Coronavirus



Covid-19: An illness or an inconvenience?

22nd October 2021

How have attitudes towards Covid-19 changed from the start of the pandemic to now? Covid-19 will not be eradicated for a long time, forcing us to integrate safety procedures into daily life as things begin to “open up”. Even with the protection of the vaccination programme we still must act cautiously. However, student attitudes towards ...


Cricketing Calamity: A different game in a post Covid-19 world

15th October 2021

What India wants, India gets. Chaos in the cricketing world ensues, as India call off the fifth test.  On 10 September, the morning of what was scheduled to be the first day of the fifth test, the English and Indian cricket boards released statements declaring the match cancelled. Citing an outbreak of Covid-19 in the ...


Winter graduations to take place this year as UofG confirms commitment to hold postponed graduations

13th October 2021

This winter will mark the first time on-campus graduations take place since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the postponement of in-person graduations since the Covid-19 outbreak, winter graduations are scheduled to take place on campus this year between Monday 29 November and Friday 10 December 2021. Additionally, the University of Glasgow has confirmed ...


University of Glasgow launches new Centre for Quantum Technology

11th October 2021

The new “Centre of Excellence” will also host two careers initiatives backed by $1m of funding. The University of Glasgow is set to launch a new Centre for Quantum Technology. In partnership with SPIE UK. The new Centre will also host two jointly funded careers initiatives.  SPIE and the University of Glasgow have created a ...


College of Social Science students want online exams and in-person seminars survey finds

11th October 2021

The survey results for a study looking at students’ responses to online learning during the 2020/21 academic session have been published this month, showing a consensus within the student body what changes should stay. The College of Social Science (CoSS) conducted a survey of 2700 respondents focusing on student experience during the last academic year, ...


UofG reaffirms fossil fuel divestment pledge

11th October 2021

After a bi-annual consultation period the University Court has decided to continue on the path of full divestment. After becoming the first UK University to pledge to full divestment from fossil fuels back in 2015 the University of Glasgow court has reaffirmed its commitment. The decision comes after a report was issued by the Investment ...


Good cause claims double as ‘No Detriment’ policy removed

11th October 2021

The number of good cause claims submitted more than doubled between the last two academic years as students complain the “No Detriment” policy should have remained in place. The number of Good Cause claims made by University of Glasgow students more than doubled between the academic years 2019-20 and 2020-21 as the “No Detriment policy”, ...


GUU requiring proof of double vaccination for entry to Hive

7th October 2021

Proof of double vaccination status will also be required from moving from inside the main building to the extension where Hive and The Well are based. The GUU has announced that proof of double vaccination will be required for entering their nightclubs Hive and The Well starting from tonight (7 October, 2021). The announcement was ...


The final stage is acceptance: is my grieving wrong?

25th September 2021

Editor-in-Chief Hailie Pentleton asks if there is a proper way to grieve. It would have been my Papa’s 80th birthday last week. I missed out on being able to go home and visit his resting place because I was waiting on another PCR test result. As much as she misses him, I don’t reckon my ...


Climate, Covid, and Christianity

21st September 2021

One writer’s perspective on the age-old debate. Moving to university is one of the biggest single events in most students’ lives. It is a time for discovering new ideas and learning about yourself and how your value system operates. With an estimated 66% of practising Christians leaving their faith for a year or more between ...