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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

Continuation Fees Waived

Continuation Fees Waived

Hello everyone, l hope you are all well. Due to my candidacy in the GSA Elections for 2020/21 Academic year, l was unable to share with you the great news that l had over the past few weeks. We ticked off another item from my list of current projects and l am extremely happy about…

8th 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

The BEST Podcasts

The BEST Podcasts

We’ve been doing this work from home thing for a few weeks now and I know that I’m rapidly approaching the end of my Netflix. If you’re like me and looking for something entertaining that you can listen to while baking your second loaf of bread then I’ve got a list for you! Some of…

7th April 2020

Sabbs Blog - 07/04/20

Sabbs Blog – 07/04/20

Dear all, As we get into – almost – two weeks of shelter-at-home, we hope everyone is keeping safe and well. We understand that most of our student community is now back to their homes and it is difficult to keep track of the daily changes at the University. Things have been moving at a…

7th April 2020

Animal Watching #KeepHomeandCarryOn

Animal Watching #KeepHomeandCarryOn

We all love cute animals. The problem is, a lot of us live in houses that don’t allow pets. Or, we have pets, but they’re living with our family members far away. In this time of self-isolation and staying at home, it’s easy to feel lonely. But even if we can’t take you to the…

23rd March 2020

GSA Student Council Statement on Industrial Action: 13/02/20

GSA Student Council Statement on Industrial Action: 13/02/20

The GSA Student Council met on the 3rd of February in order to discuss our position on the forthcoming industrial action. We would like to communicate that we have decided to reiterate our decision from November 2019 to support the staff members at the University of York. As declared in the previous statements, the GSA…

13th February 2020

University of York, YUSU and GSA Statement: Showing respect to each other

University of York, YUSU and GSA Statement: Showing respect to each other

A joint statement from the Vice-Chancellor and the presidents of YUSU and GSA. The University is a global community, with one in every four people on our campus (both staff and students), coming from outside the UK. We value, celebrate and are proud of our inclusive and diverse community. Unfortunately, we have had some reports…

4th February 2020

YUSU and GSA: Coronavirus updates

YUSU and GSA: Coronavirus updates

Tuesday 4 February, 6pm Public Health England (PHE), as part of its on-going investigation into coronavirus in York, has now confirmed that the diagnosed student has a tenancy at Vita Student, a private student accommodation provider located in the City. PHE has also confirmed that the student was not in Vita Student accommodation when they…

1st February 2020

Vice President Wellbeing and Community Blog - Term 1 Review

Vice President Wellbeing and Community Blog – Term 1 Review

Hello everyone! It has been a really short holiday season, right? Like everyone else in social media, I have been making a recap of the year these past few weeks, in my case, about my first months as a sabbatical officer.   I know that everyone has deadlines over the next few days, so here…

6th January 2020