Wellbeing and Community Officer

Amy Bullard

vpwellbeing@yorkgsa.org @gsayorkwell


My Manifesto:

  • Improve the accessibility of mental health resources on campus tailored for PGs.
  • Raise awareness of the services available through regularly distributing PG specific emails and information regarding applying for extensions under such circumstances.
  • Bring PGs together throughout the year through inclusive social events and the introduction of a Refreshers Week in January, repeating the big events in Welcome Week and the Give-It-A-Go Sports.
  • Assist PGs with housing and leasing and look at how we can develop this into a more stress-free process.

Specific Duties of the Wellbeing & Community Officer:

  • To develop, run and evaluate a social program for the membership of the GSA, including events, trips and sports
  • Responsible for supporting the development of student activities and representing students accordingly
  • Coordinate and provide advice and support to the PG network volunteers
  • To support the GSA Council with their activities (Volunteering, Communities, Sports, Events, Equality)
  • To liaise with relevant staff to support and develop postgraduate Welcome Week, term time and out of term activities
  • To liaise with the relevant staff member to promote and encourage participation in GSA sports and volunteering activities
  • To engage the postgraduate community in a range of volunteer projects
  • To liaise with the relevant staff member to promote and encourage all postgraduate students to actively engage with the local community on a range of projects
  • Coordinate and administer the postgraduate community fund
  • To support the organisation of GSA volunteer awards
  • To raise awareness of issues faced by postgraduate students and promote ways to address these
  • Responsible for overseeing welfare policy within the GSA and representing students accordingly.
  • To ensure that wellbeing issues raised by students are fed back to the University and dealt with quickly and effectively
  • To develop and maintain positive working relations with the city of York and local community
  • To run relevant wellbeing campaigns around issues facing postgraduate students
  • To work to ensure that students are aware of GSA welfare and advice services
  • To work with the relevant GSA support Staff to keep the GSA informed of current welfare issues in Higher Education relevant to the GSA’s membership
  • To undertake educational and political campaigning on welfare issues
  • To get involved in University wide wellbeing campaigns