From helping the community through RAG and Volunteering to pursuing your interests through societies and sports clubs, Goodricke and YUSU offer many opportunities for you to make the most of your time at university.

Our Charity

In 2019 the Goodricke JCRC chose to support Changing Lives as our college charity. Changing Lives aims to support vulnerable people, including those experiencing homelessness, by running specialist services across the country, designed to help people change their lives for the better. Campaigns like this help promote the powerful message that these people should not be ignored and we should aim to help reduce rough sleeping in York. We look forward to working with this charity throughout the upcoming year. If anyone who is interested in getting involved don’t hesitate to get in contact, with the college team or our RAG officers!

You can find more information at

In the past, Goodricke has supported St. Nicks charity which focuses on creating and maintaining sustainable environments for both humans and wildlife creatures. Their base, which is not far from Goodricke, was once wasteland until they revived it and turned it into a nature reserve. It is now buzzing with wildlife, plants, and insects, which in turn help pollinate our surroundings. The money Goodricke raised contributed towards the upkeep of the reserve, and the various activities St. Nick’s offer to the community.

RAG – Raising And Giving

The Goodricke RAG officers are Sophie and Hannah who are in charge of  organising fundraising events throughout
the year. This past year RAG have raised money through bake sales and their Take Me Out Event. Keep an eye out for any future events and if you are interested in helping or have a
fundraising idea, email us.


Joining a society is one of the best ways to get the most out of your university experience at York. They are not only groups, they are support networks bringing together like-minded people through a whole range of activities.

The Student’s Union has over 150 societies and there is something for everyone – from academic and subject based, to sport, to volunteering, politics, music or appreciation societies. So whatever you’re into, get involved!

Find out more on the YUSU website for the list of societies you can choose from at the University of York.


Keep an eye on the Goodricke College Facebook group and the college newsletter for any volunteering opportunities that you can get involved in. If you have any specific queries about volunteering opportunities, feel free to email .


Like sports?.. Well so do we! As well as the university wide sporting communities which can be found online or at freshers fair anything from Football to Quidditch to Pool to American Football, we also run college sports in association with the other colleges for sports with a large enough following!

The current college teams we have are:

  • Mens Football
  • Womens Football
  • Badminton
  • Darts
  • Pool
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Squash
  • Hes East Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Basketball

If you are interested in joining any of these then you can either do so by emailing us at which point we’ll forward you to the right person, or by asking the sport stalls at freshers fairs.

Check out the Goodricke College Sport Facebook page here, and keep up to date with our teams, opportunities to get involved and progress!

Don’t fret if your sport of choice isn’t listed though, the university still has 66 other sports clubs within it which can be found here!