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First ever UofG Arts Ball announced

15th February 2022

Students of the Arts can look forward to the first ever Arts Ball this March. The first ever ball for students in the University of Glasgow’s College of Arts is to be held on 23 March at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. The event is open to students in the School of Critical Studies; School ...


SRC reiterate endorsement for strikes

15th February 2022

The SRC have reiterated their endorsement for the 10-day UCU strikes which began today (Monday 14 February) following a dispute between University staff over pension cuts, lower pay, failing equality standards and worsening work conditions. Their reiterated endorsement was made on Twitter, where they provided a link to their original statement on the strikes from ...


Glasgow’s Pakistani Consulate host forum for Kashmir

10th February 2022

The Pakistani Consulate-General and the Scottish Human Rights Forum hosts a panel to observe Kashmir Solidarity Day. February 5th marked Kashmir Solidarity Day, to bring attention to alleged human rights abuses in the Indian controlled region of Kashmir, with allegations of political repression, extrajudicial killings, and censorship in the contested region. The Consulate General, Zahid ...


UCU strike action confirmed

5th February 2022

University staff to walk out for 10 days of industrial action over ongoing pay and pension disputes, as the University of Glasgow “guarantees” minimisation of impact to students during this time. The University and Colleges Union (UCU) has confirmed university strike action will take place across 68 universities in the UK, including the University of ...


Mindstep raise £100k for research at UofG

5th February 2022

The charity has raised money to fund suicide prevention research at the University. The Mindstep Foundation has raised £100k for suicide prevention research at the University of Glasgow, led by Professor Rory O’Connor.  The foundation is a family-run mental-health charity that was founded to help educate people on the warning signs and consequences of untreated ...


Scottish annual budget plan accused of failing to deliver for students

5th February 2022

University’s Scotland calls out the proposed budget for ongoing cuts in the higher education sector. Announced on 9 December, the Scottish government’s draft budget for the coming financial year may represent cuts to university funding during the 2022/23 period, continuing a prolonged trend of divestment from higher education and leaving universities with fewer resources to ...


Students suffering from long Covid appeal to the University for support

5th February 2022

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to one student forced to take a year out due to severe symptoms. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request by The Glasgow Guardian has found that over the first semester of the academic year 2021/22, 127 Good Cause claims were made at the University of Glasgow containing a reference to or ...


UofG receives a 2:2 in latest sustainability ranking

5th February 2022

The People and Planet environmental rankings place the University 84th in the UK, failing in areas such as recycling and strategy. The People and Planet 2021 sustainability league table has ranked the University of Glasgow 84th out of 184 UK universities and 4th in Scotland on its environmental policy, which represented a 2:2 classification for ...


UofG medicine graduate and chief medical officer is knighted

5th February 2022

Gregor Smith, who is also an honorary professor of the University, is included in Her Majesty’s new years honours list with the likes of Tony Blair. The new years honours list saw a host of accolades for University of Glasgow alumni, including Dr Gregor Smith has been knighted by Her Majesty The Queen. Smith, Scotland’s ...


World Changers: December

5th February 2022

A deep dive into the world-changing research by Team UofG. Last year was an impressive one for research at the University of Glasgow; from aiding the development of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to groundbreaking studies on malaria, dementia and cancer. The success continued into the final month of the year with a series of important ...