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What have we been doing to improve mental health at York?

What have we been doing to improve mental health at York?

By Clara Garcia, our VP Wellbeing and Community During the past year and a half most student services and the way they are being delivered have changed, but the increasing need of students to get more support from University has continued to rise. As I already stated in my manifesto, students’ mental health needs to…

4th March 2021

President's Update - Meeting the Minister of State for Universities

President’s Update – Meeting the Minister of State for Universities

Hello all, It has been a while since I last provided an update to you and we had some really exciting stuff happen over the last week that I wanted to share with you. Charlie, Patrick and I met the Minister of State for Universities Michell Donelan for the second time this academic year. You…

1st March 2021

Sustainability Officer Blog

Sustainability Officer Blog

Everyone! I’m Harriet, the Sustainability Part-Time Officer at the GSA. This is a quick blog post to update you on what I’ve been up to in the role since being elected in October. Each month I have attended the GSA Council Meetings to listen, discuss, and vote on the motions brought to each meeting. I…

24th February 2021

GSA Statement on Student Conduct

GSA Statement on Student Conduct

The GSA opposes all forms of harassment and strongly condemns all such actions towards members of the GSA Sabbatical or Staff team.  Following a recent incident, the GSA sabbatical officers and staff reaffirm that it is unacceptable for any member of the GSA or the University of York to use abusive language in their communications…

19th February 2021

What Happened at Council? - 1st February

What Happened at Council? – 1st February

The latest Council meeting kicked off with an introduction to our new chair and the news that the Part-Time Students’ Officer had resigned from their role. The VP Academic let Council know that the motions from the last Council meeting had been approved by the board, and that importantly, the GSA has now officially declared…

15th February 2021

GSA Notice of Main Elections 2021

GSA Notice of Main Elections 2021

The notice for York Graduate Students’ Association Sabbatical Officer Team Main Elections 2021. This is the official notice that York Graduate Students’ Association will be holding elections for full-time paid Sabbatical Officer roles for the 2021/2022 academic year as per the following details: Main Elections Timeline: Nominations Open – 29 March 2021 Nominations Close –…

9th February 2021

Welcome, thanks, and lockdown - VP Wellbeing and Community Term 1 Blog

Welcome, thanks, and lockdown – VP Wellbeing and Community Term 1 Blog

I know it’s almost February and the first term seems a long time away, but this blog was written in December 2020 as part of the sabbatical team effort to be transparent and accountable on our activity and report back to the student community on the work that we do on your behalf. As most…

9th February 2021

VP Academic - Term 1 Blog

VP Academic – Term 1 Blog

It feels like some strange twist of physics, or time, it’s been ten weeks since the start of my second term. Somehow ten weeks have passed and yet it seems like barely a few days – but then most days my brain still thinks it’s April. It’s been a busy term, not just because of…

9th February 2021

Key Expectations from the GSA to support Postgraduates at York through Lockdown 3.0

Key Expectations from the GSA to support Postgraduates at York through Lockdown 3.0

The following are a list of expectations from the York GSA Sabbatical Officer team to ensure that postgraduates are supported through the period of lockdown that started on the 4th Jan 2020. This is not an exhaustive list of all the support that students should be receiving and is subject to change depending on the…

5th January 2021

GSA Statement in response to Government lockdown Tier 5 Announcement 5/1/2021

GSA Statement in response to Government lockdown Tier 5 Announcement 5/1/2021

In light of the recent changes to government guidance yesterday introducing new Tier 5 regulations, the Graduate Students’ Association would like to publish this short statement. The GSA is very sensitive to the difficulties students are currently facing and are looking at how best we can support you throughout the next term. The University of…

5th January 2021