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Glasgow tops numerous university league tables in latest rankings

19th September 2021

Glasgow has improved across the board in The Guardian, The Times, and Quacquarelli Symonds rankings. The University of Glasgow climbed the ranks of several university league tables this year, with recently released data putting Glasgow at 11th place on The Guardian’s “The best UK universities 2022” rankings, rising one place from the previous year. This ...


Scotland’s largest free festival of history and culture to return in September

16th September 2021

Free cultural events will take place across the city over the course of a week The popular Doors Open Days festival is returning to Scotland for 2021 this month and will take place in Glasgow from 13-19 September. As the country’s largest free celebration of places and heritage, Doors Open Days offers everyone living in, ...


Alleged scammers targeting Glasgow student flat hunters

16th September 2021

Students have been asked to use Airbnb to rent flats with landlords claiming they are currently abroad Alleged scam messages targeting student flat hunters have been reported on the University of Glasgow Facebook confession site, GlasKnow. A post on 15 September showed a screenshot of a message one student received on Gumtree while looking for ...


Vice-Principal Professor Fischbacher-Smith on the future of blended learning

14th September 2021

The Principal for Learning and Teaching advises us on what to expect for the year ahead As the University of Glasgow confirmed its teaching will be “blended” this year, the effects of Covid-19 have led to a seismic shift in teaching and learning strategies across the entire higher education system. Beyond the immediate changes to ...


The SRC Welcome Week is back!

13th September 2021

Rebranded under “UofG Welcome”, the SRC bring a host of in-person and digital events to Glasgow’s students this freshers’ week Under the new banner of “UofG Welcome”, the SRC has a large host of events planned this week. All students are being targeted this freshers’ week, not just first years, particularly due to the lack ...


Unions join forces for freshers’ week

13th September 2021

For the first time in Glasgow University history, Glasgow University Union and Queen Margaret Union have united to provide a unique freshers’ experience Historically both unions host separate freshers’ weeks, but this year, Glasgow University Union (GUU) and Queen Margaret Union (QMU) have linked their freshers’ week plans. With a variety of daytime events freely ...


Glasgow rental market ‘in crisis’ as students desperate to find flats are left with nothing

12th September 2021

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to students and letting agents to investigate the current rent crisis endemic in Glasgow.  Following reports of an ongoing crisis in the city, and after the announcement that The City of Glasgow Council will launch a tenant-led commission to investigate the situation, The Glasgow Guardian spoke to a number of students ...


Third year medics express ‘frustration’ at ‘almost entirely online’ timetable

7th September 2021

Year group urged by fellow students to email course leads after reasons given for online teaching deemed “not good enough” Third year medical students left their introductory lecture with “disappointment and frustration” after hearing that the majority of their teaching will remain online this year. A copy of an email sent to the “year 3 ...


Multiple demonstrations took to Glasgow’s George Square on Saturday

6th September 2021

From Glasgow’s Pride to the Irish Republican march to the anti-vaccine protest, Glasgow’s streets were packed Saturday 4 September was a busy day for Glasgow, with the city centre hosting three demonstrations. Glasgow’s Pride was organised by Mardi Gla to start at Festival Park, whilst the Friends of Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association started their ...


Glasgow ranked seventh in the UK for using animals in research

4th September 2021

Bowel cancer research is amongst the studies that relied upon animals for results A recently published league table by Understanding Animal Research (UAR) shows that the University of Glasgow carries out the 7th most animal procedures in the UK. According to Home Office figures published alongside the standing in 2020, the University of Glasgow carried ...