News and events round-up

Issued: Mon, 16 May 2016 07:36:00 BST

Image of Sir Daniel StevensonReferendum Debate Special - tonight (Tuesday)

The Stevenson Trust for Citizenship
Date: Tuesday 21 June 2016
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building
A panel of academic and political analysts will assess key aspects of the EU referendum debate and its implications.
Next week:
Tuesday, June 28th – Professor John Curtice, Strathclyde University
' In or Out?  How Britain Decided'  
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building
All staff, students, and members of the public are welcome.  No advance booking is necessary. 

Be an SRC Freshers' Helper

Looking for a fantastic experience this September – apply now to become an SRC Freshers' Helper! There are still some spaces left.

Being a part of Freshers’ Week is a fantastic experience. As an SRC Freshers' Helper you will have chance to be a part of the organisation and coordination of the week-long activities, during the plethora of events that will take place to welcome thousands of new students to the University.

You will also be given the opportunity to gain new skills, make friends, and have loads of fun along the way. Experience as a Freshers’ Helper is also recognised on you Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

Freshers' Week 2016 will take place Monday 12 September – Friday 16 September. Helpers will also be required for a prep Week which will take place from the 6th September.

Availability over the two weeks is required – if you are unavailable at any point during this time you must outline this in the application form.

Apply now by filling in the application form: Freshers’ Helper 2016 Application form which is on the SRC website.

Applications close – 5pm, Tuesday 28 June 2016.

Ten percent discount on Summer courses for UofG staff

University of Glasgow staff members can now receive a 10% discount on a wide range of short courses ranging from Creative Writing and History of Art to Counselling Skills.

Enrol today

To book, please call 0141-330-1853 and quote your university of Glasgow GUID.

More information

If you would like further information on Short Courses at the University of Glasgow, we will also be hosting a special event at Waterstones on Byres Road on Saturday 11 June at 2.00pm. Feel free to come along and join us.

Title         Date         Time                       Event ID                Cost
Botanical painting and illustration            Mon - Fri from 27 June  10am - 3pm  1245 £115.00 £103.50
Counselling Skills                                               Tues - Fri from 19 July  10am - 4pm 2362  £115.00  £103.50
Learn to paint in a week                                 Mon - Fri from 20 June  10am - 4pm  14156 £172.50  £155.25
Treasures of Scottish painting: from Ferguson to Ferguson     Mon - Fri from 4 Jul 10 am - 12noon  3765 £115.00  £103.50
Introduction To Creative Writing 4             Thursdays from 16 Jun ( 10 weeks) 1pm - 3pm    3774 £115.00  £103.50
Creative Writing: Short Stories                    Wednesdays from 15 Jun ( 10 weeks) 7pm - 9pm  6361 £115.00  £103.50
Mindfulness and Buddhism                          Mon - Thurs from 20 Jun 10am - 4pm  8657 £115.00  £103.50
Introduction To Contemporary American Fiction 1                Thursdays from 16 Jun (10 weeks) 7pm to 9pm  12851 £115.00  £103.50
Reading and Writing Music (intensive)     Mon - Fri from 1 Aug 1pm - 4.30pm 14160 £115.00  £103.50
Ancient Egyptian Temples Wednesdays from 15 Jun ( 10 weeks) No class on 13 Jul  2pm - 4pm  22819 £115.00  £103.50
Hitler, appeasement and the road to war Wednesdays from 15 Jun (5 weeks) 11am - 1pm   5786 £57.50   £51.75

For information on all short courses on offer at the University visit: short courses

International Experience Fund

Are you interested to find out more about how partner universities are successful in particular developments? Do you want to visit one of our overseas partners or potential partners accomplished in areas of particular interest to you and from which you think both you and the University could learn? The lunchtime learning session on the International Experience Fund is for you. 

Held on 29 June this session will include talks from previous recipients of IEF funding, both Academic and Professional Services staff. They will tell the story of their project, explaining what they have learned and changes they have implemented since their return.

Projects which you will hear about include:

  • The U.S.A Common Application System, how we can use it to promote the University of Glasgow
  • How Glasgow Sport can learn from sports alumni network models in the U.S.A.
  • The Education Abroad Programme at the University of California
  • Facilitating student exchange through developing relationships with the Universities of Capetown and Stellenbosch

The IEF provides joint funding support for projects identified by individuals and also for University Identified Projects in areas which are of interest to the University and which might also be of interest to you.

“Singapore – a centre for innovation in HE “ has been identified as a potential for IEF projects by Professor Trevor Hoey. Why not come along and hear about this as it could provide you with ideas for a joint funded project opportunity.

If you would like to come along to the Lunchtime Learning session on:

Date: 29 June 2016
Venue: Wolfson Building Seminar Room 2
Time: 12.30 – 13.30

Please let us know in advance if you wish to attend by emailing: and we will include you in our catering arrangements.

Further information on the IEF visit: International Experience Fund


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