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Moves towards buffer zones in Scotland following anti-abortion protests

28th June 2022

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to students on both sides of the abortion debate on controversy surrounding recent protests. Content warning: Discussion of abortion  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has committed to reviewing legislation over buffer zones, which would prohibit anti-abortion campaigners from demonstrating outside healthcare centres. Pro-choice group Back Off Scotland, founded by stu...


Problematic professionals: numerous complaints about staff in personal relationships with students

28th June 2022

Following an FOI request, The Glasgow Guardian can reveal five formal complaints have been made against staff over the past five years. Last month The Glasgow Guardian revealed that in the last five years there have been 10 formally declared relationships between staff and students. Following a review of the initial Freedom of Information request ...


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenkskyy addresses Glasgow students

28th June 2022

Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Ukrainian students of several UK universities on zoom and took questions from the GU Ukrainian Society.  The leader of the war torn Ukraine took time last Friday to answer students’ questions from universities throughout the UK. The event was hosted by the GU Ukrainian Society in collaboration with 10 other Ukrainian student ...


SRC join demands for out-of-hours access to return to Wolfson Medical School library

20th June 2022

The SRC has written an open letter to the Principal, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, urging the University to reinstate out-of-hours services at the Wolfson Medical School building. Currently, the building is only open for students to access Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm. Despite this, the University still advertises the building as a 24-hour ...


Glasgow students at a loss as cost-of-living crisis ramps up

12th June 2022

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to students, a food bank and a personal finance expert to find out how students are being affected by the rising cost of living. The rising cost of living in the UK is affecting people across society, and students are no different. A recent study by the National Union of Students ...


World Changers: May

12th June 2022

A deep dive into research this month at the University of Glasgow. Recent research projects at the University of Glasgow have continued the theme of academic excellence associated with the institution. Ground-breaking gains in the fields of astrophysics, pain relief, ovarian cancer, and flood prevention all speak to a melodic theme: this university stands for ...


UofG in top 20 most sustainable universities worldwide

12th June 2022

The University of Glasgow has been ranked 19th worldwide in a new Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rating, which measures universities’ positive impact upon society based on UN Sustainable Development Goals. The University of Glasgow places first in Scotland and is amongst the top universities in the UK. The new ranking graded 1,406 universities around ...


UCU make a U-turn: Marking boycott cancelled in surprise move

29th May 2022

The University of Glasgow has confirmed this afternoon that the UCU marking boycott has been called off, however states that disputes over pay have not been settled. The University and College Union (UCU) marking boycott at the University of Glasgow, which began on Monday 23 May, has been called off. All assessment processes and marking ...


​​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 ...