2021 November



UofG Centre for Quantum Computing receives funding in two new projects

26th November 2021

The University is part of a £6.5 million consortium and £5.7 million research project. Two new projects based at the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Quantum Computing, launched in September which aims to build on the University’s expertise and experience as one of the largest quantum centres in the UK, have recently received funding.  The ...


Spotlight: Belgium’s geopolitical division and how it obstructs COP26 goals

26th November 2021

Writer Evelyn Dom interviews the Belgian Minister of Environment about where their country stands after the outcomes of COP26.  After two weeks of negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), the Glasgow Climate Pact has been signed by 197 countries. The pact’s main aims include limiting temperature increase by 1.5 degrees, a ...


Does age difference count?

23rd November 2021

Ishani Mukherjee discusses why age isn’t the most important factor in a relationship. I remember people in my halls obsessing over the relationship that Emmanuel Macron shared with his partner, gasping at the 25-year age difference. I couldn’t help but wonder – does an age gap really matter in a relationship? As long as we ...


COP diaries: day nine

23rd November 2021

Monday 8 November I’d heard rumours that Obama was to be making an appearance; rumours that had started circulating over the weekend but which had so far come to nothing. I did as always and scrolled through the Daily Programme posted by the UN at the start of each morning. Was there anything about him ...


COP diaries: day seven and eight

23rd November 2021

Saturday 6 November Day seven was pretty nondescript. It was a cold, rainy Saturday and whilst I had been contemplating joining the rest of the team out at the Global Day of Climate Action march, the weather was more than enough to put me off. But, despite having a perfectly fine desk in a perfectly ...


SRC will support upcoming UCU staff strikes

23rd November 2021

Following the UCU announcement on 16 November, where the Union announced members will take industrial action in December across multiple UK universities over pay and working conditions, Glasgow’s SRC have emphasised their support for the strikers. On Monday, 22 November, the University of Glasgow’s Student Representative Council (SRC) released a statement announcing that it has ...


Glasgow University was blindsided by student housing crisis

22nd November 2021

Recent freedom of information requests that the University did not collect data on student housing prior to the start of this year. A freedom of information request, sent on behalf of The Glasgow Guardian, has revealed that the University did not conduct any surveys or studies in advance of the housing crisis. Some have accused ...


Review: Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

22nd November 2021

Sam Fender mixes introspection, activism, and anthemic musicianship on Seventeen Going Under. CW: Suicide  Recently hailed a Geordie “hero” after his hungover appearance on BBC Breakfast, Sam Fender’s latest album, Seventeen Going Under, has been well worth the wait.  Following his 2019 debut Hypersonic Missiles, Fender quickly became acclaimed for addressing important political is...


Review: Last Night in Soho

22nd November 2021

Daniel examines Edgar Wright’s new thriller, a notable departure tonally and visually from his previous work. For all of its visual flair and dazzling neon imagery, striking Giallo-esque stylings and brazen time-bending shenanigans, Edgar Wright’s latest directorial effort, Last Night in Soho, is a film which finds itself weighed down by a surprising adherence to ...


We are girls in sport

22nd November 2021

We are stronger than you think and braver than you’ll ever know. Women are constantly being underpinned in the sporting world and fighting for an opportunity to stand up for themselves. No two journeys through sport are the same. Everyone has their own unique experiences, their own achievements and successes, their own role models and ...