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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

Vice President Academic Blog - Term 1 Review

Vice President Academic Blog – Term 1 Review

There are a few words that I’ve been using a lot this term. Hectic, challenging and a huge learning curve are the ones that I usually say when I’m asked how my first term has gone. The learning curve has been steep; I’ve spent a significant proportion of my days running from meeting to meeting,…

24th December 2019

GSA President Blog - Term 1 Review

GSA President Blog – Term 1 Review

Hello everyone! Before all of us go to a well-deserved break, I would like to share with you what I have been up to since coming into office in September. It has been both amazing and challenging to adjust to my new role and I apologise for not being around much. Here is my new…

16th December 2019

GSA Student Council Blog - Industrial Action

GSA Student Council Blog – Industrial Action

Dear everyone, On behalf of the council of the GSA, we would like to communicate that we have decided to actively support staff members at university in their dispute pursuing better living conditions through pay and a better future via an affordable pension. We want to show solidarity with the University and College Union members…

25th November 2019

GSA Statement in Support of Industrial Action

GSA Statement in Support of Industrial Action

Summary The GSA Student Council has decided to strongly support the upcoming industrial action following a Council meeting on Monday 18th November. The Council felt that the increasing casualisation and inequality of Higher Education was too important an issue to remain neutral, but wish to emphasise that staff, support and services of the GSA will…

22nd November 2019

Industrial Strike Action: Guidance for Students + GSA Response

Industrial Strike Action: Guidance for Students + GSA Response

Industrial Action at the University of York Members of UCU (a Trade Union for academic staff) have voted to take industrial action on pay, pensions and working conditions. UCU have announced eight days of strikes will get underway from Monday 25th November to Wednesday 4th December. At this stage, it is hard to say exactly…

15th November 2019

Guide to Study and Assessment Q+A

Guide to Study and Assessment Q+A

During Week 2 of Autumn Term 2019, the GSA held an event to help new students learn about the differences in study and assessment at York compared to universities around the world and indeed the UK. As part of the event there was a question and answer session. We have written up some of the…

28th October 2019

Council Elections 2019 - Results

Council Elections 2019 – Results

We are happy to announce the results of the GSA Council and Student Trustee elections, and introduce your new GSA Council for 2019/20: Council Chair – Suzanne SL Communities Officer – Minko EM Equalities Officer – Jessie S Events Officer – Charlotte L Volunteering Officer – Sameer J Student Trustee – Hannah I K Thank…

21st October 2019

GSA Awards 2019: Winners Announced

GSA Awards 2019: Winners Announced

Last week we hosted our now annual GSA Awards, celebrating the achievements of postgraduate students and staff over the past academic year. The winners of the awards are listed below: GSA Volunteer of the Year  Hugh Watmough GSA Network of the Year PhD Network – Francesco Ramponi GSA Council Member of the Year Neil Cox…

15th July 2019

Charlotte's Blog: The Augar Report

Charlotte’s Blog: The Augar Report

The Augar Review has been published! With Higher Education all over the news today, I thought I’d provide a quick briefing on the most pertinent changes. The Augar Review (Review of post-18 funding) has been looking at aspects surrounding the funding of Higher Education – the report published today is over 216 pages long, so…

30th May 2019