2012 October



Positivity Week: SRC VP Student Support Jess Mc Grellis responds

3rd October 2012

Jess McGrellis Issues have arisen surrounding the name of the event ‘Positivity Week’ proposed by the SRC. I would like to take this opportunity firstly to apologise for any offence which may have been caused, secondly to correct some misconceptions about the concept behind the week, and thirdly to outline how we plan to move ...


STUC march

2nd October 2012

Samantha Wigglesworth Representatives from Glasgow University attended the STUC ‘A Future that Works’ march in George Square on Saturday 20th October. The protest was aimed at the programme of cuts being implemented by the Government in Westminster. These cuts are set to have a huge impact upon the public sector, as Osborne’s budget eliminates up ...


The problem with ‘Positivity Week’

1st October 2012

Liam Hainey The recent controversy over the SRC’s decision to rebrand the all encompassing Health Week to the more narrow Positivity Week reminded me of a ditty by indie art crooner Amber Rubarth called “Chrysanthemum Song”. The song’s second verse goes thusly: I read about a boy, who suffered depression, his parents hung a mirror, ...


Student anger at SRC Positivity Week

1st October 2012

Students have taken to the SRC’s facebook page to voice their displeasure at the decision to change the name of the council’s Health Week to Positivity Week. The critics argue that the planned week – the aims of which the SRC describe in an email as “primarily to raise mental health awareness, specifically feeling positive ...