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News

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: International Business Society Cambridge

Our society is made up of highly talented and exceptional people. Our Ethos as society is to instigate, support and promote the debate of relevant topics while providing a unique place for the free exchange of ideas and experiences between our members. Thus, IBSoc is the right place to make friends and network with great people.

 
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!

 
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!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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!

 
My experience volunteering at Cambourne Child and Family Centre

Hello! My name is Hannah and I volunteer for the Cambourne Child and Family Centre.

 
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."

 
Let’s Talk About Dementia.

Your elected officer Mary Copsey, is working on her Carers Awareness Campaign which investigates the impact of parent and/or carer responsibilities on students’ wellbeing. But how can you get involved?

 
Our SU Advice Team

Recently, some of our Advisers went on some crucial training to better understand how to help students. See below for Cambridge Adviser Daryl’s account of the day…

 
Society Spotlight: Cambridge Ruskin Journal Society: Launch Event

Ruskin Journal is a platform for members to share their voices and personal opinions with articles such as personal experiences, travel posts, film reviews and student life at Anglia Ruskin. The society isn't just focused on media and English students but attracts the entire university. Find out More about RJS events here.

 
CONFIRMED PROJECT SELECTION

Congratulations!!!
The two projects that have been chosen for this semester are,
Miles - Cannibal Couple
Anna and Cameron - Isaac's Dream
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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...

 
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.

 
Chelmsford Paramedic Society completes a phenomenal 24 CPRathon event.

“Once the society began the committee had doubts we would complete the challenge due to how hard it was proving to be, however they pushed on and competed the whole 24 hours of continuous CPR.”

 
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.

 
 
 
Which society should I join?

Take our quiz to find the right one for you.

 
Hello!

Welcome to your Students' Union

 
What is The Election 2019 and why should I care about it?

Every year we hold a big Election to elect a group of ARU Students to become the next leaders of your Students’ Union. But what is it?

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Check it Out: The Societies Training Courses Page

You can now directly sign up to the training sessions you’re going to attend and stay up to date with all the key forums and training sessions in one place.

 
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 Election 2019: What are the “Officers”?

You might have seen us talk about your President or Vice Presidents – they are also known as Elected Officers and you get to choose who they are!

 
Committee Member Tales: Why Run a Society?

Why run a society? Find out from those who have run them, and run them well!

 
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.

 
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!

 
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 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!

 
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.

 
Which society should I join?

Take our quiz to find the best society for you

 
Why you should come to the SU Awards

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

 
The Election 2019

Could you lead the Students' Union? Nominations are open.

 
Give It A Go and get out there

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

 
What Retro Game Character are you?

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

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

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

 
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.

 
5 Easy Ways to Avoid "Housing Hell"

Moving house for the first or the fiftieth time can be daunting, especially when you move with people you may not know that well.

 
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?

 
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.

 
Congratulations, you're coming to ARU!

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

 
How to stand for Election if you're not super confident

Do you want to stand in the Election but feel really nervous about it? Read on to find out why you should definitely stand!

 
Top 8 Hangover Cures

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

 
What is MAD anyway?

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

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

 
Things you don't have to do

Uni myths BUSTED!

 
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!

 
Nominate for a Made a Difference Award

Recognise outstanding members of ARU Staff who have really made a difference to the lives of students at ARU.

 
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.

 
Take our quiz: What is a Carer? Am I one?

Anyone can be a carer although you may not realise it at first. Caring responsibilities may include: personal care, household management (e.g. managing finances), physical care, emotional support and practical tasks. ARU is dedicated to supporting you with your studies whilst juggling your other responsibilities.

 
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.

 
Awesome Christmas presents on a budget with TOTUM powered by NUS

Struggling to find the money to get Christmas presents? Find out how you can use your TOTUM card powered by NUS to get some awesome presents!

 
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.

 
What winning an SU Award means to me

We hear from the winner of the Education Impact Award 2018

 
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?

We have made the decision this year to rebrand in line with our new articles and bye-laws (the terms and conditions your SU follows) to make Student Council more representative, more accessible and more student-led.

 
Why The Group Chat is more important than ever

Find out why you should definitely be going to The Group Chat.

 
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.

 
People's Patch Volunteering Project

Find out about the People's Patch, and why you should get involved.

 
What is ARU Students’ Union?

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

 
A day in the life of a Societies and Activities Coordinator

Check out what our very own Societies and Activities Coordinator has to say about the job he loves.

 
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 it felt to win a MAD Award

Find out what Study Support Adviser Jane Bousfield thought about winning a MAD award.

 
How to make friends as a January starter

If you’re a January starter worried about making friends, then read this article for how to make friends in January!

 
How to stay cheerful over winter

Although winter comes with fun things like Christmas and snowmen, it can get a bit cold and gloomy. Here’s how you can stay cheerful over winter.

 
How winning a MAD Award felt

Find out what MAD Award winner Oriola Sallavaci says about how it felt to win a MAD Award.

 
How it felt to win the Outstanding Personal Tutor award

Kate Houlden shares how it felt to be a winner at the 2018 SU Awards.

 
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.

 
Tips for commuting during the winter months
a winter scene with a man walking through it

Are you a regular commuter, dreading commuting during the winter? Then read this article for some tips to make it bearable!

 
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.

 
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!

 
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 to deal with being at home for Christmas when you have January deadlines
a silver clock on a white sheet

So you can’t wait to go home, but you’re also slightly dreading it because you have three essays due? Then keep reading.

 
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!

 
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.

 
Dear International Students… What help there is available

Going to a new place can be really scary… But we’re here to help you feel at home. Read on to find out about all the support available at ARU.

 
Dear International Students… How to make the most of studying at ARU

We’re so glad you’re going to be studying with us! Here’s how you can make the most out of your time here.

 
Ten Reasons you should nominate someone for a Made a Difference Award

The Made a Difference Awards are a special time to show your staff how much you appreciate what they do – so why should you nominate someone?

 
Student Discount Card

Buy yours to get thousands of discounts

 
How to make your Student Loan stretch

No money? We know how you feel...

 
 

What is The Election 2019 and why should I care about it?

Every year we hold a big Election to elect a group of ARU Students to become the next leaders of your Students’ Union. But what is it?

The Election 2019: What are the “Officers”?

You might have seen us talk about your President or Vice Presidents – they are also known as Elected Officers and you get to choose who they are!

Let’s Talk About Dementia.

Your elected officer Mary Copsey, is working on her Carers Awareness Campaign which investigates the impact of parent and/or carer responsibilities on students’ wellbeing. But how can you get involved?

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.

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.

5 Easy Ways to Avoid "Housing Hell"

Moving house for the first or the fiftieth time can be daunting, especially when you move with people you may not know that well.

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?

The Election 2019

Could you lead the Students' Union? Nominations are open.

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.

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.

How to stand for Election if you're not super confident

Do you want to stand in the Election but feel really nervous about it? Read on to find out why you should definitely stand!