Raising and Giving

Raising and Giving (RAG) is a yearlong opportunity to help raise money for and donate to a selection of different local charities.


All four student bodies are collaborating to raise funds for good causes.

Campus will be alive with fundraisers in brightly coloured t-shirts collecting your pennies for good causes. So volunteer for an hour, chuck in your loose change or get involved in some of the fundraising.

RAG is all about having fun while raising money for charity and we hope many of you can join in the festivities and help us raise our best total to date.

Last year we raised over £3,000 to help out local causes, and we’re sure you’ll help us beat that this time round.

The charities we will be raising money for this year will be decided by you.

Alongside the crew of enthusiastic students helping out throughout the week, University Staff are joining in too! Look out for people dressed in our RAG week T-Shirts in the Fraser Building and the Library and pop a couple of coins in their buckets. All the money is going towards helping some brilliant causes.

If you would like to be part of the RAG committee then you can do so by e-mailing vp-activities@src.gla.ac.uk

RAG Week 2015

RAG week is a week during which university community engages in raising and giving activities. This year we have a few events for you to attend and see in what ways people are raising money for charities.

RAG week is a week during which university community engages in raising and giving activities. This year we have a few events for you to attend and see in what ways people are raising money for charities.


GUEST Swap Shop // 1000 –1500 // Williams Room, John McIntyre Building
Items collection day

Eurovision Society Launch Party // 1900 – 2300 // Jim’s Bar, QMU

Eurovision Society was established just in time for the song contest. During their launch party, Suki McFarland, Emily Rose and Emma Anderson of the QMU Campaigns & Charities Committee are shaving off their beautiful hair for Leukemia and Lymphoma Research at around 8pm in Jim’s Bar. Please donate to this brilliant cause at justgiving.com/teams/QMUnion


GUEST Swap Shop // 1000 – 1500 // Williams Room, John McIntyre Building
Items swap day. Left over items will be donated to charity. You can still bring items at 10am

RAG Zumba // 1800-1900// QMU Qudos

Come and dance for charity with Zumba instructor Agne! All are welcome, dress comfy!
Donations are welcome on the door.


Bollywood Ceilidh // 1930-2200 // Williams Room, John McIntyre Building

Experience an electrifying evening of live music, dance choreographed by expert Bollywood dancer, exotic drumming and guitars. Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul and help to raise funds for good local causes. Our special guests will be – an expert Bollywood dance choreographer Pankaj, and two live music bands – GUMBA (Glasgow University Mantra Band) and ‘Scotland Kirtan’.



Volunteering, Clubs and Societies Awards // 1800-2130 // 201, John McIntyre Building

Every year we get to celebrate with the best new society, most dedicated members of the societies, people who take pride in volunteering. This year we received 200 nominations, and it was a really tough pick! On Thursday, we will meet the people who were dedicating their time to make life on campus more interesting.


QMU Annual Jail Break // 1600 // QMU

How far away can you get in 48 hours without spending anything? Pick up your pack from the QMU reception. Perfect way to have a break after all these hand ins!

Throughout the week…

University of Glasgow Library are donating part of the fines that are being paid to the charities.

Student & Recreation Services are donating towel hire money too.

In addition, keep an eye out for Elephant In The Room campaign throughout RAG week. They will be collecting anonymous testimonies of experience with mental health and these will be displayed on a giant elephant alongside literature and leaflets from mental health charities and advice centers.

..and later

Saturday, 28th of March, also sees The Earth Hour. Celebrate it by turning off lights 2030-2130!

On Friday, 3rd of April, there is Disco clean up as part of Spring Clean Hillhead campaign. Meet 1500 at the grassy bit outside GUU.