10/2/2014 – SRC Spring Elections Nominations Open
Nominations for the 2014 spring elections are now open and election packs for all the positions can be collected from the Welcome Point in the John McIntyre Building.
Downloadable versions, as well as guidelines for submitting a nomination if you are a study abroad student are available form the SRC Positions Available page.
President, VP Education, VP Student Support, VP Student Activities
Non Sabbatical Positions
Undergraduate College Convenor – 4 positions, one per college – Arts, Science & Engineering, Social Sciences, MVLS
Postgraduate College Convenor – 4 positions, one per college – Arts, Science & Engineering, Social Sciences, MVLS
Postgraduate Taught Convenor – 1 position
Welfare Officer – 8 Positions – Sexual Orientation Equality Officer, Race Equality Officer, Gender Equality Officer, Students with Disabilities Officer, Charities, Clubs & Societies Officer, Environmental Officer, Age Equality Officer, International Students Officer
School Representative – 18 Positions, one per school – Critical Studies, Culture and Creative Arts, Humanities, Modern Languages and Culture, Life Sciences, Medicine, Veterninary Medicine, Chemistry, Business, Engineering, Computing Science, Geographical and Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Education, Social and Political Sciences, Law
- Nominations close – 4pm, Friday 21st February
- Candidates Meeting, Williams Room – 1pm, Tuesday 25th February
- Non Sabbatical Heckling Meeting, Williams Room – 6pm, Monday 3rd March
- Sabbatical Heckling Meeting, Room 201, John McIntyre Building – 6pm, Tuesday 4th March
- Polling Opens – 9am, Wednesday 5th March
- Polling Closes – 5pm, Thursday 6th March
- Election Results, Room 201, John McIntyre Building – 6.30pm, Thursday 6th March
31/01/14 – One Dress | One Month
One Dress One Month starts on Monday 3rd February 2014. In November we saw those capable of growing a Mo do so for Movember. Now it’s the girls’ turn to raise money for Glasgow Women’s Aid by wearing the same dress every day for the month of February. You can choose any dress you want and have the option to get creative and accessorise – attempt to make your dress look different every day.
The One Dress One Month Launch is in the Williams Room, John McIntyre Building at 12noon on Tuesday 4th of February 2014. There will be tea, coffee and nibbles and opportunity to check out what your fellow fundraisers are wearing.
Want to get involved? Check out the One Dress One Month 2014 page!
24/01/13 – Media Week 2014
Media Week is a rare opportunity to hear what some of the key professionals from across Glasgow vibrant Media Industry have to say and to quiz them about just how ‘glitzy’ working in the Media actually is.
All of the events are free to attend and open to everyone.. So whether you are an enthusiastic anatomy student with an interest in radio or an english literature student with an eagerness to break into a career in journalism everyone is welcome.
Events are taking place all next week 27th-31st January. To find out more go to the Media Week page
You can also join the Media Week 2014 Facebook event for updates.
23/01/14 – GUSRC Annual Report for 2012/13 launched
We are proud to say that the GUSRC Annual Report 2012/13 is now available.
2012/13 was yet another transformational year for GUSRC as we continue to expand and enhance our services. The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club opened its doors in October 2012, the new Welcome Point opened in November 2012 and the year also saw significant changes to the operational structure of GUSRC, with the biggest change being made to the roles of the sabbatical officers.
For a taste of the many things that took place over 2012/13, head on over to the Annual Report 2012/13 page to read it online. We hope you enjoy finding out more in the report and appreciate the central role that GUSRC plays at the University of Glasgow.
21/01/14 – GUSRC Statement regarding Strike Action on 23/01/14
The SRC want to make students aware of a number of planned strikes by UCU over the coming weeks. The strikes are to be two hours in length and held on the following days & times:
Thursday 23 January 11am-1pm
Tuesday 28 January 2pm-4pm
Monday 10 February 9am-11am
The SRC wishes to reiterate our disappointment that negotiations between the UCEA and the UCU have descended, once again, to industrial action. We continue to support staff in their efforts to be fairly remunerated and recognise the pay offer of 1% currently on the table represents a 13% pay cut for staff over the past four years. We consider this unacceptable, especially in the light of improving financial forecasts for the sector in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
We ask that all staff planning to strike notify their students beforehand as per the UCU guidelines
20/01/14 – National Student Survey
The SRC works closely with the University of Glasgow to coordinate and promote the National Student Survey.
The NSS is intended as a mechanism whereby final year students can reflect on their time as a student in higher eduction, providing feedback on the the things they have liked about Glasgow University and their course, as well as things that could be improved. Results are made publicly available to help prospective students make an informed choice about coming to Glasgow University.
The NSS also questions students on their experiences with the Student Unions at Glasgow. In response, GUSRC have collaborated with the other student organisations at the University of Glasgow: the GUU, QMU and GUSA, to ask students to consider all student bodies when responding to this question.
For more information on the NSS go to: thestudentsurvey.com
This year one lucky student will win £500, just for filling in the survey, with 5 runners-up winning £100. You can fill in the survey here:http://www.glasgow.ac.uk/nss
Statement regarding staff strike on 03/12/13
The SRC wishes to make students aware that a second day of action has been called by UCU, UNISON and Unite to take place on the 3rd of December. At the time of writing, negotiations are continuing between representatives from the unions and universities. The SRC hopes that the outcome of the current talks will be positive, signalling the end of industrial action, as the SRC continues to recognise that all staff at all levels in HE Institutions should be properly remunerated. If the strike does go ahead then the SRC will continue to support the aims of the strike and we reiterate that we recognise strike action as a valid, ultimate, means of protest where staff are being unfairly remunerated.
The SRC was angered at the shockingly poor quality of communication from the University regarding the strike on 31st October. While we recognise that staff need not inform students if classes are going to be cancelled we would like to thank all the staff who did notify any class changes to students in advance. Moreover, the SRC has conveyed students’ (and our own) frustration about communication regarding the closure of the library to the University and we have been reassured these messages will be more effectively communicated in the future. We recognise that students may be more severely affected by the strike this time as deadlines and exams are close upon us so we ask that those striking will do what they can to minimise any disruption to students.
The SRC also notes that there is a University of Glasgow graduation taking place on the 3rd of December. We will be asking the University how it intends to ensure that graduation will go ahead without a hitch and we ask that that those on the picket lines are respectful of students graduating and their families who will be entering campus to celebrate this occasion.
20/11/13 – Welfare Week 2013: 25th-29th November
This November, the SRC have organised lots of activities to help you get through exams.
Exams are tough on any student so we have a programme of events to give you exam tips, relieve stress or even provide you with an excuse for a wee bit of procrastination – all for a good cause of course.
Have a look at what we have going on and get yourself along to a few of our events. There are events running each day of the week as well as events running all week, from free gym access to exam technique sessions to first aid workshops.
18/11/13 – Nominations for Student Teaching Awards Open
Nominations are now open for the 2013/14 Student Teaching Awards.
The Student Teaching Awards give you the chance to nominate those staff who have made a real difference to your time here at Glasgow. They may be a lecturer, your advisor of studies, a postgrad who leads tutorials or a member of support staff among others. Tell us why you think they deserve an award.
You can find out more and nominate here:
Nominations close on the 17th of February 2014 and the winners announced on the 13th of March 2014.
5/11/13 – Late night opening times pilot
On Thursday 7 November and Thursday 5 December, student services across the university will be piloting late night opening. On these nights, services will be extending their opening times from 1700 to 2000 to providing support to students until late.
The SRC & University Welcome point, SRC Advice Centre and Student Volunteer Support Service will all be open late and you will be able to access the full range of SRC services.
Can’t make it in during normal hours to hand in affiliations & grants forms, volunteering & PVG forms, make minibus bookings or access our photocopying & binding service? No problem, we will be able to help you with all of these during late opening nights. We will be happy to answer questions and sign post you to services which can help with your enquiry.
You will also be able to discuss various volunteering opportunities with the Student Volunteering Coordinator and submit volunteering applications, or visit the SRC Advice Centre which provides information, advice and representation for students at the University of Glasgow.
The SRC Advice Centre provides information, advice and representation for students at the University of Glasgow.
If you’re having trouble with your landlord, or are unsure how to apply for council tax exemption, or maybe you’re having money problems or don’t think you deserved that ‘C-‘ for your last essay; the Advice Centre is here to help you with all of this and a lot more.
It’s run by the SRC, so it’s free, it’s confidential and it’s independent of the University
For more information and advice, check out the Advice Centre pages
Student Volunteering Support Service
SVSS offers students the opportunity to gain ‘more than a degree’ through volunteering across a number of different projects in Glasgow and abroad. From helping out in classrooms as a teaching assistant, to befriending people in care homes, helping homeless people in Glasgow or working with aid groups in Africa (plus a whole lot more in between), Projects are officially recognised by the University of Glasgow and students have the option to have this recorded on their Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) when they graduate.
For more information on the volunteering opportunities available, check out the Student Volunteering Support Service pages.
Other student services
For more information about other student services taking part in the late opening hours pilot, the University has posted information here: Late night openings (pilot)