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Welcome Events 2023

Events Schedule

Loads of brilliant events for Postgraduates

We’re your Postgraduate Students’ Union, representing you since 1965, and we are delighted to welcome you to the University of York.

Delivering the UK’s biggest Postgraduate Welcome Week we’ve made sure that there’s something for everyone this year. We’ve got some of the biggest events, from Formal Dinners to our Welcome Festival, to plenty of online options, casual day time events, and Postgrad sports.

Welcome Events takes place between the 11th September and the 29th September.

Click on the days to see our events calendar and book onto the events.


From late night festival fun to a meal in one of York’s oldest buildings, we’re here to give you the real York. There’s so much happening every single day but spaces are limited! So make sure you book on as early as you can.

Check out our events page for details of our events with handy indicators for what is included in each event!

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Information Fair

The Postgraduate Information Fair is your one stop shop to find everything important you can get involved in whilst at the University of York. We have tons of stalls from student Networks, societies, university services and businesses in the city.

There will be lots of free goodies and free food going around! Show up at the Exhibition Centre between 12-5pm on the 13th September to explore

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What are Networks?

GSA Networks are student-run groups led by two Network Coordinators who organise social activities just for you. Our first Network event begins on the 19th September, but there will be lots more throughout the year. Sign up to the Networks now to gain access to their events, as not all Network events are published centrally by the GSA

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