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​​University of Glasgow students elected to Scottish councils

9th May 2022

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to two University of Glasgow students who have been elected as councillors in the 2022 local elections to represent their communities. On Thursday, 5 May 2022, Scottish council elections took place to fill 1,227 seats across all 32 Scottish local authorities. Two successful candidates include Chloé Robertson (SNP) who was elected ...


University grants SRC funding for two new positions

6th May 2022

The extra money will allow the SRC to introduce an extra Advice Worker and a Gender-Based Violence Counsellor. The Student Representative Council (SRC) has secured extra funding from the University of Glasgow to fund two new student support roles. The money will provide a new full-time advice worker, who will begin working in the new ...


IntoUniversity centre opens in Maryhill

2nd May 2022

The centre will help school pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds get into Higher Education. The charity IntoUniversity has opened its third Scottish education centre in Maryhill.  The centre, opened on 29 March at Maryhill Community Hub, offers young people from more disadvantaged backgrounds the support necessary to get to higher education, working in collaboration with the ...


UofG to be hit by markers strike

28th April 2022

UCU vote through a marking and assessment boycott at 41 universities. The University and College Union (UCU) have announced a marking and assessment boycott across 41 Universities, one of those being the University of Glasgow. The action is part of the ongoing four fights and pension disputes, which has already seen 13 days of strike ...


Students asked to crash National Student Survey in support of reproductive issues and survivors of sexual violence

19th April 2022

SWAG and GSC have produced a list of demands for students to utilise the survey to make to the University. University of Glasgow students are being urged to crash the annual National Student Survey (NSS) by two societies: Successful Women at Glasgow (SWAG) and Glasgow Students for Choice (GSC). The groups are concerned with the ...


UofG study finds lower socioeconomic status correlates with higher Covid-19 risk

19th April 2022

The study is the first to look at Covid-19 risk level with both socioeconomic status and lifestyle factors. A recent study led by the University of Glasgow has found that unhealthy lifestyles correlate with increased risk of severe Covid-19, with risks even higher among those low on the socioeconomic ladder. The study is the first ...


UCU appeals to universities to revoke pension cuts after improvements in pension scheme’s finances shown 

19th April 2022

The assets of the scheme have increased to over £88bn. The University and College Union (UCU) has launched a fresh plea to universities to pressure their employer body Universities UK (UUK) to revoke its pension cuts after a new report showed UUK’s finances going through a significant boost. Under the pension reforms, against which UCU ...


UCAS could scrap personal statements

19th April 2022

UCAS is considering moving from the traditional personal statement to a structured set of questions application process. The UK’s University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) is considering replacing the current personal statement based university application protest with a questions-based structure. The more structured series of questions would still allow students to show creativity but gu...


Glasgow School of Art students on hunger strike to protest investment policy

19th April 2022

Divest Glasgow School of Art Campaign intensifies its campaign with a hunger strike for the Glasgow School of Art to divest from arms companies. Glasgow School of Art (GSA) students Hannah Torrance Bright and Jasmine Roberts have been on hunger strike since 12 March as part of the Divest Glasgow School of Art Campaign against ...


World Changers: March

19th April 2022

A deep dive into the world-changing research by Team UofG. To start this month, University of Glasgow scientists, along with those from other institutions, have developed a technique to identify types of mosquitos that cause malaria.  Scientists from UofG’s Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine and School of Chemistry, working with Ifakara Health ...