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Applications for GUSA Welfare Committee are now open! We will be accepting applications from NOW until FRIDAY 14TH OCTOBER at 12PM.

Follow this link to complete the online application:https://goo.gl/forms/7dygUSqmYQwUGG5d2

The Welfare Committee aid the GUSA Welfare Convenor and the Health and Fitness Convenor on various projects throughout the year - such as Starfish and the Buddy System. The aim of this committee is to help to improve the physical and mental well being of students on campus. This can vary from one-off events to semester long campaigns. We are always open to new ideas and encourage members to bring their own creativity to the table!

All applications will be done online through google forms this year, if there are any issues with this and you would like a paper copy, please contact Sally Bell at the email adress below.

If you have any questions or would like any further information, please contact gusa-welfare@gla.ac.uk


Buddy System

The GUSA Buddy System aims to encourage people who may not be comfortable exercising themselves, to do so with the help of a buddy. Each buddy pairing will last for four weeks. If you are not a member of the university gym, throughout this four week period you are granted access to the University Sport facilities only when accompanied by your buddy.

Why is the GUSA gym buddy system in place?

The GUSA gym buddy system aims to aid those who are not already exercising for any reason. We pair each student up with a volunteer buddy with similar availability and interests for a four week period. We hope that during this four week period the student will become more comfortable partaking in exercise, and will hopefully have made a friend of their gym buddy.

Finding your Buddy:

We try to match our buddies as best as possible on areas such as your interests and availability. If you are a student looking for a volunteer buddy, applications for finding a volunteer buddy in Semester 1 will open in September 2017.

Becoming a volunteer Buddy:

Your volunteer role will involve taking part in social sport sessions alongside your buddy and arranging meeting times and venues, encouraging your buddy to be a confident independent university sport user along the way. In return GUSA will provide you with training before you begin, constant support and overall an invaluable experience. If you are interested please contact Ellie Haberlin-Chambers at gusa-welfare@glasgow.ac.uk

Ellie Haberlin-Chambers - GUSA Welfare Convenor

 


Starfish Group

Starfish is a support group for anyone affected by disordered eating or exercise – whether personally or through a friend or family member. We have recently joined forces with GEDS (Glasgow Eating Disorder Support) in order to improve the care pathway in place for our users. GEDS run fortnightly meetings which will now be held on campus at Glasgow University once a month for our collaborative meeting.

 

For more information on GEDS please visit their website here http://www.gerberaeatingdisorderservices.com/

 

To keep up to date on what’s on at Starfish, please follow our facebook page:

www.facebook.com/GUSAStarfish

 

Our meetings are open for anyone to attend as and when you wish to, there is no need to book in advance. Please find below all of our dates for 2017:

 ** TAC = GEDS groups at the Tom Allan Centre, address below. GU = Glasgow University group - Starfish in collaboration with GEDS, address below. Individuals are invited to either/both of these meetings as they prefer.

  

DATE (all 5.45pm - 7.30pm)

LOCATION

January 9, 2017

GU - 64 Oakfield Avenue, G12 8LS

January 23, 2017

TAC - 23 Elmbank St, Glasgow G2 4PB

February 6, 2017

GU - 64 Oakfield Avenue, G12 8LS

February 20, 2017

TAC - 23 Elmbank St, Glasgow G2 4PB

March 6, 2017

GU - The Gilbertchrist Postgraduate Club, Gilbert Scott Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

March 20, 2017

TAC - 23 Elmbank St, Glasgow G2 4PB

April 3, 2017

GU - The Gilbertchrist Postgraduate Club, Gilbert Scott Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

April 24, 2017

TAC - 23 Elmbank St, Glasgow G2 4PB

May 8, 2017

GU - The Gilbertchrist Postgraduate Club, Gilbert Scott Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

May 22, 2017

TAC - 23 Elmbank St, Glasgow G2 4PB

June 5, 2017

GU - The Gilbertchrist Postgraduate Club, Gilbert Scott Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

June 19, 2017

TAC - 23 Elmbank St, Glasgow G2 4PB

July 3, 2017

GU - The Gilbertchrist Postgraduate Club, Gilbert Scott Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

July 24, 2017

TAC - 23 Elmbank St, Glasgow G2 4PB

August 7, 2017

GU - The Gilbertchrist Postgraduate Club, Gilbert Scott Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

August 21, 2017

TAC - 23 Elmbank St, Glasgow G2 4PB

September 4, 2017

GU - The Gilbertchrist Postgraduate Club, Gilbert Scott Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

September 18, 2017

TAC - 23 Elmbank St, Glasgow G2 4PB

October 2, 2017

GU - The Gilbertchrist Postgraduate Club, Gilbert Scott Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

October 16, 2017

TAC - 23 Elmbank St, Glasgow G2 4PB

November 6, 2017

GU - The Gilbertchrist Postgraduate Club, Gilbert Scott Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

November 20, 2017

TAC - 23 Elmbank St, Glasgow G2 4PB

December 4, 2017

GU - The Gilbertchrist Postgraduate Club, Gilbert Scott Building, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

December 18, 2017

TAC - 23 Elmbank St, Glasgow G2 4PB

 

 For any more confidential information about Starfish please contact GUSA Welfare Convenor Sally Bell at gusa-welfare@gla.ac.uk or April Logan at April.Logan@gla.ac.uk