How We Work

The GSA is a democratic and charitable organisation that works independently from the University of York and the University of York Students’ Union to represent and support all postgraduate students. With three full-time Sabbatical Officers that help steer the union as representatives and trustees, and numerous part-time representative positions that help direct how they SU is organised, we aim to be as democratic and student-led as we can.

Each year, all of these positions are opened up for election, where any current student can run as a candidate and vote! By taking part in our elections, you play a role in choosing who leads the SU and in setting its direction.

We aim to cater for every type of postgraduate. We’ve set up a range of networks, host campaigns, events and activities and offer a variety of sports and volunteering opportunities for you. Explore our website to see what we have to offer!