UofG Welcome 2021 | FAQs

UofG Welcome 2023 | FAQs


The UofG Welcome is your official start to life at the University of Glasgow. It's a series of events and activities which includes the concentrated 'Welcome Week' (in September) as well as the January Welcome (throughout January), plus a few more events throughout both semesters which are all designed to introduce you to life at the University of Glasgow, or if you're a returning student to give you a warm welcome back.
The UofG Welcome is open to all students at the University of Glasgow, including 1st through 5th years, Postgraduate students, exchange students and more!

Relatives, friends, and students from other universities are unfortunately not allowed to attend.

Some events will be more tailored for specific year groups or communities of students - be sure to check the event descriptions for details if you're unsure if an event is suitable for you.
The UofG Welcome is led by the Students' Representative Council - they're the folks who fight for student rights, provide advice and support and organise opportunities and events (like this one!) .

You can find out more about both the SRC and GUSA on our 'About' page: https://www.glasgowunisrc.org/uofgwelcome/about/
As we enter our third year of living alongside coronavirus, things are starting to get better but we still need to remain vigilant to ensure case numbers stay down.

We really want you to have a memorable and fun welcome to the University, but also we want to protect your health and minimise the risk of an outbreak of COVID-19. Careful planning and consideration has gone into each of our on-campus events, and full risk assessments have been completed.

We have prioritised the events that we think will give you the best chance to get to know new people, and get used to life in Glasgow. Some of our events will differ in their procedures, but generally we will follow these principles:

• All staff and students will be encouraged to maintain a strict hygiene regime – washing hands regularly throughout the day.
• Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate immediately. If you don’t feel well, please don’t come to campus.
• In the event of restrictions being imposed by the Scottish Government, or if there is a local outbreak of the virus, we are prepared to cancel any physical events that could pose a risk to our students. Please remember that this could happen at very short notice.

The UofG Welcome has been designed to move online if it needs to, and we are confident that if that happens then we’ve been able to provide a bit of something for everyone despite difficult circumstances.
The University has a webpage dedicated to this topic, and they even have their own page of FAQ. Check it out here.

They also have a page regarding their processes for assessing risk – all of which have been followed strictly by the organisers of the UofG Welcome events.
You'll be able to find all of the events at

We strive to make UofG Welcome accessible for all. For enquiries about disability access and support, please get in touch with the Disability Service at disability@gla.ac.uk or phone 0141 330 5497.

The McIntyre Building, Stevenson Gym and Gilchrist Postgraduate Club are all accessible – as is the Main Building. For more information on the accessibility of campus, head to the University’s website.
Yes! All students at Glasgow University this coming academic year are eligible to take part in UofG Welcome events, including postgraduate students, returning students and exchange students.

If you are at Glasgow, UofG Welcome is for you! Postgraduates should also look out for events run by the Gilchrist Postgraduate Club which is a social space dedicated for postgraduates to use and come together with the rest of the postgraduate community. In the past they have organised events such as pub quizzes, murder mysteries, and a fabulous drag show!
The University manage all registration and inductions and have a section of practical information you need to know for the start of term – be sure to check out the information on their website as you will may to do some important stuff for your course during the main Welcome week This includes registering your details with the university and go to a couple of induction lectures for each of your classes.
For questions relating to the UofG Welcome or events, get in touch with us via welcome@src.gla.ac.uk