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!
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
provides courses and training and development opportunities for students to helps them develop their skill set for when they go into the wider world!
100% satisfaction rate with British Sign Language courses
Over 40 GIAG sessions in one term
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!
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!
YUSU's Advice and Support Centre offers confidential and independent advice and support to students on pastoral and academic issues.
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.
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.
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:
YUSU EVENTS & MARKETING
OTHER GRANTS & FUNDING
COMMERCIAL SERVICES (INCL.RETAIL)
YUSU EVENTS & MARKETING
REPRESENTATION & DEMOCRACY
WELLBEING & COMMUNITY
47% COMMERCIAL SERVICES
33% BLOCK GRANT
18% YUSU EVENTS & MARKETING
2% OTHER GRANTS & FUNDING
COMMERCIAL SERVICES 47%
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES 15%
YUSU EVENTS & MARKETING 13%
CENTRAL RESOURCES 11%
REPRESENTATION & DEMOCRACY 8%
WELLBEING & COMMUNITY 5%
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!
They also help to recruit the University Challenge team!
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: