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Search for sexual attacker ongoing following West End assault

19th April 2022

Police think assault took place near Ashton Lane at the end of Saturday night, likely between 12.15-12.30am on Sunday. The police search launched on Sunday morning, where parts of Ashton Lane and nearby areas were closed off as part of the investigation. A source for The Glasgow Guardian confirmed that police are particularly interested in ...


UofG students declare candidacy for council elections in May

17th April 2022

The Glasgow Guardian catches up with the two students running for local council positions in the upcoming elections. With local elections shortly approaching on 5 May, The Glasgow Guardian speaks to two University of Glasgow students Jamie McGuire and Holly Moscrop who have declared their candidacy.  Jamie is running for Renfrew North and Braehead ward ...


New Head of College of Arts announced

15th April 2022

 Professor Jo Gill will take over the role from August 2022, leaving her current role at Exeter University. The University of Glasgow has appointed Professor Jo Gill as new Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts. For the last seven years the position has been held by Professor Roibeard (Robby) Ó Maolalaigh, who will ...


Glasgow’s UCU branch passes motion allowing independent action

15th April 2022

Motion 5 passed at the last branch meeting will allow Glasgow’s UCU branch to coordinate their own dates and times for industrial action. At their last branch meeting UCU Glasgow passed motion 5 allowing industrial action to be taken outside of coordinated UCU strikes.  According to UCU Glasgow, this was necessary because it considered that ...


Glasgow at the forefront of extended realities ‘radical’ change to teaching

11th April 2022

Following his article in The Times Higher Education, The Glasgow Guardian interviews Neil McDonell on the future of extended realities in higher education. The University of Glasgow has been at the forefront of extended realities (XR) development, with a new facility, which is one of the biggest in the UK, dedicated to XR at the ...


Philosophy students question regrade

6th April 2022

Philosophy students upset at the  University for failing to accurately record their exam marks and changing them nearly a half a year later.  18 philosophy students had their marks negatively changed as the result of a “clerical error” five months after receiving their marks on an assessment. The University claims this was the result of ...


Universities UK publishes new guidance discouraging student-staff relationships

4th April 2022

The Glasgow Guardian understands that in the last five years there have been 10 formally declared student-staff relationships at the University of Glasgow. Universities UK (UUK) has released a set of measures for universities to confront staff-to-student sexual misconduct and create a “safe and inclusive environment for both students and staff”. The report urges universities ...


World Changers: Two years on from Covid

4th April 2022

Over two years on from the initial outbreak of Covid-19, The Glasgow Guardian examines how researchers at the University of Glasgow contributed towards tackling the pandemic. The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) has played a significant role in the genetic surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, numerous vaccine trials, and critical public health ...


Ukrainian students continue study abroad exchanges in Glasgow as war rages at home

1st April 2022

The Glasgow Guardian talks to Ukrainian students on what it is like being in Glasgow as their country is at war, and the support they have received from the University. The Glasgow Guardian spoke to two Ukrainians currently studying at the University of Glasgow about their experiences of being over two thousand miles from their ...


10 Glasgow academics receive fellowship of The Royal Society of Edinburgh

26th March 2022

The academics have been recognised as some of the greatest thinkers in Scotland today. Of 80 new Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), 10 are University of Glasgow academics across the departments of engineering, law, and the humanities. Recognised as some of Scotland’s “greatest researchers”, the academics join the 1,700 Fellows of the ...