25/10/2011 – Class Representative Training
GUSRC Class Rep training has now begun. In order to get your class rep status on your official University transcript, and get a certificate for being a class rep, you must attend the training. You can sign up via the Class Rep section of the website.
Training is open to all students from all courses and year groups, undergraduates and postgraduates. If you have been a class rep previously you do not have to attend, although you are more than welcome to come along again.
The training sessions finish on 11th November.
19/10/2011 – GUSRC Autumn Election – Results
Voting is now closed for GUSRC Autumn Election. There were a total of 1486 unique voters.
Results are now available online via Autumn Election 2011 page.
A full list of GUSRC’s Full Council is now available as a .pdf file.
19/10/2011 – GUSRC Autumn Election – Voting now open!
Voting is now open for GUSRC Autumn Election 2011! Manifestos are online via the election section of this website or through the voting page.
When you’re ready, jump over to the voting page and cast your vote!
18/10/2011 – GUSRC Autumn Election 2011 Update
37 candidates are in the running for GUSRC Autumn Election 2011, with manifestos now online via the election section of this website.
Hustings for the candidates takes place tonight, 18th October from 6pm in the Williams Room, John McIntyre Building. This is your chance to quiz the candidates on why they would be a good representative and what they’d do to reshape the SRC.
Voting will take place online from 9am tomorrow morning, Wednesday 19th October. The link will redirect from this site so please visit tomorrow morning to cast your vote.
14/10/2011 – Information about new Postgraduate Space
The text below is taken from an email sent to all postgraduate students by GUSRC President Stuart Ritchie on 20th September 2011:
Primarily I am writing to update you on the plans to build a new post graduate social space on campus. Over the summer a working group including the SRC, University senior management and representatives from the PG Community have been meeting to bring this proposal to life. The project is still in its infancy, and many details are yet to be confirmed however in order to avoid rumour and speculation, I feel it pertinent at this time to offer information as to how the plans are taking shape.
It has been identified that current provisions of social space on campus are insufficient for the growing postgraduate community at the University. The working group seeks to address this by developing a space which will offer an alternative venue for the postgraduate and staff community. The space will be exclusive, and although it will offer a range of services and facilities similar to those already offered elsewhere on campus, they will be specifically designed to cater for the postgraduate community at every stage of development. The new postgraduate space will exist within the University’s main building, replacing and supplementing the existing facilities at 1A the Square. The space will be divided into three key areas; social space, quiet study space and a lecture theatre. The social space will include both bar and catering facilities and a small space designed for lectures and talks.
The development of this space marks an exciting step forward for postgraduate students of the University of Glasgow, and as GUSRC President, I am excited to be a part of the development of the project on behalf of the postgraduate community. As we move forward I will endeavour to keep the channels of communication open and we will be inviting a range of students to form a focus group to help the architects with the design.
Please contact [email protected] with any enquiries.
7/10/2011 – Provisional Candidate List for GUSRC Autumn Election 2011
GUSRC have released the provisional candidate list for Autumn Election 2011.
The list contains the names of students who have submitted nomination forms, all of whom are pending verification.
In total, there are 38 provisional candidates across 27 constituencies.
A final candidates list will be made available, along with candidate photos and manifestos, early next week.
The Heckling Meeting takes place on 18th October, with polling on 19th October.
5/10/2011 – Call for Conversational English Volunteers
GUSRC’s Student Volunteer Support Service [SVSS] are calling for native English speakers or anyone with a solid grasp of the language to volunteer as part of GUSRC’s Conversational English program.
As a volunteer you’ll be asked to meet with an international student of the University for an hour per week, usually at a mutually convenient time and place. Volunteering doesn’t require any teaching qualifications, just some of your free time to help international students improve their skills.
If you’re interested, please email [email protected].
28/09/2011 – GUSRC response to Glasgow University RUK fees.
Following the announcement that the University have chosen to set fees at £6750 per year for the majority of Rest-of-UK [RUK] students, Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council [GUSRC] made clear that whilst they are pleased that the University has shown a degree of responsibility in setting the fee level, they must now provide further details of support packages which will be introduced for students.
GUSRC President, Stuart Ritchie said:
“GUSRC welcome the University’s decision of a fee level below £9,000 per year but are fully aware that the total cost of a University of Glasgow degree will be £27,000 excluding bursaries. We now ask the University to provide further details of how this cost will be subsidised, particularly for those from low-income households.”
“GUSRC are an anti-fees organisation, and we therefore condemn the fee increase at a base level, however we recognise that the position the University finds itself in is not one of its own choosing, and that neither the Scottish nor Westminster governments should escape blame following the removal of the teaching grant for RUK students.”
26/09/2011 – Nominations Open for GUSRC Autumn Elections 2011
GUSRC is the main representative body for students on campus and this is your chance to be part of it by standing in the Autumn Elections 2011. Whether you’re a new student fancying trying your hand at student politics or whether you want the chance to revolutionise the way students of the University of Glasgow are represented, elections are open to all students so seize the day and have a go at reshaping GUSRC as you see fit.
Nominations are now open for the GUSRC Autumn Elections 2011 and the full election pack with descriptions for each posistion as well as the campaigning rules and regulations is available now online or via GUSRC Reception in the John McIntyre Building.
Keep up to date with the latest on the elections with the GUSRC Autumn Elections 2011 Facebook event.
20/9/2011 – Update to volunteering with Classroom Support (SVSS)
Due to changes in legislation, all volunteers volunteering in a school during school hours will be charged to have their PVG Scheme Membership (£59.00) and PVG Scheme Membership update (£18.00) processed.
This is being enforced by Disclosure Scotland as volunteers in schools are not volunteering in charitable organisations. If you are volunteering in an after-school club, the SRC can process your application free of charge.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and are happy to work with you to find alternative volunteering opportunities.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss this, please contact Fiona Buckland, SVSS Coordinator [email protected]