2020 October



UofG ignores students and increases arms industry investments

11th October 2020

Jan Jasinski responds to the University’s decision to invest more into arms trading after calls for divestment. I did not expect my first class at university to be a lesson in lip-service. But that is just what the University of Glasgow has been demonstrating over the past couple of months with its non-response to the ...


New student immigration visa route now available

10th October 2020

This new route will apparently streamline the visa application for students. New visa routes have recently been made available to international students looking to study in the UK. These routes, available to both undergraduate and child students, became accessible on 5 October, despite originally being planned to launch in January 2021. The new system is ...


Anna Soubry calls for “sensible people to take back control” in an interview with Kezia Dugdale

10th October 2020

The former Conservative and Change UK MP was the latest guest in the online Power Hour series. The latest in the John Smith Centre’s Power Hour series saw former MP Anna Soubry deliver an interview that focused on her route into politics. She also addressed the state of the Conservative party and her opinion on ...


University launches the world’s first Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic

10th October 2020

The announcement came with the first masters (MLitt) in fantasy literature at the University. The University has now launched the first research centre in the world devoted solely to the study of fantasy. The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic comes after the first masters (MLitt) in fantasy literature, which was also established by academics ...


Review: The Trial of the Chicago 7

10th October 2020

Aaron Sorkin’s latest is an impeccably acted but disappointingly liberal legal drama that plays like a blockbuster. No one writes like Aaron Sorkin. Say what you will about his style — overblown, masturbatory, whatever — it takes a particular skill to write so recognisably that you can be parodied on late-night television. For The Trial ...


Citizens Theatre as a new season approaches

10th October 2020

Citizens shares its plans to entertain theatre-starved audiences. Following the tightening of Covid-19 restrictions across Scotland last week, whatever slow progress that had been made to reopen theatres seemed to disintegrate overnight. However, Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre have announced their programme moving forward into Autumn and the new year. Much of this focuses on the programme ...


GlasKnow and GlasHoe creators to launch new dating app

10th October 2020

 The University confession pages have announced the launch of a collaboration with new student exclusive dating app Hoot launching in October that combines GlasHoe with Tinder. Two confession pages “GlasKnow 2.0”, formerly known as “GlasKnow”, and “GlasHoe” – used by the students of the University of Glasgow – have announced the launch of a collabor...


University chief operating officer tweets “false information” to downplay coronavirus

9th October 2020

 David Duncan tweets that at 50 universities in America no student has died despite high cases.  David Duncan’s recently deleted tweet claimed that while nearly 70,000 students tested positive for the virus, only three needed hospitalisation and that nobody had died. A recent New York Times investigation found that over 70 deaths could be attributed ...


John Smith Parliamentary internship open for 2021 candidates

9th October 2020

The programme targets students from BAME and disadvantaged backgrounds, to shadow a local MSP in their work for 10 weeks. The University of Glasgow’s John Smith Centre has opened applications for its 2021 Scottish Parliamentary Internship Programme.  The centre, created in 2014 to promote and celebrate vocations in public service, is entering its fourth year ...


Students organise against the University’s mishandling of Covid-19

9th October 2020

Students across the country have been organising campaigns against rent and inadequate support from universities. Hundreds of students across the UK have been told to self-isolate since starting university only two weeks ago. Last week, the University of Glasgow revealed that there had been an outbreak of Covid-19 among students residing in student halls in ...