THE UNIVERSITY OF YORK STUDENTS' UNION

IMPACT REPORT

2018/19

YUSU

YUSU is made up of different teams who all contribute to making your university experience as good as it can be! We look after student societies, YUSU sport, YUSU Volunteering and Raising and Giving, put on Freshers’ Fair and events throughout the year, provide training courses, run elections and run 6 venues on campus!

QUICK FACTS AND FIGURES

Awarded 100% for Best Bar None in YUSU Venues

£1650 spent on Activities Access Grants

31% election voter turnout in the 18/19 elections - a record!

129000 followers on Twitter

4916 followers on Instagram

19159 followers on Facebook

89% students are proud to attend UoY

YUSU DEVELOPS

provides courses and training and development opportunities for students to helps them develop their skill set for when they go into the wider world!

Online training modules accessed over 2600 times

100% satisfaction rate with British Sign Language courses

Over 40 GIAG sessions in one term

SPORT AND ROSES

Sport is central to so many student experiences. In the 18/19 academic year, 25.75% participated in a sports club!

Have a look at our sports and clubs

The major sporting event of the year is the Roses contest between Lancaster and York. This year Roses was hosted here at York, opened by Game of Thrones actor Mark Addy and held over 140 fixtures!

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Over £2000 raised for Beat and Student Minds at Roses!

10p of every pint of our Bespoke Roses Lager went to charity partners

Societies

Societies are a huge part of the student experience. We fun and support over 200 student societies at York!

In the 18/19 academic year, 40% took part in a YUSU society.

Overall, 65% of students participated in a YUSU sports club or society!

VOLUNTEERING AND RAG

YUSU RAG (Raising and Giving) are a student-led branch of YUSU who fundraise throughout the year for different charities. Their activities come together each year in a huge, week-long fundraising effort called 'RAG week'

An amazing £121,365.70 was raised by RAG in the 18/19 academic year!

Nightline and Nightsafe are student-run volunteering projects which look out for students during the night. NightSafe patrol the streets during our student club nights in the city and look out for student club-goers, handing out water, providing first aid and making sure everyone returns home safely. Nightline are a listening service for York St John and the University of York and students can call them throughout the night if they need to chat.

ADVICE AND SUPPORT

YUSU's Advice and Support Centre offers confidential and independent advice and support to students on pastoral and academic issues.

100% of people asked felt that the information, advice and support they received made a difference.

75% of people asked felt the advice that they received from ASC enabled them to better manage their studies.

98% strongly agreed that the staff at the Advice and Support Centre were friendly and approachable.

YUSU COMMERCIAL SERVICES

Last year, YUSU venues provided 150 employment opportunities for student staff and hosted more than 300 student- led events!

Last year, we became part of the 100% Club for Best Bar None! We are proud to be a part of this scheme, which promotes the responsible management of alcohol-licensed premises.

FINANCE

YUSU takes care of and acts as custodian for all our student groups' finances.

Last year, YUSU had an income of £3,785,371 and spent £3,731,916! Here’s where that money came from and where it went:

INCOME

47%

COMMERCIAL SERVICES

33%

BLOCK GRANT

18%

YUSU EVENTS & MARKETING

2%

OTHER GRANTS & FUNDING

EXPENDITURE

47%

COMMERCIAL SERVICES (INCL.RETAIL)

15%

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

13%

YUSU EVENTS & MARKETING

11%

CENTRAL RESOURCES

8%

REPRESENTATION & DEMOCRACY

5%

WELLBEING & COMMUNITY

INCOME

47% COMMERCIAL SERVICES

33% BLOCK GRANT

18% YUSU EVENTS & MARKETING

2% OTHER GRANTS & FUNDING

EXPENDITURE

COMMERCIAL SERVICES 47%

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES 15%

YUSU EVENTS & MARKETING 13%

CENTRAL RESOURCES 11%

REPRESENTATION & DEMOCRACY 8%

WELLBEING & COMMUNITY 5%

STUDENT VOICE

The YUSU student voice team help to empower students to make change to their university experience. They run elections, take care of the Part Time Officer networks, like LGBTQ+ and BAME, and help our academic reps - and much more!

Find out more about our Part Time Officers here

They also help to recruit the University Challenge team!

OUR SABBATICAL OFFICERS

Our Sabbatical Officers are central to representation at YUSU. They're elected by students and work full-time to improve the student experience at York.

Meet our current officers, and click one each of them to find out more:

President: Samara Jones

Samara

YUSU President

York Sport President: Maddi Cannell

Maddi

Sport President

Community and Wellbeing Officer: Steph Hayle

Steph

Community & Wellbeing Officer

Academic Officer: Giang Nguyen

Giang

Academic Officer

Student Activities Officer: Ollie Martin

Ollie

Student Activities Officer