Glasgow Kelvin Labour Party supports ‘Covid direct action’

4th November 2020

The party has endorsed the ‘direct action’ proposed by Morag Innes, Vice Chair of Glasgow University Labour Club. Glasgow Kelvin Labour Party have come out in support of direct action against Covid-19. The party, which has links to the University of Glasgow via the Glasgow University Labour Club (GULC), have endorsed an article piece written ...


University of Glasgow students wanted as part of Covid-19 mental health study

3rd November 2020

Public Health Scotland are carrying out independent research on student self-isolation and wellbeing. A new study to be run by Public Health Scotland will assess the mental health impact on students self isolating, with researchers seeking the assistance of University of Glasgow students.  The new study wants to understand the experiences of students who have ...


UofG academic nominated for IET award

3rd November 2020

The winner will be announced on Tuesday 4 March next year. A University of Glasgow academic has been shortlisted for the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2020. Dr Melanie Jimenez, a Biomedical Engineering Research Fellow at Glasgow’s James Watt School of Engineering, is one of six academics ...


Glasgow declared a Global Green City

3rd November 2020

The award comes a year before the city is set to host COP26. Glasgow has been declared a Global Green City by the Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) at their Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards Ceremony 2020. This year’s award was shared with Changshan in the Zhejiang Province of China. The annual awards ...


CAMRA warns continued pub closers are concerning

2nd November 2020

Restrictions “could be the end of Scotland’s pubs as we know them”, and threaten part-time jobs for students. As the closure of pubs in the central belt was extended for at least a week after the original end date of October 25th, CAMRA, a lobbying group for the pub sector, is concerned about the future ...


New report examines mental health of rural LGBTQ+ Scots

2nd November 2020

Discrimination, isolation, and Covid-19 all said to be factors affecting mental health of LGBTQ+ people living in rural Scotland. A new report examining the experiences of LGBTQ+ people living in rural areas of Scotland has recently been released. The report, titled “Further Out: The Scottish LGBT Rural Equality Report” and which was published last month ...


Unis Resist Border Controls calls for University of Cambridge to not work with Home Office Border Force in border research

2nd November 2020

The advertisement on the Cambridge website has since been taken down. Campaign group Unis Resist Border Controls (URBC) have called for the University of Cambridge to stop promoting a recruitment message from a Home Office sub-group Border Force which is allegedly calling for academics to work on research in digitising border security in the UK.  ...


QMU hosts its first online general meeting

31st October 2020

The battle of QMU constitutional amendments have seemingly come to an end with the expected amendment vote taken off the agenda.  QMU hosted its first online Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 30 October. It was first scheduled for April, but had to be pushed back due to Covid-19. Originally slated as the showdown for contested ...


University court rejects divestment petition

22nd October 2020

The petition put forward by Glasgow University Arms Divestment Coalition demanded the University of Glasgow fully divest from companies involved in arms trade within two years. The University court has rejected the petition put forward by Glasgow University Arms Divestment Coalition (GUADC), demanding that the institution fully divests from companies involved in the arms trade ...


E-scooters set to scoot into Glasgow

21st October 2020

A city council committee has recommended a trial scheme and could be deployed in Glasgow as early as this year. Electric scooters could be deployed in Glasgow before 2021, as a city council committee has recommended a trial scheme. These battery-powered scooters, extremely popular in the United States and mainland Europe, offer a “last mile” ...