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


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

Charlotte’s Blog – Welcome to York

Hi! Welcome to York! (and welcome back to our returning Postgraduates!). I hope that you are now settled in, ready for the start of term. It’s been a very busy week, and it was great to see so many of you at our various welcome week events  – if you still haven’t picked up a…

25th September 2017

GSA City Bar Crawl – 21/09/17 – FAQs

To make sure you know everything you need to know about tomorrow’s event, here are some FAQs: I HAVEN’T GOT A WELCOME WEEK WRISTBAND, WHERE CAN I BUY A SINGLE EVENT TICKET FOR THE BAR CRAWL? You can buy a single event ticket for the bar crawl from the GSA Office in Vanbrugh College from…

20th September 2017

Welcome to York – Handy tips for Welcome Week

Welcome to the University of York! We at the GSA want to help you have the best start to your time here with our Welcome Week. To help you, here are a few handy tips:   If you haven’t purchased a Welcome Week wristband but would like to go on the City Bar Crawl you…

18th September 2017

Guide for International Students

Every year international students tell us that they can sometimes struggle to understand UK customs or how do something UK students take for granted like accessing the NHS. In order to help new international students we’ve put together an handy guide covering some of the basics and answering those questions you might feel silly asking….

1st September 2017

Win £500 worth of Amazon vouchers in the GSA Postgraduate Experience Survey 2017

This year the GSA is running a large experience survey inclusive of ALL postgraduate students. The survey will be open between Monday 3 July and Tuesday 1 August 2017. Each student who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw where we will be awarding five Amazon vouchers worth £100 each.* The GSA Postgraduate…

3rd July 2017

Rasha’s Blog – No food, no drink?

  Being part of the GSA for the past 2 years, I gained amazing friends from different faiths, and faithless backgrounds. One of my dear friends once asked me: “why do Muslims congratulate each other at the start of Ramadan. Do you congratulate each other on having to suffer a month of hunger?!! I would…

20th June 2017