Queen Margaret Union support arms divestment

26th January 2021

The Glasgow Guardian sits down with QMU board members to discuss their future statement supporting arms divestment. The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) has created a statement on arms divestment and the Universities involved with arms trade. QMU President Ruaraidh Campbell and Current Student Representative Miles Grant. The Glasgow Guardian: Can you explain the statements the ...


University updates halls of residence rebate policy causing widespread uncertainty

23rd January 2021

Returners with essential face-to-face teaching are given a 15th February return date whilst others are left in limbo. The University of Glasgow accommodation service has updated their rent rebate policy for semester two, meaning that certain students will be ineligible for refunds. Those who had booked travel in line with the initial lockdown end date, ...


University will not introduce ‘No Detriment Policy’ for 2021

18th January 2021

An announcement was made by the Clerk of the Senate on 14 January signaling the University has no plans to reintroduce the policy. The University of Glasgow has announced that it will not be implementing the “No Detriment” policy for upcoming exams and assessments, despite campaign efforts, petitions and SRC backing. Just last week, the ...


SRC to lobby for return of “No Detriment”

6th January 2021

The return of the policy would ensure any passing grade in upcoming exams could only positively impact a student’s overall grade The SRC has announced its support for “No Detriment” and will lobby for its return for upcoming examinations.  This evening, the GUSRC put out a statement on social media saying: “We appreciate the extreme ...


UofG raises over £49,000 for Movember

18th December 2020

MedChir RFC and The Tash Dash raised the most in the team and individual categories, respectively. The University of Glasgow has raised an astonishing £49,726 for Movember through donations raised by a variety of teams and individuals. The group who raised the greatest of all the teams was MedChir RFC, finishing the month with the ...


Scotland’s Young Academy welcomes new members from UofG

8th December 2020

The new members come from a variety of academic and social fields. Eight University of Glasgow staff members have been selected to join the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s (RSE) Young Academy of Scotland (YAS), joining many other newcomers in working towards the Academy’s goal “to achieve transformative societal change through citizenship, innovation, collaboration, evidence, and ...


University of Glasgow Greens demand blanket Good Cause

8th December 2020

The open letter was sent to the Vice Principal of Learning and Teaching contains over 200 signatures, including Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie MSP. An open letter has been sent to the Vice-Principal of Learning and Teaching, Professor Moira Fischbacher-Smith, by the University of Glasgow Greens demanding that blanket Good Cause is reinstated for the ...


Work underway to end HIV stigma in Glasgow by 2030

7th December 2020

The Fast Track Cities Initiative Leadership Group (FTCI-LG) met as part of their pledge to eliminate the virus and tackle stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV. A team of experts and local representatives have met for the first time since the pandemic began to discuss ending the stigma of HIV and blood-borne diseases by 2030. The ...


COP26 sponsors condemned by social justice groups

7th December 2020

Government announced sponsors include companies linked to fossil fuel polluting activities. Social justice groups have slammed the UK government over the newly announced sponsors for COP26, which takes place in Glasgow next year. The newly announced sponsors include two of the “big six” energy firms SSE and Scottish Power, the National Grid (owned by both ...


Nigel Farage launches “Stop The Student Rip-Off” campaign to partially refund students

6th December 2020

Farage’s newly branded Reform UK party has called on the government to offer a 30% reduction for students this academic year. Nigel Farage’s new party, Reform UK, has branded this academic year a “rip off” and becomes the first political party to advocate a partial refund for students who have been kept under “house arrest” ...