The Big York Pub Quiz! - April 2020

A project by: The University of York


WE RAISED £1,771

from 128 donors

Sunday 19 April 2020 / 7pm (BST) / Free participation, donations to help York students encouraged

Welcome to The Big York Pub Quiz!

Get your teammates on video call and settle in - The Big York Pub Quiz is here! Let us know where in the world you’re playing by using #BigYorkPubQuiz.

some admin bits...

  • All your team members can tune into this page - make sure they’re watching along too!
  • At the end of each round, you’ll be asked to fill in a short form letting us know your scores. Only team captains (the people who registered teams) should fill in this form, using the email address they used to register your team.
  • We’re raising funds for a really important cause tonight, and we’d really appreciate any donations you could make by clicking on the Sponsor button at the top of this page. Every penny that you can donate tonight will go towards supporting York students through the Emergency Student Support Fund in response to coronavirus. Read on to hear from the types of people you’ll be helping...


You’ll be supporting students like Nicholas. This is what he told us about the difference an Emergency Student Support Fund award has made to him…

"With this, I’ve been able to not only purchase food and toiletries for myself, but I’ve been able to help my mother and my four year old brother. The residual has also allowed me to purchase learning material for my course, as well as materials for my brother in order to teach him things he will be missing out on as he cannot attend nursery. I feel that it’s important to recognise that no matter how hard some individuals work, if you’re not from a privileged background a reduction in pay or loss of just one pay cheque can mean going hungry, missing rent/mortgage payments and payments for other necessities. The fund has directly assisted myself and my family in this occasion as my mother’s hours have been reduced.This has been such a wonderful and unexpected help - it has given us the opportunity to ensure we can stock up on foods and other essentials. My family and I could not be more grateful for this assistance and are all extremely thankful to the fund donors. Having benefited from this myself, I hope that I’m in a position to do something similar in future.”

Anything you can donate or raise will go directly towards ensuring that coronavirus has minimal disruption on students' learning by supporting students facing unexpected financial challenges due to the escalating response to the virus. Please donate today to support students like Nicholas. Your support will go to the students most affected by coronavirus, including care leavers, estranged students, medical and nursing students, and students with children or caring responsibilities.

Giving is easy, just click the ‘Sponsor’ button at the top of the page!

host your own event

We're hoping that The Big York Pub Quiz will be the first in a series of events for the global York community to take part in to keep connected and to raise funds to support our students through this immense period of change.

YuStart: Live 

If you'd like to host a virtual event to help our students - whether it's a cook-a-long, a sing-a-long, a panel talk or discussion, or something entirely different - get in touch! Just email