YSJSU | Sports & Activities Conference 2017!

YSJSU | Sports & Activities Conference 2017!

York St John Students’ Union Sports and Societies Conference 2017 (#YSJSSConf17) came to a close yesterday evening with a celebratory hog roast to mark an end to two fantastic days of learning, development, planning and discussion.

This year, we had a record number of 163 delegates with committee representation from 23 of our 28 Sports Clubs and 21 of our 32 Society Groups. The two day conference gave Students’ Union staff and sabbaticals, University staff and external stakeholders the opportunity to present on key information, campaigns and on topics of particular interest to Club and Society committees.

Over the duration of the conference delegates had the opportunity to attend the following keynotes and breakout sessions;


- Conference Opening and Staff Introductions

- Overview of Sports and Activities

- BUCS Leagues 2017/18

- Social Media, Marketing and Communications

- Society Finance

- Sport Finance

- Engaging International and Hard to Reach Students

- Sport and Society Member Recruitment and Retention

- Society Union Membership the Processes

- Conduct and the Disciplinary Process

- Sport and Society Events

- Healthy Relationships

- Sport Union Membership the Processes

- Society External Speakers

- Constitution Writing

- Overseas Trips and Events

- Course Based Society Development

- Sportivate

- Planning Fundraising and Charity Events

- Successful Trials and Taster Sessions

- Employability and Committee Positions

- Coaching Qualifications and VIP Cards

- Accreditation 2017/18

- Risk Assessment and Injury Reporting

- Sports and Societies Roadshow Planning

- Careers Working with Sports and Societies

- Supporting Sporting Excellence

- Leading and Supporting Your Club or Society

- Excel Programme

- Sport Team and Leisurewear and Playing Kit Collection

- Facility Usage

- Volunteering Opportunities

- The Importance of Zones

- Strategic Plan and Changes

- Sport and Society Timetable Reveal

- WellU

- Making the Most of the SU Website

- BUCS Individuals 2017/18

- Welcome Helper Training

- Freshers Fair

- Club and Society Sustainability

- Healthy Relationships Focus Groups (Male and Female Group)
- Sports and Societies Question Time


If you couldn’t make the conference this year, or attended but didn’t manage to get down all the notes you would like, please contact Alice Bolton (a.bolton@yorksj.ac.uk) who will happily send across of the materials (e.g. PowerPoint presentation) used for that session. 


We hope all delegates enjoyed this year’s conference! We would love to receive some feedback from you so we can continue to improve and develop the conference annually. To give feedback, please complete this survey. If there is any additional feedback you would like to give which is not covered on the form, please email Alice Bolton (a.bolton@yorksj.ac.uk).

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