2015 February



New GU £15m gene project

6th February 2015

Keir Watt Writer The University of Glasgow has launched a £15 million gene sequencing project in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and Illumina, a world leader in sequencing and genomics. The project will install fifteen HiSeq X sequencing instruments divided between both universities. The HiSeq X, created by Illumina, is the most powerful sequencing ...


Half of all schools do not provide a candidate for Medicine at university

6th February 2015

Scott Wilson Writer A report by the Selecting for Excellence project group has found that fifty per cent of schools and colleges in the UK did not provide any applicants to study medicine at British universities in the last three years. Half of those who applied to study medicine attended a private or grammar school, ...


Glasgow University research is “excellent”

6th February 2015

Robyn Bell Writer Research carried out at the University of Glasgow has been judged to be among the best in Scotland and the UK, in a report published by the Research Excellence Framework. The findings of the report, published on 18 December 2014, demonstrate that the University has not only maintained its reputation for excellence ...


Psychology students suffer from over-admission

6th February 2015

Eilis Slater and Gina Mete Writer & News Editor Second year psychology students are suffering the consequences of overcrowding in lectures, and are facing higher academic expectations because the University’s Admissions Department has taken in more students than in previous years. The large intake of students has resulted in lectures being split in two and ...


Higher Education Governance response paper by the Council of Senate

6th February 2015

Fraser McGowan Deputy News Editor The Council of Senate at the University of Glasgow has submitted a response paper to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Higher Education Governance Bill, in which it outlines a number of objections to the proposals made by the Scottish Government in relation to the reform of higher education governance ...


Location, location, location…

6th February 2015

The Guardian compares average rent rates in student centred cities across Scotland. Chloë Bell Writer An article, written recently in the Daily Record, named the city of Glasgow as having the most affordable rent in Scotland. According to their sources, those living in Glasgow spend on average 35% of their monthly income on rent, whilst ...


University defends pay rise for Muscatelli

6th February 2015

Rhys Harper & Tom Kelly Writer & Editor The University of Glasgow has defended the decision to give Principal and Vice-Chancellor Anton Muscatelli a 2% pay rise, despite recent criticisms over ongoing cost-cutting measures being adopted at top UK universities. Muscatelli earned a salary package (including pension contribution) of £305,000 last year, a rise from ...


Nicola Sturgeon Visits Glasgow University Campus for SWAG society talk

4th February 2015

Rhys Harper Writer First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, visited the University of Glasgow on Tuesday to give a talk in the Bute Hall as part of a student-led speech series organised by the newly founded Successful Women at Glasgow (S.W.A.G.) society. S.W.A.G. describes itself as aiming “to inspire students with first-hand accounts of female success while ...