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What's going on in Higher Education?

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Tue 23 May 2017

Why Everything Has To Be Political

Ben talks about what being political really means - and why it matters for the upcoming General Election.

Thu 18 May 2017

What's going on in Higher Education?

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Thu 18 May 2017
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Five Facts About Registering to Vote

You might be telling yourself some of these reasons for not registering to vote - make sure you're fully informed.

Wed 17 May 2017

General Election 2017: Everything you need to know!

Want to have a say in how the country’s run?

All you need to do is get registered.

Tue 16 May 2017
 

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Dealing with Grief

"This article is to help others look after someone who's grieving whilst protecting their own mental health. So I guess I want to give anyone reading this who needs some advice just that."

 
What's going on in Higher Education?

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on the state of higher education

 
The People You'll Fall In Love With In Your Teens

Rebecca writes about the links between mental health and romantic relationships.

 
Why Everything Has To Be Political

Ben talks about what being political really means - and why it matters for the upcoming General Election.

 
Everything Can Be Hidden By A Smile

One student's experiences of travelling to university. Are you always fine?

 
What's going on in Higher Education?

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on the state of Higher Education

 
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."

 
Five Facts About Registering to Vote
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You might be telling yourself some of these reasons for not registering to vote - make sure you're fully informed.

 
Elections 101 with your Activities Officer (Chelmsford)

The highs and lows of running in an election and being an officer.

 
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.

 
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."

 
Beyond the Bathroom

Lobbying ARU to look into and implement not only gender neutral toilets, but gender neutral changing rooms too.

 
General Election 2017: Everything you need to know!

Want to have a say in how the country’s run?

All you need to do is get registered.

 
Feedback

Are you a society member or Course Rep? We want to hear your views.

 
Elections 101 with your Activities Officer (Cambridgeshire)

The highs and lows of running in an election and being an officer.

 
10 reasons you should join the International Society

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

 
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."

 
 
Teaming Up With ACT and SMP and other regional projects

Last week we had the opportunity to host some special quests. Our guests were thrilled by our active classes in our Linguistic Society and later send us some information about their project.

 
What's going on in Higher Education?

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on the state of higher education

 
Sexual Respect @ ARU

Tackling sexual violence at ARU and building a culture of respect.

 
Elections 101 with your President

The highs and lows of running in an election and being an officer.

 
Who won in 2016?

Find out here...

 
Creative Minds Spotlight: Ikisha

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

 
Changes to Anglia Ruskin University Complaints Procedure

You may have seen this pop up in your inbox?

 
Guest Speaker Series Continues

Professor Tony Young delivers a brilliant lecture on the future of technology within the NHS.

 
Safer Taxis Scheme
Safer Taxis Scheme

Safer Taxis Schemes are run up and down the country that have huge positive impacts on student safety - so it makes sense that you have a say in how it's run...

 
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."

 
 
New Committee Members

After considerable thought of the Monday Council Meeting of our Society, we Vasileios Kafes (President), Deborah Evans (Administrator), Luke Marshal (Treasurer), today the 12th of October 2015 have decided to include Jay Cony and Ana Rosca as Secretary and Events Co-ordinator respectively. The voting took place in the Linguist Café Hel 216 at 11:00am.

 
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.

 
Elections 101 with your Welfare Officer

The highs and lows of running in an election and being an officer.

 
Who won in 2015?

Have a look at 2015's winners...

 
Creative Minds Spotlight: Nanci

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

 
 
Guest Speaker Series Kicked Off

The 2016/2017 guest speaker series was kicked off by a brilliant talk by Dr Paul Bromley!

 
Calling all mature students!

We all have unique life experiences and skills – let’s work together and create something AMAZING.

 
 
Join the Inclusion Scheme

Do you define as Disabled or have caring responsibilities?

 
Peer Mentoring

Welcome to the Peer Mentoring scheme

 
Elections 101 with your Education Officer

The highs and lows of running in an election and being an officer.

 
Men’s Rugby Team Raise £520 for Movember

ARU Mens Rugby Club SMASH fundraising target!

 
 
#IAmAnEssexGirl
Natasha Sawkins and Juliet Thomas #IAmAnEssexGirl

A campaign to remove the derogatory definition for 'Essex girl' from dictionaries

 
Creative Minds Spotlight: Cristina

Cristina, an ARU student with a passion for theatre, playwriting and directing, tells us about what being creative means to her.

 
Which society should I join?

Take our quiz to find the right one for you.

 
Hello!

Welcome to your Students' Union

 
Log your hours

Are you a volunteer? Make sure you log your hours.

 
How the Disabled Students Society helped me get a job

"With societies, it is always going to be tough to run one whilst doing your studies... However, with those difficulties, you will develop such a wide variety of skills"

 
Commuting - what a nightmare...

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

 
Exam Stress

What to do when unforeseen problems happen in exams

 
What's going on in Higher Education?

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on the state of Higher Education

 
The Struggle is Real!

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

 
 
Creative Minds Spotlight: Amy

Amy, an English Literature student at ARU, tells us why she signed up to Creative Minds.

 
NUS Extra

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

 
December Volunteers of the Month

Who have been our shining volunteering stars in December?

 
5 things you have to do during Freshers

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

 
Which society should I join?

Take our quiz to find the best society for you

 
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.

 
November Volunteers of the Month!

Read about all our student volunteers success for November!

 
Am I too old for Freshers?

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

 
Give It A Go and get out there

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

 
What's going on in Higher Education?

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on the state of Higher Education

 
May Volunteer of the Month

Congratulations to Amy McInerney, our Volunteer of the Month for May.

 
Meet Up's

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

 
Staying Healthy during Freshers Week with Kat

You are always the number one priority, don't forget that!

 
Leigh's Tips for Settling into Uni Life

Some advice from your SU President.

 
Make Change Happen - Be a Rep

You're part of the ARU community - get heard by becoming a Rep.

 
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?

 
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.

 
10 reasons to why you should join a society

Considering joining a society? This will definitely make you join

 
Society Committee elections

Join your favourite society Committee for next academic year!

 
Advice from an SU blogger

"Do anything that gets you involved. A sense of community is invaluable during your university years.."

 
Jamie's Uni Survival Tips

Every person who has gone to university has been in the same position as you, and it’s okay.

 
What's going on in Higher Education?

Your weekly newsletter containing updates on the state of Higher Education

 
The Unknown Essentials to Pack for Uni

Commuting or moving here, you'll definitely need some of these.

 
Congratulations, you're coming to ARU!

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

 
Which extra-curricular activities at university stand out to employers?

We can give you a list of extra-curricular activities to increase your experience as a future employee.

 
Top 8 Hangover Cures

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

 
How to stay motivated in your second semester

We can help you to stay motivated

 
Our response to ARU 'Green Paper'

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) are developing a new strategy which will have a life of 8-10 years. All staff and students have been given the opportunity to provide comments and feedback on a discussion paper (see ‘Designing our future’ ARU 2017-26). This discussion paper gives suggestions for what the institution will need to deliver if they are to succeed.

 
Things you don't have to do

Uni myths BUSTED!

 
#LetsBeHonest

Your Officer Team's priority campaign designed to raise awareness of mental health issues. Find out more.

 
Increased pay for Student Staff

Good news for your bank accounts!

 
Students' Unions and #BlackLivesMatter
Black Lives Matter written in white on a black background with a white fist.

Grace talks about Black Lives Matter and why it's so important that our SU gets involved in the movement.

 
Student Discount Card

Buy yours to get thousands of discounts

 
The 9 stages of pulling an all-nighter in the library

Last minute assessments study? Here's how you will survive all night in the library!

 
How to make your Student Loan stretch

No money? We know how you feel...

 
#Nov19 National Demo 'United For Education'

On Saturday 9th November we went to London to show the government that all of the cuts to Education at all levels and the uncontrollable rising of fees is getting out of hand!

 
Top Ways to Avoid Hangovers

Do you wake up with that horrible hangover feeling? This one's for you.

 
Creative Minds Spotlight: Cristina

Cristina, an ARU student, talks about her creative interests.