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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 Silantoi Lengewa Communities Officer – Minko Evgeniev Minev Equalities Officer – Jessie Shepherd Events Officer – Charlotte Lade Volunteering Officer – Sameer Jangam Student Trustee – Hannah Isobel…

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

Welcome Team information for September 2019

Welcome Team information for September 2019

WELCOME TEAM for Welcome Fortnight 2019 For work on Friday 20 September (training afternoon) – Friday 4 October How to apply Stage 1 Please fill in the application form with care. Only application forms of the highest standard are considered for interview. Applications with too few details of relevant experience and transferable skills, spelling mistakes…

8th April 2019

GSA York Postgrad Summer Forum - Call for Abstracts for Presentations

GSA York Postgrad Summer Forum – Call for Abstracts for Presentations

Integrating Interfaculty Ideas Call for Abstracts for Presentations Calling all postgraduate researchers! Are you bored over the summer? Keen to meet new people? Want to see if you can make someone from a completely different area of academia understand your research? The York Postgrad Summer Forum is a series of seminars which will take place…

1st April 2019

Spring Vacation Guide now available

Spring Vacation Guide now available

The GSA and International team at the Student Hub have collected together useful information about opening times, useful contacts and events happening over the Spring Vacation period. You can view and download a copy or pick up a copy from colleges or key venues on campus. 

14th March 2019

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

Welcome Back Week evening line-up announced

Welcome Back Week evening line-up announced

The GSA have been working on a week of great events to welcome both new PhD students starting in January and welcome back students after the examination and hand-in period of the start of term 2. We’ve taken some of our most popular events last term and slapped on a reduced price of just £10…

21st December 2018