QMU Autumn by-election

Halloween saw the Queen Margaret Union hold its autumn by-election for new board members. The successfully elected candidates were Kerr Stevenson, Saxon Strausz, Bryce Johnston, Calum MacInnes, Sean McFadden, Andrew McAllister and Emma Jewson.…

Glasgow University to hold independence poll

Students at the University of Glasgow have launched plans to hold a campus referendum on Scottish Independence. A broad coalition of student societies will invite all 23,000 students to the ballot boxes next February, ahead of…

Russell Group Universities in Clearing

Six of the twenty-four Russell Group universities were available through UCAS Clearing this year, a rarity for the Group. Some members of the Group have never been offered through Clearing before. The Russell Group blamed this…

A £7m development? Now is the time to protect the unions.

Confirmation of the University’s investment in Glasgow University Union (GUU) was welcome news to this writer: partly because of my affinity with the aforementioned institution as ex-President; but more importantly, because it signalled a tangible investment…

GUST anger over ‘Say Hello’ video

Members of Glasgow student television team, GUST, have expressed anger over the University spending £15 505 oo the ‘Say Hello’ youtube video released in July. All forms of student media, including GUST, GUM and Subcity, are…

QMU block grant suspended

£67,000 of the University’s block grant to the Queen Margaret Union has been suspended by the University Court’s Student Finance Sub-Committee. The QMU – who were informed of the decision on the second day of Freshers’…

Glasgow School of Art discredited by US Government

The Glasgow School of Art has been discredited by the US Government as a higher education institute, meaning American students can no longer get student loans from the federal government. The GSA has been advised by…

Fee loophole closed for Northern Irish students

The Scottish government have acted to close the loophole open for Northern Irish students who had the potential to qualify as a non-UK EU nationals, thus having tuition fees paid for. Under European law, all non-UK…

UKBA visa regulations cause chaos in Scotland’s universities

Changes to student visa restrictions for the UK has caused uproar throughout the education sector, particularly in Scotland, as they will significantly reduce the number of international students universities are allowed to recruit. The drop in…

Glasgow researchers find Scots are getting fatter and weaker

Glasgow University researchers have found that Scots are the fattest and weakest they have been for a decade. A study by Human Nutrition researchers at the University has revealed that Scots’ waistlines have increased in the…