4/7/2012 – University of Glasgow reveals plans for new postgraduate centre
The University of Glasgow has approved plans to develop a new postgraduate social space to cater for the University’s growing postgraduate community.
The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club will open in Autumn 2012 and will be managed by University of Glasgow Students’ Representative Council (GUSRC), the University’s legally recognised student representative body.
The name was chosen to honour Marion Gilchrist, the first female graduate of the University of Glasgow, and the first woman to gain a medical degree in Scotland – 2012 marks the 60th anniversary of her death.
In addition to a bar and catering facilities, the space will house a flexible seminar and lecture space for students to take part in a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular events. Entry to the space will be free to all postgraduate students and staff of the University.
Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, said: “The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club marks a significant investment on the part of the University in order to enhance the student experience for those undertaking postgraduate study. The University and the Students’ Representative Council have worked hard to develop a facility which will cater to postgraduate students and become a hub for interdisciplinary discussion and social interaction on our campus.”
James Harrison, President of the SRC said: “This is an incredibly exciting development for the University, its postgraduate students, and for the SRC. We’re delighted to be naming the space in honour of one of Glasgow’s most distinguished postgraduate students.”
The design of the space was created by Glasgow based architects, ECD, with guidance formulated from over thirty hours of consultation with Glasgow University students conducted by GUSRC.
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