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Less than two weeks remain for Scotland’s young artists to enter into The Sound of Young Scotland 2021 award

1st August 2021

Successful applicants will receive up to £5,500 to help them launch their debut album There are less than two weeks left for Scotland’s young artists to enter to win The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award’s new prize: The Sound of Young Scotland 2021. The Sound of Young Scotland is a new award introduced ...


Lowest-paid University staff fear changes to employment conditions could see huge losses

20th July 2021

Unite the Union members demonstrate outside James McCune Smith Building at University’s “fire and rehire”-style practices At midday on Tuesday 13 July, members of Unite the Union and staff at the University of Glasgow gathered outside the new state-of-the-art James McCune Smith Building to protest against the University’s “fire and rehire”-style employment policy that is ...


Glasgow’s first working female rector is officially installed in the University

20th July 2021

The Honourable Lady Rita Rae was welcomed by the Principal and SRC President in Bute Hall on Thursday The Honourable Lady Rita Rae has made University of Glasgow history by being the first female working rector to be officially installed at the University. Following her introduction and installation led by Ella McCabe, President of the ...


Glasgow business Wild & Kind pushes sustainable clothing for plastic-free July

6th July 2021

Patrick Harvie visits Glasgow’s Wild & Kind Studio to emphasise there is more to plastic reduction than recycling plastic bottles and carrier bags. Following a visit to the Wild & Kind Studio in Glasgow this week, Patrick Harvie, Glasgow MSP and Scottish Greens co-leader, discusses thinking outside the box when it comes to reducing our ...


1 in 17 men in Glasgow suffered from erectile dysfunction this year

29th May 2021

The number of searches for the condition has increased by 25% since 2020. 1 in 17 men in Glasgow suffered from erectile dysfunction this year, according to a new study of Google data by pharmacy brand “Medicine Direct”. There has been a reported 25% increase in erectile dysfunction related Google searches since 2020 and the ...


Sexual consent testing before starting university is supported by a majority of students

29th May 2021

The poll published by the Higher Education Institute found almost two thirds of respondents believed there was a need for sexual consent testing pre-university. A recent poll published by the Higher Education Policy Institute found that most students are in support of a compulsory sexual consent test before entry to higher education, whilst only 30% ...


Medical students look for a more international student friendly environment

29th May 2021

Recent criticisms of staff attitudes feed into a wider series of complaints. Students have criticised a University staff member online after insensitive comments comparing a move around Greater Glasgow to international students being unable to return home was made on a Zoom call with students.  Controversy was sparked after one of the clinical leads for ...


Spotlight: Fixing Scotland’s drug problem

29th May 2021

What measures are needed to reduce our drug deaths? Looking at the issue from both a national and student perspective, The Glasgow Guardian speaks to both activist Peter Krykant and student Arthur Sebag. Glasgow’s Safe Drug Consumption Van has received its “first official funding” and is now in a better position to “improve service delivery”, ...


New app ‘Stint’ helping Glasgow students find jobs

29th May 2021

‘Stint’ is an app that advertises and matches hospitality jobs to its users. A new startup app “Stint” is being launched in Glasgow this week aims to give students the opportunity for short employment with a reported 471 students already signed up. Stint helps students looking for flexible shifts in the hospitality industry. “Helping to ...


University offering on-campus graduation photography

29th May 2021

Graduates outside the country can order a graduation gown and hood for celebration at home. The University of Glasgow has announced it will be offering on-campus graduation photography for students who are finishing their degree this summer. While graduations are officially cancelled this year, under current restrictions the University can offer graduating students the opportunity ...