The Students' Representative Council will be closing at 1pm on Friday 15th December for the Christmas break. Please note that all printing and binding services will be unavailable over the winter break.
Hey friends, if you are reading this, it means you’ve reached peak procrastination, good job. While you're having a break from your upcoming deadlines, let me tell you about some of my work this semester, so when people ask, “What does the SRC actually do?” you know that we have secured millions of pounds already this year to be invested in the student experience.
Since the launch of our #lecrec myself and academic representatives within the SRC have been making lots of progress to make lecture recording more widespread across the university. As we approach the festive break I thought it would be good to give you a quick update on the progress we’ve made so far
Myself along with 15 other student body Presidents in Scotland, showing our concerns about the Higher Education sector being sidelined so far in Brexit discussions, have written a letter to the British Prime Minister Theresa May outlining these concerns and what we would like to see prioritised. You can read this letter below.
Anyone signing up for a new tenancy with a private landlord from today (1/12/17) onwards should be aware that there is a new system in force. These rules only apply to new tenancies starting on or after 1/12/17 - existing tenancies are not affected. Existing tenancies remain valid until they end. In addition, large private student housing providers (e.g., Unite, Fresh, Downing Students etc) are exempt from the new rules.
Exam De-Stress is the University of Glasgow’s student-led campaign, brought to you by all four student bodies on campus. We’re here to support you throughout the exam period with a range drop-in events aimed at reducing stress. These include the ever popular therapy dogs with Paws Against Stress at both the SRC and the QMU, Muay Thai Punch Pad sessions from GUSA, Creative Writing for Mindfulness at the GUU and lots of screenings of relaxing films and shows including Blue Planet II at the SRC and Hairspray at the QMU! We’ll also be posting exam tips and advice on looking after yourself throughout the exam period on social media.
In partnership with GUSA, GUU, QMU and Glasgow University Earth Science Society we have organised various collection points across Gilmorehill campus for students too donate non-perishable items (e.g jars, packets of food or even toiletries) between the 20th November and 8th December. You can drop as many items to each donation point as you wish:
Hi everyone! My name is Hannah and I’m your VP Education at the SRC. Along with the rest of the SRC Executive team we'll be updating you throughout the academic year on what we’ve been doing to make your experience at the University of Glasgow even better – and I’m going first! Over the last few months I’ve managed to achieve a fair few wins and set other things in motion which hopefully will give positive results! Below I’ve highlighted some key areas of work up until now. I hope you’re happy with my progress.
Following our letter to the Senior Management Group on 6th November in which the SRC Executive raised concerns around the extra 1200 students at the university and the impact this could have on current and future students, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow, has responded to this letter on behalf of the Senior Management Group.
In their joint letter Kate Powell (SRC President), Pritasha (VP Student Activities), Lauren McDougall (VP Student Support) and Hannah-May Todd (VP Education) note their concern of this recurring issue and their hopes for actions that can be taking to mimise a potential negative impact to current and future students.