News Category: Representation

GSA Student Council Blog - Industrial Action

GSA Student Council Blog – Industrial Action

Dear everyone, On behalf of the council of the GSA, we would like to communicate that we have decided to actively support staff members at university in their dispute pursuing better living conditions through pay and a better future via an affordable pension. We want to show solidarity with the University and College Union members…

25th November 2019

GSA Statement in Support of Industrial Action

GSA Statement in Support of Industrial Action

Summary The GSA Student Council has decided to strongly support the upcoming industrial action following a Council meeting on Monday 18th November. The Council felt that the increasing casualisation and inequality of Higher Education was too important an issue to remain neutral, but wish to emphasise that staff, support and services of the GSA will…

22nd November 2019

Industrial Strike Action: Guidance for Students + GSA Response

Industrial Strike Action: Guidance for Students + GSA Response

Industrial Action at the University of York Members of UCU (a Trade Union for academic staff) have voted to take industrial action on pay, pensions and working conditions. UCU have announced eight days of strikes will get underway from Monday 25th November to Wednesday 4th December. At this stage, it is hard to say exactly…

15th November 2019

Council Elections 2019 - Results

Council Elections 2019 – Results

We are happy to announce the results of the GSA Council and Student Trustee elections, and introduce your new GSA Council for 2019/20: Council Chair – Suzanne SL Communities Officer – Minko EM Equalities Officer – Jessie S Events Officer – Charlotte L Volunteering Officer – Sameer J Student Trustee – Hannah I K Thank…

21st October 2019

GSA Awards 2019: Winners Announced

GSA Awards 2019: Winners Announced

Last week we hosted our now annual GSA Awards, celebrating the achievements of postgraduate students and staff over the past academic year. The winners of the awards are listed below: GSA Volunteer of the Year  Hugh Watmough GSA Network of the Year PhD Network – Francesco Ramponi GSA Council Member of the Year Neil Cox…

15th July 2019

Shine a Light on Sexual Violence: Light up the Night march - 04/02/19

Shine a Light on Sexual Violence: Light up the Night march – 04/02/19

Light up the Night March, Monday 4th February, 6pm Assemble at  Greg’s Place, Heslington West Campus at 6.00pm   It’s time to Shine a Light on Sexual Violence, and for everyone at the University of York to show that we want to live and work in a safe and respectful environment for all, free from…

25th January 2019

What would you like to see the GSA do? Policy submission open

What would you like to see the GSA do? Policy submission open

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19th November 2018

GSA Annual Report 2017/18 now available

GSA Annual Report 2017/18 now available

The GSA Annual Report for 2017/18 is now available to view online. This report details the work of the GSA during the academic year 2017/18, covering our 6 key areas of representation, welfare, academic, community, sports and events. We would like to take this opportunity to say thanks again to all of the students, staff…

16th November 2018

President's Blog - Have your say on the VC recruitment

President’s Blog – Have your say on the VC recruitment

As you know that currently university is in its transition phase in hiring a new Vice-Chancellor. Recruitment agency Perrett Laver were recently appointed to organise and run the recruitment process to find the most suitable candidate to fill the vacancy of Vice-Chancellor, following Koen Lamberts’ departure. They are undertaking a broad consultation exercise to develop a…

14th November 2018

GSA Council Elections results 2018

GSA Council Elections results 2018

The GSA are happy to announce the results of the GSA Council Elections 2018: Council Chair – Daniel Lock Communities Officer – Maha Naeem Events Officer – Sofia Sarabia Sports Officer – Kate Densley Volunteering Officer – Neil Cox Student Trustee – Sara-Louise Dobson There were 281 votes cast with a 5.1% turnout. A full…

29th October 2018