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GSA Official Statement on UCU Strike Action

GSA Official Statement on UCU Strike Action

22 November 2021 On behalf of our postgraduate members, the GSA has considered in detail the recently announced ballot results from the UCU. Therefore, on this occasion, we have taken the decision to take a neutral stance on UCU industrial action. We understand the need for staff which includes a proportion of our membership (GTAs)…

23rd November 2021

Strike Action Update - from your VP Academic Ekansh Kapoor

Strike Action Update – from your VP Academic Ekansh Kapoor

The GSA can confirm that strike action will take place at the University of York. The University and College Union informed us of the results of its ballot on industrial action on Friday, November 5, 2021. The University of York branch of UCU along with 36 other Universities voted to take strike action over the…

15th November 2021

GSA Autumn 2021 PG Election Results - it’s official!

GSA Autumn 2021 PG Election Results – it’s official!

After eight days of voting, several thousand votes and 300 fantastic candidates vying for 99 positions – we are delighted to announce the results of the GSA Postgraduate Autumn 2021 Elections. Please find the results for the Academic Representative Elections here Please find the results for the Council Elections here We would like to say…

10th November 2021

New Job Opportunities at the GSA

New Job Opportunities at the GSA

We have two new roles available to work at the GSA: An Academic Welfare Advisor and a Community, Events and Welfare Coordinator. For more details about both of these positions, please visit: https://www.yorkgsa.org/about-the-gsa/gsa-recruitment/

28th October 2021

Black History Month Design Competition 

Black History Month Design Competition 

We’re your students’ union. We want to make sure that we look how you want us to look. For Black History Month we are launching a Design Competition for Black artists, redesigning the BAME Students’ Network logo. We want to recognise the achievements of black creatives at the University of York while also letting you…

18th October 2021

Purnur Altay - President - End of Year Blog

Purnur Altay – President – End of Year Blog

Hello all, for every good thing in life, there is also an end, and I am about to finish my second term in the office on 31 August. In this short blog I wanted to look back and reflect on the last two years where I had the pleasure of trying to make your experience…

24th August 2021

Annual General Meeting 2021

Annual General Meeting 2021

Please find the minutes of our Annual General Meeting here You can also watch the full contents of our AGM below!

16th August 2021

York Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Forum Statement

Dear University of York Postgraduates, The YPIF Committee would like to thank the many attendees from a variety of disciplines who attended our ‘Exploring Research Paradigms’ event on Wednesday. We really appreciate your participation and hope to see you at future seminars and workshops. We have been made aware that a few people were offended…

16th April 2021

What happened at Council? 01/03/2021

Last week’s council session was packed with interesting motions brought by members. The first motion brought to the meeting asked Council to mandate the GSA to lobby the university for tuition fee refunds for the 20/21 academic year due to the negative impact of Covid-19 lockdown measures on the university experience. One council member spoke…

16th March 2021

A message from your Sustainability Officer

Hi Everyone! Last week I held the first Sustainability Student Group Meeting as part of my Sustainability Part-Time Officer role at the GSA. Thank you to those that joined! Currently I’m working on a sustainability policy for both the GSA and the University. The GSA policy will contain objectives and targets so that the GSA…

16th March 2021