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Labour’s Kelvin candidate Pam Duncan-Glancy ‘shown lack of respect’

8th May 2021

The Labour candidate for Glasgow Kelvin had to wait for 45 minutes to be seated at the voting count at Emirates Arena after staff did not believe she was a candidate. Pam Duncan-Glancy, the Scottish Labour candidate for Glasgow Kelvin was “shown a lack of respect” at the election count where she faced trouble being ...


Scottish Greens pledge to remove Chinese “propaganda” on campus

5th May 2021

The Scottish Greens’ manifesto plans to end ties with the controversial Confucius Institute over ties to the Chinese Communist Party. The Scottish Green party has become the first major UK party to call for the termination of Confucius partnerships in schools and universities, adding to the renewed global criticism of the programme.  The mission of ...


GUU Debating held hustings for local MSP candidates

5th May 2021

Candidates discussed gender-based violence, more support for students and changes to the healthcare system post-Covid. GUU Debating hosted a hustings on Wednesday 28 April which saw local candidates for the upcoming Scottish parliamentary election questioned by students. Issues of gender-based violence, tenancy and Covid-19 recovery were raised, and the all-important question of Scotttish Independ...


Possible new cancer drug discovered by Glasgow researchers

30th April 2021

In collaboration with Breast Cancer Now, the University has evidence that the new drug may be beneficial in fighting breast cancer. University of Glasgow researchers, in collaboration with Breast Cancer Now, have findings which suggest that a cancer protein may be effectively treated by a new drug already being investigated for its beneficial role in ...


GUU Debating hosting Scottish parliamentary election hustings on Wednesday 28 April

27th April 2021

Local candidates for Glasgow Kelvin are confirmed to be taking part, including Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie. This week GUU Debating are hosting a Scottish parliamentary election hustings. The event is taking place on Wednesday 28 April at 7pm and will involve a hustings panel made up of representatives of each of the major parties ...


Party leaders address student concerns at NUS Scotland’s “Big Student Election Debate”

27th April 2021

Nicola Sturgeon, Douglas Ross, Anas Saswar among leaders who took part. NUS Scotland hosted “The Big Student Election Debate” on Tuesday 20 April which saw leaders and representatives from Scotland’s five main parties come together to answer questions submitted by students across the country. The debate was hosted by NUS Scotland President Matt Crilly and ...


UofG changes exam policy after it was criticised as “unlawful”

27th April 2021

University changes exam policies under public and legal pressure to accommodate disabilities. After coming under significant pressure the University has changed its exam procedure for this coming diet and is reinstating the provision of extra time for students with disabilities. Under the initial policy for this diet, only students who normally received 100% extra time ...


James McCune Smith Hub opening Monday 26 April

26th April 2021

After over three long years, the new building has finally completed construction and will open its doors to provide limited spaces for individual study. After three long years of construction on University Avenue, the new James McCune Smith Hub is finally opening its doors to staff and students. The Hub will open on Monday 26 ...


Glasgow’s new rector announced, voting figures and more

25th April 2021

The Honourable Lady Rita Rae has been voted in Glasgow’s next rector. The Honourable Lady Rita Rae, has been elected as Rector following the election on 21-22 April. The Rector is expected to represent the interests of the student body at meetings of the University Court, which has in recent years been supported by offering ...


Universal beauty does not exist, finds Glasgow study

23rd April 2021

Researchers find that different cultures hold different beauty ideals. A study led by the University of Glasgow researchers contradicts theories of universal beauty.  Research carried out at Glasgow’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology contradicts the common belief that there is a universal perceived attractiveness. The study was published at the start of the month in ...