Rare Snowden appearance for Freshers' Week

Image of Edward SnowdenUniversity Rector Edward Snowden made one of his rare appearances via a web link for today's Freshers's Week festivities.

He told his student audience that the only rights they had were the ones they were prepared to stand up for. He went on: "You are arriving at this university at an extraordinary time of change in the world...I believe you will be the most capable class to ever come out of the University of Glasgow by working together.'

Principal Professor Anton Muscatelli told the packed Bute Hall: "Living and learning at the University of Glasgow can be life changing as it brings opportunities. Embrace these opportunities."

Image of Freshers' Week event in the Bute Hall

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Fresher's Week 1950

It was a lot different then! During the twentieth century the University of Glasgow Student Representative Council took new students (or 'Freshmen') away for their Freshers' week for activities and bonding, writes Rachael Egan, Heritage Engagement Officer.

Camps were commonly held at places such as Auchendennan and  Balmaha and these photos show that students had a great time!

These images are from the papers of Donald Macmillan, former student of the University of Glasgow.

If you would like to find out more about Fresher's week in the past please e-mail the Archives at archives@glasgow.ac.uk

Freshers' camp 1949

Freshers' camp 1949

Freshers' camp 1949

Freshers' camp 1949

Freshers' camp 1949

First published: 10 September 2015