Get involved in our vibrant postgraduate community to make the most of your time at York.
The dedicated Graduate Students' Association (GSA), the York Graduate Research School, plus our colleges and International Student Support team all organise events to help you get involved and build social connections.
Welcome event highlights
Postgraduate welcome activities begin from Monday 11 September 2023. Attendance isn't compulsory - though we recommend you attend to help you settle in. Departments may have induction activities for taught students from Monday 18 September 2023 and for postgraduate researchers from Monday 2 October 2023.
Mon 11 Sep: GSA Welcome Night
An evening to make new friends, enjoy live music and drinks.
Wed 13 Sep: GSA Information Fair
Find out information about the GSA, University Services, Sports, Clubs, and Societies at the University of York, with lots of freebies!
Wed 13 Sep: Welcome to the University of York (repeated Wed 27 Sep)
A welcome to the University from the Vice-Chancellor, Colleges and the GSA.
Fri 29 Sep: GSA Medieval Ball
A three course meal with welcome drinks included at an iconic historical location in York. Dress up in your best dress and chat and meet with new friends whilst dining and listening to a medieval band.
Wed 4 Oct: YGRS Induction event
Introducing the York Graduate Research School and all the professional support available to new postgraduate researchers.
Graduate Students' Association
York Graduate Research School
Our research school brings together administrative support with research training, funding, development opportunities and events.
See the York Graduate Research School pages for all key information, including an induction for all new postgraduate researchers.
All our colleges provide support and advice but, as the only dedicated postgraduate college, all events at Wentworth are focused on postgraduate needs. Attend the weekly socials and sports clubs, as well as workshops focusing on study skills and productivity. For research students, the Work in Progress seminar series is an opportunity to network and practice communicating your work in an informal and supportive setting. Find out more about Wentworth Graduate College activities and events.
Our great sporting facilities at York give you the opportunity to get involved with sports you love and try out new ones at whatever level you want.
Make connections with people who share your experiences and face the same challenges via our student networks:
Join in on social media
You can also join social media groups linked to the University and your department.
Find your department or college in our list of all University of York social media accounts.
Our Student Hub also offers specific advice on studying at York for international students.
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