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Skills Hub


Gain Skills and Experience

YUSU offers a broad range of opportunities for students to get involved in. Some students get involved because they are passionate about the activity, and others do it to meet new people. We also know that students sometimes look for extracurricular activities that will improve their employability. Below are just a couple of examples of what you can get involved in here at YUSU:

If you are interested in developing leadership and management skills, why not look at joining one of our societies. All our societies have committee positions which range from Chairs, Treasurers and Secretaries to Events Officers and Media Officers.

If you are interested in enhancing your ability to work with groups of people and better understand the needs of the wider community, we have a range of volunteering projects that you can get involved with;

If you want to develop your understanding of technology and digital communications, YUSU has 10 media groups that you may want to get involved with;

If you want the opportunity to develop your representation and negotiation abilities, have a look at getting involved in our vibrant and active academic representation networks.


Online Training

There are a number of training modules that students can complete online. Please follow the links below to complete any training sessions that you are required to for your committee role, or simply if any have piqued your interest:


Training Courses

YUSU also offers a number of accredited training courses to its students. These include:

  • 1 Day Emergency First Aid

  • 3 Day Emergency First Aid

  • Paediatric First Aid

  • Basic Life Support Skills

  • Safety Courses

  • Chemical Safety Training

If you are interested in attending one of these courses, please complete the Expression of Interest form here.

Please note that courses are booked based on the demand, so there may be a wait for a course to become available.

A member of YUSU staff will then be in touch with more information. Alternatively, email training@yusu.org for more information.