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Welcome Week Update

Welcome Week Update

Over the past few weeks, the GSA staff team has been tirelessly at work, planning our Welcome Week for incoming Postgraduate students. There’s been some key developments in the past few weeks, particularly the recent government guidelines which limit socialising in groups of more than six, which have forced us to reevaluate our plans. We’ve…

15th September 2020

Meet Our Events and Communities Coordinator

Meet Our Events and Communities Coordinator

Hi, I’m Hazel and I’m the part-time Events and Communities Coordinator at the GSA. I’m also a postgraduate student here at the University of York and I’m working towards my MA in Eighteenth Century literature. Every year the GSA organises one of the only postgraduate-specific Welcome Weeks in the UK. There are events and activities…

8th September 2020

VP Wellbeing and Community End of Year Blog

VP Wellbeing and Community End of Year Blog

When I became an officer last year this was the headline of my manifesto, where I detailed a small set of expectations for the year that can be reduced to: change the prizes on student housing, improving the university’s mental health services, promote transparency of the institutional structure and resources (both at a union and…

2nd September 2020

VP Academic's End of Year Blog

VP Academic’s End of Year Blog

I’m not the type of person who likes to look too far into my own future, something to do with not wanting to predict things and give myself too many expectations. When I started my role as VP Academic I did have some ideas about what the next year would look like. I had a…

2nd September 2020

President's End of Year Blog

President’s End of Year Blog

Hello all, as I approach the end of my first year as the President of the GSA, I wanted to reflect on the academic year behind and share with you what I have been doing for the last twelve months. Oh my, what a year that was! 2 rounds of Industrial action, Brexit, and a…

2nd September 2020

GTA Blog

GTA Blog

If you’ve been a postgrad at the University of York for a while you’ll probably remember that the GSA supported the UCU strikes this year to throw our support behind the Four Fights but in particular the fight against casualisation. We felt that we couldn’t be a postgraduate students union without supporting our postgrads in…

24th August 2020

Mental Health Survey

Mental Health Survey

Hi everyone! I am Clara and I am the Wellbeing and Community Officer at the GSA. After a couple of months pausing it, I am launching a survey on the provision of Mental Health Services at University of York. My objective is to gather your opinions and thoughts of the services provided and use the…

18th August 2020

Announcement of GSA Annual General Meeting

York Graduate Students’ Association Notice of  AGM This is the official notice that York Graduate Students’ Association will be holding the Annual General Meeting as per the following details: WHAT: York Graduate Students’ Association Annual General Meeting WHEN: Monday 3rd August, 5pm WHERE: To be held on Google Hangouts Come and find out what we…

14th July 2020

Student Housing and Accommodation under Covid-19

Student Housing and Accommodation under Covid-19

By Clara (VP Wellbeing and Community Officer) CHALLENGES As sabbatical officers, we know that housing is always a key issue for students throughout the year, but the inequalities and issues within student housing have been drastically highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic, with sky high rents tipping students into hardship even quicker. We are living through…

12th June 2020

The GSA Supports Black Lives Matter

The GSA Supports Black Lives Matter

By the GSA Sabbatical Team In view of the recent episode of brutal violence against George Floyd in Minnesota, the GSA would like to stand in solidarity with people of colour and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.  As a postgraduate student union, we have a responsibility and duty to recognise and actively oppose how racism is intertwined…

3rd June 2020