Awards & Recognition

Love York Awards

Love York Awards, previously YUSU Awards, sets to recognise the groups and individuals who have gone the extra mile to enhance the student experience at York. This year’s event will be the biggest yet, with an increase in the number of awards and with it taking place in Central Hall, it is set to be a night to remember!

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Excellence Awards

Our Student-Led Teaching Awards, The Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate staff from across the University of York who make an outstanding contribution to the academic experience of students. This year it is expanding to include a seminar series on “What is Excellence?”.

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York Sport Union Colours Ball

Our annual York Sport Union Colours Ball Awards is the pinnacle event of the sporting year at The University of York. It is an evening to celebrate the fantastic achievements of the 63 different university sports clubs we have at York over the year and reward the students who have dedicated their time and efforts.

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York Sport Union Awards - Winners 2016

The winners from last years York Sport Union Awards are:

Most Improved club Cycling
Sportsman of the year Alexander Ingham
Sportswomen of the year Sarah Parsons
Services to Sport Leah Langford
Sport Journalist of the year Rob Middleton
Most improved Sportsperson of the year Matt Birtles
Coach of the Year Simon Law
Equal Opportunities Alex Ighalo
Team of the Year Women's Football 1st
Club of the Year YUSnow

NUS Awards

YUSU came runner-up for campaign of the year award which recognised our contribution to the river safety campaign in York, beating off competition from hundreds of other students’ unions.

The student and wider community of York were shocked by the spate of deaths in York rivers in just three consecutive months. In response, an emergency river safety summit was held and a sub group to the Safer York Partnership were tasked with the River Safety Campaign, with the key objective of preventing river related incidents across the City of York.

As a key partner in the campaign, YUSU started the ‘NightSafe’ scheme; specifically designed to tackle the issue of student fatalities connected to the river after nights out.