Online Information Fair
Welcome to our Online Information Fair!
We would have loved to do this on campus with you and have thousands of you in the same room, with pizza, and just generally having a great time. Seeing as we can't do that though, get yourself a snack, get comfy and take a look at some of the great opportunities we're bringing you at the information fair this year. This is almost all EXTRA stuff you can do on top of the GSA Networks, which you can find linked under Welcome 2020 or by following the link in the find out more section. We're bringing you clubs and university services, so there's a bit of something for everyone.
For anybody who doesn't know what the GSA is take a look at the video in the Find out More section. Almost every one of the groups at the Information Fair have recorded a video specifically for you, and that is where you'll be able to watch them.
Happy Scrolling!Click here for more info
Find all of the GSA Networks HERE and watch our What is the GSA film below.
Cave and Potholing Club
Hi, we're YUCPC, and we go caving! We try to run trips every weekend to the Yorkshire Dales, one of the country's biggest caving regions. Don't worry if you've never been caving before, we have weekly sessions where we'll teach you all the ropework and skills you need to know to get underground. Please feel free to get in touch with us with any questions! If you would like more information about how to join the society please join our mailing list by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or sending us a message on our facebook page (www.facebook.com/yucpc/), and check out our website (yucpc.org.uk) and our instagram (@yucpc) too!Click here for more info
Academic Skills Centre
The Academic Skills Community (ASC) is how you develop your academic and communication skills and to meet people from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds.
Four ways to join ASC:
1) access ASC study online study resources
2) join our face-to-face and online workshops
3) sign up to and take part in our community groups and
4) book one-to-one appointments
Postgraduate Student Newspaper
Fancy yourself a writer? Have an opinion on…well, anything. Join our Postgraduate Student Newspaper, launched for the very first time this year. For too long, campus student media have ignored Postgraduates – you can make a difference! There’s no barrier for entry; you don’t need to have any experience writing anything before (you’re all Postgrads, I’m sure you’re great at writing). However, if anyone does fancy themselves as a potential editor, we are recruiting volunteers for roles on the committee too.
We are brand new (so not even a video yet) and students can take the newspaper in the direction that they want to take it - and that includes giving it it's first ever name!
If you want to know more about it, give me a shout (Troy) by contacting me on email@example.com or signing up by filling out this form with your name and email address: https://forms.gle/ZWog5NocC34u92pv7Click here for more info
There is no more to find out. The more is for you to decide and create.
But seriously though, sign up, and we’ll have great fun writing for the newspaper!
York Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Forum
The York Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Forum is a series of monthly seminars, which fosters a friendly inter-faculty community and bridges the divides that often exist between disciplines. Each seminar features papers from the schools of Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities, speaking on the same broad theme and showing the unexpected connections which can be found between disparate subjects. You can find out more and sign up for future session on their website here: https://www.yorkgsa.org/wellbeing-community/york-postgraduate-interdisciplinary-forum/Click here for more info
Hi, we’re the handball club! Handball is one of the most popular sports in Europe and we want to show you why! We train together, play teams across the north of England, put on group fitness sessions, go on regular socials and loads more. Come and meet us at a training session or find us on social media.
Languages For All
Learn a new language or take your language skills to the next level with Languages for All (LFA) courses. We offer courses in around 14 languages; for each language and level you will be able to choose between two delivery modes: mixed or online only. Drop-in Q&A Zoom sessions available on 24th September, 16:00-17:00 and 5th October, 10:30-11:30 via https://www.york.ac.uk/lfa/q-a/Click here for more info
York Hornets Cheerleading and Dance
York Hornets Cheerleading is made up of six squads who compete in Cheerleading, Group Stunt and Dance Competitions. We also have a non-competitive Events squad (who perform on campus and at local events) and a Development Squad. For info about tasters and tryouts please head to our social media pagesClick here for more info
Maths Skills Centre
The Maths Skills Centre offers free friendly guidance and advice to all students on Maths and Statistics topics including Numerical Reasoning. Online and face to face appointments and statistics workshops are available. On the website and the VLE site you can find online resources for Statistics and Maths that are accessible at any time.
Jiu Jitsu Club
Jiu Jitsu is a traditional Japanese martial art. It’s a defensive art, which uses joint locks, throws and strikes to defend a variety of different attacks. We teach a modern form of it, adapted to take into account the sort of self-defence situations you might find yourself in today (less armour and fewer horses, more punches and pub brawl type attacks).Click here for more info
Writing Skills Centre
The Writing Centre offers personalised advice and guidance on your written work. Online and face to face appointments are available and email feedback can be given. We can help you develop all aspects of your academic writing including planning and structuring assignments, proof-reading your own work, building effective critical arguments and integrating sources of information.
Korfball is a team ball game, very similar to both netball and basketball. A team is made up of four males and four females, making it one of the world's only mixed gender sports! Training this term will hopefully take place from 19:30-21:30 on Wednesdays at the York Sports Centre, pending Covid-19 guidelines. Feel free to come on down and give it a go! For more information visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KorfYork/, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you already know korfball is the sport for you then join us at https://yusu.org/activities/view/korfball.Click here for more info
Academic Integrity is an essential part of your academic studies. It is important you understand the skills needed for good academic practice and that you use the available tools. Our website includes comprehensive referencing guidance for all referencing styles, information on the Academic Integrity and Research Integrity Tutorials as well as details on how to access Turnitin to help with your academic writing and referencing skills.
MEG (University of York Music Education Group)
MEG is a volunteering group who provide free music workshops to schools, nurseries, care homes, SEN/Mental Health establishments and other groups within the wider York community. Our aim is to bring a high level of music education and activities to areas of our local community, where music may be lacking or underfunded, providing more people the opportunity to experience music.
Facebook: Music Education Group – MEG (@UoyMEG)
Youtube: MEG Volunteering Project
Talk to a Study Coach and afterwards you are likely to feel more motivated and focused; more calm and informed - or so feedback tells us! Our one-to-one virtual appointments give you the chance to speak confidentially about your academic work and learning habits. You’ll explore successes and challenges in your study practice and consider strategies for becoming more self-aware and in control.
Tai Chi Soc
Tai Chi Chuan is a Chinese martial art, promoting health, mental welfare and stability, as well as physical strength, coordination and martial skill.Forms and breathing exercises are practised to give students an understanding of body mechanics and relaxation.
The University of York Tai Chi Chuan Club gives anyone at any level the opportunity to learn and train in the art of Tai Chi Chuan.Click here for more info
GSA Advice Service
Studying for a postgraduate programme can be incredibly challenging. You may be living in a new city (or even a new country), meeting new people, and discovering new theories, ideas and concepts.
At the GSA Advice Service, we recognise that this is only the start of the challenges which you might face as a postgraduate student. You might find that you aren’t getting on with the people on your programme, you might feel homesick or lonely, or you might have illnesses which affect your studies.
The GSA Advice Service is here to help you meet these (and other) challenges in your University experience, and to help you to make sure you do the best you can in your studies.Click here for more info
YUSU's Advice & Support Centre (ASC)
YUSU's Advice & Support Centre (ASC) provides free, independent and confidential advice and guidance to students on academic, welfare and personal issues, and University policies and processes. Advice and guidance can be provided via email or by telephone or virtual appointment.
Opening times: Monday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00
Phone: 01904 323724 (YUSU reception)
Women's Rugby Club
If you're looking to try something new this year, or simply continue playing such a great sport then come down to training to see what we're all about. The only entry requirements are enthusiasm and willingness to learn something new - once you start you'll never look back! We don't just play rugby either. In between matches and training we make time for fantastic socials both themed and formal, drinking and non-drinking, throughout the year.
Our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter handles are @uywrufc, our website is uywrufc.com and people can join our Facebook group by searching “UYWRUFC 2020/2021”Click here for more info