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 ...


Backyard Ultra Marathon raises over £9,000 for Mindstep

17th September 2020

Around £9,800 was raised for research into the causes of suicide.  Content/trigger warning: suicide James Smith, Will Smith, and Rudi Lewis completed a Backyard Ultra Marathon of 100 miles in 24 hours, raising money for the Mindstep foundation. James and Rudi ran 4.2 miles every hour on the hour, whilst Will completed the same distance ...


Six by Nico chef submits plans for a new restaurant at former Fopp store on Byres Road

17th September 2020

Chef Nico Simeone, founder of the renowned “Nico” restaurants has put forward a proposal that includes a restaurant, bar, and roof-top dining area at 358-360 Byres Road. Chef Nico Simeone, founder of the renowned “Nico” restaurants has put forward a proposal for a new restaurant on Byres Road, at the site of the former Fopp ...


UKRI funding for international postgraduate students in the UK available from next year

16th September 2020

In a move that will hopefully encourage more international students to study in the UK, the UKRI will grant successful applicants the full award. United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) has recently announced that all of their student funding awards for postgraduate programmes will be expanded to also cover international students from the beginning of ...


11% of Glasgow residents have had sex in public

15th September 2020

Glasgow’s public sex life ranks 15th in the UK. New data has revealed that 11% of Glaswegians have had sex in public. The survey by thortful.com, a greetings card marketplace for independent makers, reports the most promiscuous UK cities and states 15% of Britons have engaged in public sex. The survey was completed in July ...


University study finds that low-carbohydrate diets are influenced by online resources

15th September 2020

Dieting information found online may not be accurate and can potentially have harmful effects on people trying to live healthier lives. A study carried-out by the University of Glasgow has found that people on low-carbohydrate diets are motivated by information found online and do not fit a one-size fits all approach to dieting.  The study, ...


Major breakthrough by University of Glasgow scientists means sufferers of asthma and COPD may soon be able to breathe easy

15th September 2020

The creation of the drug could help 500 million people. Scientists at the University of Glasgow, aided by international partners, have recently published major research in the Science Translational Medicine Journal that identifies a new class of drug that can reverse asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).  The research found that if a drug ...


Food waste recycling trial in north-west Glasgow

14th September 2020

The trail will last eight weeks and will shape the delivery of the food waste recycling system across the rest of the city. A new approach for collecting food waste has been tested in north-west Glasgow since 10 August. The trial is set to last a total of eight weeks and the results will shape ...


International students still face issues in returning to study in the UK

14th September 2020

Despite UK borders being open and universities welcoming students to campus, international students continue to face problems regarding travel restrictions. International students returning to the UK are found to be facing problems with the processing of their study visas.  In response to the problem, UK universities and advocacy groups are trying to make provisions for ...


UofG during Covid: your questions answered

13th September 2020

A look at many of the different questions students have asked and what we should be asking. As a new academic year begins, and we all adapt to the new normal of University, many still feel confused about what this year will look like. We decided to find out the answers to the questions on ...