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Break the Cycle: Access to mental health services at ARU

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Other universities in the country have already started to make the first step at tackling mental health by using the Big White Wall as well as Slivercloud in conjunction with one another. These include, but are not limited to, University of Liverpool, Keele University, Queen Mary’s University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Kings College London, University of Aberdeen and The University of Greenwich. A progressive university such as ARU should be amongst these universities listed.

 
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.

 
NUS SOS Sustainability Summit

Fri 08 Nov 2019

Siobhan and Fraser, your Vice Presidents for FSE and HEMS, attended the NUS sustainability summit, here's Siobhan's summary of their trip!

 
Speak Week

Thu 07 Nov 2019

If you had a magic wand, what would change at ARU? Tell us your ideas here from the 11th - 15th November 2019

 
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.

 
Be Mankind

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.

 
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.

 
Sustainability in your Students' Union and beyond

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Your Vice President of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care - Fraser Luther-Yarwood - pushed for more sustainability within the union and the university last year. Here's what he has been up to, and what he's going to do from now.

 
Check out your new course rep!

Fri 18 Oct 2019

Click here to find out who your elected course rep is!

 
What it felt like winning my Course Rep Election...

Wed 16 Oct 2019

The Course Rep Elections this year saw more than 510 candidates and 2,600 votes cast. But those numbers don’t tell you what it is like to be part of this Election. So we reached out to one of the winners this year to find out more. Andy Brice tells us about their experience.

 
#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.

 
Peterborough Staff Visits

Fri 11 Oct 2019

 
#ABloodyMess

Wed 25 Sep 2019

 
Whats on in semester one

Wed 25 Sep 2019

There are lots of events and activities to get involved with throughout your time at ARU. Make sure you're up to date with the calendar so you don't miss anything!

 
Let's say NO TO NO DEAL

Wed 25 Sep 2019

NUS has released their NO TO NO DEAL Brexit campaign, your elected officer Mary Copsey explains your Students' Union's stance to support the policy.

 
The importance of applying for the EU settlement scheme

Wed 25 Sep 2019

The EU Settlement Scheme is important to all students from the EU, your elected officer Mary Copsey explains why you need to apply.

 
Give-it-a-Go's - Semester One

Thu 19 Sep 2019

Across the year, we will be running lots of 'Give-it-a-Go' events. They are great ways to find new hobbies, have fun and make friends along the way. Check out our calendar to see when they are!

 
Who are the Elected Officers

Thu 19 Sep 2019

They are here all year to voice your opinions and campaign to make ARU a better place for students. Who are the Elected Officers and how can you contact them?

 
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Thu 19 Sep 2019

 
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.

 
Getting to know the Cambridge campus

Thu 15 Aug 2019

Take our quiz to test your knowledge and learn more about the facilities in Cambridge.

 
Freshers' Week 2019

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Whats on for Freshers 2019?

 
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.

 
Is there a society you would like to start?

Tue 28 May 2019

Societies are the perfect way to try something new and explore your hobbies and interests during your time at ARU.

 
European Parliament Elections

Fri 17 May 2019

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

 
What happens next…Brexit Policy?

Fri 26 Apr 2019

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

 
5 reasons to come to the Environment Act Panel

Fri 26 Apr 2019

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

 
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.

 
Welcome Buddies

Thu 11 Apr 2019

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

 
Library Changes

Thu 14 Mar 2019

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

 
What is a Welcome Representative?

Thu 28 Feb 2019

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.

 
Parents in Education - an interview with...

Tue 12 Feb 2019

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

 
Your Guide to London

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about London!

 
Your Guide to Peterborough

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about Peterborough!

 
Your Guide to Chelmsford

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about Chelmsford!

 
Your Guide to Cambridge

Thu 07 Feb 2019

Everything you need to know about Cambridge!

 
Matt Hayes: A New Campaign on Drug Testing

Tue 29 Jan 2019

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

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

Thu 10 Jan 2019

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

Thu 10 Jan 2019

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

Thu 10 Jan 2019

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

 
What Retro Game Character are you?

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Take our quiz to find out what Retro Game character you are!

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

Thu 20 Dec 2018

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

 
Dear International Students… How to get settled in England in January

Thu 13 Dec 2018

Are you an international student starting at ARU in January? Read our tips for settling into England!

 
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!

 
Disability Awareness Month – tips for life as a disabled student

Thu 06 Dec 2018

Being a disabled student can be tough, but it’s not impossible. Here are our top tips to get the most out of your experience.

 
What is MAD anyway?

Thu 06 Dec 2018

Seen all this MAD stuff everywhere, on social media, and all over the walls, but have no idea what it’s all about? Read on to find out.

 
Body Positivity and Confidence

Thu 06 Dec 2018

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

 
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.

 
The Rent Campaign

Tue 13 Nov 2018

Laura Douds speaks about why the elected officers are running the Rent Campaign and shares her housing story. Find out more.

 
2018-19 Campaigns: Best Night Out (Amanda Campbell White and Matt Hayes)

Fri 09 Nov 2018

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!

 
 

News

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 you – want to talk anything through or simply have somebody to sit and listen, please don’t hesitate to book an appointment with me.

 
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."

 
2018-19 Campaigns: Access Denied (Matt Hayes)

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

 
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.

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

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

 
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."

 
My first year as a Law student

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

 
Break the Cycle: Access to mental health services at ARU

Other universities in the country have already started to make the first step at tackling mental health by using the Big White Wall as well as Slivercloud in conjunction with one another. These include, but are not limited to, University of Liverpool, Keele University, Queen Mary’s University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Kings College London, University of Aberdeen and The University of Greenwich. A progressive university such as ARU should be amongst these universities listed.

 
How to be an inspiring leader

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

 
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.

 
Essex Food Bank-ARU

https://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=wizard

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5ZLky7eAv3L8WSB_A4Hdcw

https://twitter.com/FoodBankEssex

https://www.instagram.com/foodbankessex/

https://foodbankessex.wixsite.com/foodiebankessex

 
Who won in 2018?

Take a look at last year's winners

 
"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...

 
Cambridge Community Volunteer of the Month: Robert Colbert

“I get more 'job satisfaction' in volunteering than I ever did in nearly thirty years working in accounting!”

 
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.

 
 
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

 
Cambridge Committee Member of the Month: Tyler Wallace

“It is nice knowing that the society I had created was wanted by students and I'm glad that I can provide them with it.”

 
Commuting - what a nightmare...

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

 
Cambridge Rep of the Month: Edwin Marr

“I enjoy seeing actual changes being carried out. It is an enormously satisfying feeling”

 
NUS Extra

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

 
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.

 
What are 'Soft' skills?

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

 
5 things you have to do during Freshers

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

 
NUS SOS Sustainability Summit

Siobhan and Fraser, your Vice Presidents for FSE and HEMS, attended the NUS sustainability summit, here's Siobhan's summary of their trip!

 
Chelmsford Rep of the Month: Lloyd Quinn

“I enjoy the sense of feeling when you have achieved helping someone”

 
Am I too old for Freshers?

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

 
Be Mankind

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.

 
 
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.

 
The Rent Report

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

 
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.

 
 
#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.

 
How Skills Workshops can benefit you

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

 
Which society should I join?

Take our quiz to find the best society for you

 
Sustainability in your Students' Union and beyond

Your Vice President of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care - Fraser Luther-Yarwood - pushed for more sustainability within the union and the university last year. Here's what he has been up to, and what he's going to do from now.

 
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.

 
Give It A Go and get out there

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

 
Chelmsford Community Volunteer of the Month – Georgie Jackson

“Being able to leave someone with a smile will always hold special memory for me”

 
Check out your new course rep!

Click here to find out who your elected course rep is!

 
10 Reasons to Volunteer through ARU Students' Union

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

 
Let's say NO TO NO DEAL

NUS has released their NO TO NO DEAL Brexit campaign, your elected officer Mary Copsey explains your Students' Union's stance to support the policy.

 
Why I volunteer…and why you should too

What do YOU love? Me? I chose SCA

 
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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.

 
What it felt like winning my Course Rep Election...

The Course Rep Elections this year saw more than 510 candidates and 2,600 votes cast. But those numbers don’t tell you what it is like to be part of this Election. So we reached out to one of the winners this year to find out more. Andy Brice tells us about their experience.

 
What happens next…Brexit Policy?

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

 
The importance of applying for the EU settlement scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme is important to all students from the EU, your elected officer Mary Copsey explains why you need to apply.

 
Things you don't have to do

Uni myths BUSTED!

 
Who are the Elected Officers

They are here all year to voice your opinions and campaign to make ARU a better place for students. Who are the Elected Officers and how can you contact them?

 
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

 
Whats on in semester one

There are lots of events and activities to get involved with throughout your time at ARU. Make sure you're up to date with the calendar so you don't miss anything!

 
Give-it-a-Go's - Semester One

Across the year, we will be running lots of 'Give-it-a-Go' events. They are great ways to find new hobbies, have fun and make friends along the way. Check out our calendar to see when they are!

 
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.

 
What is ARU Students’ Union?

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

 
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!

 
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.

 
Are you worried about your upcoming assignments?

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

 
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.

 
How you can make a difference by standing for a part-time position in the March 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 later in the year.

 
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.

 
Parents in Education - an interview with...

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

 
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!

 
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.

 
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.

 
Winning the Activist Award at the SU Awards 2018

Natalie Brown shares her experience of winning an SU Award.

 
A Disabled Student's Guide to Freshers

Alice Goodheart gives her top tips as a student who knows