2017 February



Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive honorary Glasgow University degree

8th February 2017

Andrew McCluskey Reporter Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer at Apple, is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow this week. Following the presentation of the award, Cook will be delivering a “Fireside Chat” in addition to a question and answer session with staff and students. Prior to his time at Apple, Cook ...


Glasgow most popular Scottish destination for EU students

8th February 2017

Ross McMichael Writer Data recently released from the world’s leading marketplace for overseas student accommodation suggests that the UK is still a popular destination for students from the European Union following the Brexit referendum in June. Student.com revealed that Glasgow is the second most searched UK destination on the website, just behind London. Despite worries ...


Study suggests Glasgow University offers most expensive studying experience

8th February 2017

Katie Heeps Writer A price comparison website has found that students at the University of Glasgow spend more during their studies than any other Scottish university. The study suggests that students should expect to pay £20,542 per year to study at Glasgow. Go Compare recently generated a detailed university comparison list which examined the living ...


A Model Student

7th February 2017

University of Glasgow student and professional model Florence Millar talks about the realities of achieving your dream in the midst of university. Molli Mitchell Writer It’s a Wednesday afternoon. I’m sitting in Starbucks on Byres Road during my break from making pitiful attempts at my dissertation. I’m content with my gingerbread latte, wiping the rain ...


“Glasgow Effect” artist reveals she didn’t need the money

7th February 2017

  Morgaine Das Varma Reporter The artist and part-time lecturer at Dundee University, Ellie Harrison, has revealed that she did not need the publicly-funded grant given to her to complete her year-long “Glasgow Effect” project, which saw her relocate to the city of Glasgow at the start of 2016. Revealed in an interview with Radio ...


Glasgow’s Widening Participation programme should be applauded – but alone, it is simply not enough

7th February 2017

Jennifer Bowey Writer “The University of Glasgow has always been, and always will be, interested in your potential rather than circumstance or background.” This is the message that greets you when you visit the Widening Participation section of the Glasgow University website. The Widening Participation scheme is designed to provide students from less advantaged backgrounds ...


Jackie Wylie: Life since The Arches

7th February 2017

NTS and Take Me Somewhere Artistic Director talks Glaswegian theatre Aea Varfis-van Warmelo Writer The closure of The Arches in 2015 resonated across Glasgow in several ways. Initially, it marked the loss of a haven for the new, the strange and the exciting. Following this, it created a wave of new theatre initiatives, easily labeled ...


£5 million reduction to bursaries in Scotland

7th February 2017

Holly Sloey Reporter A QUANGO which funds universities and colleges has cut £5m from a special budget used to fund bursaries for students from deprived backgrounds. The Scottish Funding Council reduced spending in the vital area despite concerns at Holyrood that not enough young people from poorer areas are entering higher education. However, a sector ...


University of Glasgow ranks poorly in eco-friendly ratings

7th February 2017

Erin Gallagher Writer The University of Glasgow has recently ranked poorly in university ratings of eco-friendliness by an Oxford-based environmental campaign group. People and Planet, a nationwide student organisation which campaigns for human rights and environmental protection, has ranked Glasgow University 129th out of 150 universities in their most recent annual league table. Glasgow was ...


Strathclyde offer sexual violence prevention workshops

7th February 2017

Hamish Morrison Reporter Following on from the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of Strathclyde has now launched its own sexual violence prevention scheme in association with Rape Crisis Scotland. The charity, in collaboration with the University and the Scottish Government, will be hosting training sessions for teaching staff in the event ...