We host a variety of events, from laid back nights out to prominent guest speaker events to informative writing workshops! Here you can find our upcoming events and an archive of every event we have hosted since our first in April 2021.

Upcoming Events:

What’s Next for Europe? (March 2nd 2023)

We welcome Marina Kaljurand MEP (Estonia) to discuss the challenges currently facing the EU and the future of the organisation.

Previous Events:

British Foreign Policy Debate (February 9th 2023)

Join us in P/T/007 alongside the university’s political party societies (Conservatives, Labour, and Lib Dems) for a debate on the future of British foreign policy.

Social at Dusk (November 24th 2022)

Celebrate getting to the end of the term with us!

G20 Event (November 7th 2022)

Join us in welcoming Dr Liam Clegg in P/L/001 to discuss the G20 Conference that has taken place this week in Indonesia.

Social at Revs (October 27th 2022)

Take some time out of your busy schedule to join us for some drinks and a dance at Revolution. Use our society code ‘DBHNPN’ to enjoy discounts throughout the year.

Brazilian Elections Talk (October 20th 2022)

We welcome Dr Leticia Cesarino (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil) to host a talk on the upcoming Brazilian elections and the future of politics in Brazil.

Writing Workshop (October 13th 2022)

Come along to SLB/002 to improve your writing skills and to learn about YGA’s writing style directly from our editors. No prior experience needed!

Social at Dusk (October 6th 2022)

Join us for some drinks to kick off the year and meet our new members!



International Security Talk (8/3/22)

An insightful panel with York Union in the Bowland Auditorium, hosting York academics Dr Nina Caspersen, Dr Sara De Jong, Dr Nuray Ardici, Fawzia Ehsani and Nazia Qani – ‘Change on the Global Stage: A discussion on the future of Ukraine Afghanistan and Taiwan’.

Global Risk Insights Talk (1/3/22)

A fascinating virtual talk by Co-Founder of Global Risk Insights and York alumni Basim Al-Ahmadi – ‘The Bigger Picture: Geopolitical Trends and Opportunity’.

Pub Social (22/2/22)

Another first-class social put together by our Vice-Chair Angel at The Old Bank.

Mid-Term Social (8/2/22)

Vice Chair Angel takes the reigns at Dusk for YGA’s third social of the term!

Quiz Night (31/1/22)

YGA go head to head with Politics Society and other academic societies to determine York’s quizzing champion!

Welcome Back Social (21/1/22)

‘Dress up as a flag’ for our first social of the new term at Revolution (offering up to 40% off food & drinks).

‘Dress as a flag’

EGM (18/1/22)

Run for Vice Chair, Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editor and vote on constitutional amendments on Zoom.

Refreshers’ Fair (15/1/22)

YGA welcome new members at their stall in the Exhibition Centre.

Christmas Formal (2/12/21)

Three course meal and Chairman’s awards at Revolution for just £16.95pp followed by after-dinner drinks at Yates.

Christmas Formal 2021

The Future of British Foreign Policy (24/11/21)

First guest speaker event with York Politics Society on Zoom, hosting Tobias Ellwood MP, Lord Hannay and Dr Victoria Honeyman.

Film Night (22/11/21)

Screening of Official Secrets in P/L/002 followed by drinks at Courtyard.

Writing Workshop (18/11/21)

Workshop in SLB/003 led by our Editor-in-Chief teaching new members how to write articles for our journal, The Brief.

Pizza & Pint (9/11/21)

A visit to Rehab Piccadilly for pizza & a pint!

Revs Social (21/10/21)

First sponsored social at Revolution on Coney Street with up to 40% off food & drinks.

Welcome Event at Lighthorseman (11/10/21)

First social of the new academic year welcoming new members at our old stomping ground, The Lighthorseman!

Freshers’ Fair (2/9/21)

YGA welcome new members at their stall in the Roger Kirk Centre.

Marzano Social (08/06/21)

Fine Italian cuisine at Marzano on Fossgate followed by after-dinner drinks in town.

Lighthorseman Social (30/04/21)

Inaugural social at The Lighthorseman on Fulford Road.