Hey there! We are your President and Vice Presidents, and we are here to make sure you have the best time possible whilst studying at York St John.

In the middle, we have Laurie, the President. Laurie sits on the board of Governors for the University, as well as making sure that Sports and Societies are running smoothly. Laurie’s role also involves being involved in the organisation of the events and entertainment at the SU. Have a question for Laurie? Email him – l.illingworth@yorksj.ac.uk

On the left, we have Izzy, whose job is to look after all the student related academic affairs. She also oversees the 9 Chairs of Schools, as well as Course Reps, appeals, and basically making sure that students have an awesome academic experience. Want to have a chat with Izzy? Email her – i.tooke@yorksj.ac.uk

And on the right, we have Katie, the Vice President of Welfare and Diversity. Katie looks after campaigns such as Plan Safe, Drink Safe, Home Safe, the Housing Fair, as well as our new 2016 initiative, #NotOnOurCampus. Katie also does lots of work on the wellbeing of the students, and is a keen advocate for our SW5 scheme. Want to contact Katie? Email her – k.irving@yorksj.ac.uk

The President and Vice Presidents are based in the Atrium of the new Students’ Union building alongside the Info Point – pop by for a chat or ask us questions about student life!

Izzy's Manifesto:

  • Is Your Feedback What You Need Back? – Finding out what students percept as feedback and how they rate the quality of feedback.
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  • How To Harvard – Helping students to reference correctly, plus tips on how to stay productive and easy essay wins!
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  • More Than A Degree (The HEAR) – Showing students that coming to uni is more than just going to lectures, with a focus on the Higher Education Achievement Report
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  • The Placement Pages – a TripAdvisor style site where students can review their work experience and volunteering opportunities for other students!
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Laurie's Manifesto:

  • Instilling a welcoming and friendly environment to the new SU!
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  • Developing and reinforcing university buddy schemes!
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  • Heightening the crossover between Uni degree programmes to broaden student opportunity!
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  • Providing more support for sports and societies!
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  • Encouraging the relationship between the SU and the Careers team!
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Katie's Manifesto:

  • Life on Campus! A hot water tap and sandwich machine in the library for ease during assessment periods.
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  • Campaigns for you, by you. A tally system so students can choose the campaigns they want to see around university.
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  • Know your rights. A Tenants Right’s campaign at a time when you’re looking for your accommodation for further years.
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  • Keeping active whilst at university. To develop and create sustainability within the SW5 programme.
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  • Engage hard to reach student groups by taking Students’ Union activities into their space.
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