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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

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