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Freshers ‘abandoned’ as Glasgow University fails to house all new students

3rd September 2021

First year students housed miles away in Paisley with others facing “homelessness” The University of Glasgow has failed to house all first year students, leaving many without guaranteed accommodation a week before freshers’ week. Applications for student halls were greater than the University had planned for, following an “unprecedented demand for the forthcoming year”...


‘Ice Clean’: The Kraken’s ice cream protest comes to Glasgow

20th August 2021

The Kraken-PADI AWARE partnership aims to emphasise the impact of UK beach litter on the environment to staycationers This Saturday 21 August, The Kraken Rum, in partnership with ocean conservation charity PADI AWARE, is giving away a new “protest” ice cream across Glasgow in an attempt to raise awareness amongst holidaymakers about the impact of ...


Buchanan Street protest condemns government response to the Afghanistan crisis

20th August 2021

Local MSPs and activists took to the streets to call for a greater government response following the events in Afghanistan A Buchanan Street protest was one of many held around the country by the anti-war movement, following the Taliban takeover of Kabul earlier in the week. All took place on Wednesday 18 August, as the ...


Glasgow graduate Laura Muir wins a silver medal in Tokyo’s Olympics

7th August 2021

The 28-year-old vet from Glasgow “gave it everything” to achieve a spot on the podium Covering 1500 metres with a time of 3:54.50 in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic final, Glasgow graduate and vet, Laura Muir, not only broke her own personal record but created a new national one. Telling The Guardian that she didn’t think ...


Less than two weeks remain for Scotland’s young artists to enter into The Sound of Young Scotland 2021 award

1st August 2021

Successful applicants will receive up to £5,500 to help them launch their debut album There are less than two weeks left for Scotland’s young artists to enter to win The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award’s new prize: The Sound of Young Scotland 2021. The Sound of Young Scotland is a new award introduced ...


Lowest-paid University staff fear changes to employment conditions could see huge losses

20th July 2021

Unite the Union members demonstrate outside James McCune Smith Building at University’s “fire and rehire”-style practices At midday on Tuesday 13 July, members of Unite the Union and staff at the University of Glasgow gathered outside the new state-of-the-art James McCune Smith Building to protest against the University’s “fire and rehire”-style employment policy that is ...


Glasgow’s first working female rector is officially installed in the University

20th July 2021

The Honourable Lady Rita Rae was welcomed by the Principal and SRC President in Bute Hall on Thursday The Honourable Lady Rita Rae has made University of Glasgow history by being the first female working rector to be officially installed at the University. Following her introduction and installation led by Ella McCabe, President of the ...


Glasgow business Wild & Kind pushes sustainable clothing for plastic-free July

6th July 2021

Patrick Harvie visits Glasgow’s Wild & Kind Studio to emphasise there is more to plastic reduction than recycling plastic bottles and carrier bags. Following a visit to the Wild & Kind Studio in Glasgow this week, Patrick Harvie, Glasgow MSP and Scottish Greens co-leader, discusses thinking outside the box when it comes to reducing our ...


1 in 17 men in Glasgow suffered from erectile dysfunction this year

29th May 2021

The number of searches for the condition has increased by 25% since 2020. 1 in 17 men in Glasgow suffered from erectile dysfunction this year, according to a new study of Google data by pharmacy brand “Medicine Direct”. There has been a reported 25% increase in erectile dysfunction related Google searches since 2020 and the ...


Sexual consent testing before starting university is supported by a majority of students

29th May 2021

The poll published by the Higher Education Institute found almost two thirds of respondents believed there was a need for sexual consent testing pre-university. A recent poll published by the Higher Education Policy Institute found that most students are in support of a compulsory sexual consent test before entry to higher education, whilst only 30% ...