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Our Campaigns


Campaigning is vitally important to make positive changes both here at Anglia Ruskin and in the wider community. 

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In the mean time, head over to last year’s campaign pages, Just a Thought, Take a Break and Just a Thought, Keep an Open Mind to see our hints and tips of how to get through stressful times, and who to contact if you need support. 

This year, your 20-21 officer team will be carrying on work on the previous priority campaigns for mental health, Let's Be Honest and Break the Cycle, campaigns designed to raise awareness of mental health issues and how to access the wide range of support that is available at Anglia Ruskin. Our vision is for Anglia Ruskin University to be a community that cares for each other. They will also be leading on a new campaign for sustainability, championing ARU as an institution that betters the planet, not destroys it.

For a look at our campaigns both past and present, check out our news articles below:

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2019-20 Campaigns: ARUaccessible Report

Wed 08 Jul 2020

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The full ARUaccessible report with recommendations!

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Mental health support apps

Tue 19 Nov 2019

You VP AHSS brings you some quick and easy apps to support your mental health

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Break the Cycle: Access to mental health services at ARU

Wed 13 Nov 2019

Other universities in the country have already started to make the first step at tackling mental health by using the Big White Wall as well as Slivercloud in conjunction with one another. These include, but are not limited to, University of Liverpool, Keele University, Queen Mary’s University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Kings College London, University of Aberdeen and The University of Greenwich. A progressive university such as ARU should be amongst these universities listed.

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2019-20 Campaigns: The Rent Report

Fri 25 Oct 2019

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

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Fri 11 Oct 2019

Your VP AHSS Amanda Campbell-White has an update on the #RaiseTheBarARU campaign to get an SU bar on the Cambridge Campus. Read all about it!

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Planetary Massacre: An Appeal to Anglia Ruskin University

Wed 27 Mar 2019

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2018-19 Campaigns: 'Hello, my pronouns are...' (Michael Turner and Niamh Cubitt)

Fri 01 Feb 2019

Your Cambridge LGBT+ and Trans reps are giving out free pronoun badges - find out why!

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Matt Hayes: A New Campaign on Drug Testing

Tue 29 Jan 2019

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

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2018-19 Campaigns: Carers Awareness (Mary Copsey)

Mon 28 Jan 2019

Mary Copsey is working to support student carers at ARU!

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2018-19 Campaigns: Peer Mentoring (Fraser Luther-Yarwood)

Fri 07 Dec 2018

Your VP, Fraser Luther-Yarwood, is working on a peer mentoring scheme with the university!

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2018-19 Campaigns: Managing Stress (Amanda Campbell White)

Fri 07 Dec 2018

Your VP Amanda Campbell White is working to help alleviate student stress levels!

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2018-19 Campaigns: Body Positivity (Amanda Campbell White)

Wed 05 Dec 2018

Your VP Amanda Campbell White is promoting messages of body positivity and providing events on campus to celebrate all bodies!

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2018-19 Campaigns: Access Denied (Matt Hayes)

Tue 04 Dec 2018

Your VP Matt Hayes wants to expand access to FSE spaces across ARU!

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2018-19 Campaigns: Best Night In (Amanda Campbell White and Matt Hayes)

Tue 04 Dec 2018

Your VP for AHSS, Amanda Campbell White, and your VP for FSE, Matt Hayes, are aiming to provide alcohol-free events for a more inclusive campus!

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2018-19 Campaigns: #LoveSocieties (Fraser Luther-Yarwood)

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Fraser is working on continuing #LoveSocieties to support societies across all campuses!

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Ongoing Campaigns: Let's Be Honest

Fri 16 Nov 2018

For the past few years, your officers have been working on improving student mental health at ARU!

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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.

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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!

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2018-19 Campaigns: Society Skills (Matt Hayes)

Tue 06 Nov 2018

Your VP Matt Hayes wants to develop Society Skills!

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Grace Anderson: Me, Myself and My Self-Care

Mon 24 Oct 2016

Grace talks about doing #30DaysofSelfCare and that self-care even means

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Demetria Ayako: Mental Health, Support Networks & University - The Triangle of Zen

Mon 10 Oct 2016

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"...I know I’m guilty of that, and I am mentally ill. The only way to fight this is to talk about it."