Closed for the Holidays
GUSRC will be closed for the holidays from Friday 18th December, and will re-open on Tuesday 5th January 2021.
The following services will be closed from Friday 18th December until Tuesday 5th January.
For support over the holiday period, please check out our Festive Support Guide: http://bit.ly/GUSRCfestivesupport
The Welcome Point, The Bookshop, The Office
The Welcome Point, Bookshop and Office will be closed from Friday 18th December at 4pm and will re-open on the 5th January, virtually.
Please continue to send your enquiries to these services and they will reply to you when back to work on January 5th:
- General Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Clubs & Socs Team: email@example.com
- Bookshop: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Advice Centre
The Advice Centre will close at 5pm on Friday 18th December, and will re-open virtually at 9am on Tuesday 5th January. Please continue to send your enquiries to the Advice Team over the break and they will get back to you after 5th January: email@example.com
For information about where to get help in an emergency, please see: https://www.glasgowstudent.net/advice/the-advice-centre/emergency-help/
GU Volunteering will close at 5pm on Friday 18th December, and will re-open virtually at 9am on Tuesday 5th January. Whilst they are closed, the Volunteering team won’t be monitoring the volunteering database. Please continue to send your volunteering enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org and the team will get back to you after January 5th.
If you’d like to volunteer over the festive period, here are some great opportunities you can get involved in:
1. MEAL MAKERS: Volunteer Cook
Could you cook one portion of dinner for an older neighbour? Meal Makers is a local neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects people who love cooking, and who are happy to share an extra portion of home-cooked food, with an older neighbour who would really appreciate a freshly prepared meal and a friendly chat.
APPLY – http://www.mealmakers.org.uk/Account/Register
2. FOOD TRAIN SCOTLAND: Shopper / Delivery Driver
Food Train is an award-winning Scottish charity helping older people who struggle to do their own food shopping. Their trusted, friendly volunteers provide a vital weekly food order shop, collection and delivery service, which helps older people stay healthy and independent at home and helps reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.
APPLY – https://thefoodtrain.co.uk/index.php/volunteer-form
3. FOOD TRAIN CONNECTS: Phone Friend
In the volunteer Phone Friend role, the Connects team will connect you with an older person who would welcome a regular blether on the phone. You will call your friend usually weekly or fortnightly (as agreed between you) and use the time to simply have a blether, check-in on the individual’s wellbeing, allow them to share any current worries or concerns if they have any, and importantly share a laugh where possible.
APPLY – https://www.foodtrainconnects.org.uk/Account/Register
The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club
The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club closes at 6pm on Friday 18th December and re-opens for service at 8am on Tuesday 5th January. For further updates be sure to check out the Gilchrist Twitter account and the UofG Food Twitter account.