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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!

 
Society Spotlight: Nerds Assemble

The greatly anticipated Nerds Assemble is back!

With even more societies taking part than ever and even more chances to get involved make sure you don't miss out!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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!

 
Library Changes

Find out what your Vice President of Health, Education, Medicine, and Social Care Fraser Luther-Yarwood has been up to.

 
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

 
The Election 2019: Results

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

 
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...

 
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

 
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.

 
The Election 2019: Results

See who your student leaders for 2019-20 are.

 
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.

 
What is a Welcome Representative?

Find out what it’s like working in one of the most important student staff roles here at ARU Students’ Union first hand from our lovely student front desk staff.

 
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.

 
Amber James - My Volunteering Story

Amber talks about her experience of volunteering for the charity Brightside, why she does it, and why she wants to shout about it!

 
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 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 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.

 
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 it felt to win Most Improved Society at the SU Awards

Check out what the Graphic Design Society have to say about winning the Most Improved Society award at the 2018 SU Awards.

 
 
Eight reasons to love the Elections this Valentine’s Day

As love is in the air, here’s why you should be sharing the love with us, ARU Students’ Union and the Elections!

 
The five best things about Global Week

Global Week is here (18th – 22nd March) so we’re sharing with you the five best things about Global Week!

 
Which society should I join?

Take our quiz to find the best society for you

 
How you can still get involved even if you didn’t win in the Election

If you stood for a position in the Elections but didn’t win, here’s how you can still get involved with ARU Students’ Union.

 
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!

 
Give It A Go and get out there

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
Body Positivity and Confidence

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

 
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?

 
Global Week: Five reasons to get involved

It's Global Week from March 18th - 22nd, a student explains why you should get involved.

 
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.

 
How you can still get involved with ARU Students’ Union after the Elections

Do you have post-Election blues? Find out how you can still get involved.

 
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.

 
Things you don't have to do

Uni myths BUSTED!

 
How it felt winning Rep Honours at the SU Awards

Your AHSS Faculty Rep shares his experience of winning Rep Honours at the 2018 SU Awards.

 
How it felt winning the Student Staff Award at the SU Awards

Your VP of AHSS shares her experience of winning the Student Staff award at the 2018 SU Awards.

 
101 reasons to vote in the 2019 Elections

After reading these reasons, you’ll want to vote straight away!

 
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 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.

 
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!

 
Matt Hayes: A New Campaign on Drug Testing

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

 
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 Union Honours at the SU Awards

Your VP of Science and Engineering shares how it felt for him to win an award in 2018.

 
Why you should come to the SU Awards

The SU Awards are coming up (3rd May) – but what can you expect?

 
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.

 
How you can make a difference by standing for a part-time position in the Elections!

Are you interested in making a difference? Then read on to find out how you can do this by standing for a part-time role.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Which Officer position should I stand for in The Election 2019?

Thinking of standing in The Election but unsure which role to nominate yourself for? Take our quiz to find the right role for you.

 
What is ARU Students’ Union?

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

 
Eleven reasons to stand as an Officer in The Election 2019

The nominations for the 2019 Election are now open – so why should you stand for a position at ARU Students’ Union?

 
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.

 
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!

 
 

Library Changes

Find out what your Vice President of Health, Education, Medicine, and Social Care Fraser Luther-Yarwood has been up to.

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.

The Election 2019: Results

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

How you can still get involved with ARU Students’ Union after the Elections

Do you have post-Election blues? Find out how you can still get involved.

What is a Welcome Representative?

Find out what it’s like working in one of the most important student staff roles here at ARU Students’ Union first hand from our lovely student front desk staff.

How you can still get involved even if you didn’t win in the Election

If you stood for a position in the Elections but didn’t win, here’s how you can still get involved with ARU Students’ Union.

Global Week: Five reasons to get involved

It's Global Week from March 18th - 22nd, a student explains why you should get involved.

101 reasons to vote in the 2019 Elections

After reading these reasons, you’ll want to vote straight away!

The Election 2019: Results

See who your student leaders for 2019-20 are.

Eight reasons to love the Elections this Valentine’s Day

As love is in the air, here’s why you should be sharing the love with us, ARU Students’ Union and the Elections!

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.

Parents in Education - an interview with...

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