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‘HR Nightmare’: Glasgow’s maternity cover job description sparks uproar

24th September 2021

The detailed job post description stimulated mass discussion on social media, prompting the University to remove it. A University of Glasgow job advert looking for maternity cover for a College of Arts lecturer in Modern Gender History has come under fire for its following description: “This post is to cover maternity on a month-to-month basis ...


Renamed: former Gregory Building now titled Molema Building

21st September 2021

The geology building will now be named after Glasgow graduate influential in the African National Congress. The geology building, formerly known as the Gregory Building, has been renamed the Molema Building.  The building which opened in 1980, had been renamed the Gregory building in 1998 after John Walter Gregory, who was the University of Glasgow’s ...


Classes rumoured to return online during COP26

21st September 2021

Some courses have already hinted at the move back whilst the University has not yet released an official statement. Two courses have already released information regarding a move to online classes during COP26, the international climate conference which will take place in Glasgow between November 1 and November 12.  The University has not released an ...


Scottish Labour in row over GUU monarchy debate

21st September 2021

Scottish Labour confronted by Tories after MSPs debated abolition of the monarchy for a Freshers’ Week event Two Scottish Labour MSPs have sparked controversy after arguing for the abolition of the monarchy last Friday at the GUU’s Freshers’ show debate. This prompted a response from Scottish Tories who believed this to be a genuine reflection ...


Glasgow Greens Secretary plays part in government coalition deal

21st September 2021

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to UofG Greens Secretary Blair Anderson about his involvement in the negotiations Glasgow University law student Blair Anderson was involved in negotiating the deal that was presented to the Scottish Greens’ party members that will see the party form a pro-independence majority in the Scottish Parliament. Being a member of the ...


Rift between unions and the SRC causes freshers’ week friction

20th September 2021

Funding, union access, and the lack of night buses have fed into the alleged hostility. Tensions between the Student Representative Council (SRC) and Glasgow’s student unions – the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and Queen Margaret Union (QMU) – reportedly came to a head for the start of Glasgow’s freshers’ week celebrations, with hostility also being ...


Glasgow School of Art students file lawsuit against the institution

19th September 2021

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to one of the students pushing for legal action. A group of postgraduate students at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) are filing a class-action lawsuit against the institution following their “unfair and callous” approach to the Master’s students studies during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Glasgow Guardian spoke to Harriet, one ...


Ben and Jerry’s bring climate justice cabaret to Glasgow

19th September 2021

Teaming up with climate justice charity “Possible”, Ben and Jerry’s are bringing a fun-filled night of climate activism to Glasgow. In the run-up to the hosting of UN climate summit, COP26, in Glasgow, Ben and Jerry’s have teamed up with climate crisis charity “Possible” to put on a night at St Luke’s to celebrate climate ...


UCU calls for strike action after staff face pension cuts

19th September 2021

The proposed industrial action could see University of Glasgow lecturers striking in November. The University and College Union (UCU) have called industrial action “inevitable” after Universities UK (UUK) voted to approve plans to cut retirement benefits scheme.  Under the new plans lecturers, on the average pay band,  will see a 35% loss in the guaranteed ...


Resecuring Erasmus+: Scottish government to create new study abroad programme

19th September 2021

The Scottish Education Exchange Programme aims to regain a place for Scotland in the Erasmus+ programme. The new “Programme for Government” for the parliamentary year of 2021 to 2022 set out by the Scottish government includes a commitment to developing a new strategy for international education.  The exact details of the plan are not laid ...