2021 October



Police expect up to 300 additional arrests a day during COP26

31st October 2021

10,000 police are expected to be placed in Glasgow throughout COP26 as arrests are predicted to rise. With COP26 taking place in Glasgow this week and next the police have warned of up to 300 arrests in response to the large number of protests that will take place alongside the conference. It is expected that ...


Subway extends Sunday timetable for duration of COP26

31st October 2021

Subways will begin at 08:00 and run until 22:00 for the next two Sundays while the climate conference takes place in Glasgow. Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has extended the timetable of the Glasgow subway service for the duration of the COP26 summit being held in the city from 31 October to 12 November.  Subways ...


Glasgow binmen strikes back on

31st October 2021

GMB refuse collectors will participate in a walkout from midnight tonight. This afternoon GMB confirmed that the cleansing service in Glasgow City Council will take strike action throughout the first full week of COP26. From midnight tonight, GMB refuse collectors will participate in a walkout, after previously calling the strike action off on Friday.  Unions ...


Student safety on Halloween

31st October 2021

Writer Denver Correia discusses the top tips for staying safe and spooky this Halloween. Halloween is one of the most thrilling events on the festive calendar, sandwiched right in the middle of term it gives students an excuse for a much-needed de-stress, to unwind and get creative, but staying safe on this occasion is fundamental. ...


Extinction Rebellion march through Glasgow’s city centre for their ‘Pilgrims Procession’

30th October 2021

The group’s colourful “opening ceremony” marched from Glasgow Green to George Square. This afternoon, climate activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR) held their “Pilgrims Procession” march in Glasgow. Starting at Glasgow Green, the group marched across the city to finish in George Square, where a number of speakers discussed their reasons for coming to the city. ...


GUU and SWAG host a two-day vigil in solidarity with the ‘Girls Night In’ campaign

30th October 2021

CW: gender-based violence Participants were welcomed to Hive to reflect and leave messages of support in light of the increase in cases of drink spiking across the UK. A vigil took place at HIVE between 10am and 7pm on 28 and 29 of October in support of the recent “Girls Night In” club boycott campaign ...


Green New Deal Festival Showcases student passion for a sustainable future at the University of Glasgow

30th October 2021

The group demands that the University decarbonise, divest, decolonise and democratise. Students and Extinction Rebellion activists participate in the Green New Deal Festival to urge the University to sign up to its 60 demands, of which the four main elements are decarbonise, divest, decolonise and democratise.  Four Extincion Rebellion activists tied themselves to the University’s ...


Principal announces external review of University sexual violence handling processes

29th October 2021

Following recent investigative podcast content relating to sexual misconduct by UofG staff, the Principal takes action. Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University, announced this afternoon that an independent external examination into University processes regarding the reporting of gender-based violence and sexual harassment has been initiated. This follows the publication of Al J...


Big Night In: Will staying in make it safer to go out?

28th October 2021

A campaign started on social media demands that clubs do better for student safety – this is not only necessary, but long overdue. In light of the recent rise in spiking incidents, especially by injection, numerous cities across the UK, including Glasgow, are boycotting nightclubs on Thursday 28 October to demand that venues take people’s ...


Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week 2021

27th October 2021

Sports Editor Claire Thomson discusses the educating and empowering occasion. 25-31 October 2021 marks the fifth annual Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week. For many of us, women in sport is an issue close to our hearts, with every single female athlete facing adversity on a daily basis. Created by Scottish Women in Sport ...