Data Sharing

Under the 1994 Education Act, all University of York students are automatically members of the Students’ Union. The University shares certain information that helps the Union provide membership services to you and other students as efficiently as possible. The information shared includes key data about you as a student but not anything deemed as ‘sensitive’ data under the Data Protection legislation.

You can view the current Data Sharing agreement at the link below:

University Data Sharing Agreement (PDF 256 KB)

The University securely transfers data to the Students’ Union and we use this data to automatically register you on the Students’ Union website.

This makes it easier when joining the student groups we support, as well as enabling other online membership services and supporting full participation in Students’ Union elections and student representation.

You may opt out of Students’ Union membership at any time by contacting the Students' Union ([email protected]) or the University ([email protected]).  As a result of ‘opting out’ of membership with the Students’ Union, YUSU will undertake to permanently destroy any personal data provided by the University as soon as is reasonably practicable.  YUSU may retain a very limited amount of student data sufficient to allow us to maintain the ‘opt out’.