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Your Students' Union

York St John Students

Your Higher Education studies will almost certainly be the most enjoyable and significant years of your life. But studying is only one part of the student experience.


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As a York St John University student, you automatically become a member of the Students’ Union. This gives you access to all the services we provide from emotional and academic support, advice and representation through to clubs, societies, volunteering and entertainment.

We believe that University can transform your life and we want to help you do that in whatever way you want. The Students’ Union is a democratic organisation – run by students for students. We work alongside the university to ensure you have the best time whilst you are here and to ensure fair representation across campus.

We represent every aspect of our student body and are continually looking for ways to make things better from removing parking charges on campus for disabled students to improving catering for first year students on campus.


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And yes, we do have a bar, albeit a little less dramatic than the one in Hollyoaks. We also have a shop and a café so everything you need is provided on campus in a building where there is always something going on – from film showings to salsa classes, live music to fashion shows, freecycling to yoga.


Press Play imageOpportunities for you

  • try new sports
  • show off your creative side through our variety of performing societies
  • become a campaigner
  • take up a new hobby
  • build your CV through taking on organising roles
  • give something back to the local community through volunteering
  • help your fellow students by becoming a Programme Rep
  • change what goes on in the Union by joining the Entertainments team


The list goes on and on. If the activity you’re interested in doesn’t currently exist, let us know and we’ll happily help you make it happen!

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Press Play imageSports and Societies

The Students’ Union supports a whole range of student-run clubs and societies, increasing in numbers and diversity every year. We offer everything from Musical Production Society (MPS) to netball and mature students’ society to snow sports.

New clubs and societies are starting up all the time and if we’re not offering what you’re looking for, all it takes is ten like-minded individuals to start up your very own sports club or society!


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The Students’ Union runs a variety of commercial services. The shop, internet café, bar and a diverse and exciting array of entertainments are all very much at the heart of what we do.

We encourage you to use the Students’ Union as much as possible because of the friends you will meet, the skills you will gain and the most enjoyable of experiences you will have.

We aim to provide a high quality entertainment programme in a safe, friendly environment that will offer something for everyone at value for money.

The Students’ Union is for you to get involved in. Whatever your interests and aspirations please don’t hesitate to get involved. Whatever your age, background or culture, coming here is the best opportunity you will ever have to broaden your horizons.

Students' Union

To get a further insight into the work of the Students' Union visit the student union website at www.ysjsu.com/

T: 01904 629816
E: su@yorksj.ac.uk


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