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UofG wins at Times Higher Education Awards

18th December 2021

The University won Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year for establishing the UK’s biggest coronavirus testing centre. The University of Glasgow was announced the winner of the Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year for its Lighthouse Laboratory, the biggest coronavirus testing centre in the UK.  The Lighthouse Laboratory was created in the University’s clinical i...


UofG partners in new project to boost broadband access in South Africa

7th December 2021

The “Fibre before the Fibre” project aims to bridge the educational inequalities caused by lack of access to the internet highlighted by the pandemic. A new collaborative initiative seeks to bridge the digital divide in access to online educational resources exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. The “Fibre before the Fibre Project” is a ...


UofG spinout company Vector Photonics wins prestigious engineering award

7th December 2021

The new company, established just last year, has won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Colin Campbell Mitchell Award. University of Glasgow spinout Vector Photonics has been awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Colin Campbell Mitchell Award in a ceremony at the Academy’s Enterprise Showcase on 16 November.  Named in honour of one of Scotland’s most ...


SRC developing harm reduction campaign

7th December 2021

Launched in collaboration with alcohol awareness week, the campaign aims to help students struggling with their relationship to drugs and alcohol. The University of Glasgow Student Representative Council (SRC) is developing a harm reduction campaign centred around drug and alcohol use.  The harm reduction campaign was launched in collaboration with alcohol awareness week, which was ...


Bare Bums calendar on sale to raise money for Anthony Nolan

3rd December 2021

Glasgow Marrow has released their annual naked calendar priced at £8 to fundraise for the Anthony Nolan blood cancer charity. Earlier this month, the UofG student volunteer group Glasgow Marrow released their fifth annual Bare Bums calendar and will donate all proceeds from the calendar sales to Anthony Nolan. As the UK’s largest stem cell ...


Report reveals 95% of women feel unsafe visiting Glasgow parks at night

3rd December 2021

A recent report published by The Young Women’s Movement (YWCA) as part of the Young Women Lead programme, has called for feminist town planning, as research revealed 67% of women in Glasgow often felt unsafe on buses and 95% felt unsafe visiting parks at night.  This report was undertaken as part of a nine month ...


Police accuse Celtic supporters of infiltrating the Young Communist League

3rd December 2021

UofG lecturer defends the Young Communist League after criticism following climate strikes.  On Saturday 6 November, Glasgow saw a huge wave of marches, advocating for environmental protections and regulations at the COP26 conference. One group participating in the event was the Young Communist League (YCL), the youth wing of the Communist Party of Britain. The ...


MSP supports UofG’s carbon neutrality commitment in Scottish Parliament

3rd December 2021

MSP Kaukab Stewart lodged a motion in Scottish Parliament to recognise and support the University of Glasgow’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. On Monday 15 November, Kaukab Stewart, the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Kelvin (SNP), lodged a parliamentary motion promoting UofG’s “Glasgow Green” report, which outlines the university’s pledge to ...


Buchanan Street demonstration calls for UK immigration reform

3rd December 2021

Protestors gathered at Buchanan Street steps last week to mourn the lives of 27 refugees, as speakers from local refugee organisations addressed the government’s Nationality and Borders Bill. On Thursday 25 November, around 100 people gathered at Buchanan Street steps to commemorate the 27 refugees who drowned on Wednesday 24 November while attempting to cross ...


NUS calls for urgent action on mental health

28th November 2021

The National Union for Students (NUS) Scotland has responded to new mental health research by urging universities to devise an action plan for improving student wellbeing. NUS Scotland has expressed profound concern for student mental health in the UK, following a new research published earlier this month by the Mental Health Foundation. According to the ...