20/08/2013 – GUSRC triumphs over Scottish Water
GUSRC has triumphed over Scottish Water following the threat of additional water charges that would see students in halls of residence out of pocket.
Earlier this year, the SRC were made aware that Scottish Water were planning to introduce water and wastewater charges for purpose built student accommodation properties, previously exempt from such charges. These charges were to be applied through Scottish Water’s commercial market provider so although such charges were directed at the provider of student accommodation and not the individual student, these costs would have been passed on to students through increased rent.
Water and wastewater charges are usually funded via council tax. Students who live in private accommodation are exempt from such charges but as Scottish Water was planning to charge the halls accommodation provider as a business, students living in purpose built student accommodation would be unable to take advantage of their statutory exemption from these charges.
After ongoing correspondence with both Scottish Water and local MSPs, the recently introduced water and wastewater charges will not be applied henceforth. A recent letter from Scottish Parliament has informed us that such charges will be removed from any bills dated after April 2013 and all new student halls built after April 2015 will be exempt from such charges.
The SRC’s campaigning to the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Water has ultimately been successful and the SRC are delighted to secure such a crucial victory for Glasgow University students.
19/08/2013 – Staff training
The SRC Reception and Welcome Point will be closed for staff training at 3pm on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th August 2013.
Normal hours will resume Wednesday 21st. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
19/07/2013 – Freshers’ Week Pass sales now open
Looking forward to Freshers’ Week? We certainly are!
Pass sales are now open so head on over to the Freshers’ Week website and check out the the pass sales launch blog entry
Freshers’ Week 2013, including all events and entertainment that will be going on around campus between 16th-20th September 2013
It is a cross-campus festival built to propel you into university life with over a hundred events in over twenty different locations spread across five full days and nights. You’ll get the inside track on how to make the most of your time outside of the classroom with events taking you to every corner of campus, giving you the chance to fully experience what it means to be a student at the University of Glasgow. For more info on what’s happening and how to register, visit http://freshersweek.glasgowstudent.net/
22/4/2013 – VCS AWARDS, THE WINNERS
We’re very proud of our clubs, societies and student volunteers here at GUSRC. It was a tough task to pick winners for the VCS awards, but pick them we did – here they are.
Congratulations to all involved, the winners and all nominees. Without their efforts all of the wonderful stuff that goes on here just wouldn’t happen.
Students and the Community Award – Cecilian Society
Most Dedicated Member – Fiona McKeown (GUSH)
Endsleigh Working in Partnership Award – Food Co-op
Exceptional Event – G-Gnomes
Innovation Award – Philanthrobeats
Best New Club – Sign Language Society
Publicity Award – Hispanic Society
SRC RAG Award – Hester Gartrell
(GUSH) Volunteer of the Year – Nadia Bailey & Csenge Lantos
15/04/13 – SRC Freshers’ Helper Applications
Applications to be a Freshers’ Helper for Freshers’ Week 2013 are now open.
We’re looking for around 75 eager people to become part of the Helper team for Freshers’ Week, 16th September 2013 to 20th September. However, because you need to work extra hard as an SRC Helper, we need you to be available for prep week from 10th September.
You can apply here: GUSRC Freshers’ Helpers 2013 Application
Applications close at 5pm on Friday the 28th of June.
07/03/13 – SRC Spring Election Results
The following candidates have been successful in the SRC Spring 2013 Elections as announced by the Returning Officer, Dr Dickon Copsey, on the 7th March 2013:
President: Jess McGrellis
VP Education: Oli Coombs
VP Student Support: Louise Graham
VP Student Activities: Breffni O’Connor
UG College of Arts Convenor: Natalie Mosson
UG Science and Eng Convenor: John Williamson
UG Social Sciences Convenor: Donald Mackay
Welfare & Equal Opportunities
International Officer: Cathy Steeghs
Sexual Orientation Officer: Liam King
Gender Equality Officer: Clopin Meehan
Students with Disabilities Officer: Nicola Williams
Charities, Clubs and Societies Officer: Gintare Masiulyte
Environmental Officer: Ciaran Hoy
School of Medicine: Hannah Gower
School of Life Sciences: Topi Hokkanen
School of Chemistry: Calum Brookes
Business School: Marvin Karrasch
School of Geographical and Earth Sciences: Hong Tai Chan
School of Mathematics and Statistics: Cal Davies
School of Physics and Astronomy: Katherine Wallace
School of Psychology: Eugene Zilberter
School of Social and Political Science: Rebecca Vaughan
06/03/13 – Voting is open
Voting is now open in the SRC Spring Elections 2013.
You can vote online from any computer at https://appserv2.mis.gla.ac.uk/vote/login.jsp between 9am on Wednesday the 6th of March and 5pm on Thursday the 7th of March.
The election results will be held in Room 201, John McIntyre Building at approximately 7pm on the 7th of March.
01/03/13 – Spring Elections Candidates list
Manifestos for all the candidates can be found in the Election Manifestos – Spring 2013 section.
The Non-Sabbatical Heckling Meeting is the 4th March, 6pm in the Williams Room, John Mac Building.
The Sabbatical Heckling Meeting is the 5th March, 6pm in Room 201, John Mac Building.
Voting takes place on the 6th and 7th of March!
For more information on the election, check out the Spring 2013 elections page
11/2/13 – Spring Elections
Nominations for the 2013 Spring SRC Elections are now open! There are nearly 40 positions up for grabs, including the four full-time paid sabbatical officer positions. You can find a full list of positions and download a nomination pack online, or you can pick up a nomination pack from the SRC Reception in the John McIntyre Building.
There are a variety of positions available, including college convenors, postgraduate convenors, school reps, welfare and equal opportunities officers and sabbatical officers.
Being elected to SRC council is a huge opportunity for students. Students on SRC Council are able to have a real say on decisions the university makes at almost every level. You can see the impact we’ve made over the past year in our new annual report. It’s also great experience, and provides opportunities to develop your own skills. You’ll also receive recognition of your work on your university transcript when you graduate.
Once you’ve filled our your nomination form, you just need to hand it in to the SRC Reception before nominations close on February 22nd. If you have any questions about what’s involved, feel free to get in touch.
Even though we are now into the new year the evenings are still quite dark so here are just a couple of reminders about student safety:
Try to leave campus in groups. No matter what time of day it may be, if it’s dark we recommend that you try to avoid walking home alone.
Make sure that your phone is well charged in case of an emergency.
Ensure you pull your close door firmly behind you when you enter your building.
If you notice any faulty street lighting please report it to Glasgow City Council so it can be repaired promptly.
Personal attack alarms are available for free at the SRC Advice Centre. If you must walk alone then carry it in your hand or pocket.