What we do
Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council is an independent, student-led organisation, recognised as the representative body for students registered at The University of Glasgow.
Our mission is to:
- Engage with the student body and the University to ensure that the interests and views of our members are represented and addressed at all levels throughout the University and externally.
- Representation is at the heart of the SRC. Students are represented at all levels within the University, at a local level by class reps trained by the SRC and throughout the University by 44 student representatives who make up the Council. These representatives include both academic and welfare representatives, whose aim it is to address the needs of our diverse student population. The SRC represents students at the highest level within the University through two student seats on Court and twelve seats on Senate. The SRC Sabbatical Officers represent Glasgow students externally by keeping up to date with student issues at Holyrood and Westminster, as well as representing students at Community Councils, the Glasgow Student Forum, Aldwych and on the international forum Universitas 21 Student Leaders Network.
- Provide independent, professional support services that reflect the diversity of the student community and promote the welfare of existing and potential students.
- The SRC provides a number of services, including the Advice Centre, which offers free, professional and independent advice to students on a variety of issues including academic appeals, housing and financial advice.
- The SRC is also a Third Party Reporting Centre where victims of Hate Crime can report anonymously.
- Other services include Flatshare, Jobshop, an affordable second hand bookshop. Students wanting to talk to someone in confidence can also call or instant message our confidential information and listening service, Nightline, between 7pm and 7am.
- Complement the University’s corporate objectives through the provision of personal development opportunities and activities which meet the intellectual, cultural and social needs of all our members.
- The SRC supports the University’s Graduate Attributes agenda by providing and promoting a number of volunteering opportunities through GU Volunteering for students to develop their personal and employability skills, as well as supporting over 300 clubs and societies.