2021 April



Rector Hustings 2021 Coverage

20th April 2021

Rector candidates went head-to-head at the hustings making their final case before students take to the virtual polls. With polls opening today, Tuesday 20 April at 9am, last night’s hustings offered candidates one last chance to pitch their policy platform to gain your vote. After a lacklustre start filled with pre-prepared lines noticeably read from ...


GUU’s alumni association set to relaunch

19th April 2021

Early plans hope to have a large Hive night for students who missed out last year due to Covid-19. The GUU are set to relaunch their own alumni association, as part of Friends of GUU. Blake Gray, the former honorary secretary of the GUU, revealed some of these upcoming plans on Facebook. While arrangements are ...


Glasgow’s MedChir joins the podcast scene with ‘MedTalks’

19th April 2021

The podcast has already released three episodes, which can be found on Spotify or Apple Music. MedChir, the society for medical students, and one of the University’s oldest, established in 1802, has launched an all-new podcast series called “MedTalks” with the tagline: “Ideas worth cheering!”. The podcast series aims to discuss everything “related to medicine, ...


GUSA encouraging members to apply for Chancellor’s Fund for Sport

19th April 2021

Applications to fund “once in a lifetime” opportunities for students close on 29 April. Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) is encouraging members to apply for the Chancellor’s Fund for Sport which closes on 29 April at 5pm. The fund is a sub-section of the Chancellor’s Fund and is given to GUSA to award applicants for ...


Alba Party candidate accused of spreading homophobic rhetoric

19th April 2021

Charities Stonewall and LGBT Youth Scotland have spoken out against comments made at an online women’s conference.  A member of the newly-formed Alba Party has been accused of spreading homophobic falsehoods pertaining to two government-funded LGBTQ+ charities. Speaking at an online women’s conference on Saturday 10 April, Margaret Lynch, an Alba Party candidate for Central ...


School of Life Sciences launch new Equality and Diversity app

18th April 2021

The School hopes the app will make education more inclusive and raise awareness of challenges in the academic environment. The School of Life Sciences has launched a new app, Equality and Diversity in the Life Sciences, in an effort to make their curriculum more inclusive and raise awareness of the associated challenges in the academic ...


University flies the Union flag at half-mast in respect for Prince Phillip

18th April 2021

The University shared a picture of the flag flying at half-mast on Twitter and Instagram following the announcement of HRH Prince Phillip’s death. The University of Glasgow has paid tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh who passed away on Friday 9 April at his home in Windsor Castle.  To pay ...


Glasgow University Music Club play on James Corden’s US talk show alongside The Fratellis

18th April 2021

The band’s brass leader Lindsey told us: “I would do it again in a heartbeat.” Glasgow University Music Club made a special appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden alongside The Fratellis. The segment, televised in March, saw the Glasgow University Music Club playing alongside the internationally renowned Scottish band, famous for their ...


SRC ‘Fearless Flat Hunting’ campaign in full swing

18th April 2021

The SRC’s annual campaign for finding flats is back. The “Fearless Flat Hunting” campaign by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) is back and coming in full swing just as the academic year comes to an end. As part of the annual campaign to help those new to renting in Glasgow, this year’s top tips article ...


Freshers’ Week helper applications open to students

18th April 2021

Students have until 30 April to send their applications to GUU, QMU and GUSA to play a big part in this year’s Freshers’ Week festivities.  Applications to become a Freshers’ helper for the student unions this September have now opened. Students can now apply to become helpers for Freshers’ Week for GUU, QMU and GUSA, ...