University study finds that low-carbohydrate diets are influenced by online resources

15th September 2020

Dieting information found online may not be accurate and can potentially have harmful effects on people trying to live healthier lives. A study carried-out by the University of Glasgow has found that people on low-carbohydrate diets are motivated by information found online and do not fit a one-size fits all approach to dieting.  The study, ...


Major breakthrough by University of Glasgow scientists means sufferers of asthma and COPD may soon be able to breathe easy

15th September 2020

The creation of the drug could help 500 million people. Scientists at the University of Glasgow, aided by international partners, have recently published major research in the Science Translational Medicine Journal that identifies a new class of drug that can reverse asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).  The research found that if a drug ...


Food waste recycling trial in north-west Glasgow

14th September 2020

The trail will last eight weeks and will shape the delivery of the food waste recycling system across the rest of the city. A new approach for collecting food waste has been tested in north-west Glasgow since 10 August. The trial is set to last a total of eight weeks and the results will shape ...


International students still face issues in returning to study in the UK

14th September 2020

Despite UK borders being open and universities welcoming students to campus, international students continue to face problems regarding travel restrictions. International students returning to the UK are found to be facing problems with the processing of their study visas.  In response to the problem, UK universities and advocacy groups are trying to make provisions for ...


UofG during Covid: your questions answered

13th September 2020

A look at many of the different questions students have asked and what we should be asking. As a new academic year begins, and we all adapt to the new normal of University, many still feel confused about what this year will look like. We decided to find out the answers to the questions on ...


University set to announce switch to Ecosia search engine

11th September 2020

All 4,000 on-campus computers will switch to Ecosia as the default search engine for internet usage from the start of term. The University of Glasgow will soon be making the switch to Ecosia on all on-campus computers thanks to campaigning by the student society University of Glasgow on Ecosia (UoG on Ecosia).  According to UoG ...


Humanities festival ‘Being Human’ returns 12-22 November 2020

11th September 2020

College of Arts given extra funding to become festival “hubs” in Derby, Glasgow, Sheffield, and Swansea. The UK’s only humanities festival is coming to Glasgow this November for its seventh year – and with it comes additional funding for the University’s College of Arts to enhance festival activities. Completely free, “Being Human” hopes to make ...


Scotland introduces countrywide cap on numbers in social gatherings

10th September 2020

Restrictions are being reimposed to tackle the sharp rise in new cases in Scotland in recent weeks, as well as to avoid a second wave. Scotland is to introduce a new cap on social gatherings as the nation sees more cases of Covid-19, as Nicola Sturgeon announces that further plans to ease lockdown restrictions have ...


£5m Digital Poverty fund for Scottish universities

9th September 2020

This funding is to help tackle digital exclusion as classes in Glasgow this year will consist of blended learning, meaning that some classes will take place remotely. The Scottish Funding Council has announced a £5m Digital Poverty fund to help Scottish colleges and universities tackle the digital exclusion among disadvantaged students. The announcement of this ...


Glasgow’s free cycle hire extended to spring 2021

8th September 2020

This announcement comes as figures reveal cycling rates have spiked from last year. Glasgow City Council has announced the free cycle hire programme has been extended to spring 2021. Since June, Glasgow’s cycle hire service has offered people 30 minutes of free bike hire for a two month period. For casual cyclists, the scheme provides ...