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Anglia Ruskin Students' Union news

The Election 2019

See the candidates and make your choice. Voting opens 25th February.

 
Your Candidates are revealed

Your candidates in The Election 2019 have been announced!

 
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 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?

 
How you can use the Peter Taylor House student space during exam time

Exams and deadlines are upon us! But here’s how your Cambridge student space has got your back.

 
How it felt to win Most Improved Society at the SU Awards

Check out what the Graphic Design Society have to say about winning the Most Improved Society award at the 2018 SU Awards.

 
Eight reasons to love the Elections this Valentine’s Day

As love is in the air, here’s why you should be sharing the love with us, ARU Students’ Union and the Elections!

 
De-stress Fest is here!

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

 
UCU Ballot: What Is It?

You may have heard about the UCU – Universities and Colleges Union – ballot that’s going on at the moment. There’s been a bit of discussion about what it means and what will happen if the ballot succeeds, so we thought we’d break it down for you!

 
The five best things about Global Week

Global Week is almost here (18th – 22nd March) so we’re sharing with you the five best things about Global Week!

 
Disability History Month: My experience as a student with dyslexia

Mary Copsey, your Vice President for the Faculty of Business and Law, shares her experiences as a student with dyslexia!

 
Parents in Education - an interview with...

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

 
Body Positivity and Confidence

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

 
What it’s like to run in The Election

We asked the current Officer team about their experience running in the Election last year.

 
2018-19 Campaigns: Women's Rep Campaign Against Sexual Harassment (Kyia Thompson)

Your Cambridge Women's Rep, Kyia Thompson, is running a campaign based on raising awareness of sexual harassment towards women at university.

 
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.

 
What happens after you’re elected?

We found out what a “normal” day in the office was like!

 
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.

 
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 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 the Outstanding Contribution award at the SU Awards

Find out from Blessing herself what it was like to win the Outstanding Contribution award at the SU Awards 2018.

 
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!

 
Matt Hayes: A New Campaign on Drug Testing

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

 
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.

 
Why you should come to the SU Awards

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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!

 
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.

 
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!

 
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 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 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 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.

 
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 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!

 
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?

 
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How to make your Student Loan stretch

No money? We know how you feel...