Political Party Panel Event 2016

On Thursday 17th of November YSTT hosted its 2016 Political Party Panel Event.

We invited the major student political parties on campus and representatives from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, the Greens and UKIP attended.

We’d like to thank all the five panelists for taking time out of their busy schedules to share their views on pivotal issues such as Brexit, the situation with the NHS and Trump’s presidency. We’d also like to thank the audience that kept the debate heated with all their interesting questions!





EU Referendum Poll Report

YSTT recently completed research into UK students’ attitudes towards the upcoming EU Referendum on Thursday. Formations of political opinions were explored to find out how students from all over the United Kingdom are thinking about voting.
Attached are the results of the research carried out; detailing and breaking down the opinions of those surveyed. Whether or not you use the results to sway your own decision, or try and compare your opinion to those of others, we hope the report is useful to you.
  1. Executive Summary:
  • Of 122 students, the majority (68.9%) are for remaining in the European Union (EU).
  • A significant proportion of students (5.7%) are still unsure as to how they will vote.
  • With regards to the policy area most important in influencing student stances, interest was widely spread, with ‘Borders and Immigration’ taking the greatest proportion of responses (23.0%).
  • Most respondents said that they felt that the UK Parliament is best capable of dealing with most policy areas, with some respondents indicating that they would like to see further devolution of power, most notably with the Arts and Culture policy area.
  • Welfare proved to be a wedge issue, with 51.1% of respondents claiming that they were for EU migrants receiving the same welfare benefits as British citizens.
  • Students felt well-informed about the debate surrounding the EU referendum, with an average mark of 8.05 out of 10, with 0 representing total unawareness and 10 representing a respondent feeling ‘Very Aware’.
  • While the majority of students (70%) believe that a referendum is an appropriate method of deciding whether or not the UK should remain in the European Union, a significant proportion of students (30%) believe that it is an inappropriate method.
  • Online media sources represent the main source of news for students with 48.9% identifying it as their most informative source of information.
  • The majority of students (60.99%) believe that leaving the EU will have an adverse impact on the United Kingdom’s trade position.

Below you will find information and links to all the research project surveys carried out by YSTT at the moment!

Human Rights Act Vs British Bill of Rights

York Student think Tank is currently carrying our research into the attitudes of university students and staff on the current debates surrounding the topic of an introduction of a British Bill of Rights.

We are aiming to collection information about people’s knowledge of the debate, their stance and their reasoning.

We would greatly appreciate it if you would fill out this short 10 minute survey and contribute to YSST’s research. Thank you!

Take the Human Rights Act Vs British Bill of Rights Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KW2JXKV

EU Referendum

York Student Think Tank is carrying out research into the attitudes of university students regarding the UK ‘In-Out’EU Referendum, which will be held on the 23rd of June 2016, in collaboration with several other UK university think tanks.

We are aiming to collect information about people’s knowledge of the debate and information sources, as well as public opinion surrounding potential outcomes for policy areas which will be affected by the referendum.

We would greatly appreciate it if you would fill out our survey, which should take around ten minutes, and contribute to YSTT’s research!

Take the EU Referendum Survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VS25HHJ

Perceptions and Attitudes

Are you enjoying being a student in York? Do you think the city isn’t student-friendly enough? Could the student experience could have been better? Share your view on how well students fit into York’s city spirit!

Fill in the York Student Think Tank’s survey on perceptions and attitudes towards the student population in York, and have your say on how to develop the relation between the students and the local community for the benefit of everyone.

The survey only takes 15 minutes, and you can win a £10 Amazon voucher! Fill in any time between now and the end of March and wait to find out if you’ve been lucky! Just follow the link below to take part!

If you’d like to get more involved in our study by participating in the focus groups – please contact Ida Sadlowska at ies506@york.ac.uk.

Take the Perceptions and Attitudes Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/W8TFF6T

Political Attitudes in the Student Community vs. Wider Community

Other consultation groups are currently investigating current political attitudes among students in York compared to those of the community outside the university. Get involved by giving us your opinions!

Take the Political Attitude Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GTXR2MC

Integration Survey

We’re currently looking at the integration of international and home students and want to hear about your experiences with integration, diversity and cultural exchange! The research that we do will be presented to the University and we’ll listen to your ideas to recommend improvements to University services. Don’t worry – your answers and ideas will be totally confidential and you can get involved if you’re a home student or an international student!

Please take a few minutes to answer our short survey – all your answers will be treated confidentially and there is the chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher! The deadline is after the Easter holidays. Thank you!

Take the Integration Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NDBFFPM

Student Wellbeing

YSTT is looking into student well-being at UoY and we want to hear from YOU. We want to hear about your experiences at university. There are two ways to get involved.

We’re organising 3 focus groups:
– Friday 4th March (week 9): 2:30-3:30pm
– Monday 7th March (week 10): 2:30-3:30pm
– Wednesday 9th March (week 10): 2:30-3:30pm.

Free food will be available! If you want to take part, you can email Team Leader Emma (es859@york.ac.uk) or the consultation account (student-wellbeing-consultation@ystt.org) – we’d love to hear from you!

We’re running a survey into student well-being with the chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher! It shouldn’t take longer than 20 minutes to complete and your answers will be completely anonymous. Your answers and ideas will be kept completely confidential so you can rest assured that you can be as open and honest as you like without any repercussions. Just follow the link below to take part and maybe even win the voucher!
Thanks for your help!

Take the Student well-being Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HKMFJC6