The second meeting of the PGR Forum will be on Tuesday 15 November 2022 (10:00-12:00 online).
The PGR Forum brings together YGRS, the GSA and PGR academic reps and provides an opportunity for:
- PGRs (via their PGR academic reps) to raise University-level issues with YGRS and the GSA
- YGRS to keep the PGR community informed of its vision and strategy
- YGRS and the GSA to listen to the views of PGRs on a range of issues.
How to get involved
Please contact your PGR academic rep by 7 November if there are any areas that you’d like to see discussed at the Forum (this should not include individual PGR cases or departmental-specific issues). Once the agenda is published, please let your PGR academic rep know if you’ve any views on the agenda items. If you’re not sure who your PGR academic rep is then speak to your Graduate Administrator or contact the GSA.
If you’re a PGR academic rep, you’ll be invited to attend the Forum by the GSA. If you don’t receive an invitation but think you should have done, contact the GSA. Please ask the PGRs you represent if there are any areas they’d like to see explored at the Forum (this should not include individual PGR cases or departmental-specific issues) and contact the GSA with the details (by 8 November). An agenda will be published in advance of the meeting and you should ask the PGRs you represent if they have any views on the agenda items.
Will we see any action in response to issues raised?
Issues raised at the Forum will be followed up (for example at YGRS committees or with relevant service areas) and will be reported on at subsequent meetings. YGRS and the GSA will do all they can to find solutions but please recognise that some things may be difficult to resolve or have multiple solutions, which may not align with your own wishes. Action-focused minutes are produced for each meeting and are made available to all PGRs at York.