You can now read the manifestos of all accepted candidates for the GUSRC Spring Election 2017 here: manifestos. These are the thoughts and policies of each individual candidate who may be representing you and all of your fellow students for the next year at the highest levels of student representation at the University. There are lots of changes and improvements going on and coming up over the next few years as well. So please be thorough in your reading and voting.
Glasgow is lucky to be one of only five universities to have a Rector. The Rector has a number of key duties representing students. He/She is expected to attend meetings of Court, the governing body of the University, to work closely with the SRC, and to bring student concerns to the attention of the University’s managers.
In response to growing concerns around the increase in mental health issues amongst students nationally, GUSRC has been awarded £10,000 in funding to deliver an innovative UofG-based suicide prevention training programme.
This is an exciting opportunity to nominate your favourite lecturer, tutor, supervisor, support staff, advisor of studies, and so on. If you feel that a member of staff has gone above and beyond to make your time here at Glasgow great, then what better way to thank them than to nominate them for a Student Teaching Award. We have fifteen awards up for grabs this year and what’s more, if you write an outstanding nomination, you’ll be in with a chance to win an invite to the awards ceremony.
In order for your role as a Class Representative to be recognized on your University transcript, you must attend a training session and have been confirmed by your subject that you’ve attended Staff Student Liaison Committees. However, if you’ve previously attended a training session in the last four years then there is no need for you to be trained again.
A newly published government report from the Equalities and Human Rights Committee is strongly critical of Scottish Universities' approach to disabilities. The report's uncompromising approach included the recommendation that equalities training become compulsory for all University staff. GUSRC's Disability Equality Officer Lauren McDougall, a participant in the in the committee's evidence taking session, stated that the implications of the report could be far reaching if it is taken seriously by Universities. She stated:
Dates for lunches are as follows:
- Tuesday 31st January
- Friday 3rd March
- Wednesday 29th March
- Thursday 27th April
- Monday 22nd May
Results are made publicly available to help prospective students make an informed choice about coming to Glasgow University.