News Category: Academic

Jobs at the GSA

Jobs at the GSA

We have two great full-time roles now available at the GSA. Representation and Democracy Coordinator – Full-time – £22000pa Advice and Welfare Coordinator – Full-time – £22000pa Over the last few years the GSA has developed and expanded the services it offers to its members and these staff posts are part of the latest phase…

15th October 2018

Charlotte's Blog - 09/04/18

Charlotte’s Blog – 09/04/18

So it’s April, Mid-Easter break and the sun is finally out! Deadlines and exams are approaching with speed – if you find that things aren’t going as planned, please do remember to use our advice and support service, you can book an appointment here https://www.yorkgsa.org/students/welfare/arrange-an-appointment-with-the-gsa/ . The last term has been a tricky one: adverse…

9th April 2018

UCU Industrial Action

We have formally canvassed opinions from within our GSA council and informally with the wider student body. As can be expected with a complex issue like this the views of our members are divided. The strike action will directly impact on the teaching for many of our members and members of our postgraduate community may also be…

5th February 2018

Charlotte’s Blog – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

It was a cold and frosty morning… ‘It’s snowing!’ has been the prevailing cry in the office in the last couple of days, finally heralding the start of the cold, northern winter.  Term has ended, the shops are shut and our office has been covered in Tinsel. It must be nearly Christmas! Again. (Has it…

11th December 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

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

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

Saad’s Blog – The pursuit of satisfaction

Always consider your research on a wider scale. Even if you don’t think your research has strong immediate connection to society, it will. At a later point, it will always be useful for someone somewhere. Too often in our lives we forget the bigger picture and this is unhealthy and unnecessary. By remembering that we…

15th May 2017

Rasha’s Blog – AGM time!

Dear fellow students, this Wednesday 3rd May is the GSA annual general meeting (AGM), and I encourage you all to attend. The meeting is your chance to be briefed about what Kate and myself have been doing since the start of the year, the problems we have been able to solve, the issues that we…

1st May 2017

Kate’s Blog – Week 1 De-stress

I hope you all had a wonderful bank holiday weekend, I spent some of mine at home seeing the dogs, also my parents, but mostly the dogs, which was great. So here we are, it’s Week 1, which is not something anybody wants, particularly with exams and deadlines looming like big, horrible smelly things, but…

17th April 2017