News

News

What is the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)?

Wondering what the TEF is and what it means for you as an individual? Read on.

 
Graduation ideas update

Following the idea of having Graduation ceremonies in the Summer time, I have an update on the conversations I have been having...

 
De-stress Fest is next week!

See what we've got planned to help you stay chilled during the exam period.

 
Rep of the Month March 2018 - Chelmsford

Our Rep of the Month for March 2018 in Chelmsford is William Craddock!

 
The Bulgaria Education Fair - The Inside

It was worth it to try and make a change in somebody's life and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

 
Are you worried about your upcoming assignments?

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

 
Community Volunteer of the Month March 2018 - Chelmsford

Our Community Volunteer of the Month for March 2018 is Benjamin Morris!

 
Rep of the Month March 2018 - Cambridge

Our Rep of the Month for March 2018 in Cambridge is Joana Rodrigues!

 
10 reasons you should join the International Society

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

 
 
Rep of the Month - London

Sana Bhatti is our Rep of the Month winner for London in February 2018.

 
Creative Minds Spotlight: Ikisha

Ikisha Shaw, an ARU student and entrepreneur, discusses her creative passions.

 
 
Nursing Society: Summary of events -Cambridge

Your society has been working hard to bring you some fantastic events!

 
Why you should come to the SU Awards

The SU Awards are coming up (4th May) – but what can you expect?

 
Recipe Trial in Chelmsford

After a successful recipe trial in Cambridge, Catering have agreed to carry it out in Chelmsford during April!

 
Clubs & Societies: SU Awards

The SU Awards are fast approaching, coming up on the 4th May, so make sure if you haven’t already bought your ticket, you do it quickly before they all go. Here’s everything you can expect if you decide to go to the big event!

 
Chelmsford Crown Court trip

An opportunity to see Criminal Law in action!

 
Rep of the Month - Cambridge

Laura Gibson is our Rep of the Month winner for Cambridge in February 2018.

 
Community Volunteer of the Month - Cambridge

Our Community Volunteer of the Month in Cambridge for February 2018 is Zohar Hadad.

 
Community Volunteer of the Month - Chelmsford

Our Community Volunteer of the Month in Chelmsford for February 2018 is Christopher Mason.

 
Creative Minds Spotlight: Nanci

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

 
 
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

 
Society Spotlight: Graphic Design Society - Cambridge

Society Spotlight the place for you to brag about the amazing work your Society is doing! We invite any Society to tell us more about what they are getting up to!

 
Who won in 2016?

Find out here...

 
The Struggle is Real!

Is your placement working for you? If not it's ok!

 
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.

 
Society Spotlight: Child Nursing Society - Chelmsford

Society Spotlight the place for you to brag about the amazing work your Society is doing! We invite any Society to tell us more about what they are getting up to!

 
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 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.

 
Why become a Student Trustee?

What's a Trustee? How can I get involved? Read on to find out.

 
Clubs & Societies: Society Grant Applications Open

It's time to apply, and you can now apply quick and easily online! Get your committee together and start applying, but don't forget to justify and add links.

 
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.

 
Meet Up's

Moved in too soon? Not met anyone yet? Bored? Come for a coffee...

 
 
Which society should I join?

Take our quiz to find the best society for you

 
Why sign up for the Anglia Cup?

The Anglia Cup is coming up soon. But why should you sign up a team?

 
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.

 
 
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.

 
Congratulations, you're coming to ARU!

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

 
Why I love volunteeing at the Chelmsford SOS bus

A third year Paramedic student shares his volunteering experience

 
Okay... But what is the Student Council?
Students voting

Are you interested in making changes to ARU and your community, but have no idea what the Student Council is? Read this article!

 
Top 8 Hangover Cures

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

 
Free parking on Cambridge campus: an update

Your Vice President for Business gives an update on transport into campus.

 
What can the ARU Students’ Union Advice Service help you with?

It’s important to know who you can turn to when things get tough, the SU Advice service is here for you.

 
Things you don't have to do

Uni myths BUSTED!

 
Committee Member of the Month January 2018 - Cambridge!

Our Committee Member of the Month Winner for January 2018 in Cambridge is Tom Heald, a third year Drama student!

 
Rep of the Month January 2018 - Cambridge!

Our Rep of the Month Winner for January 2018 in Cambridge is Alex Mead, a second year Public Service student!

 
Committee Member of the Month January 2018 - Chelmsford!

Our Committee Member of the Month Winner for January 2018 in Chelmsford is Fraser Luther-Yarwood, an Education Masters Student!

 
Rep of the Month January 2018 - Chelmsford!

Our Rep of the Month Winner for January 2018 in Chelmsford is Alice Lapthorn, a first year PhD student!

 
Rep of the Month January 2018 - London!

Our Rep of the Month Winner for January 2018 in London is Janette Tabanor, a second year Law student!

 
Why I love volunteering
Tabby cat sleeping on a wicker basket

A student volunteer tells us all about her experience and her love of cats!

 
Five Ways to Look After Your Mental Health at Uni

Laura Douds, Vice President Science and Technology, shares her advice on how to help manage your mental health while at university.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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...

 
 

De-stress Fest is next week!

See what we've got planned to help you stay chilled during the exam period.

Recipe Trial in Chelmsford

After a successful recipe trial in Cambridge, Catering have agreed to carry it out in Chelmsford during April!

Are you worried about your upcoming assignments?

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

Why you should come to the SU Awards

The SU Awards are coming up (4th May) – but what can you expect?

Why become a Student Trustee?

What's a Trustee? How can I get involved? Read on to find out.

Why sign up for the Anglia Cup?

The Anglia Cup is coming up soon. But why should you sign up a team?

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.

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.