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Glasgow University Labour Club call for Hollie Cameron to be reinstated as Scottish Labour candidate for Glasgow Kelvin

29th March 2021

Hollie Cameron was removed as a parliamentary candidate after stating a second referendum on Scottish independence could be held next year. Glasgow University Labour Club have called for the reinstatement of Hollie Cameron as Scottish Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Glasgow Kelvin after being removed as the candidate following a statement on a second Scottish independence ...


New immigration visa routes available for international graduates from July

29th March 2021

The new visas will allow international graduates to stay and find work in the UK for up to two years and three years for doctoral graduates. Beginning on 1 July 2021, international students will be eligible to apply for the new Graduate Route visa, which will allow international graduates to remain in the UK for ...


QMU launch new service ‘QMUnity’

29th March 2021

QMUnity hopes to provide socialising, friendship and wellbeing opportunities as lockdown restrictions are lifted. The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) has launched a new student charitable service called “QMUnity”. Described as a “socialisation” service, it will be run by students, for students. There will be a number of volunteers led by the charity and campaigns convenor, ...


Glasgow University offering 20% discount to all alumni for postgraduate degrees

29th March 2021

All UofG alumni including Study Abroad and Erasmus students will be eligible for the discount, with some exclusions to certain courses. The University of Glasgow is now offering a 20% discount to alumni for all postgraduate taught and research degrees for the upcoming academic year. Previously proposing a 10% cut in fees, the University doubled ...


Glasgow ranked fourth most romantic destination in the UK

28th March 2021

Edinburgh came out on top, boosting Scotland’s performance in the charts. Glasgow has been ranked the fourth most romantic holiday destination, in data revealed by Lyme Bay Holidays.  The second most popular Scottish city for romance, Glasgow was beaten by Edinburgh, who led the list. Full of gorgeous scenery, a variety of Michelin Guide-featured restaurants, ...


Glasgow Film Festival drew more than 37,000 views for 2021 virtual programme

28th March 2021

10 world premieres, three European premieres and 49 UK premieres took place with Sweetheart declared the winner of their audience award. The Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) celebrated its 17th annual event, after its introduction in 2005.  Audiences from all across the United Kingdom tuned in online to the 17th edition of the nationally loved festival, ...


New report details Glasgow students’ financial issues during pandemic

28th March 2021

Findings cover a range of issues faced by students, including rent and financial support. According to the findings of a new online survey, 88% of Glasgow students feel the pandemic has impacted their ability to work alongside their studies, while only 19% have received financial support through the government’s furlough scheme. These are both significantly ...


University Careers Service says there’s still opportunities for students and graduates

28th March 2021

Their video “The Real Truth on Jobs for Grads” says Covid-19 affects on the graduate job market are misleading. Glasgow University’s Career Service has launched a new campaign to reassure students who are set to graduate into a job market that has been turbulent since the beginning of the pandemic.  With the furlough scheme being ...


Free bus travel extended to under 22s

28th March 2021

The new policy means students in Scotland aged 21 and under will be able to travel via bus at no cost. Free bus travel will be extended to all residents aged 21 and under in Scotland as a result of the budget passed in March. The policy came after negotiations between the current Scottish government, ...


Historic meteorite recovered by team including two University of Glasgow scientists

28th March 2021

A rare meteorite was recovered in Winchcombe in a search involving members from UofG’s School of Geographical and Earth Sciences. Researchers at the University of Glasgow have taken part in recovering the first meteorite on UK soil in over 30 years.  After a fireball lit up the sky on the night of 28 February, researchers ...