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.
21/1/13 – Sabbatical Review
This March, there will be new sabbatical positions at GUSRC for students to put themselves forward for in the election. The recent strategic plan of GUSRC highlighted that the role of Vice President (Media and Communications) would be subjected to a review. An independent review of the sabbatical positions took place in 2012, and following approval by GUSRC Council at its recent meeting, we can confirm that the positions available at the upcoming election will be;
- Vice President (Education)
- Vice President (Student Activities)
- Vice President (Student Support)
The new position of Vice President (Student Activities) succeeds the current position of Vice President (Media and Communications). Vice President (Student Activities) will include overseeing activities such as student volunteering, graduate attributes, student media, clubs and societies and freshers week.
The position of Vice President (Education) will remain similar to the current position of Vice President (Learning and Development), with volunteering, freshers’ week and graduate attributes moving to Vice President (Student Activities).
The position of Vice President (Student Support) will remain the same, with the exception of clubs and societies moving to Vice President (Student Activities).
Nominations for these positions are open to students from February 11th to February 22nd, with the election taking place on the 6th and 7th of March.
If you are interested in standing for a position and have any questions, please contact email@example.com
07/01/13 – Happy New Year
Happy New Year everyone and welcome back. Here’s to a good one for all kinds of folk!
All SRC services are now running as normal, including the Second Hand Bookshop, the Photocopying & Binding service and the Minibus service.
14/12/12 – Christmas opening hours
The SRC Reception & Welcome Point, including the Photocopying & Printing Service, will be closed at 12 noon on Friday 14th December. It will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 3pm on Friday for the week of 17th-21st December, before closing for the Christmas holidays. The service will reopen at 10am on Monday 7th January.
The SRC Bookshop will close at 12 noon on Friday 14th December for the Christmas holidays and will reopen on Monday the 7th January at 10:00am.
The GUSRC Advice centre is now closed, and will also re-open on Monday the 7th.
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
04/12/2012 – Minibuses and Adverse Weather Conditions
Happy Winter folks!
Just to let you all know – the minibus service is still operating as normal, however, due to adverse weather conditions delays are more likely, and also there may be difficulties getting the buses into areas where it is particularly icy – Murano Street and Queen Margaret Halls for example.
We will endeavour to ensure the service continues to run as best as possible and hopefully the winter stays good to us.
All the best,
19/11/2012 – Student Teaching Awards 2012/2013, nominations open!
Good morning folks,
We’re pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Student Teaching Awards 2012/2013. This is a wonderful opportunity to give thanks to the staff who have gone the extra mile to help your university experience and make it as rewarding as possible.
You can vote online, and you might find yourself at the awards ceremony, which will be held in the Spring!
16/11/2012 – Welfare Week: Friday 16th November
‘Action on Hearing Loss’ Campaign and Hearing Check-Ups, 11am-3pm, Pharmacy, Fraser Building
Guilty of listening to your music on full blast? On Friday the folks from Action on Hearing Loss will be on campus to get you clued up on the facts about loud music and your hearing. Action on Hearing Loss Scotland works to create a world where deafness and hearing loss do not limit or deter opportunity and where people value their hearing. Come along to the Welfare Week Info Stall to find out more about the Loud Music campaign and issues relating to hearing loss. If you want to take their hearing check or meet their Soundhead drop by the consultation room at the Hillhead Pharmacy.
Yoga, 12pm, Williams Room, John McIntyre Building
Another change to come along to relax your body and mind. Don’t miss out!
Get SAVI Workshop, 2pm-6pm, Williams Room, John McIntyre Building The Students Against Violence Initiative workshop will give you the skills and confidence that you need to stand up and speak out against gender based violence and abuse... becoming an active bystander and knowing when it is appropriate to intervene. Scottish Women’s Aid has co-ordinated this programme for students alongside LGBT Youth, Rape Crisis Scotland, White Ribbon Scotland and Zero Tolerance to give you all the information you need, so don’t miss out on this fascinating event.
15/11/11 – Welfare Week: Thursday 15th November
Day 4 of Welfare Week. An abundance o’ fabulous events to attend today. Make sure you pop by the Welfare Week Information Stall to chat to the folk from GUSRC Nightline. At 12pm you can attend the ‘Stigma and Mental Health’ Workshop in the Williams Room to discuss the issues surrounding stigma and mental health and suggest campaign ideas to take forward in the future.
At 5pm we have yoga in the Williams Room to relax your mind and muscles. If that doesn’t take your fancy you may want to attend the GU Boob-Team’s ‘Cheb Chat’ with a breast cancer survivor (Boyd Orr 709) or COR’s ‘Stop the Energy Rip Off’ Public Meeting, which will discuss the problem of fuel poverty (Boyd Orr, Lecture Theatre A).
Don’t forget to pick up your free condoms from the QMU between 12pm-4pm, and the Counselling Service still have their extended Mental Health Drop-In (11am-2pm) today and tomorrow only!
Enjoy your day!
14/11/2012 – Welfare Week: Wednesday 14th November
‘The Education Appreciation Experiment’ Workshop, 1pm-3pm, Williams Room, John McIntyre Building – Led by Lauren Robertson
‘Many of us have experienced the anxiety of handing in an essay, completely lost as to whether it’s a work of genius or a meaningless ramble...
Many of us worry that our peers at University are smarter, better and faster than us, and some of us go through our University experience constantly worried if we are making the right choices. If this sounds like you, then I’d like to firstly, assure you that you’re not alone, and offer you some steps towards a new way of thinking about your education.
It is possible for you to feel more confident about your performance at University, and therefore, benefit more from your time here...and I’m going to show you how. In this 2 hour workshop, you will be taught a variety of skills which will improve your outlook, confidence and enthusiasm about your University experience, and improve your confidence and belief in your own intelligent mind and the wonderful idea that flow from it. You have nothing to lose! Come along and learn to appreciate and promote the full capability of your intelligence whilst making the most of your experience, here, at the University of Glasgow.’ Once again, the places in this workshop are limited so get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a spot. Feel free to turn up on the day to see if there are any spare places.
‘We Can Stop It’ Campaign Event, 7.30pm, Williams Room, John McIntyre Building
GULGBTQ+ Students’ Association are hosting a panel of speakers, and a Q&A session about the new ‘We Can Stop It’ campaign... This anti-rape campaign focuses on the recent changes to Scottish law which concentrates on what is the meaning of consent and the fact that consent can be withdrawn at any time. This promises to be an interesting and informative event so make sure you come to the Williams Room for 7.30pm. In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about the campaign check out http://www.wecanstopit.co.uk.
13/11/2012 – Welfare Week: Tuesday 13th November
‘Your Home – Your Money – Your Rights’, Midday, Williams Room, John McIntyre Building
Stressed about getting your deposit back at the end of your tenancy? You needn’t be with the all-new, handy Tenancy Deposit Scheme ... As it happens, the 13th November is the date by which most existing tenancy deposits will have to be protected by the third party scheme. The GUSRC Advice Centre team will be on hand with more information about this and other details on getting repairs done, reclaiming unlawful admin fees, and other common problems people have with landlords or letting agents, so head to the Williams Room on the 13th for 12pm. This event is a talk followed by a Q&A session with healthy refreshments so you don’t miss your lunch break. The GUSRC Advice Centre is a place where you can always pop in for practical advice on anything that may be bothering you, all year around and not just during Welfare Week.
‘Recharge Your Brain’ Meditation Session, 1pm-1.30pm, Gilchrist Postgraduate Club
When you are learning, maintaining your concentration, focus and motivation can feel like a constant battle... Your ability to absorb and process information is greatly improved if you take the time to allow your brain a breather. Welfare Week is going to help you do that. If you are a postgrad student, come along and experience a short and effective meditation to ‘Recharge Your Brain’. You will learn about the benefits of meditation that you can use again and again to relax and recharge your brain when it become overloaded with information...come along, and feel the benefits.