An Update from York Student Think Tank

Hi everyone! We want to apologise for not being very communicative with you all, over the past couple weeks. The society has been undergoing a substantial reorganisation following the committee transition earlier this year but we’re now ready to share our plans for the society with you all.

First, we’re going to be hosting a variety of speaker and policy lab events next term, and we’ll have a schedule for you in the near future. Second, we want to rebuild the think tank community by hosting socials with other student societies. Third, we’re looking to re-establish the think tank’s research capabilities and our Head of Consultations Michaela is looking for interesting ideas for articles and research projects.

Lastly, we want to make York Student Think Tank the country’s best think tank, and to do that we want to assemble an excellent team in time for the next academic year, so be on the lookout for elections and other opportunities in the future.

We’re planning on hosting a social before the end of this term, and we’ll have more details about that soon. Otherwise we can’t wait to meet you all and spend the rest of this year making York Student Think Tank one of the best societies on campus.


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!




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:

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:

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

Take the Perceptions and Attitudes Survey:

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:

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:

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 ( or the consultation account ( – 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: