The Guide 2020

The 2020-21 Guide, produced by GUSRC. It contains almost everything you need to know about being a student in Glasgow.

All new students should receive a hard copy of The Guide (these will be available for collection from the McIntyre Building) and for convenience we’ve produced an interactive online version, which you can access above or download to read later.


The Guide is commissioned by the SRC to introduce you to everything you might come across in your first year as a student; whether that’s information on choosing courses, the best museums and galleries, or even where to do your food shop. It might feel overwhelming to start University with everything that’s going on in the world at the moment, but this book is here to reassure you of all the great things that come with being a UofG student, both online and in person.

This book has been written, designed and edited by a team of current and former students of the University to try and make your transition into first year as smooth as possible. There is a lot of information thrown at you when starting University and it’s almost impossible to remember it all, so The Guide is here for you to refer to throughout your degree. It contains our best tips and tricks to life as a student and will hopefully help you out during your time here at Glasgow.

You’ll notice that the SRC are mentioned quite a lot in this book. No, not because we commissioned it, but because the SRC is such an integral part of the student experience at the University of Glasgow. Our work includes running a free confidential advice centre, a volunteering service, and a jobshop to name but a few of the things we do. One of our main roles however is to make sure the student voice is heard by representing all 29,000+ students at the University on local, national and international levels.

So before you dive in and learn about your campus, your studies, your city, and your life here in Glasgow we want to wish you the best of luck. Your time here will fly by so don’t hesitate to get involved and make the most it. Welcome to #TeamUofG!

– Excerpt from introduction by Liam Brady, GUSRC President 2020-21