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Brexit Feedback

Your elected offer Mary Copsey, is developing a policy on Brexit.

 
2018-19 Campaigns: 'Hello, my pronouns are...' (Michael Turner and Niamh Cubitt)

Your Cambridge LGBT+ and Trans reps are giving out free pronoun badges - find out why!

 
2018-19 Campaigns: Community Project (Amanda Campbell White and Mary Copsey)

Your vice presidents teamed up to donate to charities that students chose!

 
2018-19 Campaigns: Carers Awareness (Mary Copsey)

Mary Copsey is working to support student carers at ARU!

 
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!

 
Society Spotlight: Social Work Society

The Social Work Society have provided fantastic learning opportunities and volunteering projects for experience to be gained and confidence to be increased.

 
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!

 
Alternative Study Spaces in Central London

Looking for somewhere else to study this exam season? We've put together a list of the closest and nicest study spaces open to ARU London students.

 
2018-19 Campaigns: Access Denied (Matt Hayes)

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

 
Society Spotlight: The BioMedical Society Cambridge Conference

The BioMedical Society is made up of 8 committee members, who have different experiences within the field of healthcare, and research so that we can provide the peer to peer support that our students deserve and seek, through events and workshops.

 
Top 6 reasons to get involved with ARU London Students' Union

Find out some of things we do and what to get involved in!

 
Society Spotlight: Chelmsford Anglia Ruskin Sirens Cheerleaders

The Anglia Ruskin Sirens Cheerleaders are a hard working, dedicated team of cheerleaders who put in many hours of practice. They train twice a week to perfect their skills. This society is a great way to make friends while keeping fit and represent our university all over the UK.

 
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."

 
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!

 
My first year as a Law student

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

 
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."

 
Who won in 2018?

Take a look at last year's winners

 
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...

 
European Parliament Elections

European Parliament elections are currently scheduled to take place in the UK on 23 May.

 
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.

 
 
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

 
Your SU Award Winners 2019

Find out all your winners for this years SU Awards here!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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."

 
NUS Extra

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

 
The Big 10 2019

Answer our ten quick and easy questions for your chance to win £200 and shape the future of your SU.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
 
How have your full time Officer's represented you this year?

Read more about the Officer's proudest moments and achievements in representing you this year.

 
5 reasons to come to the Environment Act Panel

So, why should you come to the Environment Act Panel on the 16th May?

 
 
What happens next…Brexit Policy?

Your Vice President of Business & Law shares her thoughts on Brexit.

 
Which society should I join?

Take our quiz to find the best society for you

 
International Support Campaign “International Games Night”

Find out all about what your Vice President for Business and Law, Mary Copsey, has been working on for International students.

 
Six ways to De-Stress during Exam Season and Assignment Submissions

It’s that time of semester again! Exam week and assignment submissions. Even the thought of revision makes you want to just go back to sleep and forget about it all. So here are six tips to get you through this stressful and testing time, to help make it more of an enjoyable and relaxing experience.

 
Give It A Go and get out there

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

 
How getting Campaigns approved works

Find out what your Vice President of Science and Engineering, Matt Hayes, has to say about getting campaigns approved and what is 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.

 
Could you be an SU Hero?

If you're looking for a part-time job for September, why not come and work for us?

 
Welcome Buddies

Find out what your HEMS Vice President Fraser has been up to!

 
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?

 
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.

 
Congratulations, you're coming to ARU!

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

 
Your Guide to London

Everything you need to know about London!

 
Top 8 Hangover Cures

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

 
The Election 2019: Results

Find out who the students are who will lead the Union in 2019-20.

 
Your Guide to Peterborough

Everything you need to know about Peterborough!

 
Things you don't have to do

Uni myths BUSTED!

 
What support can I get as an International/EU Student?

Find out what your Vice President for Business & Law Mary Copsey has been working on for our International Students.

 
How you can use the Peter Taylor House student space during exam time

Exams and deadlines are upon us! But here’s how your Cambridge student space has got your back.

 
A year in the life of a committee member

The start of my journey as a committee member was pretty unpredictable.... (Read more)

 
Your Guide to Chelmsford

Everything you need to know about Chelmsford!

 
Your Guide to Cambridge

Everything you need to know about Cambridge!

 
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!

 
UCU Ballot: What Is It?

You may have heard about the UCU – Universities and Colleges Union – ballot that’s going on at the moment. There’s been a bit of discussion about what it means and what will happen if the ballot succeeds, so we thought we’d break it down for you!

 
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.

 
Let’s Talk About Dementia.

Your elected officer Mary Copsey, is working on her Carers Awareness Campaign which investigates the impact of parent and/or carer responsibilities on students’ wellbeing. But how can you get involved?

 
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!

 
Parents in Education - an interview with...

Read more about the struggles of being a student parent and the new Parents in Education society.

 
Body Positivity and Confidence

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

 
2018-19 Campaigns: Women's Rep Campaign Against Sexual Harassment (Kyia Thompson)

Your Cambridge Women's Rep, Kyia Thompson, is running a campaign based on raising awareness of sexual harassment towards women at university.

 
How it felt to win the Student Staff Award at the SU Awards

We spoke to Kayleigh Tonkins about how it made her feel to win the Student Staff Award!

 
How it felt to win Rep Honours at the SU Awards

We spoke to Hannah Hau-Ching about how it made her feel to win Rep Honours!

 
How it felt to win Society Honours at the SU Awards

We spoke to Amy Kelly about how it felt to win Society Honours!

 
How it felt to win Volunteer of the Year at the SU Awards

We spoke to Sam Martin about how it feels to win an SU Award.

 
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!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Winning the Activist Award at the SU Awards 2018

Natalie Brown shares her experience of winning an SU Award.

 
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.

 
What is ARU Students’ Union?

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

 
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 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.

 
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.

 
A Disabled Student's Guide to Freshers

Alice Goodheart gives her top tips as a student who knows

 
 

European Parliament Elections

European Parliament elections are currently scheduled to take place in the UK on 23 May.

How have your full time Officer's represented you this year?

Read more about the Officer's proudest moments and achievements in representing you this year.

Could you be an SU Hero?

If you're looking for a part-time job for September, why not come and work for us?

Six ways to De-Stress during Exam Season and Assignment Submissions

It’s that time of semester again! Exam week and assignment submissions. Even the thought of revision makes you want to just go back to sleep and forget about it all. So here are six tips to get you through this stressful and testing time, to help make it more of an enjoyable and relaxing experience.

The Big 10 2019

Answer our ten quick and easy questions for your chance to win £200 and shape the future of your SU.

Your SU Award Winners 2019

Find out all your winners for this years SU Awards here!

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.

What happens next…Brexit Policy?

Your Vice President of Business & Law shares her thoughts on Brexit.

5 reasons to come to the Environment Act Panel

So, why should you come to the Environment Act Panel on the 16th May?

International Support Campaign “International Games Night”

Find out all about what your Vice President for Business and Law, Mary Copsey, has been working on for International students.

How getting Campaigns approved works

Find out what your Vice President of Science and Engineering, Matt Hayes, has to say about getting campaigns approved and what is involved.