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    • Student Centre, James College, University of York, Heslington, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5DD

About University of York Students' Union (YUSU)

University of York Students' Union (YUSU) offers student advice and representation, student opportunities, student engagement, and events.

The YUSU mission is simple: representation, provide opportunities and run services for all students.

In 2011, YUSU set up its first ever charity-law compliant trustee board, in line with their application for charity status with the UK Charities Commission. The union is currently an unincorporated charity. Their Trustee Board includes five full time sabbatical Officers (with the President of YUSU being the Chair of the Trustee Board), three student trustees and three external trustees.

In 2017, they introduced a new staff development form, which links with people appraisals, so that employees can request courses for development. Any interested staff member who wishes to undertake a course will find their application discussed through an appraisal and a monthly one-to-one. If successful, the course is budgeted in for the financial year.

What is it like to work for University of York Students' Union (YUSU)

My Manager
My Manager
The performance of managers is monitored closely throughout the year. To do this, the University of York Students’ Union conducts monthly one-to-ones and regular appraisals that are then reported back to the Trustee Board.
My Team
My Team
‘Ben in Brief’ - Chief Executive Officer Ben sends a weekly email send to all staff about what is happening in the Students' Union. The Sabbatical Officer sends update weekly emails, and there is a weekly HR email about changes in recruitment and organisational updates.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The University of York Students Union provides a free NUS card to all staff members, and, as of October 2017, they have introduced a reward and recognition policy.

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  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Development

    Non work related training supported

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  • Male : Female:

    47% / 53%

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