23/01/2012 – National Student Survey 2012
Glasgow University SRC work with the University of Glasgow to coordinate and promote the National Student Survey.
The National Student Survey is intended as a mechanism whereby final year students can reflect on their time as a student in higher education, to provide feedback for prospective students.
This year, the NSS includes a question about the function and satisfaction provided by each institutions student union. In response, GUSRC have collaborated with the other student organisations of the University of Glasgow, the GUU; QMU and GUSA, to ask students to consider all student bodies when responding the the question.
The full statement can be viewed or downloaded.
To complete the survey, visit the National Student Survey Website.
11/1/2012 – Glasgow University Media Week 2012!
Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council (GUSRC) are proud to launch Glasgow University Media Week 2012.
Media Week 2012 features a range of talks, workshops, Q&As and other events from professionals within the media industry, designed to inspire, inform and engage students about the media industry.
Amongst the Media Week 2012 lineup are sessions from professionals based at the BBC, STV, The Scotsman, National Union of Journalists, The Skinny amongst many. Events aim to cover all forms of media, including television, film, social media, radio, print journalism and the videogames industry. Speakers include BBC Question Time Editor, Nicolai Gentchev; Robert Dawson Scott, Editor of STV Online, broadcaster and journalist Lesley Riddoch and award-winning filmmaker Ruaridh Arrow, whose debut feature film ‘How to Start a Revolution’ will be screened on Friday 20th January to close the week.
GUSRC Vice President – Media & Communications and Media Week co-ordinator Iain Smith said of the week;
“Media Week 2012 is a great opportunity to find out more about the media industry and ask questions to the professionals who work in it; whether you’re looking to get advice on finding a career in the media or just want to hear stories from those who work in a fascinating industry.”
All events are free to attend, and are open to everyone. Events take place in the afternoons and evenings of the week of 16th – 20th January, with most events taking place in the Williams Room, John McIntyre Building.
16/12/2011 – GUSRC Christmas Break Closing
GUSRC Reception, Advice Centre and Bookshop will close at 12.30pm today for the Christmas break, please note that today is also the last day of the GUSRC Minibus service.
Normal service will resume the week commencing the 9th January.
Merry Christmas from everyone at GUSRC.
8/12/2011 – GUSRC/University Closed due to weather
The University of Glasgow is closed due to the bad weather. All classes and exams are cancelled, all services are closed.
GUSRC Minibus Service will not be in effect this evening due to safety issues. GUSRC Reception will be closed for the remainder of the day.
Exams scheduled for 9/12/2011 onward will go ahead as planned.
Cancelled exams from today will be rescheduled for week commencing 9th January 2012.
5/12/2011 – Student Carers ‘first’ at Glasgow University
The University of Glasgow is to formally launch its policy for student carers, the first of its kind for a UK university, at an event on Tuesday 6th December. The policy was instigated and developed by the University’s Students’ Representative Council (GUSRC).
The Student Carers’ Policy supports students who, at any point during their studies at the University, provide emotional or practical support to a relative, close friend, or neighbour, who is unable to manage alone. Also contained is guidance for University staff who have a role in advising or supporting students who already are or who anticipate becoming carers.
There are over 600,000 carers in Scotland and for many people taking on a caring role can mean facing a life of poverty, isolation, frustration, ill health and depression.
Public Health Minister Michael Matheson MSP, who will speak at Tuesday’s launch, said;
"It is important to remember that many students are carers and therefore need support to balance their responsibilities with academic studies. I welcome the University of Glasgow’s development of this policy, which will help carers fulfil their own aspirations and ambitions as well as meeting the needs of their loved ones."
GUSRC’s Vice President for Student Support, Amy Johnson said;
“Every year GUSRC’s Advice Centre deals with cases involving students who are having difficulties fulfilling dual roles as a student and a carer. GUSRC developed this policy with a view to ensuring the University meets the needs of an often overlooked group who may face difficulties in coping with their academic and personal obligations.”
“GUSRC anticipate the policy having a significantly positive impact on the target group by introducing a consistent degree of flexibility and support in the University’s approach to student carers.”
The event takes place in the John McIntyre Building, by invitation only.
28/11/11 – Industrial Action 30th November
Due to the national day of action, the University has cancelled all teaching on the day of Wednesday 30th November. The action is in response to proposed changes to public sector pension schemes, and the University and College Union is taking part in on Glasgow campus. The University have called off all teaching for the day, and any deadlines for work submission have been suspended until 1st December.
Alongside the strike there will be at least one picket line on campus from 8am-10am, outside the main gate. Whilst UCU welcome support from students, they are not encouraging students to avoid the use of University services and it is worth noting that the University Library and all main services will be operational.
Finally, we’d like to make students aware that a student specific assembly point has been arranged for the march taking place in the city centre on the same day. Please see: the Facebook event for more information.
25/11/2011 – GUSRC Strategic Plan 2011-2015
Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council (GUSRC) are proud to launch our second strategic plan for the period 2011-2015.
The plan has been informed and shaped through consultation with a variety of stakeholders and aims to set out the direction which we feel the organisation should progress in order to build on past successes and develop to benefit students.
24/11/11 – Additional Class Representative Training dates
Missed out on the Class Representative Training action? Unsure on how to represent your fellow student? Have no fear, we’re laying on some extra sessions for anyone whose feeling lost.
Additional class rep training sessions will be held on:
Wednesday 30th November 2pm–4.30pm
Thursday 1st December 10am–12.30pm
To sign up for the sessions, please visit the signup page.
21/11/2011 – GUSRC Student Teaching Awards 2011-2012
Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council are proud to launch the second annual Student Teaching Awards [STAs].
The STAs [formerly Prizes for Excellent Teaching or PETs] aim to give Glasgow University students the opportunity to recognise the outstanding amount of work and effort by their tutors, lectures, support staff and other members of the University.
For all the information, and a link to the nomination form, please visit the STAs subsection of the website.
21/11/2011 – GUSRC Sabbatical Structure Motion Passed
At a meeting of Full Council on Thursday 17th November, GUSRC Council Members unanimously passed a motion determining how the roles of the sabbatical officers would function until June 30th 2012, following the resignation of GUSRC President on November 3rd.
The motion outlined that the three Vice Presidents (Student Support, Learning & Development and Media & Communications) will adopted the responsibilities normally falling to GUSRC President, and that there will not be a by-election to fill the position.
The full motion can be read online. A note was also made of which sabbatical officer will sit on University committees.