International Student Guide

International Student Guide

We’ve updated our guide for international students with more information and tips. The guide is written by international students and filled with the information they wish they’d known before coming to York. You can download a copy here:

22nd August 2018

Be in with a chance of winning part of our £250+ prize giveaway - Postgraduate Experience Survey 2018

Be in with a chance of winning part of our £250+ prize giveaway – Postgraduate Experience Survey 2018

After the success of last year’s Postgraduate Experience Survey, the GSA is again running a large experience survey inclusive of ALL postgraduate students. The survey will be open between Monday 23 July and Friday 24 August 2018. Each student who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw where we will be awarding five…

23rd July 2018

GSA Awards 2018 - Winners announced

GSA Awards 2018 – Winners announced

We are happy to announce our full list of winners of the inaugural GSA Awards! Thank you to all who attended our celebration evening yesterday and congratulations to all winners and nominees for your contributions to Postgraduate life at York!

18th July 2018

GSA Awards 2018 - Nominations open

GSA Awards 2018 – Nominations open

The Graduate Students’ Association Awards have been setup to recognise the contributions made to student life made by postgraduate students as well as academic and support staff. There are 7 awards in total with 3 nominated by the postgraduate community. The awards are: GSA Volunteer of the year Best GSA network GSA Councillor of the…

20th June 2018

GSA Elections 2018 - Nominations open

GSA Elections 2018 – Nominations open

Nominations have opened for the Graduate Students’ Associations Elections. The Graduate Students’ Association is the main representative body for all postgraduate students studying at the University of York. It is run as a postgraduate students union with elected full time officers that work over the academic year to provide representation for postgraduate students along with…

30th April 2018

Charlotte's Blog - 09/04/18

Charlotte’s Blog – 09/04/18

So it’s April, Mid-Easter break and the sun is finally out! Deadlines and exams are approaching with speed – if you find that things aren’t going as planned, please do remember to use our advice and support service, you can book an appointment here . The last term has been a tricky one: adverse…

9th April 2018

UCU Strike Action - GSA statement - 21/02/18

UCU Strike Action – GSA statement – 21/02/18

The University have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we know many of our members have been asking or worried about. You can find this list here s/industrial-action/ The FAQ features an explanation of the reasons for the strike taking place from the Universities perspective in the interest of balance we also want…

21st February 2018

UCU strike action - February / March 2018

UCU strike action – February / March 2018

As many of you will already be aware the University and College Union (UCU) has voted to take industrial action. UCU is the trade union for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK. The reason they have voted to take industrial action is because national negotiations…

15th February 2018

UCU Industrial Action

We have formally canvassed opinions from within our GSA council and informally with the wider student body. As can be expected with a complex issue like this the views of our members are divided. The strike action will directly impact on the teaching for many of our members and members of our postgraduate community may also be…

5th February 2018

Charlotte’s Blog – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

It was a cold and frosty morning… ‘It’s snowing!’ has been the prevailing cry in the office in the last couple of days, finally heralding the start of the cold, northern winter.  Term has ended, the shops are shut and our office has been covered in Tinsel. It must be nearly Christmas! Again. (Has it…

11th December 2017