Exam/Revision Period

It is that time of year again!

As exams fast approach and dissertation/thesis deadlines are looming, the library is pretty packed!

Fear not though if you are struggling for space!

The Gilchrist is the perfect place for group study with our small study booths, perfect for up to 10 people.  We also have our seminar room if you want that extra quiet space to put your head down and write.

And, best of all- we are OPEN until 11PM EVERY weeknight so you can always get your coffee fix!!

Remember that we are OPEN TO ALL during EASTER VACATION (March 28th- April 22nd)

Mental Health Initiatives

We at the Students’ Representative Council have been working on providing new initiatives that provide a support system for those suffering from mental health issues, as well as those who are finding their PhD/Postgraduate degree stressful, and as a result are under pressure or anxious about things.

We now run a ‘Knit Away Your Stress’ knitting group who meet the first Monday of every month at The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club.  This is a great opportunity to get away from the stress of your PhD, even for just an hour, and relax with your peers. Anyone is welcome, regardless of knitting experience, and there is some wool and knitting needles provided for beginners.

We are launching our new peer-to-peer counselling group, run together with the University’s Counselling Service, in May during Mental Health Awareness Week.   This group will be an opportunity for students to come together in a safe environment and discuss the issues affecting them.  You can share your own experiences and advice, or just listen to others.  More info will be release on date/time over the next few weeks.

If you want to find out more int he meantime, please feel free to email us at [email protected] 

Property Policy at the Gilchrist Postgraduate Club:

Notice to all users:

The University Court, Student Representative Council and the employees of the University do not accept liability on any grounds whatsoever, including fault and negligence for loss or damage of property belonging to or in the possession or custody of any visitor to the University of Glasgow and that whether such property be deposited, stored or otherwise left in the Gilchrist area or outbuildings or within grounds thereof.

It is not the responsibility of Gilchrist staff to ‘look after’ or ‘watch over’ items on behalf of students/staff/visitors.

Please be vigilant and take expensive/electronic items with you if you are leaving the club for any period of time.

Any questions, please contact [email protected] 

Postgraduate peer-to-peer stress-busting workshops

Ever feel stressed about your PhD?

Worried about your ever-increasing workload?

Panicked about deadlines?

Doing a PhD can be a very stressful time for a person, and that stress is not always easy to talk about.  Feeling stressed and worried does not mean you are not capable of doing a PhD, nor should you feel embarrassed about talking to other PhD students about your concerns- you are not alone.

The SRC are putting together an initiative with the University’s Counselling Service to provide easy-access group sessions, where PhD students can engage with one another and a member of staff from counselling to share their experiences or just listen to others, with the hope of helping one another to overcome any stress or worry they are currently facing.

We would be interested to know what people’s thoughts are on such an initiative and gauge numbers for such sessions.

Please email any thoughts/opinions, or if you would like to get involved, to the SRC Postgraduate Development Officer at [email protected]




New Healthy Range at The Gilchrist

Come and try our delicious NEW RANGE of healthy foods available at The Gilchrist:

-Spiced quinoa with cannelloni beans, peppers, sun blushed tomatoes courgettes and coriander

- Bulgar wheat pilai with dried fruits, nuts, carrots and orange dressing

-Bircher muesli with almond milk

-Mackerel with spring onion and a potato, beetroot and gherkin salad

- Fajita bean crunch with peppers, onions and coriander

new food