News Category: News

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 Strike Action - GSA statement - 21/02/18

UCU Strike Action – GSA statement – 21/02/18

The University have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we know many of our members have been asking or worried about. You can find this list here https://www.york.ac.uk/student s/industrial-action/ The FAQ features an explanation of the reasons for the strike taking place from the Universities perspective in the interest of balance we also want…

21st February 2018

UCU strike action - February / March 2018

UCU strike action – February / March 2018

As many of you will already be aware the University and College Union (UCU) has voted to take industrial action. UCU is the trade union for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK. The reason they have voted to take industrial action is because national negotiations…

15th 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

GSA and Student Hub Christmas Vacation Guide for students on campus

The GSA and Student Hub have collected together useful information about opening times, useful contacts and events happening over the Christmas Vacation period. You can view and download a copy here or pick up a copy from colleges or key venues on campus. Click here to download a copy of the guide

28th November 2017

2017 Council Election Results

The election results for your new student council are in. We are pleased to announce an increase in voter turn-out on last years council elections. We wanted to take a moment to thank all the candidates for running and everyone who voted in the elections. The results are: Council Chair – Abdikadir Dayib Askar Receiving 63%…

13th November 2017

Charlotte’s Blog – Time is moving fast!

How has it managed to get to week 5 of term already!?  The clocks go back on Sunday, so enjoy the extra hour in bed – don’t forget to change non-digital watches, cookers, microwaves, otherwise you’ll inevitably end up an hour late… not that I’d be speaking from personal experience here! 😉  I love this…

25th October 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

Fatma’s Blog – Get More out of Your Postgraduate Study!

Your first chance to get involved with GSA and make a difference to the lives of postgraduate students is here! This week the nomination for council elections is open, this is a great way to get more out of your journey at the University of York. Many of you whom I had the privilege to…

4th 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