divestment



Student pressure forces the University’s hand on fossil fuel divestment

17th November 2021

University management rejected an advisory committee suggestion to reinvest in fossil fuels after fear of frustrating the student body. The Glasgow Guardian learned that the University of Glasgow has refused to reinvest in fossil fuels following financial concerns that have been raised after the University’s divestment. After making an FOI (Freedom of Information) request, The ...


University of Glasgow found to have thousands of pounds of investments in West Bank-related firms

11th February 2021

Many Scottish universities have been reported to own significant shares in companies with dealings in the West Bank. Glasgow is one of the many Scottish universities outed to have illegal shares in companies related to West Bank settlements. Scottish universities appear to be profiting off of firms that have illegal dealings in the West Bank. ...


Queen Margaret Union support arms divestment

26th January 2021

The Glasgow Guardian sits down with QMU board members to discuss their future statement supporting arms divestment. The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) has created a statement on arms divestment and the Universities involved with arms trade. QMU President Ruaraidh Campbell and Current Student Representative Miles Grant. The Glasgow Guardian: Can you explain the statements the ...


GUADC and XRGU hold event to disrupt Science and Engineering Fair

8th November 2020

The two societies tried to crowd out the careers fair and challenged employers about their ‘unethical practices’. Glasgow University Arms Divestment Coalition (GUADC) and Extinction Rebellion Glasgow University (XRGU) teamed up to “disrupt” the Science and Engineering Careers Fair. Between 19 to 21 October, the Engineering and Technology Careers Fair was held by the University ...