22/8/2011 – Freshers’ Week 2011 Events Calendar Online
The full events calendar for the University of Glasgow’s Freshers’ Week 2011 is now online.
Freshers’ Week is a collaborative project between Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council, Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow University Union and Glasgow University Sports Association.
The full calendar can be found on the official Freshers’ Week 2011 website.
9/8/2011 – SRC Announce Stance on rest of UK Fees
The SRC have today released a statement setting out their stance on the government’s proposal to increase fees for students from the rest of the UK. To read the statement, please visit the link below.
Advice for Sitting Resits
With resit exams starting today at the University of Glasgow, the College of Science and Engineering have put together this handy guide for students feeling stressed out by the thought of late-summer exams.
Have a look – even if you’re not a Science and Engineering student – at the document via the link below.
And best of luck to everyone over the next couple of weeks from the SRC.
21/7/2011 – Update on SRC petition to Home Secretary
The SRC has learned that despite petitions from University management, the Rector Charles Kennedy, the SRC Executive and large numbers of the student body – regretfully John Oguchukwu was deported from the United Kingdom last night at 11.20pm.
John’s removal is sad for the University and the wider Glasgow community.
The SRC would like to thank the students who joined the campaign on John’s behalf, the Executive were overwhelmed by the response from the student body given the timescale in which events transpired. Those at the head of the campaign also extended their thanks to Glasgow students and said they would be endeavouring to contact John in the near future to offer their help and support.
The SRC are committed to campaigning on behalf of students and would like to once again thank students for their response to this campaign.
Freshers’ Week 2011 Website Launched
The SRC is proud to announce the launch of the Freshers’ Week 2011 website, the central hub for everything FW2011.
The website contains an introduction to Freshers’ Week, as well as an FAQ to find out about how to make the most of it. For the first time University of Glasgow students will be able to purchase their Freshers Pass online.
The cross-campus portal will be updated in the coming weeks with all the information about the events taking place between 12th-16th September, until then check out website now or visit the Official Glasgow University 2011 Facebook page
19-7-11 SRC petition Home Secretary on behalf of student facing deportation
Glasgow University SRC has joined academics and university senior management in petitioning Home Secretary Theresa May to grant asylum to a Glasgow student facing deportation.
The SRC have joined the campaign on behalf of John Oguchukwu, who is due to be deported to Nigeria on Wednesday 20th July 2011 following over nine years of seeking asylum in the UK. John has been a student at the University of Glasgow since 2007, recently completing his Junior Honours year. Due to John’s outstanding academic and extracurricular record, as well as personal factors regarding John’s wellbeing, a campaign is being spearheaded by the National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns (NCADC) in an attempt to halt his deportation and extend his stay in order to complete his studies.
For further information please visit the SRC on Facebook.
24-05-11 Summer Closing & Restricted Service for Bookshop & Minibuses
Now that exams are all said and done many students will be scurrying out of Glasgow for the summer.
Our second-hand bookshop which sells many course texts at very low prices will close on Fri 27th May and re-open on Mon 5th September. The SRC Reception desk will offer a reduced service through the summer for people wishing to buy or sell books, just come up the stairs in the John McIntyre Building and speak to the staff on the reception desk.
Our popular Minibus service which ferries students to and from halls is winding down for the Summer too, with journeys to and from halls halting from this Friday the 27th of May, starting up again after the Freshers’ Week schedule on Monday 19th September.
21-04-11 SRC Closing for Public Holidays
The SRC will be closing for the upcoming bank holidays of Easter and the Royal Wedding. The dates we will be closed on are:
- Friday 22nd April & Monday 25th April Easter bank holidays
- Friday 29th April & Monday 2nd May Royal Wedding & May day bank holidays
Additionally, the Minibus service will not be running on the above dates with the exception of the 29th April when the service will operate as normal due to the exams which are on that day.
21-07-11 Freshers’ Helper Applications Now Closed
Glasgow’s spring has finally shown its cards, which means it’s already time we all start getting giddy / stressing out about Freshers’ Week 2011.
Yet again we need to assemble a squad of enthusiastic, pragmatic happy-alicious Freshers’ Helpers to help us guide the droves of freshers who’ll arrive at the University this September.
Update: Helper Applications have now closed, thank you to everyone who has applied. Applicants will be informed in due course.
05-04-11 – VCS Awards 2011
We recently held our annual awards for Volunteering Clubs & Societies (the VCS Awards). It was a brilliant opportunity to recognize and reward the work of just a few of the hundred plus clubs and societies we’re lucky to have at this University. With the range of clubs, societies, volunteering and media opportunities at Glasgow, it’s rare that there isn’t some group of people regularly meeting up to discuss something you’d love to be part of.
Check out the full list of clubs, and learn how to start your own or take a peek at the
Volunteering & Student Media Opportunities also on offer.