Hi guys, I am Ben, your YUSU President! I am here to represent you, the students, and help you make the most of your time here. What’s so fantastic about York is the huge variety of activities available; one day you’ll be playing underwater hockey and the next you’ll be campaigning for LGBTQ rights. University is so much more than just a degree, it’s also about the people you meet and the experiences you have. It’s our job to ensure those experiences are the best they can possibly be.
Petition Site – To be launched over summer term in conjunction with the YUSU website.
Student Led Initiatives – Created YUSU official Friday nights dedicated to student promoters. Worked with the University to simplify the EMF system.
Help Improve Employability – Organised YorHired and interviewed new Director of Careers.
Creating a University Tech Group – Turned into ‘The Student Noticeboard’ launching this summer term.
Organized a large scale response to the refugee crisis.
Worked with the University to respond to the York flooding crisis.
Created a Vice Chancellor question time.
Co-ordinated York representation at NUS National Conference.
Currently on track to meet manifesto promises.
The Online Student Noticeboard
Responding to harrassment on social media
Establishing a definitive working relationship between GSA/YUSU and Colleges
I sit on a number of committees including:
Student Life Committee
Mental Ill Health Task Group
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