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First new subway trains on the tracks

17th January 2022

The first new models of subway trains Glasgow has seen in years will be fully rolled out in 2023. On 4 December, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) began the testing of new trains within the Glasgow Subway. The new, modern Stadler trains will be driven on the tracks of the Subway overnight, before being introduced ...


UofG law professor calls for judge-only rape trials

17th January 2022

Professor Fiona Leverick believes jury bias is a large factor behind persistently low conviction rates in rape trials. CW: mentions of rape/sexual assault Professor of Criminal Law and Justice at the University of Glasgow Fiona Leverick is calling for radical reform of the Scottish criminal justice system in response to persistently low conviction rates and ...


World Changers: December

16th January 2022

A deep dive into the world-changing research by Team UofG. Last year was an impressive one for research at the University of Glasgow; from aiding the development of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to groundbreaking studies on malaria, dementia and cancer. The success continued into the final month of the year with a series of important ...


Following the economic pandemic panic, Glasgow’s Principal discusses the issue of inflation

16th January 2022

Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli writes on why inflation is the biggest test yet for central bank independence in The Conversation. Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal of the University of Glasgow, has published an article about the current state of economic inflation during the Covid-19 pandemic.  In his essay for The Conversation, the economist discussed a rate ...


UofG defends decision to refuse participation in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index

16th January 2022

The decision to not participate in the Equality Index mirrors decisions made by universities across the country, and has been defended by the Equality and Diversity Unit and Staff Network. The University of Glasgow has decided to not participate in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index for 2022. This set of league tables, compiled by the largest ...


MacMerry300 workers condemn company’s ‘steady level of bad’ as union members continue to take action

15th January 2022

Following a collective grievance raised by Unite the Union members of MacMerry300 and Abandon Ship Ltd bars across Glasgow and Dundee, The Glasgow Guardian spoke to student-age Glasgow hospitality staff about the unfolding situation. Grievances included lack of adherence to Covid-19 restrictions and procedures, as well as long-term issues involving staff pay. The Glasgow Guardian ...


Staff left feeling ‘exploited’ and ‘burnt out’ after semester one

13th January 2022

We talk to members of staff at the University who have been feeling burnout as a result of rising workloads and a lack of welfare provision. Going into the academic year the issue of staff burnout was a concern. The issue was flagged at the University court session in September, where the minutes note that ...


MacMerry300 owner accused of lying to press amidst Covid breach scandal

9th January 2022

As staff collectively launch grievance against company MacMerry300 – which owns Abandon Ship and The Bull in Glasgow – for “systemic mistreatment”, Unite the Union further claim that owner Phil Donaldson has made false statements in his latest press release. Staff employed at 13 bars across Glasgow and Dundee are accusing top management of “neglecting” ...


Police call for witnesses after woman assaulted on Kelvin Way

19th December 2021

The 21-year-old victim was assaulted around 3.55am on Saturday 18 December. Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a 21-year-old woman was assaulted on Kelvin Way at around 3.55am on the morning of Saturday 18 December. The victim suffered minor injuries after being approached from behind by the attacker. The suspect is described by ...


Glasgow student’s poem read out in Scottish Parliament

18th December 2021

Shehzar Doja’s poem on climate change was read out by Fiona Hyslop MSP. In a speech given to the Scottish parliament on 25 November, a poem written by University of Glasgow doctor of fine arts student, Shehzar Doja – titled “No fresh soil left to plant” – was read out.  Linlithgow MSP Fiona Hyslop was ...