Rich Croker

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SU President Rich Croker

As I approach the end of my year as President a lot of people have asked me what my plans are for my future. The truth is, I don’t know; after 11 years of being determined to do Law I’ve now decided it isn’t for me; the chances are I’ll be here again next year for an Masters course. Some will say “move on, you’ve got to leave some time”… “you can’t be the eternal student”… and more often than not – “why don’t you go somewhere else?”

Rich Croker: SU President

The inspiration – if you can call it that – for this piece came from a number of conversations I’ve…

Rich Croker: SU President

As we approach the SU elections again, the current portering situation highlights how important the collective Union is in decision making. Over the past few years I have been asked why people should vote and how it affects them. The truth is, the Union affects everyone during their time at University

Rich Croker: SU President

The word most often heard last term was ‘kitchens’ – this term it appears to be ‘portering’. So, just how important are the lodges in the residential colleges to the life of the average student?
There’s no denying that the porters provide essential services to students – from secure mail delivery, access to keys and equipment, to directions and taxi money when things aren’t going right

Rich Croker: SU President

When deciding what area of life to cover in this edition’s comments, I had just watched Cloud 9 – a superb performance by some of York’s Writing and Performance students. The play explores a range of issues that are still present in our society now, such as gender, sexuality and race. You could be forgiven for thinking I was going to go into a piece on gender, race or imperialism, but I’m not

SU President Rich Croker

As I sit here writing this column, dressed up in my best D.I.S.C.O. outfit and ready to go to what seems like my millionth Club D, I am finding it increasingly difficult to write a piece that fully encapsulates everything that has happened already this term whilst also looking forward to what is coming up. How do you sum up the Freshers’ Fortnight that left most of us reaching for the Nurofen and a quilt by the start of week three; the kitchen saga that I have lived and breathed for the past month and the first major NUS National Demo in three years in so few words?

SU President Rich Croker

Hello and welcome (back) to York! If you’re new to York, welcome to the beginning of the best time of your life! Your time at York will provide all the thrills, frills and spills that you could want from a Uni life! Over the coming years YUSU will be here to help you have a fun filled and action packed life at University. We’ll be here to provide support for any problems you may have, any clubs or societies you want to get involved in and for those nights when you just want to let your hair down and have a good time!