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Vigil held in George Square to remember Sabina Nessa

25th September 2021

We speak to organisers, Reclaim the Streets, and MSPs who reflect on the tragic loss of Sabina Nessa. Many gathered in George Square on Friday evening to light candles and leave flowers for Sabina Nessa, the 28-year-old teacher killed in Cator Park in London last week. The vigil was organised by Reclaim These Streets Glasgow, ...


World Changers in Focus

25th September 2021

A deep dive into the world-changing research published this month by Team UofG. The “World Changers Welcome” bunting reaching across campus is hard to miss as you walk up University Avenue. When applying to the University, the slogan found its way onto the majority of freebies and goodies handed out to bright-eyed applicants, designed to ...


No more ‘Food for Thought’ as Fraser Building cafeteria closes

25th September 2021

The University restructuring of catering facilities means that the Fraser Building will no longer be operating its cafeteria. Following rumours posted on the popular Facebook “confessions” page, GlasKnow, that the Fraser Building cafeteria was to shut permanently, a University of Glasgow spokesperson has confirmed to The Glasgow Guardian that this is the case. The closure ...


Nominations open for SRC autumn elections

25th September 2021

Students have the chance to represent fellow students with a variety of positions up for grabs. Nominations for the SRC Autumn Elections are now open until 4 October, with 14 positions available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students to represent their fellow students with a seat on the Student Representative Council (SRC). All students will ...


‘HR Nightmare’: Glasgow’s maternity cover job description sparks uproar

24th September 2021

The detailed job post description stimulated mass discussion on social media, prompting the University to remove it. A University of Glasgow job advert looking for maternity cover for a College of Arts lecturer in Modern Gender History has come under fire for its following description: “This post is to cover maternity on a month-to-month basis ...


Renamed: former Gregory Building now titled Molema Building

21st September 2021

The geology building will now be named after Glasgow graduate influential in the African National Congress. The geology building, formerly known as the Gregory Building, has been renamed the Molema Building.  The building which opened in 1980, had been renamed the Gregory building in 1998 after John Walter Gregory, who was the University of Glasgow’s ...


Classes rumoured to return online during COP26

21st September 2021

Some courses have already hinted at the move back whilst the University has not yet released an official statement. Two courses have already released information regarding a move to online classes during COP26, the international climate conference which will take place in Glasgow between November 1 and November 12.  The University has not released an ...


Scottish Labour in row over GUU monarchy debate

21st September 2021

Scottish Labour confronted by Tories after MSPs debated abolition of the monarchy for a Freshers’ Week event Two Scottish Labour MSPs have sparked controversy after arguing for the abolition of the monarchy last Friday at the GUU’s Freshers’ show debate. This prompted a response from Scottish Tories who believed this to be a genuine reflection ...


Glasgow Greens Secretary plays part in government coalition deal

21st September 2021

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to UofG Greens Secretary Blair Anderson about his involvement in the negotiations Glasgow University law student Blair Anderson was involved in negotiating the deal that was presented to the Scottish Greens’ party members that will see the party form a pro-independence majority in the Scottish Parliament. Being a member of the ...


Rift between unions and the SRC causes freshers’ week friction

20th September 2021

Funding, union access, and the lack of night buses have fed into the alleged hostility. Tensions between the Student Representative Council (SRC) and Glasgow’s student unions – the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and Queen Margaret Union (QMU) – reportedly came to a head for the start of Glasgow’s freshers’ week celebrations, with hostility also being ...