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Student pressure forces the University’s hand on fossil fuel divestment

17th November 2021

University management rejected an advisory committee suggestion to reinvest in fossil fuels after fear of frustrating the student body. The Glasgow Guardian learned that the University of Glasgow has refused to reinvest in fossil fuels following financial concerns that have been raised after the University’s divestment. After making an FOI (Freedom of Information) request, The ...


World Changers in Focus: October

17th November 2021

 A deep dive into the world-changing research by Team UofG. Headlines were made for “World Changing Glasgow” this month when University of Glasgow alumnus David MacMillan won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. The Glasgow Guardian covered his success at the time, but this instalment of our World Changers column takes a look at some of ...


Glasgow City Council joins ‘Thriving Cities Initiative’

17th November 2021

The two-year pilot initiative encourages cities like Glasgow to commit to sustainable development. Glasgow City Council announced on 11 November it will join the Thriving Cities Initiative of cities working to meet the aims of the Paris Climate Agreement goals.  The initiative is a two-year pilot project for cities who acknowledge the need to tackle ...


James McCune Smith offers 10 new PhD scholarships to Black UK students

17th November 2021

Ten new scholarships are up for grabs for eligible students to study at the University of Glasgow. James McCune Smith scholarships have announced that they will subsidise scholarships at the University of Glasgow for Black UK students to undertake PhD research. The organisation has also stated it would provide external mentors, placements, leadership training, community-building ...


New study led by UofG to look into football and dementia

17th November 2021

After a study, last year by the University that found footballers are three and half times more likely to die of dementia a new study in conjunction with the PFA will delve into this relationship. PFA Scotland has given the green light for research to be conducted on former footballers to distinguish the correlation between ...


Report into Glasgow University’s economic impact released

17th November 2021

The report finds that the University contributes £4.4 billion to the UK economy every year. A new report by London Economics has estimated that the University of Glasgow contributes approximately £4.4 billion to the UK economy each year. The report was commissioned by the University, and is available to access online.  It cites the University’s ...


Glasgow University master’s student wins prestigious prize in housing sector

17th November 2021

Evie Copland was awarded the Malcolm Smith Memorial Award for her academic work in the housing sector. Evie Copland, an MSc student in housing studies at the University of Glasgow, has won the prestigious Malcolm Smith Memorial Award. The prize is given by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) for the best piece of housing ...


University of Glasgow signs new partnership with University of Sydney in the field of global health

17th November 2021

The new partnership comes as the collaboration between the two universities, which began in 2018, comes to an end. The renewal of partnership between the University of Glasgow’s College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) and the Charles Perkin Centre at the University of Sydney is expected to facilitate cross-institutional collaboration on the improvement ...


Glasgow University partners in new project to tell the stories of runaway slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries

17th November 2021

The Runaways London project uses artistic depictions to convey the previously untold accounts of runaway slaves. Runaways London is a new project led by the University of Glasgow in partnership with the literature charity Spread the Word, and the publishing house Ink Sweat and Tears Press, which explores the stories of those who escaped from ...


International Socialist Alternative holds rally in Glasgow during COP26

17th November 2021

The group rallied against the way it feels the capitalist system harms the climate. Following on from their campaign action throughout the day on November 6, the International Socialist Alternative (ISA) held an evening rally called “Capitalism is Killing the Planet.” The ISA introduced the event by focusing on the “immense” tasks that lay before ...