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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

What Happened at Council? - 1st February

What Happened at Council? – 1st February

The latest Council meeting kicked off with an introduction to our new chair and the news that the Part-Time Students’ Officer had resigned from their role. The VP Academic let Council know that the motions from the last Council meeting had been approved by the board, and that importantly, the GSA has now officially declared…

15th February 2021

Welcome, thanks, and lockdown - VP Wellbeing and Community Term 1 Blog

Welcome, thanks, and lockdown – VP Wellbeing and Community Term 1 Blog

I know it’s almost February and the first term seems a long time away, but this blog was written in December 2020 as part of the sabbatical team effort to be transparent and accountable on our activity and report back to the student community on the work that we do on your behalf. As most…

9th February 2021

VP Academic - Term 1 Blog

VP Academic – Term 1 Blog

It feels like some strange twist of physics, or time, it’s been ten weeks since the start of my second term. Somehow ten weeks have passed and yet it seems like barely a few days – but then most days my brain still thinks it’s April. It’s been a busy term, not just because of…

9th February 2021

Key Expectations from the GSA to support Postgraduates at York through Lockdown 3.0

Key Expectations from the GSA to support Postgraduates at York through Lockdown 3.0

The following are a list of expectations from the York GSA Sabbatical Officer team to ensure that postgraduates are supported through the period of lockdown that started on the 4th Jan 2020. This is not an exhaustive list of all the support that students should be receiving and is subject to change depending on the…

5th January 2021

GSA Statement in response to Government lockdown Tier 5 Announcement 5/1/2021

GSA Statement in response to Government lockdown Tier 5 Announcement 5/1/2021

In light of the recent changes to government guidance yesterday introducing new Tier 5 regulations, the Graduate Students’ Association would like to publish this short statement. The GSA is very sensitive to the difficulties students are currently facing and are looking at how best we can support you throughout the next term. The University of…

5th January 2021

The GSA's guide to the Pub Landlord

The GSA’s guide to the Pub Landlord

Recently we announced Mingle all the way with the GSA our massive Christmas online events line up which (I hope) has something for everyone – a festive jazz night, pub quizzes, a New Year’s Eve disco. Not only that but we’ve got a comedy night with some massive names: Al Murray, Iain Stirling, Phil Wang,…

16th December 2020

Reflections on Decolonising the University of York

Reflections on Decolonising the University of York

Presentation delivered by Clara Garcia, VP Wellbeing and Community to the ILTA Steering Group at the University of York Hi everyone, and thank you for inviting me to this forum to present the work done by the student unions in the past year. Today I wanted to contribute to this conversation with some general notes…

24th November 2020

Students Support fund: juggling between university applications forms 

Students Support fund: juggling between university applications forms 

By Clara M. Garcia (VP Wellbeing and Community) Overview The barriers to access to get assistance funding from UoY are a deterrent to students in need. Applications take too long to fill in, with specific evidence required that can put off students in need and with an excess of personal data being requested to share….

23rd November 2020