Welcome Week FAQs

Below you can find FAQs to some popular questions students have about Welcome Week and starting at York.

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What is the University of York Postgraduate Welcome Week?

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Postgraduate Welcome Week is a dedicated week of induction activities and events to help you get to know your new home at York and meet other postgraduate students.

What is the GSA?

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The Graduate Students’ Association is the primary representative body for all postgraduate student at the University of York. Essentially like a postgraduate students’ union, we run events, trips, academic workshops, volunteering opportunities and an independent, confidential advice service for the benefit of all masters and PhD students in York. More information about the GSA can be found on this website.

When is Welcome Week?

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Welcome Week takes place from Monday 23 September to Sunday 29 September. For those who cannot make Welcome Week, we have an additional group of events in Network Week (Monday 30 September – Sunday 6 October) more info to be released soon.

What events are there?

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We have a range of events from our official welcome talk and useful info fair on Tuesday 24 September to our flagship evening events that take place every evening from 7pm/8pm and are the highlight of the week. Some events are free, others may have a small charge, or you can buy a Welcome Week Wristband which covers all of our evening events and gets you discounts on other events throughout the week!

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Where can I buy tickets?

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Welcome Week wristbands can be bought here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/postgraduate-welcome-week-wristbands-2019-tickets-66163533911

Individual event wristbands can be bought on the door.

Where can I pick up my Student Card

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You can pick up your student card at the Information Centre from Monday 23 September. You can find the Information Centre on the University interactive campus map

How do I get to campus?

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You can get to the campus by either walking (20 mins from city centre) or by taking the 66/66a bus. More information about the University bus service can be found here: https://www.firstgroup.com/york/routes-and-maps/your-bus-66-and-university-services/your-bus-66