University set to announce switch to Ecosia search engine

11th September 2020

All 4,000 on-campus computers will switch to Ecosia as the default search engine for internet usage from the start of term. The University of Glasgow will soon be making the switch to Ecosia on all on-campus computers thanks to campaigning by the student society University of Glasgow on Ecosia (UoG on Ecosia).  According to UoG ...


Humanities festival ‘Being Human’ returns 12-22 November 2020

11th September 2020

College of Arts given extra funding to become festival “hubs” in Derby, Glasgow, Sheffield, and Swansea. The UK’s only humanities festival is coming to Glasgow this November for its seventh year – and with it comes additional funding for the University’s College of Arts to enhance festival activities. Completely free, “Being Human” hopes to make ...


Scotland introduces countrywide cap on numbers in social gatherings

10th September 2020

Restrictions are being reimposed to tackle the sharp rise in new cases in Scotland in recent weeks, as well as to avoid a second wave. Scotland is to introduce a new cap on social gatherings as the nation sees more cases of Covid-19, as Nicola Sturgeon announces that further plans to ease lockdown restrictions have ...


£5m Digital Poverty fund for Scottish universities

9th September 2020

This funding is to help tackle digital exclusion as classes in Glasgow this year will consist of blended learning, meaning that some classes will take place remotely. The Scottish Funding Council has announced a £5m Digital Poverty fund to help Scottish colleges and universities tackle the digital exclusion among disadvantaged students. The announcement of this ...


Glasgow’s free cycle hire extended to spring 2021

8th September 2020

This announcement comes as figures reveal cycling rates have spiked from last year. Glasgow City Council has announced the free cycle hire programme has been extended to spring 2021. Since June, Glasgow’s cycle hire service has offered people 30 minutes of free bike hire for a two month period. For casual cyclists, the scheme provides ...


Glasgow metro system to be priority in Covid-19 recovery

7th September 2020

This alternative should make the city more connected and accessible than ever before. The development of a new city-wide Glasgow Metro is to be a priority to help with recovery from the economic impact of the coronavirus. A meeting of the Glasgow City Region Cabinet held on Tuesday 11 August confirmed that investment in a ...


Sugo to seek extension to its restaurant

6th September 2020

The popular pasta restaurant on Mitchell Street is looking to extend its seating area into the basement of the Charles Rennie MacKintosh-designed lighthouse building. Mitchell Street pasta restaurant Sugo has applied to Glasgow City Council to extend its seating area into the basement of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed Lighthouse building, the ground floor of which ...


Erasmus Mundus joint master’s degrees to be continued until 2026

4th September 2020

Despite the UK’s departure from the EU, Glasgow will still take part in the programmes for the duration of the funding period and also offer a new programme. The University of Glasgow has stated that it will continue to coordinate Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degrees (EMJMD) until 2026. A new programme has also been added ...


‘SafeZone’ app coming to Glasgow this semester

4th September 2020

The free-to-download app will put staff and students in touch with security and emergency services to speed up potential responses to danger. The University of Glasgow is looking to implement a new “SafeZone” app on campus this coming semester. SafeZone is a free-to-download safety app, designed to put students and staff in touch with security ...


Woodlands ‘slum’ flats to be taken over by Glasgow City Council

4th September 2020

4-6 Melrose Street saw two students die in a fire in March 1999 and have since deteriorated into an empty slum, resulting in a Compulsory Purchase Order by the council. A block of tenement flats in the Woodlands area are to be bought by the Glasgow City Council after the building has fallen into disrepair.  ...