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!
Join GUST as we show the SRC results announcement LIVE. Tune in from 6.30 on Thursday to find out who will be representing you next year.
GUST would like to wish Emeli Sande a MASSIVE congrats on winning TWO BRITS!
She performed an exclusive version of her song ‘Kill the Boy’ for GUST a few years ago, check it out here!
NaSTAVision Winners 2013!
Thank you to all who voted, to Sonar and Staffs TV and, of course, to Bronagh and the Boys for a fantastic, award-winning song!
Click through to watch the winning entry!
It is that time of year again…Media Week 2013!
This looks to be one of the best and GUST are happy to be getting involved. Join us for some of the activities that we have on offer:
Monday – Say Hello to Student Media
11-1, Williams Room – Come say hi to GUST and find out how you can get more involved in the fabulous world of student TV!
Wednesday – Bodge Competition
11-1, Williams Room – This is the chance for your creative side. Armed with nothing more than a theme, style and quote, you have to work against the clock to produce a short video. What’s the catch – well, there is no rewinding or retakes!
Thursday – GUST presents Question Time, Live! With Pat Nevin and Ewan Angus
8pm, Williams Room – Pat Nevin (former international footballer) and Ewan Angus (Head of Sport, BBC Scotland) join our panel to answer questions on Scottish Football. Make sure to get down early to get a seat, or watch live and tweet in at #srcqt
Happy New Year from everyone here at GUST! We’ve got lots of exciting new programmes from our members coming your way so stay tuned to see what we bring you in 2013!
Our first social of the year will be the GUST and Cut! ceilidh on 14th January. It’s at 7.30pm in Qudos, QMU. Tickets are £4 adv and £5 on the night. Come along and help us raise money for some shiny new equipment. They’ll be a raffle with some excellent prizes and dancing, lots and lots of dancing!
And as always, if you have some exciting ideas you would like to share with us or if your New Year’s resolution is to be more creative then we’d love to hear about it. Email any member of our team and we’d be happy to help!
We hope you have a fantastic year!