2021 March



Free bus travel extended to under 22s

28th March 2021

The new policy means students in Scotland aged 21 and under will be able to travel via bus at no cost. Free bus travel will be extended to all residents aged 21 and under in Scotland as a result of the budget passed in March. The policy came after negotiations between the current Scottish government, ...


Historic meteorite recovered by team including two University of Glasgow scientists

28th March 2021

A rare meteorite was recovered in Winchcombe in a search involving members from UofG’s School of Geographical and Earth Sciences. Researchers at the University of Glasgow have taken part in recovering the first meteorite on UK soil in over 30 years.  After a fireball lit up the sky on the night of 28 February, researchers ...


Behind the report: racism at UofG

26th March 2021

Investigations Editor Luke Chafer talks to ex-rector Aamer Anwar and students who have experienced racism at UofG to explore the results of the recently published survey Understanding Racism, Transforming University Cultures. Content Warning: racial harassment The recently published report Understanding Racism, Transforming University Cultures made for uncomfortable reading. Its findings were uneq...


New national confessions page Unifessions UK launches

26th March 2021

The page involves over 20 uni confession pages across the UK, including GlasKnow. A new university online confessions page catered to students across the UK was launched in early March. The page, called Unifessions UK, invites students nationwide to share their uni-related confessions to a wider audience.  Among over 20 UK university confession pages that ...


University under fire for giving higher-paid staff a larger Covid-19 bonus

26th March 2021

Staff on the lowest salaries will receive the least. The University of Glasgow has faced a Twitter backlash as the University’s “Covid bonus” for staff results in the highest earners receiving the greatest cut.  Former rector, Aamer Anwar, reveals the staff bonus will vary depending on your current salary, with the lowest earners receiving £250 ...


Shop workers experienced increased abuse from customers during Covid-19 pandemic

26th March 2021

88% of retail workers experience verbal abuse and 60% threatened by customers according to figures from USDAW. Shop workers, a part-time job held by many students to support their studies, have experienced increased abuse on the job during the Covid-19 pandemic according to figures from trade union USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers). ...


Rector elections to require candidates to be re-nominated

26th March 2021

Rector elections were originally due to take place last year but were postponed due to Covid-19. Last year’s candidates for Rector must refile nomination work if they still wish to run for the position, The Glasgow Guardian can confirm.  Elections were originally meant to be held in 2020 but were postponed due to Covid-19. But ...


Editorial: The sexual harassment epidemic

25th March 2021

Editor-in-Chief Holly Jennings talks about the human rights crisis of women continually being sexually harassed in the context of university. Content Warning: rape, sexual harassment, gender-based violence We’ve got the vote, we aren’t limited to child-rearing and sandwich-making, we get an education, we’re allowed to wear trousers, the pay gap is closing, and we have ...


Glasgow contestant wins RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season two

25th March 2021

Glasgow’s own Lawrence Chaney makes history by winning the title of the UK’s next drag superstar. Glasgow-based drag queen Lawrence Chaney has been crowned the winner of the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Chaney was awarded the title of the UK’s Next Drag Superstar in the show’s finale, beating out fellow contestants Bimini ...


SRC president-elect Ella McCabe makes statement about work to tackle gender-based violence

25th March 2021

 The SRC joined with Successful Women at Glasgow to create a tribute to Sarah Everard and all the victims of gender-based violence at the University flagpole. On 14 March, alongside Successful Woman at Glasgow (SWAG), the SRC jointly invited people to come along to the open vigil site situated at the University flagpole, to remember ...