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UCU appeals to universities to revoke pension cuts after improvements in pension scheme’s finances shown 

19th April 2022

The assets of the scheme have increased to over £88bn. The University and College Union (UCU) has launched a fresh plea to universities to pressure their employer body Universities UK (UUK) to revoke its pension cuts after a new report showed UUK’s finances going through a significant boost. Under the pension reforms, against which UCU ...


UCAS could scrap personal statements

19th April 2022

UCAS is considering moving from the traditional personal statement to a structured set of questions application process. The UK’s University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) is considering replacing the current personal statement based university application protest with a questions-based structure. The more structured series of questions would still allow students to show creativity but gu...


Glasgow School of Art students on hunger strike to protest investment policy

19th April 2022

Divest Glasgow School of Art Campaign intensifies its campaign with a hunger strike for the Glasgow School of Art to divest from arms companies. Glasgow School of Art (GSA) students Hannah Torrance Bright and Jasmine Roberts have been on hunger strike since 12 March as part of the Divest Glasgow School of Art Campaign against ...


World Changers: March

19th April 2022

A deep dive into the world-changing research by Team UofG. To start this month, University of Glasgow scientists, along with those from other institutions, have developed a technique to identify types of mosquitos that cause malaria.  Scientists from UofG’s Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine and School of Chemistry, working with Ifakara Health ...


Search for sexual attacker ongoing following West End assault

19th April 2022

Police think assault took place near Ashton Lane at the end of Saturday night, likely between 12.15-12.30am on Sunday. The police search launched on Sunday morning, where parts of Ashton Lane and nearby areas were closed off as part of the investigation. A source for The Glasgow Guardian confirmed that police are particularly interested in ...


Lights out and away we go…

19th April 2022

New designs, new drivers and new rivalries: a new era of F1 begins…  The 2022 Formula 1 season is up and running, following perhaps the biggest change in regulations that the sport has even seen. But what exactly is so different from last year, why have these changes been made, and how have things panned ...


Review: Orphans @ SEC Armadillo

19th April 2022

Micaela Levesque reviews the outlandish dark comedy on its opening night. Don’t let the title fool you, Orphans is the most delightful play about dead mothers you will possibly ever see. The dark comedy pop musical from the National Theatre of Scotland stopped in Glasgow this weekend at the SEC Armadillo. It treated the audience ...


The real cost of the Covid-19 test…

19th April 2022

How will the end to free Covid-19 testing affect student life? Test twice a week; test before visiting a crowded place; test before meeting or living with clinically vulnerable people; test if you develop Covid-19 symptoms or feel unwell; test to protect yourself and others; test, test, test…  For the last two years, we’ve constantly ...


Should the world be our oyster?

17th April 2022

How to travel ethically without supporting governments that have bad human rights records.  When thinking of places to travel, chances are the type of government and the human rights policies within the country are low on your list of decision-factors. After all, when there’s a cheap flight available, why not take that trip to Turkey ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Ride the Wave

17th April 2022

Annick praises the nuance of this documentary that follows a child handling a whole wave of pressures. Most 16-year-old boys care about football, video games, maybe girls, but they are certainly not in the position to regularly make the choice of deliberately risking their life. Neither would they know about freediving breathing techniques, wave forecasts ...