Welcome to the GUST year 2016/2017! We are looking forward to another year of producing exciting content, meeting new members and learning new skills. Our meetings and activities will resume in September, but until then you can meet the team or keep up-to-date with us on our social media platforms. Don’t hesitate to e-mail anyone from the team or contact [email protected] with any queries, questions or ideas.
The GUST year 2015/2016 has just begun! It’s going to be another exciting and successful year ahead. The new team for semester one are settling into their roles and come September, GUST will be in full swing again. Come and meet the team for the first half of the year. If you have any questions, queries, ideas or if you just want to say hello, get in touch. E-mail anyone from the team or contact [email protected].
GUST always makes sure to cover all the events that are important for the University of Glasgow and its students. The impact of this year’s rectorial elections, however, extends way beyond the campus. Edward Snowden, chosen by the students to represent them during the next three years, cannot leave Russia and therefore will be a non-working rector. GUST filmed the Rectorial Election results and our footage was used by Russia Today in their daytime programme. The video was also put on YouTube where it was viewed over 5,000 times in less than 24 hours.
One of GUST’s annual socials is a Ceilidh. Makes sense, seeing as we’re THE Scottish station! Have a wee look at some photos from the event which was held in the Glasgow University Union on the 16th of January.
A couple of weeks ago GUST, along with a number of other TV stations from all over the UK, took part in a live broadcast of Freshers’ TV. Check out the photos! And remember to order our miraculous Freshers’ Flu Repellent, only on Glasgow University Shopping Television!
January blues? Missing all things Christmassy? Don’t worry! You can revisit this carefree time thanks to the video we did for the Glasgow Uni’s Recruitment and International Office. Snow is falling, all around me…
The weather is getting worse and worse. Sunny (well… perhaps let’s use the word ‘pleasant’) September is now a thing of the past. Yes, this can only mean one thing – autumn is in its full swing and your coursework deadlines are probably close enough to send you in a state of panic. That being said, why not sit back and look fondly at the Freshers’ Week 2013: a time when we only had to debate on a choice of a post-QMU/GUU takeaway meal, not essay topics? GUST sure misses those times!
At the GUU, we interviewed headliners We Were Promised Jetpacks and spoke to lots of lovely Freshers during Takeover which saw the entire building transformed into a club. Jameela Jamil also performed!
At the QMU, we caught up with Scott Mills and That Drummer That DJ who both played amazing sets for packed-out Qudos.
Day two of Freshers’ Week was even more intense than the first one! GUSTies were busy from early morning…
…till late night! The highlight of which was definitely our interview with Felix and Hugo of The Maccabees.
Freshers’ Week was almost over but we still found loads of stuff to film.
This time around we went to Around the World Party to try some amazing foods from different cultures, we caught up with Glasgow Uni Exec and headed to the QMU for their annual Freshers’ Ball.
Unfortunately Freshers’ Week had to come to an end, as all good things tend to.
edit: According to GoThinkBig, GUST produced the best Freshers’ Week coverage in the whole country! Read the article here.
It was definitely a fun-packed week and we just can’t wait for next year!
The second annual Glasgow Showcase was a great opportunity to check out some awesome music, dance and theatre acts from Glasgow Uni and beyond. Once again we managed to raise some money for new equipment for GUST but, most importantly, we also had loads of fun! Here are some photos form the event.
This year’s Glasgow Showcase (presented by GUST!) is happening on Thursday at the QMU. Join us for an evening filled with music, dance, and theatre, and an amazing afterparty with Subcity DJs included free with your ticket.
Hosted by comedian Billy Kirkwood, this year’s show will feature performances from:
- Tyler Collins
- STaG with an extract from Love in the Past Participle
- Claire McKay
- Glasgow Student Dance Company (GSDC)
- Becky and the Lunar Orchestra
- Bronagh and the Boys
- Glasgow Swing Dance Society
- The Pretty Mess
- Lieutenant Tango
(Please note running order subject to change)
Thursday 26th September
QUDOS at Queen Margaret Union
Tickets: £3 in advance / £4 on the door
Available from GUST Members, from QMU reception and from the SRC Office.
FREE AFTERPARTY WITH SUBCITY DJs
What is GUST?
GUST is your television station for the University of Glasgow. We are run by students just like you, eager to learn about the making of films and television programmes, and keen to produce high quality programming. For an idea of what we are all about, check out our Programmes page — However, most of our greatest content comes from ideas outside of the regular programming.
Freshers’ Week Events
Come along to these events to chat to us, find out what we do, or watch some GUST content from the past years. You should also totally like the GUST Facebook page and follow @gusttv on Twitter to be the first to hear about our new productions.
Live and online (Monday, 12-1).
If you’re in the audience of this special welcome to Glasgow University, watch out for the GUSTies behind the stage running the big screen. If you can’t make it or want to make your friends jealous, we are providing a live video stream.
The Freshers’ Fair
The Bute Hall (Tuesday and Wednesday, 10-5).
We will have a GUST stand at the Freshers’ Fair, with some lovely GUSTies who will be happy to talk to you about what we do and why you should get involved.
The Andrew Stewart Cinema (Wednesday, 1-2).
Introduction to Student Media
The Williams Room, John McIntyre Building (Thursday, 3-4).
Everyone is welcome to come along to our weekly meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5pm, starting on the 23rd September! You can find out more about what we do, how to find our meetings, and why you should get involved on our Get Involved page.
For our first Studio session, we have prepared a special tour of our studio and will take you on a bodge short-film-making workshop so you can get to know everyone and have some fun making a film in under an hour! The “bodges” will be screened at Wednesday’s meeting, so make sure you come along to that too!
Also during the week after Freshers’, we’re putting on a night of Music, Dance, Theatre performance and an exceptional after party, the Glasgow Showcase. It’s on Thursday at the QM, and tickets are just £3 in advance / £4 on the door. Buy yours at any of our Freshers’ Week events, or just come along on the day, and bring all your new friends! The amazing line-up has been revealed on our Facebook Page, so check out the Glasgow Showcase Facebook Event to see all the great acts we’ve confirmed for you!
We are extremely proud of our success at the NaSTA 40 Conference and Awards this weekend! Here is a full breakdown of the awards and recognition we have received:
- Winner of Best Video-to-Music
- Highly Commended Best Broadcaster
- Shortlisted for Tim Marshall Award for Special Recognition
- Shortlisted for Best Music
- Shortlisted for Best Ident
- Shortlisted for Best Drama
- Shortlisted for Best Animation
- Shortlisted for Best Technical
- Shortlisted for Best Documentary
- Shortlisted for Best Light Entertainment
- Winners of NaSTAvision Audience Award.
What a year and thank you to all that helped to make it possible!
Always wanted to work in TV?
It is never to late to get involved in GUST! Come along our studio nights Monday from 5 or pop along to our production meetings, Wednesday at 5.
Whether you have loads of experience or none at all, we always welcome new members!