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STAND in 'The Rep Election'

Thu 05 Sep 2019

Nominations for the rep elections open on the 10th September, find all the available roles, nominate yourself, or recommend a friend

 
Chelmsford Freshers' Week: Night-time Events

Wed 04 Sep 2019

Check out night-time events happening Freshers' 2019

 
Looking for ARU London?

Tue 03 Sep 2019

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Cambridge Freshers' Week: Night-time Events

Wed 28 Aug 2019

Check out night-time events happening Freshers' 2019

 
Celebrating Success: 2018-19 Campaigns

Fri 23 Aug 2019

keep seeing us talk about campaigns but don't know what we mean? Take a look at these fantastic student led campaigns from last year!

 
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.

 
Supporting international and EU students – Representation and HR

Fri 21 Jun 2019

Mary Copsey, your Vice President of Business and Law has put together this article based upon student feedback highlighting the international and EU student’s university/union journey.

 
How Has Your Students’ Union Supported the International and EU Student Community

Fri 21 Jun 2019

Mary Copsey, your Vice President of Business and Law has put together this article based upon student feedback highlighting the international and EU student’s university/union journey.

 
Advice from a 3rd year: 5 things to get involved in this September

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Emily Long, 3rd year student at ARU shares her 5 top tips for this September - it is never too late or too early to find out more and get involved...

 
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.

 
How to thrive in the summer as a post grad student

Thu 02 May 2019

You’re still going to be here over the summer… Here’s how to thrive.

 
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!

 
What is it like to run a society?

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Society Committee Elections are here. Always wished you had run your society? Have a flare for event planning? Or just want to be part of a great team? Nominations open on the 8th of April 2019 and close on Friday the 26th of April 2019.

 
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.

 
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!

 
2018-19 Campaigns: Society Skills (Matt Hayes)

Tue 06 Nov 2018

Your VP Matt Hayes wants to develop Society Skills!

 
What is the Group Chat?

Mon 05 Nov 2018

Make some noise. This is your space to make ARU more representative, more accessible and more student-led. Find out more.

 
100 days of being the President of the Students' Union

Thu 18 Oct 2018

It’s been 100 days (give or take a day) since Laura became President of the Union. It’s been a really interesting few months, find out more about what Laura has been up to here.

 
The People’s Vote: what is it and why is it a thing?

Wed 17 Oct 2018

There will be a People’s Vote March on Saturday 20th October 2018 at 12pm Park Lane, in London. But why should you get involved? Why Amanda Campbell-White cares about your voice as a student.

 
Why The Group Chat is more important than ever

Mon 01 Oct 2018

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

 
What does the Books Plus change mean for me?

Mon 01 Oct 2018

Books Plus is changing, and we’re here to give you all the information you need.

 
Five reasons to get involved with the Part Time Jobs Fair

Thu 13 Sep 2018

Two of your Executive Committee have put together their top five reasons to attend the Part Time Jobs Fair.

 
Black History Month 2018

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Find out all you need to know about this year's Black History Month celebrations!

 
People's Patch Volunteering Project

Wed 29 Aug 2018

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

 
A day in the life of a Societies and Activities Coordinator

Thu 23 Aug 2018

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

 
 

News

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."

 
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 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

 
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...

 
10 Reasons to Volunteer through ARU Students' Union

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

 
Freshers' Week 2019

Whats on for Freshers 2019?

 
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

 
STAND in 'The Rep Election'

Nominations for the rep elections open on the 10th September, find all the available roles, nominate yourself, or recommend a friend

 
What is a Course Rep?

Being a Course Rep sounds all well and good… but what exactly is a Course Rep?

 
Commuting - what a nightmare...

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

 
Why I volunteer…and why you should too

What do YOU love? Me? I chose SCA

 
Cambridge Freshers' Week: Night-time Events

Check out night-time events happening Freshers' 2019

 
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.

 
Chelmsford Freshers' Week: Night-time Events

Check out night-time events happening Freshers' 2019

 
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.

 
What are 'Soft' skills?

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

 
How to make friends at Freshers

Here are some top tips on how to make friends in your first week at uni.

 
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.

 
 
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.

 
What should I get involved with this Freshers? Quiz

Take our quiz to find out what you should get involved with!

 
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.

 
 
Ten reasons to stand as a Course Rep
Sparkly Lights - slightly blurred

Have you considered standing as a Course Rep? Here are ten reasons why you should!

 
How Skills Workshops can benefit you

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

 
How can I build my confidence this Fresher's? Quiz

Take our quiz to find out how you can push your limits and become more confident this Freshers!

 
Which society should I join?

Take our quiz to find the best society for you

 
What is it like to run a society?

Society Committee Elections are here. Always wished you had run your society? Have a flare for event planning? Or just want to be part of a great team? Nominations open on the 8th of April 2019 and close on Friday the 26th of April 2019.

 
Chelmsford Rep of the Month November: Clif Ernst

Our third year Mechanical Engeering course rep on how he has gone out of his way to represent his fellow students

 
Give It A Go and get out there

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

 
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.

 
Five things you have to try at Freshers

As Freshers' quickly approaches, here are 5 tips to make the most out of the week!

 
What is ARU Students’ Union?

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

 
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?

 
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!

 
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.

 
Congratulations, you're coming to ARU!

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

 
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.

 
Quiz: Which society should I join?

Curious about which societies might suit you, check out our fun quiz!

 
Top 8 Hangover Cures

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

 
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

 
Advice from a 3rd year: 5 things to get involved in this September

Emily Long, 3rd year student at ARU shares her 5 top tips for this September - it is never too late or too early to find out more and get involved...

 
 
Things you don't have to do

Uni myths BUSTED!

 
Getting to know the Cambridge campus

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

 
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.

 
Celebrating Success: 2018-19 Campaigns

keep seeing us talk about campaigns but don't know what we mean? Take a look at these fantastic student led campaigns from last year!

 
How Has Your Students’ Union Supported the International and EU Student Community

Mary Copsey, your Vice President of Business and Law has put together this article based upon student feedback highlighting the international and EU student’s university/union journey.

 
Your Guide to Peterborough

Everything you need to know about Peterborough!

 
Why should I vote in the Rep Elections?
Someone filling out a paper survey with a silver pen

With the Rep Elections coming up, here’s why you should vote for who should be your Course Rep!

 
Supporting international and EU students – Representation and HR

Mary Copsey, your Vice President of Business and Law has put together this article based upon student feedback highlighting the international and EU student’s university/union journey.

 
Why moving into student accommodation is going to be awesome!

Here’s why moving out is going to be so much fun, and why you should be getting excited!

 
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 to thrive in the summer as a post grad student

You’re still going to be here over the summer… Here’s how to thrive.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Your Guide to Chelmsford

Everything you need to know about Chelmsford!

 
Your Guide to Cambridge

Everything you need to know about Cambridge!

 
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 you should bring when you move into your student accommodation

Here are the essential items you should remember to take with you when you move into your student accommodation!

 
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

 
Finding student accommodation in Chelmsford

Finding somewhere to live can be hard... We're here to help.

 
Finding student accommodation in Cambridge

Finding somewhere to live can be hard... We're here to help.