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#ARUProud to have been ranked 36th in the world for our work towards Good Health and Wellbeing in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. The rankings measure work by Higher Education Institutions towards the @UnitedNation's Sustainable Development Goals for a #SustainableFuture. 👏 Read more: https://aru.ac.uk/news/aru-among-worlds-best-for-health-and-wellbeing #AngliaRuskin #TimesHigherEducation #UKUniversity #ARU #GoingToARU #AngliaRuskinUniversity #ApplyingToUniversity #Sustainability #Wellbeing #WellbeingAtUniversity

“Joining uni was an exciting time and I can’t believe I’m already partway through my second semester. I’ve learnt a lot in this time that has helped me to manage my studies and still enjoy myself. So here are my tips for how I made the most of my first semester at ARU. 1. Socialise Reach out to people, make friends and interact with one another, whether that be with the people on your course, your flat mates… or both! It is often said that the friends you make at university are friends for life, and there’s no denying that having a solid group of friends around you to have fun with and talk to when you need someone is an enormous benefit as you enter this new and exciting stage in your lives. The 'Joining ARU' Facebook group is a great place to start and can help you get in contact with some of the other people who will be studying the same course as you or living in the same accommodation. 2. Stay prepared Balancing a social life with university study is 100% possible and it is healthy to have a good mix of the two, but it is especially important to stay caught up as much as possible with your studies in order to get the best out of your course and achieve the best understand of the content possible. Once you fall behind and start missing classes or not finishing required reading, it can be hard to catch up and this can be quite overwhelming and demotivating. Make sure you allow yourself ample time to prepare for your lectures and give yourself the chance to fully complete the required work to stand you in the best stead possible. If you do fall behind or are struggling with the workload at any point, you can always speak to your personal tutor, who will assist you in developing a plan for you to catch up and manage your studies efficiently around your other commitments. 3. Enjoy it We tend to produce our best work when we are truly invested in a topic and enjoying it, so let that shine through in your work by finding ways that work for you to have fun while learning. Remember why you chose that particular course and keep the passion for the subject in mind throughout.” -Laura, BA English Language and Linguistics #ARUProud #GoingToARU #StartingUni #ARU

The sun is shining! ☀️ As of yesterday (12 April) non-essential retail has reopened, personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons have reopened and outdoor hospitality venues have reopened... If you're going to take advantage of everything reopening, please remember you must take precautions: 1. Wash you hands regularly 🤲 (take sanitiser out with you!) 2. Have your face covered 😷 3. Keep your space from others ↔️ 4. Fresh air! 🍃 If you're meeting in a group of 6, you must meet outside. For more information on the government roadmap to services reopening, visit: gov.uk Can you guess which restaurant this picture was taken from in Chelmsford? #AngliaRuskin #ARUChelmsford #Chelmsford #Essex #GoingToARU #ARU #COVID19 #University #AngliaRuskinUniversity #ARUProud #ARUHeroes #ARUStudentsUnion #ARUCambridge #ARUPeterborough

The sun is shining! ☀️ As of yesterday (12 April) non-essential retail has reopened, personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons have reopened and outdoor hospitality venues have reopened... If you're going to take advantage of everything reopening, please remember you must take precautions: 1. Wash you hands regularly 🤲 (take sanitiser out with you!) 2. Have your face covered 😷 3. Keep your space from others ↔️ 4. Fresh air! 🍃 If you're meeting in a group of 6, you must meet outside. For more information on the government roadmap to services reopening, visit: gov.uk Can you guess which restaurant this picture was taken from in Chelmsford? #AngliaRuskin #ARUChelmsford #Chelmsford #Essex #GoingToARU #ARU #COVID19 #University #AngliaRuskinUniversity #ARUProud #ARUHeroes #ARUStudentsUnion #ARUCambridge #ARUPeterborough

Did you know, there are currently 45 members of ARU staff taking part in Run Everyone? 👟 This event lasts for the duration of March and is a virtual running challenge. There are also six separate challenges, with live leader boards for most km run and fastest half-marathon. Run Everyone has inspired many ARU staff to get their trainers on and get running, and so far, as a team, we have run and walked over 4,800km! As part of the Run Everyone challenge, staff are raising money for The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and have raised just over £800 for the charity. There are 4 days left of the challenge and the team are aspiring to hit £1,000. You can make a donation here: www.justgiving.com/team/angliaruskin or follow the teams progress here: resultsbase.net/event/5669/virtual/result/3249168 Team (from first to last photo): Jamie Heywood, El Newton, Sally Pearson, Rachael Cubberly and Ashley Meggitt, Paul Harris, Felicity Clarke, Jackie-Dean Thornton, Nicola Collenette, Libby Homer, Sara Fedeli, Jackie Russell. @run.everyone @charliewalleruk #ARURunTogether #TeamARU #AngliaRuskin #ARUProud #RunEveryone #ARU

Here’s something that you can really sink your teeth in to... If you’re an ARU student on a course within HEMS, make sure to enter the #ARUSweetAnatomy competition! All you have to do, is create an anatomical model using food, and then upload a photo to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #ARUSweetAnatomy 🍭 🍬 There are two categories: most creative, and most realistic- the winners will be chosen by Grayson Perry- so get making! 👏 You can find the full terms and information at: social.anglia.ac.uk/sweetanatomy #ARUProud #ARU #AngliaRuskin #StudentNurse #HealthAndSocialCare #EducationDegree #GetBaking #AngliaRuskinUniversity #ARUCambridge #ARUChelmsford #ARUPeterborough

“Stop doubting yourself. Take that risk, make that leap, don't be afraid of failing and say yes to that thing that scares you.” #ARUProud to have Jamie Thistlethwaite as our Alumni of the month for February. Read about his journey and ARU experience by pasting this link into your URL bar: arul.ink/JamieT About Jamie, BA (Hons) Film and Television Production 2013. After studying my BA in Film and Television Production at ARU, I then went on to study for a Masters degree in Filmmaking at the Met Film School in Ealing Studios. Since then, I've worked as a photographer and filmmaker for companies such as @GettyImages, @PrideinLondon, AKT @aktcharity, The Diner, Polette, @CambridgePride and @BossaStudios. My photography work has been featured in @the.independent, The @evening.standard, @TimeOutLondon, Mail Online and @GayTimes whilst my film work has been screened at various UK and international film festivals, earning me a Best Director nomination for my work on the web-series “Support Acts” at UK Web Fest. In 2020, I was shortlisted for the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award and won the Love in London Photography award. In September 2019, I set up a photography and film business, DoodleBug Images Ltd., and have been capturing everything from drinks to drag queens on a variety of large-scale projects since." Thank you to Jamie for sharing your story... Find out more about Jamie's best experiences at ARU, advice to current students and more here: arul.ink/JamieT #ARUAlumni #AlumniOfTheMonth #PrideLondon #PrideCambridge #Photographer #PhotographyDegree #ProfessionalPhotographer #AwardWinningPhotographer #BestDirectorAward #TimeOutLondon #LoveInLondon #PrideMonth #LGBTMonth #LGBTHistoryMonth #LGBTHM2021 #LBGTHistoryMonth2021 #LGBTQ+ #Pride🏳️ 🌈 #🏳️ 🌈🏳️ ⚧️❗#LGBTHM21 #LoveIsLove #ARU #AngliaRuskinUniversity #AngliaRuskin #PhotographyAndFilm #Filmmakers #GettyImages #FoodPhotographer #PinkLady