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Welcome 2020

Welcome 2020

Countdown to your Welcome Week:


The University of York Students' Union

We're the University of York Students' Union (YUSU) and we represent all students at York. We can't wait to welcome you in September!


before you arrive

Follow us on social media - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Join the official University of York Freshers’ Facebook group.

Explore over 200 societies, 65 sports clubs and 18 volunteering projects that you can join when you start.

Get to know your Full-Time and Part-Time Officers.

Upload a photo of yourself to Instagram with your acceptance letter to social media, tag us and the University (@yorkunisu and @uniofyork) with the hashtag #LoveYork and we’ll repost it!

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Your Union

Your 2020/21 Sabbatical Officer team (or ‘Sabbs’) are here to represent your voice to the university, locally and nationally.
Patrick O'Donnell

Patrick O'Donnell

Maddi Cannell

Maddi Cannell

Brian Terry

Brian Terry

Matt Johnstone

Matt Johnstone

Carly Precious

Carly Precious

Part-time Officers

Elected to represent students on a multitude of issues, from volunteering to environmental issues. The Part-Time Officers also stand up for under-represented groups on campus and work tirelessly to campaign, put on events and raise awareness of issues affecting those students to make their lives better.

Academic Reps

Whether it's asking for more books, clarifying marking criteria or campaigning for better lecture resources, your Academic Reps (ranging from Course Reps to Department Reps and Faculty Reps) are here to make sure your voice is heard by your department.

College Committees

Every student at York will be assigned to one of York's 9 colleges. The College Committee represents the views of students in their College on issues including accommodation and welfare provision. They also organise your Welcome Week!

Fake Freshers

We’re so excited to meet all our new students, and can’t wait to host the biggest and best Welcome’ Week events at York. However, every year some unofficial events start popping up over the summer on social media, claiming to be the only ‘official’ Freshers or Welcome events in the City. We’re here to make sure you buy the correct event tickets, are kept safe during your time here and don’t get done by one of these companies! Check out our blog on how to protect yourself (and your money!) here.

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Your students’ union is here to provide you with the very best events for first term at York. From live music to society and sports fairs, we are committed to making your time here special, safe and one to remember.

Further details on specific events will be released very soon so make sure you've liked us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to be the first in the know about all the juicy details!

Any questions? Email the events team at events@yusu.org


We’ll update this page as and when the tickets are available. At the moment, we’re still busy adjusting our plans to fit in with government guidelines so don’t worry - you’ve not missed anything yet!
Yes! As part of our planning of events we’re making sure that there will be a good mixture of online and physical activities planned.
The YUSU Student Centre is based near James College on Campus West, but we’ve also got 6 venues across both campuses where you can grab some food and drinks.
You will only be able to log in to the website once you have fully enrolled with the University of York. If you have fully enrolled and are still having issues logging in, please drop us an email at itsupport@yusu.org.
Yes - we’re currently working closely with all our student groups on organising safe, fun events for you to get involved in over the first term.