Make a difference
The Students’ Association exists to represent students’ interests both within the College and the wider community and campaigns on relevant local, national and international issues.
A great way to get involved with the Students' Association is to help us with our campaigns and events that we run throughout the academic year. We get involved in a number of national campaigns throughout the academic year including Black History Month, LGBTQ+ and Poverty Awareness Month, to name but a few.
One of our most successful campaigns this year was our free soup initiative, where we provided free soup and homemade bread for the full month of January to all students at the College. During this time, we distributed over 4,500 portions of soup.
We have plenty of campaigns to get involved in, so check keep an eye on our Social Media channels or email the Students' Association for more information.
City Goes Green
Healthy Body Healthy Mind
In December 2018, the Raise It Society organised a college-wide charity event where they collected socks filled with essential items such as toothpaste, razors, gloves and deodorant to help those challenged by homelessness in Glasgow. The response was overwhelming and we received over 140 filled socks from both staff and students! Our team of helpers then delivered the socks to the Lodging House Mission in time for Christmas.
If you're interested in helping out with initiatives like Sock It, the Raise It Society meet every Tuesday from 12-1pm at our City Campus, Room C02:105.
At City of Glasgow College, we're committed to reducing single use plastic within the college. This year, we've taken on one of our biggest ever initiatives to help reduce plastic as part of the Green Impact Award. The main objective of this project is to collect 1500 Strathmore water bottles to build a greenhouse which will be based at our City Campus. We've done this by installing bottle drop off points around the college. We then had an incentive where students could swap their Strathmore water bottle for a reusable CitySA branded water bottle.
This initiative is still on-going, so look our for our bottle drop off points at both City and Riverside!
Every year we participate in the Healthy Body Healthy Mind Awards which are a partnership initiative between NUS Scotland and Scottish Student Sport, funded by the Scottish Government. This award focuses on the link between sports, physical activity, smoking prevention and mental health.
We host a number of events throughout the year such as World Mental Health Day, Beat the Blues, Festive Cycle Event and many more. You can keep up to date with what events we have on by checking our Social Media pages or the calendar on My City.
One of our most exciting events of the year is Be Inspired. This is an event where students hear from a variety of speakers who share their inspirational stories of bravery, resiliance and adversity. This event takes place in December and last year we had Woody the Magician, Accessibility Speaker and Blogger, Emily Yates, Brian Costello, the founder of Headstrong and Mollie Hughes, the youngest woman to climb Mount Everest... Twice!