A YORK student has been named as one of the UK’s top 10 most influential students.

Urvis Mistry, 22, who is a student at the University of York, is featured in a list of the most influential students who go above and beyond in their university communities – whether heading up committees, running events, starting a business or leading sports clubs – while supporting fellow students.

Urvis was listed 10th in The Tab’s ‘Power 250’, list of 250 students – receiving 680 votes.

He studies electronic engineering and is a Student Roost resident at The Boulevard student complex on Hull Road.

Urvis runs the British Asian Society and the Hindu Society alongside his studies.

He’s also a popular DJ and plays gigs at clubs and social venues across Yorkshire.

Urvis, who is originally from Bradford, said: “It was a complete surprise to be nominated for the awards.

"I started the Hindu Society as there wasn’t one on campus at the time and I thought it would be a great way to meet and connect with others.

"I then took over as president of the British Asian society and grew its following over time.

“It’s really helped my time at university as I have met so many new people and made a new group of friends. It’s also helped me connect with fellow Student Roost residents.”

Harriet Harold, operations manager at The Boulevard, said: “As a Student Roost ambassador Urvis helps support the strong community that we’re proud of creating at each of our properties. He is hugely popular both with students and staff and always gets involved in our events and in welcoming new students.

“We’re so pleased that Urvis has been recognised for all his work and talent alongside his studies. He has the vote from everyone at Student Roost.”

Student Roost provides purpose-built student accommodation for over 18,500 students in 19 cities across the UK including York.

The Tab is a website dedicated to youth culture and covers the goings on at university campuses across the country.

It was set up in 2009 by students at Cambridge University.