Campaign launched to protect the Tobacco Merchant’s House

9th November 2020

The Scottish Civic Trust’s “Written in Stone” campaign is looking to establish a capital fund to cover the cost of future repair work and preserve the historic building. The Scottish Civic Trust has announced a new campaign to protect Glasgow’s Tobacco Merchants House. The “Written in Stone” campaign was launched on 12 October 2020 and ...


Glasgow University Student Tenant Union publishes open letter to University management

8th November 2020

A new student protest union at the University of Glasgow has launched and are already making their voices be heard. Glasgow University Student Tenant Union is a new union set up by student tenants, which claims to defend student tenants at Glasgow and campaign for lower rent and better living conditions. This morning, the new ...


University of Glasgow study finds that lockdown has had a ‘major impact’ on mental health

8th November 2020

Over a quarter of adults experienced mild to severe depressive symptoms, a 20% increase from pre-Covid-19 lockdown. Research led by the University of Glasgow has shown that lockdown has a profound effect on mental health, with the most devastating impact being caused in the first six weeks.  The study, which assessed over 3000 adults via ...


GUADC and XRGU hold event to disrupt Science and Engineering Fair

8th November 2020

The two societies tried to crowd out the careers fair and challenged employers about their ‘unethical practices’. Glasgow University Arms Divestment Coalition (GUADC) and Extinction Rebellion Glasgow University (XRGU) teamed up to “disrupt” the Science and Engineering Careers Fair. Between 19 to 21 October, the Engineering and Technology Careers Fair was held by the University ...


Six UofG Academics recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

6th November 2020

They received nominations for their services in medicinal and scientific fields. Six professors from leading University of Glasgow colleges are among those receiving the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year. During the Covid-19 pandemic, four researchers from the College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences have been honoured for their services to the NHS, while the ...


Covid-19 plans for Daft Friday 2020

6th November 2020

The 112th Daft Friday will be used to show the work of the GUU’s painters and builders. The Glasgow University Union will still be hosting their annual Daft Friday event, though the Union has made some changes to ensure safety during pandemic restrictions. Typically held on the last day of first semester, Daft Friday (and ...


Students warned after safe drug-consumption van arrest

6th November 2020

University of Glasgow medical students advised to cut ties with Glasgow’s safe drug-consumption van after the arrest of its founder. Students at the School of Medicine have been warned to stay away from Glasgow’s safe drug-consumption van after its founder was arrested by police on 23 October. The arrest of the alleged founder of Glasgow’s ...


Could this be GUU-dbye to the student union?

6th November 2020

In interviews with Nam Ranpuria, GUU president, and Ruaraidh Campbell, QMU president, the presidents discussed the future of the student union and the difficulties of surviving Covid.  The Glasgow Guardian sat down with Nam Ranpuria, Glasgow University Union (GUU) president, and Ruaraidh Campbell, Queen Margaret Union (QMU) president, to discuss the future of the student ...


Glasgow suffers loss of £120m as students stay away from the city

6th November 2020

 The research by Studee found the true cost of Covid-19 for Glasgow . Glasgow has suffered a loss of £120m as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Research from Studee, who studied the effects of Covid-19 on university towns and cities across the UK, found that such towns and cities have suffered a cumulative loss ...


MSP Sandra White backs Kaukab Stewart as her successor

5th November 2020

If she wins the election, Stewart will be the first woman of colour to be a representative in the Scottish Parliament. Local MSP Sandra White has backed candidate Kaukab Stewart to be her successor in the May 2021 Scottish Parliament Election. Should she win, Stewart would make history as the first woman of colour to ...