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Saad’s Blog – Meet the GSA Council

Hi, my name is Saad. I hope you’re doing well with your studies. I don’t know about you but I’m actually really enjoying these winter months. Something about them is helping me enjoy spending time with my friends all the more. We as your council thought it would be better if you know more about…

20th February 2017

Rasha’s Blog – Struggling with Writing & Jobs!

One of the biggest challenges that face us as postgraduate students is writing. Many find it difficult to start writing, many struggle with words, and some find it hard to manage their time and progress. Below, I share with you some of the tips that can help: 1- Find a writing buddy, probably, another student,…

13th February 2017

Kate’s Blog – Winter Warm-up

It’s that time of year again when it’s cold and dark and miserable and there’s not even the Christmas holidays to look forward to and even though it’s week five it feels like it ought to be week nine and there’s marking to do and whilst you know the weather’s going to get better, you…

6th February 2017

Rasha’s Blog – Joining Uni or graduating, beware of culture shock!

Whether you have just arrived to York, or just graduated, I hope this blog can be of benefit to you, specially students with kids. In this blog, I am discussing: a) The effect of ‘Culture Shock’ on you & your child when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set…

25th January 2017

Kate’s Blog – New Year, New You?

New Year, New You This is the year you’ll finally lose those extra pounds, find The One, finish your PhD, become financially solvent, stop calling your parents when you can’t remember how to make Yorkshire puddings —or maybe you’ll achieve all of these! Start the year off right with small, manageable changes to your lifestyle…

9th January 2017

Postgraduate Community Fund 2017 – Applications now open

Applications are now open for the Postgraduate Community fund 2017. But what is the Postgraduate Community Fund (PGCF)? The PGCF is a fund set up by the Graduate Students’ Association to provide its members with support to organise events and projects that help bring together the postgraduate community. In the past the fund has been…

9th January 2017

Kate’s Blog: Happy Holidays! Term 1 round-up

It’s nearly Christmas and I am so excited I insisted that the GSA got a Christmas tree and then proceeded to cover the office in tinsel and lights. I have also smugly done all of my Christmas shopping. I know, I’m revolting. Sorry With some time off imminent (yes, term finished a couple of weeks…

22nd December 2016

GSA and International Student Support Christmas Vacation arrangements booklet now available

The GSA and International Student Support Christmas Vacation arrangements booklet is now available to download from the GSA website. The booklet contains information about Christmas campus events, opening times of local and university services. Click here to download the booklet. Physical copies of the booklet will be able to pick up on campus from Wednesday…

28th November 2016

Rasha’s Blog: A Well deserved Recognition!

Today the GSA produced the annual report of past year. It brought good memory of a year very dear to my heart and an effort from four officers working hard to promote the life experience of nearly 4000 postgraduate students at York. This team changed the University’s procedures of examinations, introduced transportation for students with…

23rd November 2016

Kate’s Blog – Things to take your mind off Trump

It’s a grey day today, both literally and metaphorically. Trump? Really America? Really? Although I’m not sure we’re in a position to throw stones right now (Brexit you say?). Here at GSA Towers we’ve all got a bit hysterical. Graeme hasn’t slept and has spent the day wearing wellies and whinging (I’m pleased with that…

9th November 2016