[Update 23.11.20: Please note that although we refer to 'Tier 4" throughout this blog, we are in fact referring to the Level 4 restrictions as outlined by the Scottish Government - these ought not to be confused with the separate tier system used by the UK Government.]
So you’ve just arrived in Glasgow and you’re worried you’ve missed out on Freshers’ Week and all of the welcome activities… Well don’t worry November newcomers, as GUSRC and The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club have teamed up to bring you a great line-up of events and content to help you meet new people and learn all about life here at UofG!
We’re the Students’ Representative Council, also known as the SRC. We do lots of things, but basically we exist to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable University experience by providing support, representation, and engagement opportunities. We’re a small organisation made up of our council of elected student representatives plus a small team of part-time and full-time staff. We are led by a team of sabbatical officers (pictured L-R): Amy (Vice President Student Activities), Liam (President), Ella (Vice President Student Support), and Grigoris (Vice President Education).
Hello and welcome to Black History Month!
Usually this event (formerly the Freshers' Fair) takes place in the Main Building, and is one of the biggest events we run on campus during Freshers’ Week. This year due to COVID-19 we’ve had to approach this event differently and very carefully. Thanks to a lot of intense planning over a number of months and collaboration with staff all over the University, we’re confident we’ve come up with a fab system that will allow you to enjoy the experience of meeting clubs, societies and sports clubs, in a safe, risk-managed and enjoyable way.
I can't believe it is already time to be handing the reigns of the SRC over to my successor, a year in this job goes really quickly.
We are so excited that Freshers' Week will be going ahead this year! The uncertain world we're living in does mean there will be some changes to how the week normally runs, however you can be sure that that GUSRC, plus the 3 other student bodies, will provide an accessible, exciting and most of all safe welcome to all new UofG students.
We have all been watching the recent events unfold in America and seen the brutal killing of George Floyd coupled with centuries of systemic racism spark protests and demonstrations across the world, including here in Glasgow. More people are actively engaging with the Black Lives Matters movement and once again there have been reopened conversations about racism and anti-blackness. We want to reiterate that GUSRC stands in solidarity with those calling for equality and have actively voiced our support for those involved in the ongoing fight for equal rights both in America and globally, and will continue to do so