Sport and Societies Conference
Our annual Sport and Society Conference is a great way to kick the academic year off in style! This year’s conference is on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th September. Committee members from all our Sports Clubs and Societies are invited along to spend two days undergoing training to ensure they are ready for the year ahead. The Conference also gives committee members a chance to meet people from other Clubs and Societies during a range of fun evening events!
Varsity – Clash of the Minsters
In October, YSJ go head to head with University of Sunderland in our annual Varsity – Clash of the Minsters. Varsity is a massive sporting event in which our teams compete against University of Sunderland in a variety of fixtures throughout the day followed by a HUGE celebration in the evening. Varsity started in 2013 in which we were defeated, but since then YSJ have been victorious for the past 5 years. Let’s hope this year we make it 6 years in a row! This year, we will be battling for the title AT HOME on Wednesday 2nd October – follow our social media for the lead up to the event, including sportsperson highlights and the fixtures for the day!
Join us for the biggest sporting event of the year! In semester two, we are heading over to Leeds Trinity to battle it out for the title of Varsity Champion. We need you to support our clubs and teams in a variety of games and matches from Cheerleading to Football to Archery – there’s something for everyone to get involved in and cheer on. We will be covering the full day all over our social media to be sure to follow us for the scores in live time!
Varsity – University of Lincoln
Old John’s Weekend
Each year, we invite our alumni students (Old John’s) back to York St John University for a weekend to see old friends, take part in their chosen activity and relive their University life. Over the weekend, we have fixtures place at Haxby Road Sports Park and Societies meeting up on Campus! YSJSU’s Pound a Pint is always a great way of spending time with University friends during Old John’s Weekend so it’s worth heading down early! Keep up to date with fixtures by checking out our Facebook page!
At the end of the academic year, we bring all our Society members together for a massive celebration. Societies Dinner takes place at York Racecourse and is a great way for all members to spend time with each other before going their separate ways for summer. We also host our Society Awards Ceremony at the Dinner where Societies may be in with the chance of winning Committee of the Year, Society of the Year and many more awards. The night gets bigger and better each year – make sure you’re there to make it a night to remember!
At the end of the academic year, we bring all our Sports Clubs members together for a massive celebration. The Sports Dinner takes place at York Racecourse and is a great way for all members to spend time with each other before going their separate ways for summer. We also host our Sports Awards Ceremony at the Dinner where clubs may be in with the chance of winning Committee of the Year, Club of the Year and many more awards. The Sports Dinner is the highlight of the year, make sure you’re there for a fun-filled evening of food and laughter!
The Legend Returns!
On the final night of the Christmas term, after the College first opened its doors in 1841, the Archbishop of York had a barrel of ale donated to the students for them to celebrate the end of the first ever term...
On three very special days each year, at the end of each term, we celebrate & honour this great act of charity with a day of fun, celebration & toasting of a fantastic term!
With a variety of activities, fundraising, music and more, the three biggest days of the year are not to be missed. Grab your friends and head down to the SU for an earlier-than-normal start at 10am to avoid the qs.
This year’s dates for the diary are:
Friday 13th December
Friday 27th March
Sunday 24th May
Students' Union Awards
A Celebration of Staff and Students
The SU Awards is an annual event to celebrate all things YSJ! We invite everyone, including staff and the local community to join us to conclude another fabulous academic year. We have awards celebrating staff achievements, elected officers and much more! A fun-filled evening with food, drinks and music!
Keep up to date with nominations and voting through our social media in the second semester!