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Your Postgrad Guide to the Winter Break

Your Postgrad Guide to the Winter Break

You might be wondering quite what happens at the University of York outside of term time. When is anything open? Are there any events on? Will there be any porters around? That’s why we are bringing you our Winter Booklet with all of the important information between the 6th December and the 10th January This…

8th December 2021

Strike Action Update - from your VP Academic Ekansh Kapoor

Strike Action Update – from your VP Academic Ekansh Kapoor

The GSA does not want non-striking Graduate Teaching Assistants to be overburdened with covering for the ones who are striking, which we understand was the case in previous industrial action. Our understanding is that the University won’t force GTA’s to cover. If a GTA wants to cover work, they can. It is totally up to…

29th November 2021

GSA Official Statement on UCU Strike Action

GSA Official Statement on UCU Strike Action

22 November 2021 On behalf of our postgraduate members, the GSA has considered in detail the recently announced ballot results from the UCU. Therefore, on this occasion, we have taken the decision to take a neutral stance on UCU industrial action. We understand the need for staff which includes a proportion of our membership (GTAs)…

23rd November 2021

Strike Action Update - from your VP Academic Ekansh Kapoor

Strike Action Update – from your VP Academic Ekansh Kapoor

The GSA can confirm that strike action will take place at the University of York. The University and College Union informed us of the results of its ballot on industrial action on Friday, November 5, 2021. The University of York branch of UCU along with 36 other Universities voted to take strike action over the…

15th November 2021

GSA Autumn 2021 PG Election Results - it’s official!

GSA Autumn 2021 PG Election Results – it’s official!

After eight days of voting, several thousand votes and 300 fantastic candidates vying for 99 positions – we are delighted to announce the results of the GSA Postgraduate Autumn 2021 Elections. Please find the results for the Academic Representative Elections here Please find the results for the Council Elections here We would like to say…

10th November 2021

New Job Opportunities at the GSA

New Job Opportunities at the GSA

We have two new roles available to work at the GSA: An Academic Welfare Advisor and a Community, Events and Welfare Coordinator. For more details about both of these positions, please visit: https://www.yorkgsa.org/about-the-gsa/gsa-recruitment/

28th October 2021

6 Questions for your Sabb - Jia

6 Questions for your Sabb – Jia

We asked our new Sabbatical Officers six questions, to help you learn a little bit about them, and for them to help you understand a bit more about Postgrad life at York. What’s your role in under 30 words? My official role title is VP Wellbeing and Community. In short, this is a role that…

18th October 2021

Black History Month Design Competition 

Black History Month Design Competition 

We’re your students’ union. We want to make sure that we look how you want us to look. For Black History Month we are launching a Design Competition for Black artists, redesigning the BAME Students’ Network logo. We want to recognise the achievements of black creatives at the University of York while also letting you…

18th October 2021

Purnur Altay - President - End of Year Blog

Purnur Altay – President – End of Year Blog

Hello all, for every good thing in life, there is also an end, and I am about to finish my second term in the office on 31 August. In this short blog I wanted to look back and reflect on the last two years where I had the pleasure of trying to make your experience…

24th August 2021

Jane Baston - VP Academic - End of Year Blog

Jane Baston – VP Academic – End of Year Blog

Write a blog covering everything you’ve done in two years, they said. You’ve been here for two years, there must be loads to talk about. However when I think back over the last two years most of it blurs into one long line of meetings, email and lots of papers to read. That’s probably what…

24th August 2021