Our society is focused on increasing awareness and knowledge of First Aid in our university community. We do this through weekly sessions, fundraising and training events for our local and wider communities, and interaction with other societies! But, our lives aren't completely filled with First Aid so we also have loads of social events for you to look forward to!
Volunteers in the Cambridge Unit provide hundreds of volunteer hours at events across London and Cambridge and hold clinical as well as managerial roles on these events. This year we aim to increase and diversify the skills we have within the unit to help us cover even more events as well as provide our student volunteers with more transferable skills that will help them in life and support their CVs. We also want to bring these skills over to our training so our society members will benefit too!
Our ARU Cambridge Sessions are currently held at the University of Cambridge with the Cambridge First aid society that is open to Cambridge students and members of the public.
At the Anglia Ruskin Chelmsford campus we are currently still in the process of setting up and finalising our plans for the first-aid society so it will not currently be available to ARU students in Essex.
All of our activities are supported by St John Ambulance who help us deliver such amazing content to our members.
St John is the UK's leading First Aid charity, teaching over 400,000 people first aid every year. We provide volunteer first aid at thousands of events around the country every year (~35,000!) as well as lobby for wider first aid training access - such as getting first aid on the national curriculum. SJA also operates in Wales and other international branches exist in Canada, Asia, Australia, Africa and many more!
Volunteer First Aiders can progress go on to become Advanced First Aiders, Emergency/Non-Emergency volunteer Ambulance crews, cycle responders, or medical response teams (who go into awkward situations to get patients out), among many other roles!
We don't have anything planned right now but check back soon!
ARU Students' Union is a company limited by guarantee and a charity registered in England and Wales. Registered Company No. 08064796 and Registered Charity No. 1148574. The registered office of Anglia Ruskin Students' Union is Peter Taylor House, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT
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