"The Student Movement is work by students to cause political, environmental, economic, or social change"
The student movement in YUSU has been a power to change the lives of people studying at York since its foundations in the 1960s. From humble beginnings in an old squash court, to being one of the largest charities in the North of England, YUSU has fought for the rights and voice of students.
Student leaders at York make a vital contribution to all aspects of student life, working hard to improve your university experience. Key successes include securing 24 hour library opening, the roll out of lecture capture and investment into mental health support for York students.
The student movement encapsulates the social, political and academic change that students have made across the world. Student politics and the student movement is not just a UK phenomena and has a long and proud history.
The National Union of Students, which YUSU is a part of, has shaped the lives of students for nearly 100 years. Through being an Officer, a Delegate or a Rep you will be able to work with the NUS to make a difference both nationally and locally. The student union represents the change you want to make. From fixing campus to freezing tuition fees to changing the world.
By nominating yourself or voting you can be a part of a political movement that tackles the issues important to young people across the world. Below are some examples of how student bodies across the world have affected change.