Anglia Ruskin Students' Union news

Had your place at ARU confirmed?

Check out the What's On Calendar to see what's going on in September.

Your Guide to Cambridge

Everything you need to know about Cambridge!

Instagram @AngliaRuskin_SU

Follow your Students' Union on Instagram. Be part of all the latest activities & updates, give your feedback and meet your Elected Student Representatives.

Your Guide to Chelmsford

Everything you need to know about Chelmsford!

ARU News: Your new email address and username

Over the summer ARU will be making some changes to the details you use to access systems. ARU are making these changes, so you’ll have access to the most up-to-date technology, allowing you to collaborate easily with staff and other students.

Getting to know you: S&E Faculty Rep (Cambridge)  - Moh

Meet your Cambridge Science & Engineering Faculty Rep!

Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter

We as a Union have been profoundly saddened by the recent events that have brought into a new perspective the issues of systemic and institutional racism that still exist in our society. Read the full statement from your Elected Officers here.

ARU FAQ's: your new student username and email

This change impacts all students who will be continuing to study at ARU in the 2020/2021 Academic year. Read the FAQs for this project led by ARU here.

The Mind Map

Mental Health Matters, that's why we love this site. This service allows you to search for Free Mental Health services based on your Post Code, which means if you are moving to a new city this year, or studying from home you can access support where you are.

2019-20 Campaigns: ARUaccessible Report
ARUaccessible logo with three accessibility icons and the ARU Students' Union logo above it

The full ARUaccessible report with recommendations!

Getting to know you: BME Rep (Cambridge)  - Abdullahi

Meet your Cambridge Black and Minority Ethnic Rep in Cambridge!

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are monitoring the unfolding situation of the Coronavirus carefully and are adhering to Public Health England guidance. It’s important to remember the risk to the UK population is currently low. We are aware that students may be worried or have concerns about a whole range of issues related to the virus. If you have a query or concerns then please take a look at our page.

What is ARU Students’ Union?

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

Getting to know you: Business & Law Faculty Rep (Cambridge)  - Cristina

Meet Cristina your Faculty Rep for Business and Law in Cambridge, find out more about her and how to get involved.

Getting to know you: HEMS Faculty Rep  (Chelmsford) - Olu

Meet Olu your Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care Faculty Rep for Chelmsford Campus (She/her).

Getting to know you:  Women’s campaign rep Cambridge  - Izzy

Meet your Women’s campaign rep for Cambridge Campus - Izzy (She/Her), (Content warning: SA brief given at the top of article).

Getting to know you:  Disabled Students' Rep Cambridge - Shubham Singh

Get to know your Disabled Students Rep in Cambridge, find out more about Shubham's plans for the year ahead.

Getting to know you:  HEMS Faculty Rep Cambridge  - Beth

Meet Beth your Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care Faculty Rep for Cambridge (She/her).

Sports clubs and Societies – what’s all the fuss about?

We will never stop shouting about our brilliant sports clubs and societies so we’re here to tell you all about why you should join one of them, especially in your first year…

Feeling Anxious about starting uni? Here is one way of making the transition easier.

Starting university can be daunting, it is perfectly normal to feel anxious about going to university and there are things that can make it a lot easier for you.

10 reasons to join Kindness Hour

Kindness Hour is a weekly get together organised by the SU Volunteering team. We meet every Thursday at 12pm on Zoom to catch-up while doing a different volunteering/kindness activity each week. But why should you join in?

2019-20 Campaigns: Update on Digital Accessibility

All teaching materials should be accessible to students to help them learn best.

What is it like to run a society?

Always wished you had run your society? Have a flair for event planning? Or just want to be part of a great team?


In the Election, you may be able to vote for Campaign Reps, aka representatives for liberation groups at ARU. In order to vote for them, we ask students to self-define, here's how that works and why it is so important

2019-20 Campaigns: Brexit Policy Update

this is your officer update discussing policy they have worked on during this academic year.

2019-20 ARUaccessible Campaign Update

Thank you to all the students that took part in the ARUaccessible campaign last semester! Here is my campaign update February 2020

A History of LGBT+ Representation at ARU Students' Union

A brief look into a few of our LGBT+ accomplishments as a Students' Union

What is a Course Rep?

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

Open Mic Night

Having never been to an Open Mic night myself, I grasped the opportunity to conquer my stage-fright and get up there, and I performed one of my own poems, and a Norwegian song that is very dear to me. An article on why I took a leap and attended an open mic night!

How to enjoy uni as a commuting student

Here is how you can still enjoy the uni experience and get involved as a commuting student.

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!

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.

2019/20: Brexit Campaign Update

Your VP Business and Law has been working on the ARU Brexit Campaign and this is her latest update November 2019.

2019-20 Campaigns: The Rent Report

Read all about the rent report! Fraser has been analysing the results of the Rent Survey, which was launched last year.

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.

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!

Quiz: Which society should I join?

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

Your Guide to Peterborough

Everything you need to know about Peterborough!

2018-19 Campaigns: Society Skills (Matt Hayes)

Your VP Matt Hayes wants to develop Society Skills!

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!

Your Guide to London

Everything you need to know about London!

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.

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.

Winning the Activist Award at the SU Awards 2018

Natalie Brown shares her experience of winning an SU Award.