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The GSA is the primary representative body for all registered postgraduate students at the University of York. Postgraduates are automatically members of the GSA, are encouraged to take part in any of our activities, and are welcome to use any of our services. So whether you’re doing a Masters and here for a year, or a PhD and here for a few years, on campus or a distance learner, get to know your GSA and get involved!

The GSA aims to provide a social community for postgraduates through our dedicated postgraduate welcome week, regular events, trips and free sport. We also represent postgraduate views on a variety of university committees, provide academic & welfare support and offer advice on all postgraduate matters. Furthermore the GSA provides services to the university’s large & diverse postgraduate community.

The University of York is one of few universities in the UK to have a students’ association specifically for postgraduates. The GSA is run by postgraduates for postgraduate students and all our officers are elected annually.

We’ve been going since 1965 – you can read a bit more about why we were originally set up thanks to this document from the University of York Archives at the Borthwick Institute.