2020 March



Under 18s to receive free bus travel in Scotland

12th March 2020

Adam Paton Writer The policy is due to be rolled out from January 2021 and, providing the Scottish parliament pass the budget on the 5 March, £15m will be spent this year preparing for the full roll out in just under nine months’ time. Under 18s will have free bus travel around Scotland after a ...


Doctor shortage leads to suspension of out of hours services

12th March 2020

Lauren Brooks Reporter A major recruitment campaign for more GPs is underway as nurse and healthcare practitioners continue to help a multidisciplinary out of hours service to provide an effective long-term solution NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), Scotland’s largest health board, has suspended out of hours services at five centres across the region temporarily ...


UofG’s three-year project on social robot development to reduce children’s medical discomfort

11th March 2020

Clara Punsita Ritthikarn Reporter This social robot will be programmed to examine the child’s discomfort and adapt its behaviours to distract the patient from clinical procedure. A three-year project that uses AI-enhanced social robots led by the University of Glasgow is aiming to improve children’s healthcare experiences.  Dr Mary Ellen Foster from the University of ...


Leaked document show that Russell Group universities are concerned over ‘reputational damage’

11th March 2020

Joanne Krus News Editor The report shows that the Russell Group felt pressured to “show leadership” over the casualisation issue. A leaked document containing minutes from a virtual meeting of Russell Group universities revealed that they are concerned over their reputation if they do not solve the casualisation issue. The Russell Group is an association ...


Glasgow students organise festival to make city green

11th March 2020

Joanne Krus News Editor Student groups from Glasgow will be holding a festival to fight carbon emissions and make the city more environmentally friendly. The Glasgow Goes Green Festival returns on 18 March at the Glue Factory with events and discussions on how Glasgow can reach its goal in becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The ...


University of Glasgow asks for student input in climate crisis strategy

11th March 2020

Anna Wood Writer The University of Glasgow has unveiled their climate strategy and are offering an open consultation for students to provide feedback. The University of Glasgow announced an open consultation on their forthcoming climate strategy on 11 February in the form of an online questionnaire on the University website. The survey, which is open ...


Second West Highland Way Walk to promote mental and physical health

11th March 2020

Erin Steinmetz Reporter The event returns on 27 March for both international and home students. The second West Highland Way Walk returns on Friday 27 March to promote student integration and both mental and physical health. The International Student Support (ISS), in conjunction with the University of Glasgow SPORT and Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA), ...


Walk among Glasgow landmarks in aid of World Autism Awareness Week

10th March 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor The National Autistic Society is bringing back their popular event on Saturday 4 April in aid for autism awareness. A popular night walk throughout Glasgow’s landmarks returns on Saturday 4 April in aid of World Autism Awareness Week. Spectrum Night Walk is hosted by the National Autistic Society, a British ...


The skeletons living in the media’s closet

10th March 2020

Rosie Shackles Food and Drink Editor Content Warning: This article contains discussion of suicide. How the media’s greed exploited Caroline Flack until she took her own life. Caroline Flack’s suicide may be last month’s “news”, but her death will forever remain a relevant lesson. We have witnessed this before, and we will undoubtedly witness it ...


International students deserve compensation

10th March 2020

Jordan Hunter Deputy News Editor The case for the University to give compensation to its students as a result of the strikes. There have been calls by many international students to receive compensation as a result of the strikes. While I thought many students would back this idea, surprisingly I have seen a lot of ...