21/11/2011 – GUSRC Student Teaching Awards 2011-2012
Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council are proud to launch the second annual Student Teaching Awards [STAs].
The STAs [formerly Prizes for Excellent Teaching or PETs] aim to give Glasgow University students the opportunity to recognise the outstanding amount of work and effort by their tutors, lectures, support staff and other members of the University.
For all the information, and a link to the nomination form, please visit the STAs subsection of the website.
21/11/2011 – GUSRC Sabbatical Structure Motion Passed
At a meeting of Full Council on Thursday 17th November, GUSRC Council Members unanimously passed a motion determining how the roles of the sabbatical officers would function until June 30th 2012, following the resignation of GUSRC President on November 3rd.
The motion outlined that the three Vice Presidents (Student Support, Learning & Development and Media & Communications) will adopted the responsibilities normally falling to GUSRC President, and that there will not be a by-election to fill the position.
The full motion can be read online. A note was also made of which sabbatical officer will sit on University committees.
17/11/2011 – PG Social Space Survey
As you may be aware, the University of Glasgow recently made a commitment to the establishment of a new postgraduate social space on campus. Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council (GUSRC) has been working with the University’s postgraduate community and with the University to shape the proposals for such a facility and plans are being developed for a new space to be made available to postgraduates within the main University building.
Further work is being undertaken at the moment, both in terms of the physical plans for such a building and in terms of setting how the space will operate. This work will feed into a full business proposal to be submitted to the University for formal approval. GUSRC believes it is crucial that as many postgraduates as possible have an input into the development of the new facility, including its appearance and the range of services to be provided.
The first part of this process is asking you to fill in a short survey about your aspirations for the facility. The link to the survey can be found below.
GUSRC ask that as many postgraduate students as possible complete the survey in order that the development of the space is catered to meet the needs of its future users and to show the University that there is a significant interest amongst the postgraduate community in the development of the space. We would be grateful if you could complete the survey by Friday 25th November.
The survey is totally confidential and should take no more than ten minutes to complete. The findings will be analysed by an independent consultant, IBP Strategy and Research, who are helping GUSRC in the formation of the plans.
We will also be investigating these issues in more depth through a short programme of focus groups and the survey also gives you the chance to express an interest in taking part in these groups.
If you have any problems at all in completing the survey then please call Peter Meehan at IBP Strategy and Research on 01698 743075 or P. Meehan.
My thanks in advance for taking the time to contribute to this important survey.
16/11/2011 – University of Glasgow It Gets Better Project Video
Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council (GUSRC) in partnership with Glasgow University Student Television (GUST) have collaborated to participate in the global It Gets Better Project on behalf of the University of Glasgow.
The It Gets Better Project began in 2010 as a way of to show young LGBTQ people that whilst their teenage years may be difficult, that things do get better and that their futures can be full of happiness, positivity and freedom.
The project has received endorsements and submissions from high level politicians, organisations and businesses around the world and now the University of Glasgow.
GUSRC and GUST invited University students and staff, including Principal Anton Muscatelli and Secretary of Court David Newall, to participate in a submission on behalf of the University in recent weeks, with the resulting video launched as part of GUSRC Health Week at Bobar on Monday evening.
The video has subsequently been endorsed by the It Gets Better founders, Dan Savage and Terry Miller, who commented that “Glasgow holds a special place in our hearts. It’s one of our favorite places in the world. Thank you so much Glasgow University for stepping up and helping to make things better! Much, much love and admiration to all of you!”.
The project was lead by GUSRC Sexual Orientation Equality Office Drew McCusker and student Adam Smith. McCusker said; “The outpouring of support from Glasgow Uni students and staff for this project only goes to show that our University cares about students and young people. This is only part of the wider picture of inspiring and protecting future generations but we’re proud to contribute to such an phenomenal project which fits in well with the ethos of our campus.”
The video can be viewed on Youtube or GUST’s website via the links below:
11/11/2011 – GUSRC Statement on Postgraduate Study Space
GUSRC have recently been made aware of plans regarding the postgraduate study space and offices situated within the Gilbert Scott Building and would like to assure students that we are working with the University to explore options regarding the existing space and the move to newly renovated spaces elsewhere.
The move has been made without appropriate consultation of GUSRC, nor students or key members of academic staff, and whilst at this time it appears that a move away from the Gilbert Scott building may be inevitable, we will be working with staff and students to ensure that any new space is fit for purpose, catering to the needs of Glasgow’s growing postgraduate community and that any disruption which could be caused by the move is minimal.
We have already begun to open up channels of communication with the University on the subject, and consulting with postgraduate students regarding their concerns. We’d ask anyone with any questions or concerns to contact Vice President, James Harrison on [email protected] and we will endeavour to keep students up to date as any progress is made.
4/11/2011 – Student Volunteers Abroad Events
Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council’s Student Volunteers Support Service’s Partner, Student Volunteers Abroad are running two information evenings next week as per the times below.
TUES 8th NOV in BOYD ORR LECTURE THEATRE 2 at 1915
THURS 10th NOV in BOYD ORR LECTURE THEATRE 1 at 1845
2/11/2011 – Open Letter to Students from GUSRC Executive
The GUSRC Executive have prepared a letter to all students regarding today’s events surrounding the resignation of GUSRC President, Stuart Ritchie.
2/11/2011 – GUSRC President Resignation
In response to a request from the Executive, Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council President, Stuart Ritchie, has submitted his resignation. It has been accepted.
This evening’s GUSRC Open Meeting has been cancelled. The GUSRC Executive are preparing a statement.
31/10/2011 – GUSRC Open Meeting Called
GUSRC have called an open meeting for Wednesday 2nd November 2011. Below is the invitation extended to all Glasgow University Students.
As you may be aware, both qmunicate magazine and Glasgow University Guardian have recently published articles raising concerns around the conduct of GUSRC President, Stuart Ritchie. In order to give the President the opportunity to address these concerns, the GUSRC Executive have arranged an open meeting to which all students are invited. The meeting will be held in Room 201, on the ground floor of the John McIntyre Building, at 5pm on Wednesday 2nd November.
Details of the format of the meeting will be revealed shortly, please keep an eye on this event and http://www.glasgowstudent.net for further information.
Please note that only registered students of Glasgow University are invited to attend.
Update 1/11/2011 – Information on format of the meeting.
The meeting will begin at approximately 17:15 to allow for Glasgow Guardian live coverage to be organised. Further details forthcoming.
Students will be asked to show student/matriculation cards on entry.
The open meeting will be in Q&A format.
Questions will be taken from the audience and can also be submitted via email (from Glasgow University email addresses) to [email protected] The posing of electronically submitted questions will be at the discretion of the chair.
Notes of the meeting will be available online following its conclusion.
25/10/2011 – Glasgow University’s participation in Movember.
Glasgow University SRC are today launching their bid to be top student body raising money as part of Movember 2011.
All four student organisations at the University of Glasgow, GUSRC, QMU, GUU and GUSA are taking part in the month-long moustache growing contest to raise money for mens’ health charities, aiming to topple last year’s total of over £3,000.
This is the third year GUSRC have taken part in the fundraising event, coordinated each year by Vice-President Media & Communications.
To join up, visit the University of Glasgow’s network page, choose which organisation you want to pledge your allegiance to and sign up!
There’ll be events to launch the month, as well as a closing ceremony to round out the events. Keep an eye on the GUSRC Facebook page for information.