Part-Time Officers

Part-Time Officers are democratically elected each year by you! They hold a vote on Council and make decisions about what the GSA campaigns on, the policy it creates, and hold Sabbatical Officers to account.

You can find out more about who they are, what they do, and how you can contact your Part-Time Officers below!

If you are interested in becoming a Part-Time Officer, continue reading for information on the different roles available and their responsibilities, for your next opportunity to get involved!

General Duties of Part-Time Officers

GSA Part-Time Officers shall carry out such duties and responsibilities as arise after being elected to the post, in particular:

Attend:

  • All relevant training events
  • Association Council
  • GSA Annual General Meetings
  • Represent students to the GSA and the University
  • Actively gather feedback from students they represent
  • To promote and bring about change based on manifesto promises
  • Feedback to students about the work they are doing
  • Engage with the democratic process of the GSA in relation to their campaigns and help to review relevant GSA policies
  • To contribute to the creation, discussion and debate of policy motions submitted to the GSA Council for approval
  • Actively campaign for and be involved in the development of the GSA and the University’s provision for students in relation to their respective remits.
  • Engage with local and national campaigns and bodies in relation to their role
  • Run campaigns in collaboration with the Sabbatical Officers to effect change
  • Help to deliver and shape the GSA strategic priorities, contribute to the promotion of the GSA vision and share the GSA values
  • Produce a handover for their successor

Part-Time Officer roles: 

Chair of Council

  • Eligibility: This Officer role is open to all postgraduate students.
  • Responsibilities:
  1. To work with the GSA President on matters relating to governance and democracy.
  2. To Chair all meetings of the GSA Council.
  3. To be the driving force for the work of the GSA Council, ensuring that the elected officers are held to account, and working with the elected officers to ensure that policy resolutions are actioned.
  4. Email contact:  councilchair@yorkgsa.org

Participation Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer role is open to all postgraduate students.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect participation of postgraduate students at the University and GSA.
  2. Email contact: participationofficer@yorkgsa.org

Sports Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer role is open to all postgraduate students.
  1. Responsibilities:
  2. To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on matters related to postgraduate involvement with sport.
  3. To support the running of GSA sports sessions.
  4. To coordinate postgraduate sports teams.
  5. Email contact: sport@yorkgsa.org

Volunteering Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer role is open to all postgraduate students.
  1. Responsibilities:
  2. To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on matters related to postgraduate involvement with volunteering.
  3. To work with the university to ensure volunteering opportunities are available for postgraduate students.
  4. To work with the GSA to create volunteering opportunities for postgraduates students.
  5. Email contact: volunteering@yorkgsa.org

Colleges Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer role is open to all postgraduate students.
  1. Responsibilities:
  2. To work with the VP Academic on issues experienced by postgraduate students in relation to colleges.
  3. To liaise with GCRC’s and CSA’s to ensure the needs of postgraduates are known and taken into account.
  4. To be a bridge between the GSA and College committees.
  5. Email contact: collegesofficer@yorkgsa.org

PGT Students’ Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer role is open to all postgraduate taught students only.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the VP Academic on issues that affect postgraduate taught students at the University and GSA.
  2. Email contact: pgtstudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

MRes Students’ Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer role is open to all MRes students only.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the VP Academic on issues that affect MRes students at the University and GSA.
  2. Email contact: mresstudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

PhD Students’ Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer role is open to all PhD students only.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the VP Academic on issues that affect PhD students at the University and GSA.
  2. Email contact: phdstudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

BAME Students’ Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer must self identify as BAME to be eligible to hold office.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect BAME postgraduate students at the University and GSA.
  2. Email contact: bamestudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

LGBTQ+ Students’ Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer must self identify as LGBTQ+ to be eligible to hold office.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect LGBTQ+ postgraduate students at the University and GSA.
  2. Email contact: lgbt@yorkgsa.org

Disabled Students’ Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer must self identify as disabled  to be eligible to hold office.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect disabled postgraduate students at the University and GSA.
  2. Email contact: disabledstudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

International Students’ Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer role is open to all international and EU postgraduate students.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the GSA President on issues that affect international postgraduate students at the University and GSA.
  2. Email contact: internationalofficer@yorkgsa.org

Women’s and Non-Binary Students’ Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer must self identify as a woman or non-binary to be eligible to hold office.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect women postgraduate students at the University and GSA.

Student Parents, Guardians and Carers Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer must self identify as a parent, guardian and/or carer to be eligible to hold office
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect students with caring responsibilities
  2. Email contact: studentpgcofficer@yorkgsa.org

Distance Learning Students’ Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer role is open to all postgraduate distance learning students only.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the VP Academic on issues that affect distance learning postgraduate students at the University and GSA.
  2. Email contact: distancelearningstudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

Working Class Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer must self identify as working class to be eligible to hold office.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect working class postgraduate students at the University and GSA.
  2. Email contact: workingclassofficer@yorkgsa.org

Religions/Faith Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer must self identify as belonging to a faith or religion to be eligible to hold office.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect postgraduate students belonging to a faith or religion at the University and GSA.
  2. Email contact: religionfaithofficer@yorkgsa.org

Sustainability Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer role is open to all postgraduate students.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the GSA President on matters related to Sustainability at the University and the GSA.
  2. Email contact: sustainabilityofficer@yorkgsa.org

Online Learning Students’ Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer role is open to all postgraduate online learning students only.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the VP Academic on issues that affect online learning postgraduate students at the University and GSA.
  2. Email contact: onlinelearningstudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

Part-Time Students’ Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer role is open to all part-time postgraduate students only.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the GSA President on issues that affect part-time postgraduate students at the University and GSA.
  2. Email contact: part-timestudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

GTA Officer

  • Eligibility: This Officer role is open to all postgraduate students in Graduate Teaching Assistant roles only.
  1. Responsibilities: To work with the VP Academic on issues that affect Graduate Teaching Assistants postgraduate students at the University and GSA.
  2. Email contact: gtaofficer@yorkgsa.org