Surgical Society

ARU Surgical Society is a dynamic and interactive hub for all of those who are interested in the world of surgery. Our range of activities includes hosting of a range of broad or specific themed conferences and symposiums, developing hands-on surgical workshops and training platforms, as well as charitable and social events. We find ourselves proud to be the first student-run surgical society, aiming to further surgical experience in the educational heart of Essex County.

We aim to:

• Facilitate surgical exposure and education, advocate a holistic approach to patient care by considering surgical ethics, and sharpen skills required for the innovative surgeries of tomorrow.

• Invigorate interest in surgery to new students entering a course this year and the ones who were already part of last year Surgical Society, by organising several sessions on surgical skills;

• Build a society capable of organising and hosting major international events such as:
- Annual Surgical Conference
- Suturing & Laparoscopy Skills Sessions
- Academic ARU Surgical Society Live Webinar Series
- Global Surgery Conference

• Bring in the focus of surgical education and innovation at ARU and create a wider network of societies and healthcare associations;

Create a Mentoring Scheme for ARU aspiring surgeons!

Societies October Election

Election of new committee members and Campaigns Officers for the academic year starting October 2023.

142 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 12:00 on Thursday 5 October 2023 (in 9 days)

The polls open at 09:00 on Friday 6 October 2023 (in 10 days)

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We don't have anything planned right now but check back soon!

Diversity and Inclusion in Surgery Officer

Events Officer

Pre-Clinical Years Rep


Publicity and Marketing Officer



Vice President



  • Surgical Society Standard Membership£10.00
  • Surgical Society - Chelmsford - 1st Year Free Membership£0.00

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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