There are many ways you can get involved. You could become a Student Representative for your department or a council member of the SRC. In addition, there are the many clubs and societies for you to join – from the English Literature Society to Network Gaming, Amnesty to Student Theatre. You could even join one of the range of award-winning student media – whether you want to host a radio show, write for a magazine, edit a newspaper or direct a television programme, there will be something for you to get involved with.
Free halls to campus minibus service
This service operates on weekday evenings during term time to transport students in safety from the campus to their halls of residence and back. The buses leave the campus from the back of the John McIntyre Building, Monday to Friday. For times and routes check out the SRC website. There will also be a night bus service running during Freshers’ Week.
Second-hand book shop
The SRC bookshop carries a wide range of textbooks and some more general titles as well, and is especially useful for vocational courses like law or medicine. Don’t go wasting all your money on new books when there is a possibility that we can sell you the book at a much more affordable price. Once you get your reading list you can search the database on the website to see if we’ve got what you need. You can also trade in your old textbooks. You set the price and then we will email you when sold to collect your cash.
JobShop and Flatshare
JobShop and Flatshare offer help and advice when looking for a part time or vacational job, or for a flat. Our website provides all of the information you need when searching for either.
The SRC supports four award winning Student Media groups: Glasgow University Guardian, Glasgow University Magazine (GUM), Subcity Radio and Glasgow University Student TV. You don’t need any previous experience and the start of the year is the best time to join. Taking part in Student Media will provide you with invaluable experience and a new bunch of friends. To find out more, go to http://www.glasgowstudent.net/volunteer/media
Photocopying, faxing and binding
We have the cheapest photocopying, printing, faxing and binding facilities in the West End: we have two photocopiers so you can print or photocopy straight from your University computing account or your portable media device as well as a fax sending and binding service. We operate a card and a cash system. The more you spend, the more you save. You can print off or photocopy one A4 black and white sheet for as little as 3p.
Being at university can be a stressful business, so Nightline provides a confidential, friendly ear to talk to and a source of information. It is run by students for students. Anyone can call Nightline on 0141 353 1050 between the hours of 19:00–07:00 every night of the week during term time.
The Advice Centre employs a full-time professional staff team who can provide advice, information and representation on a wide variety of issues. From accommodation issues to academic appeals and complaints, to money problems to employment rights and everything in between. Whether you are a student or thinking about becoming a student at Glasgow, the Advice Centre is there to help and advise. The Advice Centre is run by the SRC and is totally independent from the University; this ensures that the SRC provide a confidential and objective service. You can contact the Advice Centre through the website, by telephone or just dropping in.
Through Student Volunteer Support Service the SRC provides a whole host of personal development volunteering opportunities. Whether you’re interested in working with homeless people or the elderly, working with children and young people or student volunteers abroad there are opportunities for you.