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100,000 people take to the streets of Glasgow to protest COP26

13th November 2021

Glasgow’s biggest protest unites diverse groups to fight for climate justice. As part of the COP26 Coalition’s Global Day of Action on Saturday 6 November, approximately 100,000 people took part in the Justice March from Kelvingrove Park to Glasgow Green to have their voices heard about the COP26 climate summit. The protest was diverse in ...


Scientist Rebellion deface Scottish Power building

12th November 2021

Scientist Rebellion stage protest greenwashing done by large companies. On Thursday 11 November Scientist Rebellion (SR) hosted two protests against the climate crisis. One took place on the South Portland St. suspension bridge and the other at Scottish Power on St. Vincent Street. The first action took place at 1.30pm when co-founder of SR, Tim ...


University of Glasgow humanities festival to coincide with COP26

10th November 2021

Climate justice meets the classics to define an exciting agenda. The University of Glasgow has organised the Glasgow COP26 Hub, a festival during which a series of events will take place exploring the ways in which the humanities and arts respond to the climate crisis. Ten events will be held by activists, artists and academics ...


What’s going on at COP26 today?

10th November 2021

The draft deal from the Glasgow summit has been published, and the reaction has been extremely mixed. What else is going on at the UN climate conference today? With a focus on transport today, the big events are as follows: Nancy Pelosi: a speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi held a ...


International students disappointed by careers support at UK universities

9th November 2021

From a lack of work experience to adequate advice on opportunities abroad students are dissatisfied at the levels of careers support. A report that has investigated international students’ experiences with careers and employability support at UK universities, commissioned by The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and Kaplan International Pathways, has found low levels of satisfaction ...


University launches widening participation scheme

9th November 2021

October saw the University launch a scheme in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and IntoUniversity to widen participation. A collaborative effort between the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh has led to the opening of two learning centres designed to support young people from underprivileged backgrounds into further education. In conjunction with ...


Giant puppet, Little Amal, attends COP26 for Gender Day

9th November 2021

The 11-foot tall puppet is taking part in “The Walk”, a distance of 8,000km, to support refugees. Little Amal is a 3.5-metre tall puppet who is currently in the process of travelling 8,000km to raise support for refugees. She has so far travelled from Turkey, through Europe, and is now in Glasgow, in her work ...


What’s on at COP26?

9th November 2021

It’s day two of week two, and the ninth day of COP26. What’s happening on the conference’s Gender Day? A number of interesting events are taking place today at COP26, as the conference gets closer to its end. We’ve compiled our favourites below… Advancing Gender Equality in Climate Action A two-hour event hosted in one ...


Roger Hallam talks to the students of Extinction Rebellion Glasgow University

8th November 2021

Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain, speaks to the Extinction Rebellion Glasgow University on the effects of climate change and the importance of climate justice. On Sunday 7 November, Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion and Insulate Britain, delivered a speech to the Extinction Rebellion Glasgow University (XRGU) group. The group was ...


Extinction Rebellion form die-in in George Square

8th November 2021

Extinction Rebellion’s die-in protest took place in front Mercer, an asset management company, to speak out against their policies. On Monday 8 November, Extinction Rebellion (XR) met in front of the Gallery of Modern Art at 11.30am to form a die-in protest in front of Mercer in George Square. The event was planned as non-arrestable ...