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…

‘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…

Glasgow University Ltd.

This is the spring of Glasgow’s discontent. Indeed, it would be pretty hard to miss the numerous strikes by university staff over the last few months. And while they seem to be regarded…

New governance code ignores SRC suggestions

Glasgow University is to implement the main points of the controversial new Scottish Code of Good Higher Education Governance. The aim of the Code is to “promote the enduring success, integrity and probity” of the institutions…