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SRC will support upcoming UCU staff strikes

23rd November 2021

Following the UCU announcement on 16 November, where the Union announced members will take industrial action in December across multiple UK universities over pay and working conditions, Glasgow’s SRC have emphasised their support for the strikers. On Monday, 22 November, the University of Glasgow’s Student Representative Council (SRC) released a statement announcing that it has ...


Disability Service expansion sees three new advisors

22nd November 2021

The University’s Disability Service has hired three new advisors to help with high demand. The University has expanded its disability service by hiring three new advisors to the service. These new advisers began working at the service several weeks ago. The advisers will tend to the varied and specific needs of hundreds of staff and students and ...


SWAG holding fundraiser at Nice N Sleazy

22nd November 2021

The gig will be taking place on Wednesday 24 November. Successful Women at Glasgow (SWAG) are holding their first gig fundraising event at Nice N Sleazy on Wednesday 24 November.  The society’s new initiative “SWAG PRESENTS…” seeks to give space to young female talent. The event will showcase four bands of different genres and the ...


Rewilding wetlands project launched in Govan

17th November 2021

Plants used for carbon capture planted on the banks of the Clyde in new rewilding project. Seawater Solutions and BlueGreen Glasgow are showing “Last weekend in Govan”. Seawater Solutions is an organisation that helps turn under-utilised land into wetland ecosystems for food production and climate resilience. BlueGreen Glasgow is an organisation that aims to restore ...


SWG3 and UofG reveal new public art mural from graffiti artist Peeta

17th November 2021

Italian artist Peeta won an international competition supported by SWG3 and had his piece revealed and displayed at the James McCone Smith Learning Hub. The University of Glasgow this week unveiled their new stunning mural in the James McCune Smith Learning Hub.  The futuristic artwork, designed by Italian artist Peeta, was the result of an ...


Anton Muscatelli receives letter concerning academic freedom and antisemitism

17th November 2021

The BRISMES Committee on Academic Freedom has sent a letter regarding the University’s consideration of a talk by Dr Somdeep Sen. Principal Anton Muscatelli has received a letter from the The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Committee on Academic Freedom regarding the University’s protocol for invited speakers and it’s definition of antisemitism. The ...


PhD students are ‘high risk’ of suicide according to new research

17th November 2021

The study shows that four in 10 PhD students are classed as “high risk”. CW: Suicide  A study on chronic illnesses amongst doctoral students, carried out by researchers at the Universities of Sussex and Westminister, shows that four in 10 UK PhD students are at “high risk” of suicide. The study highlights loneliness and intellectual ...


Student pressure forces the University’s hand on fossil fuel divestment

17th November 2021

University management rejected an advisory committee suggestion to reinvest in fossil fuels after fear of frustrating the student body. The Glasgow Guardian learned that the University of Glasgow has refused to reinvest in fossil fuels following financial concerns that have been raised after the University’s divestment. After making an FOI (Freedom of Information) request, The ...


World Changers in Focus: October

17th November 2021

 A deep dive into the world-changing research by Team UofG. Headlines were made for “World Changing Glasgow” this month when University of Glasgow alumnus David MacMillan won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. The Glasgow Guardian covered his success at the time, but this instalment of our World Changers column takes a look at some of ...


Glasgow City Council joins ‘Thriving Cities Initiative’

17th November 2021

The two-year pilot initiative encourages cities like Glasgow to commit to sustainable development. Glasgow City Council announced on 11 November it will join the Thriving Cities Initiative of cities working to meet the aims of the Paris Climate Agreement goals.  The initiative is a two-year pilot project for cities who acknowledge the need to tackle ...