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Freshers’ Week helper applications open to students

18th April 2021

Students have until 30 April to send their applications to GUU, QMU and GUSA to play a big part in this year’s Freshers’ Week festivities.  Applications to become a Freshers’ helper for the student unions this September have now opened. Students can now apply to become helpers for Freshers’ Week for GUU, QMU and GUSA, ...


Your Rector candidates interviewed…again

16th April 2021

Rector candidates sat down once again to answer the pressing questions about the role they are running for. With the rector election once again heating up after a delayed start, we thought to ask our candidates for rector once again where they stand on important issues and see if they had changed their position on ...


University of Glasgow Rectoral hustings taking place 19 April

14th April 2021

Hustings will take place on the University’s Facebook page. Hustings for the University of Glasgow Rectorial elections have been announced by the University.  Taking place on Monday 19 April, the Rectorial hustings will see all three candidates Junaid Ashraf, John Nicolson, and The Honourable Lady Rita Rae take centre stage and answer any questions you ...


MyGlasgow student portal getting new ‘fancy’ upgrade on 15 April

13th April 2021

The new upgrade will allow students to check how busy the library is. The MyGlasgow student portal is getting a new “fancy” upgrade this week. Confirmed on the University of Glasgow Library’s social media pages, the new portal upgrade is set to launch 15 April and will maintain all of its current features as well ...


University societies ‘Go the Extra Mile’ for charity

9th April 2021

TEDx UofG, GU Hispanic Society, and Physiology Society took part to raise money for Cancer Research UK and the Scottish Association for Mental Health. A number of University societies have taken part in “Go the Extra Mile” activities and raised money for charity. TEDx University of Glasgow, Glasgow University Hispanic Society (GUHS), and the Physiology ...


Glasgow shortlisted for Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2021

7th April 2021

The facilities awarded include The Lighthouse Laboratory for its contribution to the Covid-19 response. The University of Glasgow has been nominated for four Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2021. The Awards commemorate academic and business partnerships and the remarkable work they achieve, and Glasgow has been recently shortlisted.  The University of Glasgow has received two shortlistings...


New report on student experiences in the pandemic released

5th April 2021

Two-thirds of students feel their mental health has been negatively impacted, compared to only 14% who cite positive benefits. Two thirds of students feel their mental health has been negatively impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic, new research has found.  This data comes from a recent report produced by the Higher Education Policy titled: “Students’ views ...


AIESEC’s YouthSpeak UK conference held last weekend

5th April 2021

The event discussed leadership opportunities for young people, with a variety of successful speakers. AIESEC, a globally-operating platform run “by youth for youth” that allows young people to learn and develop leadership skills, hosted its YouthSpeak UK conference last weekend.  Engaging young people’s involvement in team-working and leadership opportunities via volunteering experience...


University of Glasgow Rector elections 2021 candidates declared

3rd April 2021

With three confirmed candidates and elections this month, Rector campaigning on campus is on the rise. The University of Glasgow Rector Elections are coming up, and students will soon be able to vote for one of three confirmed candidates: councillor Junaid Ashraf, John Nicolson MP, and Lady Rita Rae. The nomination period closed on 31 ...


‘Kill the Bill’ protests taking place outside Buchanan Galleries at 1pm today

3rd April 2021

The peaceful protests will show Glasgow “standing in solidarity” with other areas across the UK opposing the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill. Peaceful protests challenging the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill introduced by Priti Patel last month are planned to take place this afternoon, Saturday 3 April, on the steps of Buchanan Galleries ...