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Your New Union Survey

Your New Union Survey

Last month, the GSA and YUSU announced a statement that both Unions would work together to move towards ‘establishing a single, unified Students’ Union for all students at the University’. We want to ensure that students are front and centre of this new Union. That’s why we need your input and why today, together with…

13th April 2023

A statement from the YUSU and GSA Presidents on the future of the Unions

A statement from the YUSU and GSA Presidents on the future of the Unions

Announcing our ambitions for a single and unified Students’ Union Dear Students, The University of York is one of a very small number of Universities to have two students’ unions: the University of York Students’ Union (YUSU), for all students registered at the University, and the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), reserved for taught and research…

2nd March 2023

Easter Booklet 2023

Easter Booklet 2023

In collaboration with the University of York, the GSA are delighted to bring you this year’s Easter Booklet. It contains all the helpful information you might need to know about campus openings times and what’s happening on campus during the Easter break. From when you can go to Nisa, to when Postgraduate Free Sport is…

1st March 2023

GSA Stance in Support of UCU York Industrial Action

GSA Stance in Support of UCU York Industrial Action

The GSA stands in solidarity with UCU York in relation to the industrial action taking place on the 24th, 25th and 30th November. We respect that some students will disagree with the position taken, however as an Officer team we have formed this stance following conversations with our Academic Representatives, Part-Time Officers and polling of…

23rd November 2022

GSA Sabbatical Response to Iranian Protests

GSA Sabbatical Response to Iranian Protests

Dear students and colleagues, The GSA is committed to the principles of equality and freedom for all people regardless of background. As a Sabbatical Officer team, we would like to express our grave concern for the unjust death of 22 year old Mahsa Amini in the custody of Iran’s Morality Police, and the persecution Iranian…

8th November 2022

Your Postgrad Guide to the Summer Break

It’s really easy to get bored over the summer. With services changed and campus empty of undergrads and your end of summer deadlines now getting closer we know it’s not the easiest of times. That’s why we’ve put together a full social calendar for the holidays, with events and activities from us, as well as…

18th July 2022

End of Spring Term Blog - VP Wellbeing and Community - JiaYing Tan

End of Spring Term Blog – VP Wellbeing and Community – JiaYing Tan

One of the most active parts of the GSA is our regular trips, which I was often on as a Responsible Person to ensure health and safety criteria are met, but also to relax, have fun, and talk to students. This included a visit to Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire, a day out to Go…

18th April 2022

End of Spring Term Blog - President - Viviane Cao

End of Spring Term Blog – President – Viviane Cao

This past term has been a bit hectic but here are a few updates about what’s been keeping me busy since January. In the first two weeks of term, I was working with the GSA staff to organise Welcome Back Week events and talks. Everything has obviously been a bit weird over the past few…

18th April 2022

End of Spring Term Blog - VP Academic - Ekansh Kapoor

End of Spring Term Blog – VP Academic – Ekansh Kapoor

Hi lovely people, it’s the end of the term. It has been a tough one for all of us. I hope you all are doing just great. This term we’ve been working with the York Graduate Research School board and sub-committees on modifying the student representation structure of research students, to make their experience better…

18th April 2022

Your Postgrad Guide to the Easter Break

Your Postgrad Guide to the Easter Break

You might be wondering quite what happens at the University of York outside of term time. When is anything open? Are there any events on? Will there be any porters around? That’s why we are bringing you our Easter Booklet with all of the important information between the 19th March and the 19th April This…

22nd March 2022