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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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Your Guide to Peterborough

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about Peterborough!

 
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How to write a quality nomination for the SU Awards

Mon 12 Feb 2018

It’s important to make sure you write a quality nomination when you nominate someone. Read on to find out more or log in and nominate someone at www.angliastudent.com/awards

 
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Your full-time elected officers for 2020/21

Mon 23 Mar 2020

Our president and Vice Presidents set the direction of the SU, making sure we are truly student led. They are the face of the SU and the voice of students in everything we do. So who did you elect for 2020/21?

 
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How to deal with feeling nervous about moving out

Wed 01 Aug 2018

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.

 
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#ABloodyMess

Wed 25 Sep 2019

 
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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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Elections Results 2020: Part-time roles

Mon 23 Mar 2020

Who has been elected as your Part-time student leaders for 2020/21

 
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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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What if I need an extension?

Mon 05 Mar 2018

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

 
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Has something happened in your personal life?

Wed 08 Aug 2018

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

 
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SU Awards

Fri 10 Feb 2017

Student Group of the Year: this award is to celebrate a group of students who have gone above and beyond to create a positive community for their members. The winners should have run regular events or activities for their members. - log in and nominate a student group or society now!

 
Anglia Ruskin Students' Union
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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What happens next…Brexit Policy?

Fri 26 Apr 2019

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

 
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SU Awards - tickets on sale now

Wed 26 Feb 2020

Buy your individual #SUAward tickets now and join us for the end of year celebration on Friday 24th April 2020!

 
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Matt Hayes: A New Campaign on Drug Testing

Tue 29 Jan 2019

We are living in a transitional time for the conversation around drugs.

 
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Peterborough Staff Visits (Semester 2)

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Once a week there will be a Students' Union staff member in Peterborough for the day, see the schedule here!

 
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How can your SU Advice Service support you as an International/EU student?

Mon 19 Aug 2019

Your elected officer Mary Copsey has created an article alongside the SU advice team to create an article on all you need to know accessing support as an international and EU student.

 
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Be Mankind (Update Jan 2020)

Fri 25 Oct 2019

As part of the wider 'Break-The-Cycle' campaign, VP HEMS Fraser Luther-Yarwood is running the 'Be Mankind' Project, focusing on men's mental health issues.

 
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How getting Campaigns approved works

Fri 12 Apr 2019

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

 
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2019/20: Brexit Campaign Update Tri2

Mon 17 Feb 2020

Trimester 2 Brexit campaign update

 
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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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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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This is NOT ARUaccessible

Tue 19 Nov 2019

Your Vice President Mary Copsey is running an ARUaccessible campaign this year. She is lobbying to improve accessibility for all students and improve signage on campus…

 
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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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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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How it felt to win 'Volunteer of the Year' at the SU Awards 2019

Tue 04 Jun 2019

Log-in and nominate someone now for Volunteer of the Year!

 
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The truth about campaigning and running in the Election

Thu 04 Jul 2019

Your Vice President of Science and Engineering, Siobhan Fouche, shares what it's really like to run in the Election.

 
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#ARUmindful

Mon 14 Oct 2019

Student mental health is really important and we believe that students should have the tools and support to feel empowered and supported throughout their studies.

 
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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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How you can manage exam/deadline stress in Chelmsford

Thu 17 May 2018

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

 
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NHS VOLUNTEER RESPONDERS

Thu 26 Mar 2020

Do you want to help the national effort and support our NHS at its time of need? If you are over 18, fit, well and have no symptoms, consider helping your local community and sign up to be an NHS Volunteer Responder

 
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Campaign Update: Digital Accessibility

Fri 06 Mar 2020

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

 
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Your Guide to Chelmsford

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about Chelmsford!

 
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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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International Students: Top tips to help you feel at home

Thu 22 Jun 2017

 
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The Ruskin Journal

Thu 26 Mar 2020

A society news article: Global Week (2020) ft. Indian Society #ARUGlobalWeek

 
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Global Week 2020 - So far

Wed 26 Feb 2020

Tonight we have an International themed Wild Wednesday Student night in Chelmsford 92, and Stalls resume in Chelmsford and Cambridge. But what has happened so far?

 
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How to socialise while you're social distancing

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Check out our programme of weekly online activities designed to help us (virtually) socialise and keep connected during lockdown.

 
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How to deal with exam/deadline stress

Thu 29 Nov 2018

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

 
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Your Guide to Cambridge

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about Cambridge!

 
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How do you make change at ARU Students' Union?

Wed 04 Mar 2020

Policy is a representative or political direction for the Union. Current policy includes, Against Education Cuts, Against NHS Cuts,
Brexit Policy: Impact on Education, Drugs Harm Reduction & Education, Sustainability Awareness, Trans Inclusion in Sport and Wheels in Motion.

 
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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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How it felt to win the Outstanding Contribution award at the SU Awards

Thu 24 Jan 2019

Find out from Blessing herself what it was like to win the Outstanding Contribution award at the SU Awards 2018.Nominations for the 2020 SU Awards are open now - log in and nominate someone today!

 
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The Mind Map

Wed 13 Nov 2019

This service allows you to search for Free Mental Health services based on your Post Code. They also have some really helpful tools and resources.

 
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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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How you can manage exam/deadline stress in Cambridge

Thu 17 May 2018

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

 
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2019/20: 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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Are you worried about your upcoming assignments?

Tue 10 Apr 2018

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

 
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Your Guide to London

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about London!

 
 

News

2018-19 Campaigns: Access Denied (Matt Hayes)

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

 
Say hello to your new Vice President (ARU London)!

26 candidates but only one winner...

 
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!

 
How to socialise while you're social distancing

Check out our programme of weekly online activities designed to help us (virtually) socialise and keep connected during lockdown.

 
The Ruskin Journal

A society news article: Global Week (2020) ft. Indian Society #ARUGlobalWeek

 
Chelmsford Community Volunteer of the Month – Srikar Kantamneni

"To support one another gives a bigger meaning to life"

 
Cambridge Committee Member of the Month: George Walter

"I really enjoy bringing people with a common interest together and seeing people make new friends"

 
Negotiation Skills Workshop

What an amazing time we had at the Professional Negotiation Skills Workshop, that we ran together with the HR and Management Society!
Essential skills, insights, tips, real-life scenario to practice at, and, of course, snacks - what else do you need? :)

 
Who won in 2018?

Take a look at last year's winners

 
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.

 
6 Myths About Volunteering - busted!

"I honestly think I have got far more out of volunteering than I have ever put in."

 
The Election 2020

Nominations are now closed!

 
Which society should I join?

Take our quiz to find the right one for you.

 
Hello!

Welcome to your Students' Union

 
Your full-time elected officers for 2020/21

Our president and Vice Presidents set the direction of the SU, making sure we are truly student led. They are the face of the SU and the voice of students in everything we do. So who did you elect for 2020/21?

 
London Rep of the Month: Lenke Galambodi

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

 
10 Reasons to Volunteer through ARU Students' Union

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

 
 
Commuting - what a nightmare...

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

 
NHS VOLUNTEER RESPONDERS

Do you want to help the national effort and support our NHS at its time of need? If you are over 18, fit, well and have no symptoms, consider helping your local community and sign up to be an NHS Volunteer Responder

 
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.

 
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.

 
NUS Extra

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

 
Elections Results 2020: Part-time roles

Who has been elected as your Part-time student leaders for 2020/21

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

As your Students’ Union Adviser, I’ve put together my top tips for you – want to talk anything through or simply have somebody to sit and listen, please don’t hesitate to book an appointment with me.

 
5 things you have to do during Freshers

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

 
Become a Successful Academician

"Success means different thing for different people, for some it might be accolade, some it might be finance, achieving a state of wealth. But whatever success mean to you, take note of this things am about to share with you."

 
Am I too old for Freshers?

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

 
SU Awards - tickets on sale now

Buy your individual #SUAward tickets now and join us for the end of year celebration on Friday 24th April 2020!

 
New student at ARU London?

Are you a new student joining us at ARU London? Find out what your Students' Union can do for you during your new journey.

 
 
How to log your skills effectively

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

 
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."

 
 
Why I volunteer…and why you should too

What do YOU love? Me? I chose SCA

 
My first year as a Law student

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

 
How to write a quality nomination for the SU Awards

It’s important to make sure you write a quality nomination when you nominate someone. Read on to find out more or log in and nominate someone at www.angliastudent.com/awards

 
Campaign Update: Digital Accessibility

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

 
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.

 
How to be an inspiring leader

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

 
Give It A Go and get out there

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

 
How do you make change at ARU Students' Union?

Policy is a representative or political direction for the Union. Current policy includes, Against Education Cuts, Against NHS Cuts,
Brexit Policy: Impact on Education, Drugs Harm Reduction & Education, Sustainability Awareness, Trans Inclusion in Sport and Wheels in Motion.

 
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.

 
"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...

 
Global Week 2020 - So far

Tonight we have an International themed Wild Wednesday Student night in Chelmsford 92, and Stalls resume in Chelmsford and Cambridge. But what has happened so far?

 
What are 'Soft' skills?

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

 
How Skills Workshops can benefit you

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

 
SU Awards

Student Group of the Year: this award is to celebrate a group of students who have gone above and beyond to create a positive community for their members. The winners should have run regular events or activities for their members. - log in and nominate a student group or society now!

 
2019/20: Brexit Campaign Update Tri2

Trimester 2 Brexit campaign update

 
2019/20: Brexit Policy Update

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

 
Congratulations, you're coming to ARU!

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

 
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

 
Top 8 Hangover Cures

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

 
A History of LGBT+ Representation at ARU Students' Union

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

 
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

 
Things you don't have to do

Uni myths BUSTED!

 
How it felt to win 'Volunteer of the Year' at the SU Awards 2019

Log-in and nominate someone now for Volunteer of the Year!

 
Be Mankind (Update Jan 2020)

As part of the wider 'Break-The-Cycle' campaign, VP HEMS Fraser Luther-Yarwood is running the 'Be Mankind' Project, focusing on men's mental health issues.

 
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!

 
Peterborough Staff Visits (Semester 2)

Once a week there will be a Students' Union staff member in Peterborough for the day, see the schedule here!

 
Are you worried about your upcoming assignments?

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

 
This is NOT ARUaccessible

Your Vice President Mary Copsey is running an ARUaccessible campaign this year. She is lobbying to improve accessibility for all students and improve signage on campus…

 
The Mind Map

This service allows you to search for Free Mental Health services based on your Post Code. They also have some really helpful tools and resources.

 
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.

 
How it felt to win the Outstanding Contribution award at the SU Awards

Find out from Blessing herself what it was like to win the Outstanding Contribution award at the SU Awards 2018.Nominations for the 2020 SU Awards are open now - log in and nominate someone today!

 
The Rent Report

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

 
#ARUmindful

Student mental health is really important and we believe that students should have the tools and support to feel empowered and supported throughout their studies.

 
What happens next…Brexit Policy?

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

 
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!

 
How can your SU Advice Service support you as an International/EU student?

Your elected officer Mary Copsey has created an article alongside the SU advice team to create an article on all you need to know accessing support as an international and EU student.

 
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!

 
The truth about campaigning and running in the Election

Your Vice President of Science and Engineering, Siobhan Fouche, shares what it's really like to run in the Election.

 
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.

 
Your Guide to London

Everything you need to know about London!

 
Matt Hayes: A New Campaign on Drug Testing

We are living in a transitional time for the conversation around drugs.

 
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.

 
Your Guide to Chelmsford

Everything you need to know about Chelmsford!

 
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.

 
Your Guide to Cambridge

Everything you need to know about Cambridge!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Winning the Activist Award at the SU Awards 2018

Natalie Brown shares her experience of winning an SU Award.