2021 September



Glasgow School of Art students file lawsuit against the institution

19th September 2021

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to one of the students pushing for legal action. A group of postgraduate students at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) are filing a class-action lawsuit against the institution following their “unfair and callous” approach to the Master’s students studies during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Glasgow Guardian spoke to Harriet, one ...


Ben and Jerry’s bring climate justice cabaret to Glasgow

19th September 2021

Teaming up with climate justice charity “Possible”, Ben and Jerry’s are bringing a fun-filled night of climate activism to Glasgow. In the run-up to the hosting of UN climate summit, COP26, in Glasgow, Ben and Jerry’s have teamed up with climate crisis charity “Possible” to put on a night at St Luke’s to celebrate climate ...


UCU calls for strike action after staff face pension cuts

19th September 2021

The proposed industrial action could see University of Glasgow lecturers striking in November. The University and College Union (UCU) have called industrial action “inevitable” after Universities UK (UUK) voted to approve plans to cut retirement benefits scheme.  Under the new plans lecturers, on the average pay band,  will see a 35% loss in the guaranteed ...


Resecuring Erasmus+: Scottish government to create new study abroad programme

19th September 2021

The Scottish Education Exchange Programme aims to regain a place for Scotland in the Erasmus+ programme. The new “Programme for Government” for the parliamentary year of 2021 to 2022 set out by the Scottish government includes a commitment to developing a new strategy for international education.  The exact details of the plan are not laid ...


‘Running Shoes’ theatre piece is released by University of Glasgow student

19th September 2021

A theatre piece that focuses on survivors testimony as part of the Sound Walk September festival, Glasgow student Zariana Dolan releases “Running Shoes”. Content warning: mention of sexual assault. Running Shoes presents testimonies from UofG students who have experienced instances of abuse in and around campus. The piece questions the measures they take to feel ...


‘Glasgow Women on Wheels’ comes to the city this month

19th September 2021

The bike festival aims to encourage more women and non-binary to take up cycling. The Glasgow Women on Wheels Cycle Festival is taking place throughout September with the aim of getting more women and non-binary people started in cycling or incorporating it more into their daily lives. It is also a celebration of the sport ...


Glasgow tops numerous university league tables in latest rankings

19th September 2021

Glasgow has improved across the board in The Guardian, The Times, and Quacquarelli Symonds rankings. The University of Glasgow climbed the ranks of several university league tables this year, with recently released data putting Glasgow at 11th place on The Guardian’s “The best UK universities 2022” rankings, rising one place from the previous year. This ...


Make some NOISE: Glasgow’s loudest new indie band

19th September 2021

NOISE hail from Dumbarton, a town to the west of Glasgow just as colourful in its culture as rough around the edges. Nothing about the four-man-band’s King Tuts set was rough around the edges, though: the six song show was seamless in its execution, a mix of older songs intermingled with never-played-before gems – Victor ...


If I could turn back time…

17th September 2021

Our Views Editors reflect on the mistakes and mishaps of their time in first year Rothery: As a Fresher, I was one silly goose; I thought I had my life figured out, and even though I went into university with an open mind I was still shocked by the growth that was waiting for me. ...


Scotland’s largest free festival of history and culture to return in September

16th September 2021

Free cultural events will take place across the city over the course of a week The popular Doors Open Days festival is returning to Scotland for 2021 this month and will take place in Glasgow from 13-19 September. As the country’s largest free celebration of places and heritage, Doors Open Days offers everyone living in, ...