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James McCune Smith offers 10 new PhD scholarships to Black UK students

17th November 2021

Ten new scholarships are up for grabs for eligible students to study at the University of Glasgow. James McCune Smith scholarships have announced that they will subsidise scholarships at the University of Glasgow for Black UK students to undertake PhD research. The organisation has also stated it would provide external mentors, placements, leadership training, community-building ...


New study led by UofG to look into football and dementia

17th November 2021

After a study, last year by the University that found footballers are three and half times more likely to die of dementia a new study in conjunction with the PFA will delve into this relationship. PFA Scotland has given the green light for research to be conducted on former footballers to distinguish the correlation between ...


Report into Glasgow University’s economic impact released

17th November 2021

The report finds that the University contributes £4.4 billion to the UK economy every year. A new report by London Economics has estimated that the University of Glasgow contributes approximately £4.4 billion to the UK economy each year. The report was commissioned by the University, and is available to access online.  It cites the University’s ...


Glasgow University master’s student wins prestigious prize in housing sector

17th November 2021

Evie Copland was awarded the Malcolm Smith Memorial Award for her academic work in the housing sector. Evie Copland, an MSc student in housing studies at the University of Glasgow, has won the prestigious Malcolm Smith Memorial Award. The prize is given by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) for the best piece of housing ...


University of Glasgow signs new partnership with University of Sydney in the field of global health

17th November 2021

The new partnership comes as the collaboration between the two universities, which began in 2018, comes to an end. The renewal of partnership between the University of Glasgow’s College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) and the Charles Perkin Centre at the University of Sydney is expected to facilitate cross-institutional collaboration on the improvement ...


Glasgow University partners in new project to tell the stories of runaway slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries

17th November 2021

The Runaways London project uses artistic depictions to convey the previously untold accounts of runaway slaves. Runaways London is a new project led by the University of Glasgow in partnership with the literature charity Spread the Word, and the publishing house Ink Sweat and Tears Press, which explores the stories of those who escaped from ...


International Socialist Alternative holds rally in Glasgow during COP26

17th November 2021

The group rallied against the way it feels the capitalist system harms the climate. Following on from their campaign action throughout the day on November 6, the International Socialist Alternative (ISA) held an evening rally called “Capitalism is Killing the Planet.” The ISA introduced the event by focusing on the “immense” tasks that lay before ...


Glasgow is the third most sleep deprived city in Scotland

17th November 2021

A study found Glasgow to be the third in Scotland and fifth in the UK on sleep problems. Research conducted by sleep disorder experts at Miracle Leaf places Glasgow in the top five most sleep deprived cities in Britain. The study reveals that Glaswegians have the third most frequent Google searches for questions related to ...


Protesters gathered on Kenmure Street for ‘Climate Justice = Migrant Justice’ march 

15th November 2021

The march from Kenmure Street to Glasgow’s Home Office shows solidarity with the city’s asylum seekers and refugees.  On Thursday morning grassroots immigrant support groups congregated on Kenmure Street, where crowds prevented an immigration raid earlier in the year, marching to the Home Office in protest of the UK’s racist immigration system.  1,000 activists turned ...


Open letter sent to Anton Muscatelli following his statement on sexual violence handling process

13th November 2021

The letter is signed by five women who were involved in Al Jazeera’s recent investigation into the handling of sexual harassment allegations at the University. Five women who were involved in Al Jazeera’s “Degrees of Abuse” investigation series, which looked at the way sexual harassment claims made against a former University of Glasgow lecturer and ...