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Introducing YUSU Fairs

We’re excited to announce YUSU Fairs - a series of in-person and virtual events to give you a chance to get to know all the opportunities that are on offer at York. 

What are the YUSU Fairs?

YUSU Fairs is a chance for new and current students to see all the opportunities on offer at York - from societies, sports clubs, volunteering and fundraising. 

When are the YUSU Fairs?

A virtual Fair will take place on Saturday of Week 1 and a series of ‘themed’ physical Fairs will take place across Week 2. Themes to be announced at a later date!

What’s different about this year compared to previous ‘Freshers’ Fairs’?

This year we’ve planned it so you can choose how you want to interact with the Fair in any way you like. For stall holders and student groups, you can either attend virtually, physically or both! For guests the same is true - attend virtually by logging onto our website and exploring the stalls on display or sign up for a slot to attend the physical Fairs. 

On the virtual platform you’ll also be able to save student groups you’re interested in finding out more about in a ‘wishlist’, meaning you can come back to them later.. Also, there’ll be unique student discounts and offers you can take advantage of too.

Why have you made these changes?

With current Covid-19 restrictions in place, we’ve spread out the Fair across multiple days to ensure that we can keep strict capacities in our venues without compromising the quality of the event. We also recognize that not everyone will yet feel comfortable attending an event in person, so we’ve made sure that all guests and stall holders can get a similar experience online. 

How will you ensure student safety at the events?

For stall holders, more information about what will be required of you to ensure good safety practises will be sent to you soon. 

At the physical events we’ll have safety signage, strict capacities and guests will be required to sign up for slots to attend in 20 minute intervals, hopefully reducing the need for long queues to enter our venues. As well as this there will be sanitisation stations throughout.

Where will the physical fairs take place?

In The Forest, the York Sport Centre and Greg’s Place.

Will there be an accessibility hour for the physical fairs?

Yes - between 9.30-10.30 on Mon - Fri in Week 2 there will be an accessibility hour with smaller capacity numbers to ensure that guests can have a quieter and calmer experience.

What (or who) can I expect to see at the Fairs?

You’ll meet loads of YUSU’s student groups including societies, student media, sports clubs, volunteering projects, part-time officers and many more! As well as this, we’ll have some student-friendly partners there too such as Domino’s. 

When will more information be released?

We’re working as quickly as we can to give you as much information as possible about this event, so thank you for being patient. Student groups who wish to attend the physical fairs will receive a booking form tomorrow (Wednesday 2nd September) and will quickly thereafter receive more information on what will be required of them to attend the event. Those wishing to attend will be notified via email and our social media pages on when sign up for the physical events will go live!