12|10 SRC Respond to Browne Review’s Proposals for Higher Education Funding
The long-awaited Browne Review, which has been away considering how best to fund higher education in England reported back today. We don’t support many of its recommendations. These include allowing universities to charge what they want for yearly tuition fees, and increasing the interest payable on the student debt you accrue by 2.2.%.
It’s up to the Scottish goverment to decide how Universities are funded in Scotland, but whatever happens south of the border will have an undoubted knock-on effect up here. We’ve put out a press release which lays out our opinions on the matter. Give it a read.
08|10 Alzheimer Scotland Volunteer Drop-In
If you would like to do some volunteering with Alzheimer Scotland, they are holding a drop-in session on Monday 11th October from 2-4pm in the Williams Room, upstairs in the John MacIntyre Building. You can befriend someone with dementia, adopt-a-doctors surgery, helping with fund-raising/events, help out at the Dementia Cafes and much more. For more information pop in and have a chat over a selection of lovely tea and cakes!
04|10 Be Involved 4th-8th October 2010
The many worlds of student clubs and volunteering opportunities are throwing open their doors for five days of events.
There’s a Question and Answer session with a professional screenwriter, workshops on interview techniques and using recording equipment, audio editing workshops, the opportunity to meet Professor’s from Gaza University, and much more besides.
Have a gander over the week’s activities as they currently stand and come along to anything that takes your interest, meet new people and see some of the possibilties of things to be involved in.
27|10 SRC Autumn Elections 2010
Election Packs are now available to pick-up from the SRC Reception Desk for all students interested in getting involved and running for a seat on the Students’ Representative Council in the 2010 Autumn elections.
You can also download and print the SRC Election Pack from the comfort of your own computer. Follow the guidelines and bring in your completed nomination form along with your manifesto and passport photos to the SRC Reception (if it’s easier to submit photographs & manifestos electronically, that’s great).
There are a number of positions available for election on council. The council meets on a monthly basis to debate and decide policy on issues that are current and relevant to the student community.
Welfare & Equal Opportunities Officers
1x international students’ officer
1x part-time students‘ officer
1x mature students’ officer
1x postgraduate taught convenor
1x veterinary medicine convenor
1x postgraduate convenor
1x education convernor
1x medicine convenor
General Representatives – 9 posts open to
5 x open to all students
2 x just for first years
2 x just for postgrads
The closing date for form submission is 8th October.
Elections will take place on 20th October.
More information about SRC elections can be found at http://www.glasgowstudent.net/about/elections
21|09 Second-Hand Bookshop Open for Business
The SRC’s second-hand bookshop, which last year saved students over £20,000 is back open for business following the summer break. The Bookshop is stocked with a wide range of course textbooks on sale for a good bit less than recommended retail prices.
The bookshop also offers the option to help sell the old textbooks that you no longer need in order to help make you some cash. Located upstairs on the second floor of the John MacIntyre Building, it’s open Monday to Thursday 10.00am to 4.00pm and Friday 10.00am to 3.30pm.
Full information can be found over at the bookshop’s own website.
03|09 Full Freshers’ Week 2010 Events Listings Available
We’ve cobbled together all of the events listings from the various unions and student bodies into one handy site for all the Freshers. See all the events your Freshers’ Pass will get you into, what there is to get involved in and who is performing each night. All this information, as well as commonly asked questions about Freshers Week can be found at: http://www.glasgowstudent.net/freshersweek/. Just over a week to go now, we can’t wait.
30|08 SRC’s Guide to Studying and Living in Glasgow Now Available
’The Guide’ is produced by the SRC each year. It’s described as ‘the ultimate guide to living and learning in Glasgow’- that covers it pretty well. It’s rammed full of all the information that you can spend four years here and still never get round to learning. Absorbing a good bit of the info it contains before you get here (or brushing up on it for returning students) is well recommended to give you that bit of an advantage over your peers. Accommodation, good shops, cafes, pubs, music, university sports clubs, who to turn to for advice, drugs advice, academic appeals, cinemas, student media and plenty more, The Guide has it covered.
Read it or download a copy over at our SRC Scribd page
27|08 Register for your Freshers’ Week Pass
If you’re still yet to fill out a registration form for the Freshers’ Pass, which gives you access to all the events going on during the week at both unions, the sports association, and by our-very-selves the SRC, you can grab a handy pdf of the form, print it out and send it back to us.
We realise that students coming from outside the UK may have problem getting a cheque or postal order sorted. That isn’t a problem. We’ve posted a solution to the problem on our Facebook page , where you can keep up to date with what we’ve got going on.
The full lineup for Freshers’ Week is currently being compiled into one big unified guide, which will be distributed here as soon as we’ve got it ready. We’re looking forward to welcoming all the new students to the Univesrity, and showing you what Glasgow is all about.
16|08 We’re Home!
Bang-bang-KERBOOM-bang-fizzle. The SRC are OPEN and back in the John MacIntyre Building for the forseeable future. All our lovely services are back up and running for you to use, and we’re gearing ourselves up to be a hive of activity in the run-up to Freshers’ Week. Keep updated by following us on the SRC twitter and SRC facebook.
17|07 SRC Respond to Graduate Tax Proposals
The SRC have issued a press release in response to Vince Cable’s recent proposals for a graduate tax. The SRC welcome any move to reduce the financial burden of university fees on students but firmly believe education should be free.
More information can be found in the SRC press release