President

Jess McGrellis Hi I’m Jess and I’m currently the SRC’s Vice-President (Student Support). This role, combined with my previous role as GULGBT President, has given me the experience which makes me the best candidate for SRC President. We have an exciting year ahead with the plans for the new Campus Development Masterplan really kicking off! It […]

Jess McGrellis

Hi I’m Jess and I’m currently the SRC’s Vice-President (Student Support). This role, combined with my previous role as GULGBT President, has given me the experience which makes me the best candidate for SRC President. We have an exciting year ahead with the plans for the new Campus Development Masterplan really kicking off! It is crucial that all student voices, including all the student bodies and clubs and societies, are heard to ensure that our campus improves, while retaining what is already great. I am the best person to fulfil this role.

As Vice-President (Student Support), my achievements have included:

  • Successfully petitioning the university to keep the Wolfson Library open 24/7.
  • Introducing recycled paper at the SRC, and recycling bins during the upcoming elections. I will continue to push the green agenda.
  • Successfully lobbying the university to prioritise inclusive and accessible formatting for students with disabilities. This is now in the university equality guidelines.
  • Leading the university’s Student Mental Health Agreements Working Group. This has also included writing the new Student Mental Health Policy and calling for more funding for the Counselling Service.
  • Implementing changes to the university Debt Policy, increasing the flexibility of debt payments allowing more students to enrol. I will fight the university to stop them changing this policy via the back door.
  • Running the most successful and engaging Welfare Week in recent history, as well as planning the upcoming Raising and Giving (RAG) Week and Volunteering, Clubs and Societies Awards.
  • Working with the university to ensure that the government’s new border regulations are implemented as painlessly as possible. I will continue to make sure this doesn’t hinder the international student experience, and I will campaign against the government to end this unwelcoming policy.

If elected, I will:

  • Continue to monitor and lobby the Scottish Government on the Post-16 Bill and University Governance Review proposals, to ensure that any changes reflect the best interests of students.
  • Oversee and review the new SRC executive structure to ensure that the changes improve student representation.
  • Encourage a variety of candidates to run in the Rector Election, and promote healthy debate between candidates.
  • Improve GUSRC engagement, communication and consultation with students with the launch of a new SRC website and sabbatical blogs.
  • Review the Gilchrist Postgraduate Club’s first year and improve postgraduate engagement on upcoming issues such as Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Continue to represent Glasgow students at local and national level at forums such as Glasgow Student Forum.
  • Work with the VP Education to continue to lobby the University to implement lecture recording.
  • Work with the VPSS to continue to promote the welfare of international students and retain our high place in the International Student Barometer.
  • Work with the VP Student Activities and the other student bodies to make Freshers’ Week the greatest and most inclusive yet!

As an experienced, dedicated and conscientious individual, I am the leader to guide us through this crucial time, and am excited about the prospect of another year to make great changes!

Questions? Email: 0908543m@student.gla.ac.uk