Glasgow studies psychological gossip triggers

A new study involving researchers from the University of Glasgow suggests people are more likely to gossip when faced with stories which are considered novel and which alter opinions about the people involved. Psychology…

‘Brain drain’ feared in an independent Scotland

There are fears that Scotland’s top universities could lose researchers if there is a yes vote for independence, resulting in a “brain drain.” Despite repeated promises from the Scottish government that independence would…

Scam events rife in Freshers’ lead-up

Fake facebook pages fool students into buying tickets for non-existent events Thousands of students are in danger of being conned, after a string of Facebook pages selling tickets, wristbands and t-shirts supposedly…

SRC recommendations ignored by university

UCU asks for stricter accountability at university level The University and College Union (UCU) is calling for the Scottish government to implement stricter legislation to ensure governance and accountability at university level. They argue…

10 minutes with: student author David McCrae

A Dutch family in London. Its members involved in the heroin trade, exposed to crime. Violence, dual identities, lies, manipulation and confrontation surround the family. Uncle against nephew, ruthless cunning against hopeful aspirations. Either they overcome…

Marking boycott delayed

Delayed graduations and examination chaos remain a possibility as university staff and employers continue to be deadlocked in UK-wide negotiations over pay. In what has been seen as the ultimate escalation of the dispute, members…

Students criticised over ‘scrub crawl’

Members of Medchir student society criticised for wearing NHS scrubs on night out While sub crawls have become popular and familiar events in the calendars of many of Glasgow University’s societies, Glasgow University medics have…

Edward Snowden to be installed as rector

Following his election win in February, Edward Snowden will be formally installed as rector of the University of Glasgow later this month. At a ceremony on April 23 in the Bute Hall, Snowden will be…