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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

GSA Term 2 Election Results

GSA Term 2 Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the GSA Term 2 elections. Thank you very much to all our candidates for putting themselves forward for roles and to the voters for taking part in the election process! You can find the results below: Management: MSc In Accounting and Financial Management – SISHANG ZENG. MSc…

9th March 2021

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge. According to the IWD website “We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to…

8th March 2021

Academic Representation Strategy Consultation Announcement

Academic Representation Strategy Consultation Announcement

After three years of rapid development of our academic representation system the GSA is looking at how we continue to expand and support representation within departments at the University of York. We have rapidly expanded our academic representation system  increasing the number of Reps and the support that we give them. We want this trajectory…

8th March 2021

What have we been doing to improve mental health at York?

What have we been doing to improve mental health at York?

By Clara Garcia, our VP Wellbeing and Community During the past year and a half most student services and the way they are being delivered have changed, but the increasing need of students to get more support from University has continued to rise. As I already stated in my manifesto, students’ mental health needs to…

4th March 2021

President's Update - Meeting the Minister of State for Universities

President’s Update – Meeting the Minister of State for Universities

Hello all, It has been a while since I last provided an update to you and we had some really exciting stuff happen over the last week that I wanted to share with you. Charlie, Patrick and I met the Minister of State for Universities Michell Donelan for the second time this academic year. You…

1st March 2021

Sustainability Officer Blog

Sustainability Officer Blog

Everyone! I’m Harriet, the Sustainability Part-Time Officer at the GSA. This is a quick blog post to update you on what I’ve been up to in the role since being elected in October. Each month I have attended the GSA Council Meetings to listen, discuss, and vote on the motions brought to each meeting. I…

24th February 2021

GSA Statement on Student Conduct

GSA Statement on Student Conduct

The GSA opposes all forms of harassment and strongly condemns all such actions towards members of the GSA Sabbatical or Staff team.  Following a recent incident, the GSA sabbatical officers and staff reaffirm that it is unacceptable for any member of the GSA or the University of York to use abusive language in their communications…

19th February 2021