News Category: Representation

Rasha’s Blog – Struggling with Writing & Jobs!

One of the biggest challenges that face us as postgraduate students is writing. Many find it difficult to start writing, many struggle with words, and some find it hard to manage their time and progress. Below, I share with you some of the tips that can help: 1- Find a writing buddy, probably, another student,…

13th February 2017

Rasha’s Blog – Joining Uni or graduating, beware of culture shock!

Whether you have just arrived to York, or just graduated, I hope this blog can be of benefit to you, specially students with kids. In this blog, I am discussing: a) The effect of ‘Culture Shock’ on you & your child when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set…

25th January 2017

Postgraduate Community Fund 2017 – Applications now open

Applications are now open for the Postgraduate Community fund 2017. But what is the Postgraduate Community Fund (PGCF)? The PGCF is a fund set up by the Graduate Students’ Association to provide its members with support to organise events and projects that help bring together the postgraduate community. In the past the fund has been…

9th January 2017

Kate’s Blog: Happy Holidays! Term 1 round-up

It’s nearly Christmas and I am so excited I insisted that the GSA got a Christmas tree and then proceeded to cover the office in tinsel and lights. I have also smugly done all of my Christmas shopping. I know, I’m revolting. Sorry With some time off imminent (yes, term finished a couple of weeks…

22nd December 2016

Rasha’s Blog: A Well deserved Recognition!

Today the GSA produced the annual report of past year. It brought good memory of a year very dear to my heart and an effort from four officers working hard to promote the life experience of nearly 4000 postgraduate students at York. This team changed the University’s procedures of examinations, introduced transportation for students with…

23rd November 2016

Kate’s Blog – Things to take your mind off Trump

It’s a grey day today, both literally and metaphorically. Trump? Really America? Really? Although I’m not sure we’re in a position to throw stones right now (Brexit you say?). Here at GSA Towers we’ve all got a bit hysterical. Graeme hasn’t slept and has spent the day wearing wellies and whinging (I’m pleased with that…

9th November 2016

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The first instalment of tuition fees for postgraduate courses is due by the end of October. This is usually 50% of the total cost for the year. If you are in receipt of one of the new government postgraduate taught loans, or other funding which comes through in instalments (such as PGCE bursaries but not…

14th October 2016

Rasha’s Blog – New Beginnings

New beginnings! It is true that new beginnings have a special beauty and charm. Maybe it’s the enthusiasm, the passion and the hope for a new start. This adrenalin rush that accompanies the beginning of a new academic year is truly amazing. It gives you a burst of energy to declare it out loud to…

12th October 2016

Kate’s Blog – My time on the GSA Council

So basically the reason I’m involved with the GSA now is because fairly-keen first year PhD Kate showed a vague interest in the GSA and this was pounced on by the then CEO of the organisation and the next thing I knew my housemate and I were running for Council positions. This, as it turns…

5th October 2016