Skills and Training

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YUSU offers a broad range of opportunities for students to get involved in. Some students get involved because they are passionate about the activity, and others do it to meet new people. We also know that students sometimes look for extracurricular activities that will improve their employability.

Here you will find links to online training and documents that can help you improve your skills, and a list of opportunities you can sign up for that will improve your personal and professional development.


Resources For Student Groups

If you are a member of a student group, you can find all you need to know about events, finance, health and safety and more in the Student Group Resource Hub here.

If you require more detailed information about events, please take a look at our Events Resource Hub for everything you need to know to get started.

Payment Request Form- Please use this form if you either need to request reimbursement from a student group, or need to pay an invoice from a student group account. 


Student Group Signatory Training

Society signatories indicated to us that the training they received when starting their roles was not sufficient, so we have launched an online course for society committee members. The course is desigend to equip signatories with all the key knowledge they need to effectively manage their group.

The course consists of five modules, covering the following topics:

  • Working with YUSU
    Includes: the relationshp between YUSU and ratified groups, key contacts, and how Societies Committee and Media Committee operate.
  • Communications
    Includes: The Member Dashboard, communicating with your members, data protection, and making comms accessible.
  • Finance Processes
    Includes: Student group finance processes, grant funding, obtaining sponsorship, and fundraising for charity.
  • Events and Activities
    Includes: Event planning, room bookings, health and safety, and marketing.
  • Committee Management and Welfare
    Includes: Leading a committee, conflict management tips, compliants and dsciplinary procedures, and how to support members' welfare.


Online Training

Below is a list of online training modules all students can complete.

Please note: if you have been instructed to complete the training module as part of your committee ratification or training, make sure you fill in the completion form.


Training Courses

YUSU offers a number of training courses students can sign up to and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

First Aid

  • Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work

  • Level 3 First Aid at Work

  • Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

  • Level 3 Activity First Aid

  • Level 2 Basic Life Support (BLS) and Use of an AED

  • Level 3 Oxygen Therapy

  • Annual First Aid Refreshers



  • Level 3 Safeguarding Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults


British Sign Language

Each term, YUSU runs several British Sign Language courses for students looking to learn the ability to sign.

Currently we offer two levels* of courses:

Level 1: 5 weeks 
  • Introductions and Greetings

  • Where You Live

  • Numbers

  • Family/Pets

  • Transport

Level 2: 5 weeks 
  • Showing emotions,

  • Food and drink, 

  • Calendars, 

  • Holidays

  • Signing short stories 

These courses run weekly and each class lasts one hour.

These courses sell out incredibly quickly, so you are interested in taking part, go to the Events and Tickets page and book your ticket quickly. 


"Amazing! Thank you so much please put on more for sign language!"

"Please can we have more! I would love to continue learning BSL."


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