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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 ...


Proposal to build student housing near Glasgow city centre submitted

23rd April 2021

The proposed building would have around 560 bedrooms and flats set up in a range of sizes. A student accommodation company has submitted a proposal to Glasgow City Council to build new student housing near the city centre. If approved, the proposed building would hold approximately 560 bedrooms and would place students within walking distance ...


GU researchers develop tool examining late-night usage of social media in teens

23rd April 2021

It is hoped this tool will help shine a brighter light on how social media usage impacts the sleeping behaviour of adolescents.  Researchers at the University of Glasgow have developed a new system of determining how teenagers and young people are impacted by engaging with social media before going to bed. The Index of Nighttime ...


Thriving learners study to focus on mental health and wellbeing of students in Scotland

21st April 2021

This first-of-its-kind study hopes to get an understanding of how successful mental health measures are for students. The University of Glasgow is supporting the Mental Health Foundation as part of Universities Scotland to undertake the Thriving Learners Study.  This is the first study of its kind, focusing on the mental health and wellbeing of students ...


Rector election exit poll and analysis

21st April 2021

Exit poll suggests that John Nicolson will become the next rector of The University of Glasgow Results: First preference: 56% John Nicolson, 27% Junaid Ashraf, 17% Lady Rita Rae Second Preference: 21% John Nicolson, 17% Junaid Ashraf, 29% Lady Rita Rae, 33% Did not name second preference The poll included 84 respondents and one ballot ...


Meet your Kelvin candidates

21st April 2021

Want to know what your MSP will do for students? We interviewed the candidates. The 2021 Scottish Parliament election will take place on 6 May. The vote takes place every five years and will be the sixth since the devolution of the Scottish Parliament. As the race tightens, The Glasgow Guardian sits down with the ...


GUU to reopen as study space today

21st April 2021

This will be the first time the GUU has opened its doors since it was forced to close in late 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions. Social media text: For the first time this year the GUU will finally open its doors as a study space for students! But sadly pints of fun will have to ...


Rector Hustings 2021 Coverage

20th April 2021

Rector candidates went head-to-head at the hustings making their final case before students take to the virtual polls. With polls opening today, Tuesday 20 April at 9am, last night’s hustings offered candidates one last chance to pitch their policy platform to gain your vote. After a lacklustre start filled with pre-prepared lines noticeably read from ...