“Significant” support announced for students in halls of residence

26th September 2020

The University has announced the measures it will be taking to provide students residing in halls with support, including one month’s rent rebate and £50 for supplies. The University has announced “significant” extra support measures for students in halls of residence. The measures include a four-week rebate of rent for all students, £50 credited for ...


UCU condemns approach of Universities Scotland guidance which “blames students”

26th September 2020

The guidance introduces a new yellow and red card system to discipline students. The University and College Union (UCU) has condemned the approach of Universities Scotland guidance which they say “blames students” for Covid-19 spikes. In response to a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases on campuses across the country, including 172 confirmed at the University ...


Speaking to the students at the centre of the Glasgow University outbreak

24th September 2020

We speak to students isolating at Cairncross House and Murano Street Student Village to find out what it’s really been like. As of yesterday, 124 students at the University of Glasgow have tested positive for coronavirus, and 600 students are currently self-isolating. The outbreak is currently affecting students living at the Murano Street Student Village ...


Police disperse street parties at Murano halls

23rd September 2020

University tells The Glasgow Guardian those caught breaking the rules will face disciplinary action. Multiple freshers’ parties in the University of Glasgow’s Murano student village have been broken up by police over the past week for violating Scottish government guidelines on social gatherings. Due to numerous violations of the rules, with parties spilling out onto ...


Sir Anton Muscatelli makes joint statement to ask students to prioritise public health

23rd September 2020

The principles of 19 Scottish universities made the statement in a plea to students to behave and follow the rules as the new academic year begins. Principal of the University of Glasgow, Sir Anton Muscatelli, has made a joint statement to students to “prioritise public health” as the new academic year begins. In the joint ...


Scotland introduces greater restrictions to combat Covid-19

22nd September 2020

The new restrictions will see pubs and restaurant having a 10pm curfew from Friday 25 September. Scotland has introduced greater lockdown restrictions as the nation sees a second wave in Covid-19 cases. Announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today, Scotland will see restrictions imposed which include a 10pm BST (9pm GMT) curfew on pubs and ...


ScottishPower E-bikes are free to ride Tuesday 22 September

21st September 2020

World Car-Free Day hits Glasgow in order to reduce emissions. Sponsored by Scottish Power, nextbike is offering free hour-long rides on their bikes on  22  September.  To use this free offer, people will need to enter the code “Carfree1hr” in their nextbike rental app. Each customer can redeem the voucher once. People are being encouraged ...


University reports reveal variance in political trust based on gender, income, and age

19th September 2020

The University of Glasgow has collaborated with the Institute for Public Policy Research to produce major new reports. A series of new reports from the University of Glasgow have highlighted gender, income, and age gaps show levels of trust in politics. Major new reports from the John Smith Centre at the University of Glasgow in ...


Glasgow City Council to lease land from Glasgow School of Art to deliver the new car-free route linking city centre and West End

18th September 2020

In a £1m lease deal, the council and School of Art will work to deliver Underline Avenue by 2023. Glasgow City Council is to lease land from the Glasgow School of Art in order to deliver a direct pedestrian and cyclist link between the city centre and the West End. For the route to be ...


Calls for Scottish Government to raise medical school cap

18th September 2020

Royal College of Physicians Glasgow says no student should miss a place as England’s Health Secretary announces a “review” of expanding the cap south the border. The Scottish government is now facing pressure to review the limits of prospective students applying for medical school places in Scotland after England’s health and social care secretary Matt ...