9/9/2011 – GUSRC Response to Hetherington Inquiry Report
Glasgow University Student Representative Council (GUSRC) are satisfied with the conclusions drawn by the Hetherington Inquiry as outlined in the report published 9th September 2011. GUSRC considers the report a fair and factual account of the events in regards to the University of Glasgow’s attempt to end the occupation of the Hetherington Research Club on 22nd March 2011.
Whilst it is regrettable that no evidence was received from students identifying themselves as members of the occupation, we believe that the report provides a balanced account of the events of 22nd March 2011 and with the occupation now drawn to a close, that the issue has been concluded.
Furthermore, GUSRC recognise that the recommendations laid out, particularly in reference to the procedures of the University, are a call for action. We hope the University will act quickly on the recommendations that have not already been addressed in the time following the incident, in order that events such as those seen on campus 22nd March are not repeated.
Former GUSRC Vice President – Student Support, Fraser Sutherland, continued to work with the inquiry following the end of his term of office with GUSRC; his role on the committee has had a clear influence on the conclusions drawn. GUSRC are pleased that the inquiry recognises the importance of engagement with elected student representatives in relation to issues affecting students on campus. We’d also like to thank Charles Kennedy for taking an active role in campus affairs and for chairing the inquiry panel.
GUSRC will continue to work for students, engage with members of University management and ensure that students of the University of Glasgow are represented at all levels within the institution. We welcome any comments or suggestions to [email protected]
24/8/2011 – Enrollment Advice for New Students
GUSRC, working with Student Lifecycle Project team behind MyCampus, have put together a brief guide on enrollment and how to use MyCampus system in response to questions posted on the official University of Glasgow Freshers’ Week 2011 page.
22/8/2011 – Freshers’ Week 2011 Events Calendar Online
The full events calendar for the University of Glasgow’s Freshers’ Week 2011 is now online.
Freshers’ Week is a collaborative project between Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council, Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow University Union and Glasgow University Sports Association.
The full calendar can be found on the official Freshers’ Week 2011 website.
9/8/2011 – SRC Announce Stance on rest of UK Fees
The SRC have today released a statement setting out their stance on the government’s proposal to increase fees for students from the rest of the UK. To read the statement, please visit the link below.
Advice for Sitting Resits
With resit exams starting today at the University of Glasgow, the College of Science and Engineering have put together this handy guide for students feeling stressed out by the thought of late-summer exams.
Have a look – even if you’re not a Science and Engineering student – at the document via the link below.
And best of luck to everyone over the next couple of weeks from the SRC.
21/7/2011 – Update on SRC petition to Home Secretary
The SRC has learned that despite petitions from University management, the Rector Charles Kennedy, the SRC Executive and large numbers of the student body – regretfully John Oguchukwu was deported from the United Kingdom last night at 11.20pm.
John’s removal is sad for the University and the wider Glasgow community.
The SRC would like to thank the students who joined the campaign on John’s behalf, the Executive were overwhelmed by the response from the student body given the timescale in which events transpired. Those at the head of the campaign also extended their thanks to Glasgow students and said they would be endeavouring to contact John in the near future to offer their help and support.
The SRC are committed to campaigning on behalf of students and would like to once again thank students for their response to this campaign.
Freshers’ Week 2011 Website Launched
The SRC is proud to announce the launch of the Freshers’ Week 2011 website, the central hub for everything FW2011.
The website contains an introduction to Freshers’ Week, as well as an FAQ to find out about how to make the most of it. For the first time University of Glasgow students will be able to purchase their Freshers Pass online.
The cross-campus portal will be updated in the coming weeks with all the information about the events taking place between 12th-16th September, until then check out website now or visit the Official Glasgow University 2011 Facebook page
19-7-11 SRC petition Home Secretary on behalf of student facing deportation
Glasgow University SRC has joined academics and university senior management in petitioning Home Secretary Theresa May to grant asylum to a Glasgow student facing deportation.
The SRC have joined the campaign on behalf of John Oguchukwu, who is due to be deported to Nigeria on Wednesday 20th July 2011 following over nine years of seeking asylum in the UK. John has been a student at the University of Glasgow since 2007, recently completing his Junior Honours year. Due to John’s outstanding academic and extracurricular record, as well as personal factors regarding John’s wellbeing, a campaign is being spearheaded by the National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns (NCADC) in an attempt to halt his deportation and extend his stay in order to complete his studies.
For further information please visit the SRC on Facebook.
24-05-11 Summer Closing & Restricted Service for Bookshop & Minibuses
Now that exams are all said and done many students will be scurrying out of Glasgow for the summer.
Our second-hand bookshop which sells many course texts at very low prices will close on Fri 27th May and re-open on Mon 5th September. The SRC Reception desk will offer a reduced service through the summer for people wishing to buy or sell books, just come up the stairs in the John McIntyre Building and speak to the staff on the reception desk.
Our popular Minibus service which ferries students to and from halls is winding down for the Summer too, with journeys to and from halls halting from this Friday the 27th of May, starting up again after the Freshers’ Week schedule on Monday 19th September.
21-04-11 SRC Closing for Public Holidays
The SRC will be closing for the upcoming bank holidays of Easter and the Royal Wedding. The dates we will be closed on are:
- Friday 22nd April & Monday 25th April Easter bank holidays
- Friday 29th April & Monday 2nd May Royal Wedding & May day bank holidays
Additionally, the Minibus service will not be running on the above dates with the exception of the 29th April when the service will operate as normal due to the exams which are on that day.