News Category: Welfare

Shine a Light on Sexual Violence: Light up the Night march - 04/02/19

Shine a Light on Sexual Violence: Light up the Night march – 04/02/19

Light up the Night March, Monday 4th February, 6pm Assemble at  Greg’s Place, Heslington West Campus at 6.00pm   It’s time to Shine a Light on Sexual Violence, and for everyone at the University of York to show that we want to live and work in a safe and respectful environment for all, free from…

25th January 2019

Jobs at the GSA

Jobs at the GSA

We have two great full-time roles now available at the GSA. Representation and Democracy Coordinator – Full-time – £22000pa Advice and Welfare Coordinator – Full-time – £22000pa Over the last few years the GSA has developed and expanded the services it offers to its members and these staff posts are part of the latest phase…

15th October 2018

Students with Children Information Guide

Students with Children Information Guide

Based on feedback from previous students we have put together a guide aimed at providing information for students with children living in York. The guide is written by with input from student families and filled with the information they wish they’d known before coming to York, if there’s information missing please let us know so…

4th September 2018

GSA Welcome to New Students

GSA Welcome to New Students

Welcome to York! If you’re reading this you’re probably a new postgraduate student due to be starting in September. The good news is we send you an email with everything you need to know about the GSA and Welcome Week before you start. The bad news is we don’t tend to get everyone’s emails until…

24th August 2018

International Student Guide

International Student Guide

We’ve updated our guide for international students with more information and tips. The guide is written by international students and filled with the information they wish they’d known before coming to York. You can download a copy here:

22nd August 2018


The winter is approaching and unfortunately there are still many displaced people across the continent in need of help. Students and staff from the University of York, volunteering with grassroots groups From York With Love and Friends Helping Refugees , have organised a collection of items urgently needed in Calais.  Please see below for a…

16th October 2017

Fatma’s Blog – Get More out of Your Postgraduate Study!

Your first chance to get involved with GSA and make a difference to the lives of postgraduate students is here! This week the nomination for council elections is open, this is a great way to get more out of your journey at the University of York. Many of you whom I had the privilege to…

4th October 2017

Rasha’s Blog – No food, no drink?

  Being part of the GSA for the past 2 years, I gained amazing friends from different faiths, and faithless backgrounds. One of my dear friends once asked me: “why do Muslims congratulate each other at the start of Ramadan. Do you congratulate each other on having to suffer a month of hunger?!! I would…

20th June 2017

Kate’s Blog – Week 1 De-stress

I hope you all had a wonderful bank holiday weekend, I spent some of mine at home seeing the dogs, also my parents, but mostly the dogs, which was great. So here we are, it’s Week 1, which is not something anybody wants, particularly with exams and deadlines looming like big, horrible smelly things, but…

17th April 2017

Kate’s Blog – Winter Warm-up

It’s that time of year again when it’s cold and dark and miserable and there’s not even the Christmas holidays to look forward to and even though it’s week five it feels like it ought to be week nine and there’s marking to do and whilst you know the weather’s going to get better, you…

6th February 2017