer Volunteering at Broomfield Hospital Garden Projects

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

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.