The Competition and Markets Authority have today announced that the University of Glasgow has given them an undertaking to change the terms of their debt policy. The CMA had believed that the current wording of the policy could unfairly prevent students from re-enrolling or graduating if they owed non-tuition fee debts, such as unpaid accommodation or library fees.
The Students' Representative Council will be closing at 12 noon on Friday 16th December for the Christmas break. Please note that all printing and binding services will be unavailable over the winter break.
div> Spaces listed below are available between: Monday 5th - Friday 16th December.. If you want a short break from studies, these spaces are available to de-stress.
For Group Study
From Friday 3rd December, you can get in touch with the SRC Welcome Point to book the small rooms for group study (max 12). You can use these 9am-9pm, Monday through to Saturday.
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.)