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UCU strike action – February / March 2018

As many of you will already be aware the University and College Union (UCU) has voted to take industrial action. UCU is the trade union for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK. The reason they have voted to take industrial action is because national negotiations…

15th February 2018

UCU Industrial Action

We have formally canvassed opinions from within our GSA council and informally with the wider student body. As can be expected with a complex issue like this the views of our members are divided. The strike action will directly impact on the teaching for many of our members and members of our postgraduate community may also be…

5th February 2018

Charlotte’s Blog – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

It was a cold and frosty morning… ‘It’s snowing!’ has been the prevailing cry in the office in the last couple of days, finally heralding the start of the cold, northern winter.  Term has ended, the shops are shut and our office has been covered in Tinsel. It must be nearly Christmas! Again. (Has it…

11th December 2017

GSA and Student Hub Christmas Vacation Guide for students on campus

The GSA and Student Hub have collected together useful information about opening times, useful contacts and events happening over the Christmas Vacation period. You can view and download a copy here or pick up a copy from colleges or key venues on campus. Click here to download a copy of the guide

28th November 2017

2017 Council Election Results

The election results for your new student council are in. We are pleased to announce an increase in voter turn-out on last years council elections. We wanted to take a moment to thank all the candidates for running and everyone who voted in the elections. The results are: Council Chair – Abdikadir Dayib Askar Receiving 63%…

13th November 2017

Charlotte’s Blog – Time is moving fast!

How has it managed to get to week 5 of term already!?  The clocks go back on Sunday, so enjoy the extra hour in bed – don’t forget to change non-digital watches, cookers, microwaves, otherwise you’ll inevitably end up an hour late… not that I’d be speaking from personal experience here! 😉  I love this…

25th October 2017

APPEAL FOR DONATIONS FOR REFUGEES IN CALAIS

The winter is approaching and unfortunately there are still many displaced people across the continent in need of help. Students and staff from the University of York, volunteering with grassroots groups From York With Love and Friends Helping Refugees , have organised a collection of items urgently needed in Calais.  Please see below for a…

16th October 2017

GSA COUNCIL ELECTIONS – EXTENDED NOMINATIONS DEADLINE

Due to a number of requests from students wanting to find out more information about the GSA council in detail, we have decided to extend the nominations period for the GSA Council Elections for another 2 weeks. The new deadline for nominations is Sunday 29th October at 23:59. The roles available on the GSA Council…

16th October 2017

Charlotte’s Blog – A New Academic Year Has Begun!

Following the hectic schedule of Welcome week and Network week, the start of teaching has heralded the return of calm to the GSA office! However, this new peaceful atmosphere belies the daunting pile of box files full of papers now sat on my desk, and the number of committees to which they pertain. Now, the…

9th October 2017

Fatma’s Blog – Get More out of Your Postgraduate Study!

Your first chance to get involved with GSA and make a difference to the lives of postgraduate students is here! This week the nomination for council elections is open, this is a great way to get more out of your journey at the University of York. Many of you whom I had the privilege to…

4th October 2017