York Freshers A Freshers guide to life, the University and everything

Freshers Events

For more specific information about college events and to get in touch with your college, visit your college JCRC website. As an aside, most college events require you to buy a week ticket/wristband to go to them. These can on the whole be bought from your college website / YUSU website.

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The University of York Christian put on lots of events during freshers week to help you settle in. We will be all over campus during freshers week, so keep an eye out for us! If you need to chat to someone on your course for helpful advice click here. And for more information about the CU and local churches, visit the Churches & the CU page.


YUSU is the Students Union at York University. It organises many of the big events during freshers week (and throughout the rest of the year) such as Viking Raid, the Big Bang and the Comedy Night. Visit the YUSU website www.yusu.org to buy tickets for these events as they always sell out. The YUSU website also contains lots of other useful information about societies on campus, student deals, and services.