Data Sharing

Under the 1994 Education Act, all University of York students are automatically members of the Students’ Union. The University shares certain information that helps the Union provide membership services to you and other students as efficiently as possible. The information shared includes key data about you as a student but not anything deemed as ‘sensitive’ data under the Data Protection legislation.

You can view the current Data Sharing agreement at the link below

University Data Sharing Agreement (PDF 256 KB)

The University securely transfers data to the Students’ Union and it used to register you with the Students’ Union. This means you don’t need to re-enter this information when registering on the Students’ Union website.

This makes it easier when joining the student groups we supoprt, as well as enabling other online membership services and full participation in Students’ Union elections and student representation.

You may opt out of the Students’ Union membership by contacting the Students' Union ( or the University (