Fresh ideas

Since its inception YuStart has attracted over 1,900 of you to give over £88,000 for 75 projects!

You’ve shown you love to be part of something new. Our YuStart crowdfunding platform for student and University projects has been hugely successful since its launch – and it’s all down to your support.

In addition to this financial success, students have been able to road-test their creativity on the widest audience and develop the transferable skills that employers want, such as effective marketing and project management. From getting a team of student skydivers to a national competition, to recording a first album, or sending AstroDuck into space – all of these projects have been made possible through YuStart.

Alumni often say that it is involvement in societies, clubs and colleges at York that particularly stands out for them. Indeed, you have funded 21 films, four media societies, 14 music projects, and raised money for 10 sports projects. Thank you for getting involved!

Here’s to many more years of York Student TV, even more beautifully lit! YSTV gave us friends for life, our careers, and of course each other, so it is a pleasure to be able to give something back.”

Jonathan and Kate Bufton

I have very fond memories of my time with YUDS (York University Drama Society), of which I was Secretary, and also of the Drama Barn and the Wentworth Drama Studio. My experiences were very important in helping me decide that I wanted to pursue a future in theatre and theatre training and education.”

Mark Evans