Part-Time Officers

Part-Time Officers are democratically elected each year by you! They hold a vote on Council and make decisions about what the GSA campaigns on, the policy it creates, and hold Sabbatical Officers to account.

You can find out more about who they are, what they do, and how you can contact your Part-Time Officers below!

If you are interested in becoming a Part-Time Officer, continue reading for information on the different roles available and their responsibilities, for your next opportunity to get involved!

Responsibilities:

Part-Time Officers are encouraged to:

  • Uphold the GSA’s values with respect to equality and diversity.
  • Attend relevant training.
  • Attend Council.
  • Run campaigns, based on manifesto promises, with the help of Sabbatical Officers.
  • Gather feedback from students they represent.
  • Feedback to students about the work they are doing.
  • Help to review relevant GSA policies.
  • Contribute to the creation and debate of policy motions submitted to Council for approval.
  • Engage with local and national campaigns and bodies that relate to their role.

Part-Time Officer roles: 

Chair of Council

Responsibilities:

To work with the GSA President on matters relating to governance and democracy.
To Chair all meetings of the GSA Council, remaining neutral in policy debates.
To oversee the orderly conduct of Council.
To work with the elected officers to ensure that policy resolutions are actioned.

Email contact: councilchair@yorkgsa.org

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Participation Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect participation of postgraduatea at the University and GSA.

Email contact: participationofficer@yorkgsa.org

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Sports Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on matters related to postgraduate involvement with sport.
Where suitable, to support the running of GSA sports sessions.
To coordinate postgraduate sports teams.

Email contact: sport@yorkgsa.org

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Volunteering Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on matters related to postgraduate involvement with volunteering.
To work with the university to ensure volunteering opportunities are available for postgraduates.
To work with the GSA to create volunteering opportunities for postgraduates.

Email contact: volunteering@yorkgsa.org

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Colleges Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Academic on issues experienced by postgraduates in colleges. To liaise with the Wentworth Graduate Common Room Committee (GCRC) and the Vanbrugh College Student Association (CSA) to ensure the needs of postgraduates are met. To be the bridge between the GSA and College committees.

Email contact: collegesofficer@yorkgsa.org

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Postgraduate Taught Students' Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Academic on issues that affect postgraduate taught students at the University and GSA.

Email contact: pgtstudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

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MRes Students’ Officer

Eligibility:
This Officer role is open to all MRes students only.

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Academic on issues that affect MRes students at the University and GSA.

Email contact: mresstudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

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PhD Students' Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Academic on issues that affect PhD students at the University and GSA.

Email contact: phdstudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

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BAME Students' Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect BAME postgraduates at the University and GSA.

Email contact: bamestudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

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LGBTQ+ Students' Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect LGBTQ+ postgraduates at the University and GSA.

Email contact: lgbt@yorkgsa.org

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Disabled Students' Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect disabled postgraduates at the University and GSA.

Email contact: disabledstudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

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International Students’ Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the GSA President on issues that affect international postgraduates at the University and GSA.

Email contact: internationalofficer@yorkgsa.org

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Women and Non Binary Students' Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect women and non-binary postgraduates at the University and GSA.

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Student Parents, Guardians, and Carers Students' Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect postgraduates with caring responsibilities.

Email contact: studentpgcofficer@yorkgsa.org

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Distance Learning Students' Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Academic on issues that affect distance learning postgraduates at the University and GSA.

Email contact: distancelearningstudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

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Working Class Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect working class postgraduates at the University and GSA.

Email contact: workingclassofficer@yorkgsa.org

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Religions/Faith Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Wellbeing and Community on issues that affect postgraduates belonging to a faith or religion at the University and GSA.

Email contact: religionfaithofficer@yorkgsa.org

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Sustainability Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the GSA President on matters related to Sustainability at the University and the GSA.

Email contact: sustainabilityofficer@yorkgsa.org

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Online Learning Students' Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Academic on issues that affect online learning postgraduates at the University and GSA.

Email contact: onlinelearningstudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

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Part Time Students' Officer

Responsibilities:
To work with the GSA President on issues that affect part-time postgraduates at the University and GSA.

Email contact: part-timestudentsofficer@yorkgsa.org

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GTA Officer

Eligibility:
This Officer role is open to all postgraduates in Graduate Teaching Assistant roles only.

Responsibilities:
To work with the VP Academic on issues that affect postgraduate Graduate Teaching Assistants at the University and GSA.

Email contact: gtaofficer@yorkgsa.org

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