YUSU RAG offers a range of opportunities for students to get involved in, from international treks and challenges, to on campus events, activities and campaigns.

RAG Resource Hub

Core Charities

YUSU RAG elects a number of core charities each year which will be supported by RAG during the academic year.

With almost 500 votes cast, the successful YUSU RAG Beneficiaries for 2019/2020 are:


SNAPPY is a local York Charity supporting children and young people with a wide-range of disabilities, providing them the opportunity to engage in activities, enjoy new experiences, have fun and make friends.


SASH carry out their work in North and East Yorkshire, and offer support and accommodation to young people aged 16 to 25 facing homelessness.


BEAT is the UK’s eating disorder charity, and work on research, awareness training, supporting healthcare professionals, online and regional support services as well as phone and email helplines that are open 365 days a year.

RAG Committee

RAG Committee is chaired by the elected Raising and Giving Officer, made up of student representatives each responsible for a different aspect of growing and developing fundraising, and inspiring students to get involved.

Fundraise for your own Cause:

Although YUSU RAG support core charities that are chosen by students each year, they are here to support you to fundraise for your own cause.

The 2018/2019 RAG Officers developed a Fundraising Guide to support any student or student group interested in fundraising.

Fundraising Guide

College Volunteering and RAG

Each College at the University of York provide volunteering and fundraising opportunities for their students, either through projects that each college committee sets up, or through their College Charity Partner.

Get in touch with your College RAG and Volunteering Representatives to find out more.

College Charity Partners

Each College at the University of York has a College Charity Partner, that JCRC’s and CSA’s decide on every 3 years. This charity partner is usually a local York charity, and students within the college can get involved in both fundraising and volunteering initiatives offered by the charity in collaboration with the college.

College Charity Partnerships for 2019-2021:

  • Alcuin College - St Leonard’s Hospice
  • Constantine College - Refugee Action York
  • Derwent College - York Mind
  • Goodricke College - Changing Lives
  • Halifax College - York Against Cancer
  • James College - Survive
  • Langwith College - Student Minds
  • Vanbrugh College - SASH