Railway admin fees suspended for students travelling home for Christmas

4th December 2020

The suspension will last for the duration of the student travel window from 3 to 9 December. Students who booked train tickets to travel home before the announcement of the student transfer window can now rebook their tickets without being charged admin fees. Students who bought an advanced ticket before 11 November for a date ...


Legal bid to force universities to pay tuition fee refunds due to Covid-19 launched

4th December 2020

This bid is being fuelled by the argument that the education that students receive has suffered due to changes made in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. A legal bid aiming to get university students refunds for their tuition fees due to the changes in teaching formats required because of Covid-19 restrictions was launched on Friday ...


SRC to launch ‘De-Stress at a Distance’ for exams

4th December 2020

All events are expected to be virtual in line with government regulations for Covid-19. The SRC have recently announced they will launch the “De-stress at a Distance” campaign alongside other UofG student groups this winter. The campaign is hoped to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety that are common during the exam period, and are ...


Recent study finds link between tobacco sales and proximity to schools

4th December 2020

The study, involving academics from the University of Glasgow, determined that banning cigarette sales near schools and playgrounds would significantly decrease the current number of shops with tobacco licenses. A research group consisting of academics from both the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh has published a study that shows a ban on ...


University of Glasgow student to cut dreadlocks for charity

3rd December 2020

Glasgow student to raise money for Childline cash in time for Christmas break. University of Glasgow student Emma Robinson will be cutting her seven-year-old dreadlocks for the NSPCC. Robinson decided to cut her hair for the charity after learning of the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of children, which has especially affected ...


49% of UofG students do not plan on getting a lateral flow Covid-19 test

3rd December 2020

The survey also found that 40% of students felt they didn’t understand how the process of lateral flow testing worked. A survey conducted by The Glasgow Guardian has found that 49% of students are not planning on getting the lateral flow Covid-19 tests offered by the University this winter. The survey questioned 100 students about ...


University announces guidance on travel for holiday period

3rd December 2020

University of Glasgow gives further information on Covid-19 testing for students intending to travel. Following the announcement from the Scottish government about travelling during the holiday period, the University announced that they are committed to follow these measures. In recent communications, the University has given further guidance on Covid-19 testing for asymptomatic students.  As...


Students are still waiting on promised support from University, three months later

3rd December 2020

The University provided inadequate financial and welfare support to halls students during the autumn semester.  The Glasgow Guardian can reveal that the University of Glasgow has failed to deliver on its promise to support students living in university-owned accommodation, during the autumn semester. In a survey circulated by Glasgow University Student Tenants Union (GUSTU), students ...


Rector candidates lose bid for SNP candidacy for 2021 Scottish parliamentary election

2nd December 2020

Junaid Ashraf and Graham Campbell both lost their bids for the candidacy in Glasgow Cathcart and Edinburgh Western respectively. Scottish National Party councillors (SNP) and candidates for Rector Junaid Ashraf and Graham Campbell have lost their bid to be selected by the SNP for the Glasgow Cathcart and Edinburgh Western seats respectively in next year’s ...


University of Glasgow named THE University of the Year

2nd December 2020

Times Higher Education gave the award to Glasgow on 26 November. The University of Glasgow has been declared Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year.  The awards, which give prominent praise for exceptional achievements of individuals, teams and institutions in higher education gave Glasgow the prestigious award for its efforts to redress its past ...