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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge. According to the IWD website “We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to…

8th March 2021

Academic Representation Strategy Consultation Announcement

Academic Representation Strategy Consultation Announcement

After three years of rapid development of our academic representation system the GSA is looking at how we continue to expand and support representation within departments at the University of York. We have rapidly expanded our academic representation system  increasing the number of Reps and the support that we give them. We want this trajectory…

8th March 2021

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 Official Statement on UCU Strike Action Update 11/02/22

GSA Official Statement on UCU Strike Action Update 11/02/22

Update 11th February 2022 At an extraordinary Council meeting called on 10th February, the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) Council supported the motion put forward by the GSA sabbatical officers on behalf of our postgraduate members to support the upcoming UCU industrial action from Monday 14th February.  This is also mirrored by student responses to a…

11th 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