Raising & Giving (RAG)

YUSU RAG brings you fun, cross-campus, events and adventurous activities - in aid of good causes. Take a little time away from your studies: explore the secrets of student life in York on our Freshers’ Week Scavenger Hunt, or sign up for our charity challenge Trek. Just taking part helps York students do their bit for the wider world. But that’s not all you can do….

  • Join our sociable team and help make things happen
  • Run your own Fundraising event/activity with support from us
  • Sponsor a friend in their York fundraising efforts


RAG Week is a whole week of events dedicated to raising and giving for good causes. This year YUSU RAG are fundraising for York-based charity, IDAS (Independent Sexual Abuse Services), and national charity, Action for Children, which helps disadvantaged children and young adults across the UK. All proceeds from RAG Week will be split equally between these fantastic charities.

RAG Week 2017 will be taking place in week 6, from Monday 30th October 2017 until Sunday 5th November 2017. Look out for an action packed week from Blind Date, to Glasshouse Takeover, to Darts Battle of Yorkshire, to RAG raids and much more! 

We're also looking for RAGlets, student volunteers who would like to help out with stewarding events and bucket collections across the week. If you're looking for fantastic fundraising experience and free entry into all of the events, get in touch with your YUSU RAG Committee to find out more.

Follow YUSU RAG on Facebook for the Official RAG Week Timetable release in week 4, and for information on how to get involved.


Want to run your own fundraiser?

RAG is not only here to support our nominated charities – the committee are here to support you (or any groups that you are part of) in fundraising for whichever charity you choose.

What we can offer you?

RAG can help you with publicity materials and fundraising equipment. We can help you link up with an online giving platform that will help make your fundraiser even more successful. And we can help make sure that you stay the right side of the law.

Email rag@yusu.org with the details of your fundraising activity and you’ll receive a response with all details of where and when you’ll be able to pick up your pack of fundraising essentials.


RAG support a variety of charities that all tackle current issues and that give real benefit to the charities end users.

We raise money for local charities through our collegiate system – each college, teams up with charity that is chosen on a 3 year basis, ensuring collaboration and consistency.

We raise money for National and International charities through cross-campus activities. We shortlist a set of charities that we hope to work with each year, then for each event/activity, the RAG Committee will choose a charity from the shortlist.

College Charities 2016-2019

College Charity
Alcuin The Island
Constantine Refugee Action York
Goodricke St Nicks
Halifax York Mind
James Keep Your Pet (AGE UK)
Langwith York Neighbours
Vanbrugh SASH
Derwent Yorkshire Cancer Trust
Wentworth --