70% of HE staff are over-stressed at work

The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), Scotland’s largest educational trade union recently found that Scotland’s university lecturers face heavy workload pressures, high levels of work-related stress and are concerned about management and leadership in…

Science outreach project hailed success

A team of University of Glasgow researchers have completed a successful science outreach project, which brought science to over 6,500 Glaswegians in some of the city’s most deprived neighbourhoods. The Scottish Government’s “Talking Science”…

Gender inequality in University of Glasgow court

The Glasgow Guardian has discovered that the University of Glasgow falls short of the von Prondzynski recommendation that university governing bodies should have a minimum of 40% female representation. In 2011,…

Glasgow ‘world’s friendliest city’

Glasgow has recently been named the world’s friendliest city by the guidebook Rough Guides. The renowned publisher of travel guides asked its 120,000 social media followers to vote for the friendliest cities in the…

Minimum wage increase

An increase in minimum wage rates has come into effect on 1 October 2014, the first cash increase in real terms in six years. The above inflation rise follows the recommendations from the…