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Make a Change

Submit An Idea

There are many ways you can transform your University, YUSU, or the community you live in. If you have an idea and want to spark a conversation, tell us it here.

Making change happen requires collaboration and common goals. So once you’ve submitted your idea, you will be invited to discuss how we can work together to turn your idea into action.

From simple suggestions to political campaigns, we welcome all ideas for change, big or small. Some things can be worked on straight away - e.g. getting menus translated in YUSU venues, whilst others require consultation with students - e.g. YUSU creating a new representative position.

Ideas for political, transformative and long-term change, could potentially become YUSU Policy.

Submit an idea

The Policy Review Group (PRG)

The consultation period for the Spring Term Policy cycle is now open!

At YUSU any student may submit ideas for how to improve life for students in their Union, the University or City of York. Ideas can be about anything and many can be actioned immediately, but in some situations we need feedback from the student body before a decision can be made. You can access the full list of proposals here
Your feedback on the ideas can be given here, provided you are logged into your '' account. The deadline for feedback is 5pm on Wednesday 13th March (Week 10).
A group of students called the Policy Review Group (PRG) will look through the feedback students give and try to determine whether the feedback is substantial and representative enough and whether there is enough support for an idea to become Union policy. 
If, in the view of the PRG, there is positive consensus on an idea it will become active Union policy for three years. If there is consensus against an idea, it will not. If student feedback is evenly mixed for and against an idea, PRG may decide to put it to a campus-wide referendum. 
The Policy Review Group will meet at 1:30pm on Thursday 14th March (Week 10) in PZA/023 (Piazza Building, Hes East) to assess your feedback on the ideas. The meeting is open and all are welcome to attend.

Referenda 2017

NSS Boycott 

The results for the referendum were as follows: 

Yes: 379

No: 568

Abstain: 11

Incorporation Referendum – changing YUSU’s legal status

The results for the referendum are as follows:

Yes: 1066

No: 150

Abstain: 76

Working Class and Social Mobility Officer Referendum

Yes: 495

No: 472

Abstain: 23