Vote in the GSA Elections

Here at the GSA, Representation and Democracy is at the heart of what we do. We have been representing postgraduate students at the University of York for over 55 years and we're looking forward to many more.

The GSA Leadership Elections are your opportunity to vote for the candidates who you think will make a real difference to your life and life at the University of York.

This could be about events, sports, wellbeing, welfare, representation or any of the many areas which the successful candidates will have in their remits.

It's up to you to make a difference. It's been a long year where many of you have been hidden behind a computer screen. This is your chance to unmute yourself and speak up.

Voting opens on the 20th May and closes on the 26th May.

Check your emails for your link to vote!

Who are you voting for?


This is your link to all of our candidates. We have three positions up for grabs. President, VP Academic and VP Wellbeing and Community.

By voting you make a massive difference to life at York. You can change things for the better, and the way that you want to see the University of York.

Read their manifestos, check out anything else the candidates are saying, and most importantly cast your vote via the email link sent to you.

See our Candidates here

Role Descriptions

There are 3 full time officer positions and 3 student trustee positions available in the GSA Leadership Elections 2021

Each of the officers has a different remit but all involve going out and speaking to students, representing postgraduate students in a range of University meetings and developing projects and events to benefit the postgraduate community.

We are electing a President, a Vice President Academic, a Vice President Wellbeing and Community, and three student trustee roles.

The three Sabbatical Officer roles are paid and full time. The Student Trustee roles are voluntary to be done alongside your studies.

For more details about each role click here

Key Dates

Nominations Open 29 March 2021
Nominations Close 10 May 2021
Manifesto Deadline 17 May 2021
Election Drop-In Session April/May
All-Candidates Meeting 10th May
Voting Opens 20 May 2021
Voting Closes 26 May 2021
Results Announced 27 May 2021
Elections FAQ