More than a Degree

Taking part in activities outside of your degree not only increases your chances of employment after you graduate, but it can also have a direct impact on your wellbeing. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by essays and exams and the pressure of always have to measure up to a mark.

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Here are some ways to get involved:

Clubs and Societies

The SRC offers many opportunities to participate in clubs and societies where you can socialise while doing something you enjoy.  It also means you can chat to peers that are very likely feeling the same way that you do.  To see the list of current clubs and societies please visit our website at: http://www.glasgowstudent.net/clubs/

Volunteering

The SRC also gives many students the opportunity to volunteer with various different causes.  This will give you a chance to take a break from your studies, while still devoting your time to something valuable.  Whether you would like to help in a classroom, improve someone’s language skills, support the homeless, befriend someone with special needs, or help a fellow student in need our volunteering service can help.  And this also gives you valuable experience working in environments in line with your career goals.  To see the programmes we offer, please visit our website at: http://www.glasgowstudent.net/volunteer/ or email volunteering@src.gla.ac.uk.

GUSA Sport Clubs

GUSA provide support for over 45 sports clubs. Each one has a different mix of social and sport life but all provide an excellent way to get involved, meet new people and learn something about yourself. From Akido to tennis you can find a list of all the clubs here: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/sport/whatson/club/. It may be November but it is never too late to join. Each Club has a captain and if you would like to know more fire them an email. Alternatively contact Tom Gebbie, GUSA President at gusa-president@glasgow.ac.uk

Further wellbeing is at the heart of GUSA’s aims and initiatives. They work to raise awareness of the benefits of leading an active and healthy lifestyle as well as delivering welfare associated events and initiatives which prove incredibly supportive to the university community. The Gym Buddy System is an excellent example of this. It supports students who feel less comfortable taking part in physical activity alone, by pairing them with the help a GUSA buddy. If you feel you could benefit from this system, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Candice Lindsay gusa-welfare@gla.ac.uk.