Who’s who? Your Exec for 2015/16... plus find out who else is representing you on council+

Interior of Glasgow Cathedral by Steve Collins licensed under CC-BY-2.0

Quick Adventures: Old Glasgow

The old settlement of Glasgow sprang up around what is now the Cathedral and that is where some of the oldest and most interesting places in the city are. Our fine University even used to be around there before moving to the current campus at Gilmorehill. The main attractions are the 12th century Cathedral (which houses the remains of Glasgow’s patron Saint Mungo), the St. Mungo’s Museum of Religious Life and Art, a 15th century house that is now a museum called the Provand’s Lordship and the Victorian graveyard called the Necropolis, which overlooks the city. All of these interesting places can be found just east of the University of Strathclyde, at the crossing of Cathedral Street and Castle Street (yes, there used to be a castle here, it’s now the Royal Infirmary).

The Kibble Palace in Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Photo by Jan Zeschky. Licensed under CC-BY-2.0.

Quick Adventures: The Botanic Gardens

If you're time rich and money poor then Glasgow in summertime is for you. There's so much free/cheap things for you to do in the city. From world class galleries, to 500 year old houses, to Highland Coos wandering open areas, Glasgow has a lot to offer. First up is our lovely Botanic Gardens. It used to be used for cultivating plants for the University. Despite being right on the University's doorstep, few students fully utilise this dear green place, unless they live in halls at Queen Margaret or Winton Drive. The main entrance is located at the top of Byres Road, at the cross with Queen Margaret Drive and Great Western Road. This Glasgow institution is almost 200 years old now. From this impressive entrance you can see the various large glasshouses, a wide open grass area, plenty of flower borders and lots of individual trees. Lots of the plants are tagged so that you can learn about the species.

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Freshers Helpers’ Applications Are Open!

Time flies – it seems that just last week we were enjoying the last bits of summer, and here it is upon us again. This means that Freshers' Week 2015 is not far either! Have you looked at the people in blue t-shirts last year and wondered how you can join the Freshers' Week fun? Now is your chance!

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Volunteering, Clubs & Societies Awards 2014/15 winners

Volunteering, Clubs and Societies Awards this year were extremely popular – we got over 200 nominations for 10 different award categories. At the event ceremony, we celebrated the achievements of clubs and societies and volunteers on campus with performances from the Kelvin Ensemble, Contemporary Musicians United, KSoc and Pole dancing club.

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SRC Council 2014/15 update

The following Council members no longer sit on SRC Council and therefore their positions will now be vacant, either until July, when their successors will take up the role, or until the Autumn Elections:

Glasgow University Students Representative Council. Printed: Sat, 01 Aug 2015 03:29:10 +0000