Postgraduate Welcome Week
Our biggest event of the year! To help you get settled into York and meeting lots of new friends, the Graduate Students’ Association and the University of York have teamed up to put on a week of social events, activities and welcome talks.
WELCOME WEEK WRISTBAND
A wristband will be available to purchase with covers all our big events as well as discounts on our first trip and more discounts throughout the week! Wristbands will be £15 and will be available to purchase online at the start of September and collected when you arrive.
OUR BIG EVENTS
Monday 18th September
Welcome Party – 19:00 – 00:00 – £5 Entry / Free with Wristband
Pizza and snacks, arcade games, giant inflatables and beer pong – one big house party to welcome you to your new home!
Tuesday 19th September
Postgraduate Induction Talk (mandatory) – 12:00 – 13:00 – Free
Your official welcome to the University of York including important information about University services and the GSA
Postgraduate Info Fair – 13:00 – 16:30 – Free
Your chance to meet local businesses, University services, student groups and more, plus free pizza!
GRADFest – 19:00 – 00:00 – £5 / Free with wristband
Our biggest night of the year! One massive stage of local live music talent with fairground and food stalls and an unmissable thrill ride, the first of its kind on campus!
Wednesday 20th September
College night – more info available soon
Thursday 21st September
City Centre Bar Crawl – 20:00 – late – £3 / Free with wristband
Start in the Shambles market for a wide range of drinks and street food followed by routes around York for all tastes, finishing off in one of York’s best clubs
Friday 22nd September
Postgraduate Research Induction 10.00 – 12.00, Bowland Auditorium (in the Berrick Saul Building) – Free
Welcome from York Graduate Research School and introductions to key support services; current students talking about their research; alumni talking about their careers.
Followed by lunch and exhibitor stalls by additional internal and external services targeted at research students. 12.00-14.00, Harry Fairhurst Building (Library):
Speakeasy Swing night – 20:00 – 00:00 – £3 / Free with wristband
Feel free to dress up for our themed 1920’s night with a swing band, cocktails and casino.
Saturday 23rd September
Welcome Ceilidh – 20:00 – 23:00 – £3 / Free with wristband
A Welcome Week staple! Join us for some traditional Scottish dancing with a live band.
Sunday 24th September
Comedy night – 20:00 – 23:00 – £3 / Free with wristband
To finish off the week relax and watch some of York’s top comedy talent fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe festival.
As well as our big events, we have campus tours, city tours, coffee and cake afternoons, international socials, and a whole lot more to make sure your first week at York is one to remember.
A full detailed timetable will be available in September and a Welcome Week Guide will be provided with your Welcome pack in your accommodation on campus / Student Castle, at the Welcome Party on 18th September or at the Info Fair on 19th September.
Want to know what Welcome Week is like? Have a look at some of the photos from last year
Meet other new PG students coming to York by joining our official Facebook Group for new postgraduate students
TWITTER AND SNAPCHAT
Follow us on twitter @GSAYork
And on Snapchat: yorkgsa
If you have any questions about Welcome Week or starting at York, you can send an email to email@example.com