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Anglia Ruskin Students' Union news

International Support Campaign “International Games Night”

Find out all about what your Vice President for Business and Law, Mary Copsey, has been working on for International students.

 
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.

 
Welcome Buddies

Find out what your HEMS Vice President Fraser has been up to!

 
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!

 
Society Committee Elections

Nominations are officially open - find out how you can stand to be a Committee Member of a society or club for 2019 - 2020

 
The Election 2019: Results

Find out who the students are who will lead the Union in 2019-20.

 
Your Guide to Peterborough

Everything you need to know about Peterborough!

 
What support can I get as an International/EU Student?

Find out what your Vice President for Business & Law Mary Copsey has been working on for our International Students.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
A year in the life of a committee member

The start of my journey as a committee member was pretty unpredictable.... (Read more)

 
Library Changes

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?

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.

 
Your Guide to Chelmsford

Everything you need to know about Chelmsford!

 
Your Guide to Cambridge

Everything you need to know about Cambridge!

 
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!

 
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!

 
Matt Hayes: A New Campaign on Drug Testing

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

 
Recipes: the beginner's guide to cooking
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Are you still eating beans on toast? Read this article for some easy meals to master.

 
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?

 
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!

 
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!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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!

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
What is ARU Students’ Union?

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

 
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 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.

 
A Disabled Student's Guide to Freshers

Alice Goodheart gives her top tips as a student who knows