University of York Students' Union (YUSU)



Hi, I’m Tom, and I am your Academic Officer.  My job is to represent you on your degrees, to the library, and work with Careers.  I am here to ensure that you are getting the best value for your money and that you get the best possible degree and experience here at the university.  I also work with your course and department reps; building a team of dedicated, professional individuals who are there to provide on the ground support.  So, if you have any questions about the university, any campaigns you want to get started or any issues you want to raise about your degree - please get in touch!


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What I'm Working ON

My Manifesto (PDF)


Progress on policies:

  • Lecture Capture – Double the number of departments on a opt-out system.

  • Feedback – Library creating a feedback hub, giving students a larger voice.

  • Joint Degrees – Joint Honours Schools will run a system where students will have contacts in other departments where their supervisor isn’t.

  • Laptop Lending and Breakfast Cards – Sorted and introduced.


Extra Work Outside of the Manifesto

  • Spring Lane Building – Open study space in building guaranteed.

  • Lobbying to improve mitigating circumstances – Calling for the University to improve rules on resits at first attempts.

  • York Pedagogy – Ensuring student course reps are involved on ensuring new curriculums are directed by students.


Unable to meet manifesto promises

  • Currently on track to meet manifesto promises.


Current major projects

  • Lecture Capture development.

  • Improving scope and visibility of Course/Department Reps.



I sit on a number of committees including:

  • University Teaching Committee

  • Standing Committee on Assessment

  • Spring Lane Steering Group

  • Course Rep Forums


For Full Sabb Manifesto Report, Click Here