The West End of Glasgow is full of amazing places to eat and drink but the idea of going out for food can leave a hole in our pockets. However, many restaurants have fantastic deals for students you just have to choose the right time and day to take advantage of it. It can be a mission in itself to sort through all the fine print to see what exactly there deals are offering, so... We have done it for you! (Just don’t forget your student card).
ZIZZI's pizza - 30% off
Every Monday and Tuesday you can get 30% off your WHOLE food bill with the UNiDAYS app. Is there really any other way to start your week off than with cheap pizza? You can also get 25% off your food bill on a Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday so if you still want pizza later in the week then think of it as getting a ¼ of that pizza for free.
Zizzi's Pizza, 8 Cresswell Lane
Throughout the summer our team had been hard at work raising money for the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity. There has been such a wide variety of crazy and exciting activities already that its hard to keep up! Here is what we have been up to so far but keep your eyes peeled for more fundraising activities throughout the year.
20p Smarties Tube Challenge
Over the summer our committee had been set the challenge of filling up a large tube of smarties with as many 20p as they possibly could and it's been a massive success. Everyone's tubes were full and no one seemed too fussed about having to eat another tube of smarties to make room for more coins.
Not for the faint hearted our Creative Director Anne has been working hard this summer, raising as much money as possible. Taking to the sky Anne took on the challenge of paragliding over Col De La Forclaz in Annecy - You go Gal!
The Sponsored 10k Walk
An event organised by the charity was the sponsored walk in august which a group of the committee took part in. Beth, Iona, Chloe and Anna all walked their way around glasgow sporting purple Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity tops along with Lara from the charity. The day was a great success!
Creative craft day at The Children's Hospital
A rewarding activity carried out by some of the girls on committee this year was a craft event organised at the hospital. Three stations were set up in order for the children to get creative. All the children loved it and didn't mind getting themselves (and us) covered in paint!
Collection Tins all around the West End
It may be simple but it is effective. Over the summer Beth has been active going around the West End, placing collection tins here there and everywhere. From coffee shops to burger vans our little purple tins got around and raised a whole lot of money too. Keep an eye out for them!
Taking our inspiration from the new series of the Great British Bake off (anyone else happy too see Paul Hollywood back on our screens once a week?) everyone baked up something that would make Mary Berry proud to sell outside the Fraser building. From fairy cakes to vegan cookies there was something for everyone!
Christmas Shoebox Appeal
Committee and Brand Ambassadors attended the charity headquarters in Glasgow to lend a hand in the packing and sending of their Christmas orders. These were for their loyal charity supporters, old and new, from online orders and hand written orders. The sessions were a great success and allowed us to see first hand some more of the imperative work that the charity does and where some of our fundraising efforts will go.
Buchanan Street Collection Buckets
We decided to take full advantage of the student night at Buchanan Galleries by heading there armed with our collection buckets. We took to both students and shop works alike to raise awareness for both the charity and fashion show.
Iona Walks the West Highland Way
Our girls really are unstoppable! Over the summer Iona and a friend set themselves the challenge of walking half of the West Highland way in just 4 days. It couldn't have been easy but both girls smashed their fundraising target a completed the walk!
We couldn't be prouder of all the effort and creativity that has been put in by all of our committee members and BA’s over the summer and the first few weeks of term. There are still many more crazy fundraising activities to come and we are grateful for all the support that everyone has shown.
Credits for the craft event photography: Claire Loftus Photography
LOVES: Usually I would have said fashion but I am so passionate about driving since I passed after sitting the test 7 times ... Also passionate about choucroute
GUCFS Model Castings are just a few days away!
We know that the prospect of castings can be quite intimidating but fear not, we are here to settle any nerves or doubts you have. All we ask is you come along, be yourself and show us why you love GUCFS just as much as we do.
Need more convincing? Well don’t just take my word for it, hear it from former GUCFS models themselves.
Finally, Holly Hepburn, another devoted GUCFS model, shares her thoughts on how she loved the Fashion Show:
“The Show is the part of my time with GUCFS that stands out the most. It is so different from anything else you do at university. It is an event that so many people come to enjoy and where they have a great time, and all this for a really good cause! It was a thrilling experience, and although I thought that having my friends in the audience would make me feel nervous, in fact when it came down to it, I was actually so glad that there was people to cheer me on! Everyone just has such a good night.”
Come on now, what’s there to lose? Join us at the Williams Room, 11am-4pm from 7th- 9th October.
We are looking forward to meeting the next generation of GUCFS models!
For more information visit our Facebook event page available at - https://www.facebook.com/events/1990830697868458/
Pauline Bricault - Head of Public Relations
The news is finally out! This year, Glasgow University Charity Fashion Show are honoured to be supporting Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity. Founded in 2001, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity are leading the way in supporting every baby, child and young person treated at the newly built Royal Hospital For Children, after the move from Yorkhill.
The charity has already helped enhance medical equipment, fund essential paediatric research, deliver exciting hospital programmes and provide a support network to patient’s families.
GCHC’s main programmes, which GUCFS funding will help to support are;
The charity continues to grow from strength to strength each year and we want to help make this year their best so far. Throughout the summer, members of the GUCFS Committee and Brand Ambassador Team have been working hard to generate support and raise funds for the charity. This includes, a Craft Day at the Royal Hospital, sponsored walks and paragliding.
But it doesn't end there, as we are only getting started! Keep your eyes peeled for all the different events and challenges that will be carried out by GUCFS this year.
Photo Credits to Claire Loftus Photography