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Study finds students feel uninformed about their post-school options

11th October 2021

Students cite “lack of education” and “in-depth” information when making choices on employment and education after sixth form or college. Research conducted by Careermap, a UK-based company offering opportunities for young people in education and employment, has found large swathes of young students felt uninformed about their post-school employment and higher education opportunities. Nota...


The University of Glasgow has offered first-year students cash incentives to defer their courses

11th October 2021

Following a record number of students meeting their conditions of offer, the University has offered bursaries in return for deferral. Following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, The Glasgow Guardian has learnt that the University of Glasgow offered some incoming first-year students set to start their studies in 2021 a £1500 bursary if they deferred ...


Brexit impedes start of the semester for School of Modern Languages and Cultures

11th October 2021

The Glasgow Guardian sits down with Professor Stephen Forcer, Head of the University of Glasgow’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC), to discuss how Brexit has impacted the start of the new academic year. The Glasgow Guardian: What exactly have the problems experienced this year been? Have some language assistants been unable to obtain ...


University of Glasgow launches new Centre for Quantum Technology

11th October 2021

The new “Centre of Excellence” will also host two careers initiatives backed by $1m of funding. The University of Glasgow is set to launch a new Centre for Quantum Technology. In partnership with SPIE UK. The new Centre will also host two jointly funded careers initiatives.  SPIE and the University of Glasgow have created a ...


World Changers in Focus: September

11th October 2021

A deep dive into the world-changing research by Team UofG. This month has been an impressive one for the University of Glasgow. The Times’ Higher Education Scottish University of the Year has risen to 73rd in the QS world rankings and 11th in The Guardian’s UK table. In this instalment of our World Changers column, ...


College of Social Science students want online exams and in-person seminars survey finds

11th October 2021

The survey results for a study looking at students’ responses to online learning during the 2020/21 academic session have been published this month, showing a consensus within the student body what changes should stay. The College of Social Science (CoSS) conducted a survey of 2700 respondents focusing on student experience during the last academic year, ...


UofG reaffirms fossil fuel divestment pledge

11th October 2021

After a bi-annual consultation period the University Court has decided to continue on the path of full divestment. After becoming the first UK University to pledge to full divestment from fossil fuels back in 2015 the University of Glasgow court has reaffirmed its commitment. The decision comes after a report was issued by the Investment ...


Good cause claims double as ‘No Detriment’ policy removed

11th October 2021

The number of good cause claims submitted more than doubled between the last two academic years as students complain the “No Detriment” policy should have remained in place. The number of Good Cause claims made by University of Glasgow students more than doubled between the academic years 2019-20 and 2020-21 as the “No Detriment policy”, ...


Master’s students still unable to enrol just days before courses start

11th October 2021

Students have been left unable to enrol and in turn secure funding due to a lack of communication from the University. Master’s students report disorganisation and poor communications from the University of Glasgow as they prepare to begin their courses, with some being left in the dark from the University just days before being due ...


Go home: Students ousted after international accommodation guarantee breaks down

11th October 2021

Students have had to return home, being told to defer or continue their studies online, after the University failed to house incoming international students.  International students have been left with no accommodation, despite an initial guarantee from the Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary, David Duncan. Students have alternatively been instructed to not travel to ...