We've now officially opened our forms to apply to be a Freshers' Helper for the SRC in September 2014. We're looking for around 75 eager people to become part of the Helper team for Freshers' Week, 15th September 2014 to 19th September 2014. However, because you need to work extra hard as an SRC Helper, we need you to be available for prep week from 8th September. We rely on SRC helpers for the success of all of our events ran throughout Freshers' Week. (more…)
Watch this video to see the SRC President, Jess McGrellis and two of the Vice Presidents, Louise Graham & Oli Coombs, quiz the Principal on various relevant issues, similar to those the SRC discuss with him on a regular basis. Topics included the current staff strikes over pay settlements, pressure on teaching & social space across campus, UK Immigration policy and the diversity of the University Senior Management Group. (more…)
GUSRC are disappointed to see that Sandra White MSP has told Housing Minister Margaret Burgess that there are too many student flats in the West End. In an article published by the Evening Times on the 8th April, Ms White was quoted: "In my constituency, some areas are in danger of losing what are age old communities and in danger of becoming student villages" and was reported to have asked the Housing Minister "what action the Scottish Government was taking to protect communities from over provision of student housing". Read on for GUSRC's response. (more…)
This year was another incredible year for our volunteers and affiliated of clubs/societies. As we stand we have over 1,000 registered volunteers and over 250 affiliated societies at the University. Which is great to see so many students having an opportunity to get involved and develop skills outwit their degree. This also meant that there is a huge pool for nominations to come from, which made our decision so much more difficult. We received over 60 nominations this year, with the positions of Most Dedicated Member and Best New Society leaving us with some tough decisions to make. For photos from the event and a little blurb as to why each winner was chosen check out the VCS Awards 2014 page.
The STAs 2013/14 were a great success, with entertainment from Choral Stimulation and awards presented by many SRC Council members. We received around 750 nominations, nominating 354 unique staff across the University. This gave the SRC panel who picked the shortlists and winners an incredibly tough job. For photos of the event as well as the full list of those who were shortlisted and the eventual winners, please check out the Student Teaching Awards 2013-14 page.