There's loads of events, activity and support planned over 28th November – 16th December, and across all 4 student bodies more is being added all the time (think yoga, punch bags, maybe even a bouncy castle). Here's a taste of what you can expect so far (with more details to be added).
In their joint letter Ameer Ibrahim (SRC President), Mhairi Harris (VP Student Activities), Erin Ross (VP Student Support) and Kate Powell (VP Education) noting their significant concern over the hastiness with which the increase was passed, without consultation or transparency.
The SRC are forming a new student-led committee to engage and be consulted on the University’s campus development project - this committee will be titled the SRC Campus Development Committee.
Voting is open between 9am and 5pm on Thursday 13th October at glasgow.ac.uk/vote. These are the people who will be representing you as a student so have your say in who that is. Manifestos are available here: http://www.glasgowstudent.net/about/elections/autumn-2016/manifestos/.
Class Reps are essential to both the University and the SRC. They allow students to air their views to the academics that run their department on issues like course content, teaching and resources. They are the first point of contact for students who have a problem, or suggestion, about a class as a whole. If you want to sign up for the class rep training, please visit the Class Rep Training signup on the Student Voice website (login with your GUID account). We have lots of sessions available between the 17th October and the 8th November.
Our Vice President for Education Kate Powell spoke to Herald Scotland recently about the University’s current debt policy. At present the University can prevent students from re-registering for the next academic year if they have a debt of over £25, regardless of what the debt is owed for. University College London implemented a similar policy last year and were forced to amend this policy by the Competition & Markets Authority as they asserted that it was unlawful for any University to impose academic sanctions for a non-academic debt. (Non-academic debt generally means anything other than tuition fees or field trip expenses.)
Graduation season is coming to an end at UofG, summer has already begun for many, and a new SRC Council is about to begin their year – please meet the new SRC Executive for 2016/17!
Action Fraud are warning of a new scam targeting University students. An email claims that the student has been awarded an educational grant by the Department for Education. The email purports to have come from the finance department of the student’s university and tricks the recipient into clicking on a link contained in the message to provide personal and banking details.
The deadline to register to vote in the EU referendum on Thursday 23rd June is tomorrow (Tuesday) 7th June. The referendum will decide whether Britain should remain or leave a member of the European Union. It is of course your own choice how you wish to cast your vote but the SRC believes it is in the interests of students that the UK remains a member of the European Union. We have also invited Eddie Izzard and his Stand Up for Europe tour to appear in the Bute Hall on Sunday 19th June, read on for more information and tickets.
A referendum is being held on Thursday 23rd June to decide whether the United Kingdom should leave or remain in the European Union and the SRC would encourage all eligible students to register to vote by the deadline of 7th June.