Glasgow University



Musicians of Glasgow Uni: Pete from The Runaway Models

14th January 2021

In this edition of our Musicians of Glasgow Uni series, we catch up with History student Peter Visocchi from up-and-coming, high energy, Glasgow-based punk band The Runaway Models. Originally from Fife, The Runaway Models’ music is loud, unapologetic and oozes the punk attitude of the DIY scene in the 70s. Definitely a band with big ...


University of Glasgow named THE University of the Year

2nd December 2020

Times Higher Education gave the award to Glasgow on 26 November. The University of Glasgow has been declared Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year.  The awards, which give prominent praise for exceptional achievements of individuals, teams and institutions in higher education gave Glasgow the prestigious award for its efforts to redress its past ...


Should we be paying for Zoom uni?

15th November 2020

Jack Corban and Rothery Sullivan discuss the idea that the University should be charging less for online teaching. We’re paying £9k a year for this?  Jack Corban Universities have cost money ever since 1998, subsequently going up in price in 2004 before seeing their most controversial rise in 2010. This of course does not apply ...


University of Glasgow study finds that lockdown has had a ‘major impact’ on mental health

8th November 2020

Over a quarter of adults experienced mild to severe depressive symptoms, a 20% increase from pre-Covid-19 lockdown. Research led by the University of Glasgow has shown that lockdown has a profound effect on mental health, with the most devastating impact being caused in the first six weeks.  The study, which assessed over 3000 adults via ...


Could this be GUU-dbye to the student union?

6th November 2020

In interviews with Nam Ranpuria, GUU president, and Ruaraidh Campbell, QMU president, the presidents discussed the future of the student union and the difficulties of surviving Covid.  The Glasgow Guardian sat down with Nam Ranpuria, Glasgow University Union (GUU) president, and Ruaraidh Campbell, Queen Margaret Union (QMU) president, to discuss the future of the student ...


University court rejects divestment petition

22nd October 2020

The petition put forward by Glasgow University Arms Divestment Coalition demanded the University of Glasgow fully divest from companies involved in arms trade within two years. The University court has rejected the petition put forward by Glasgow University Arms Divestment Coalition (GUADC), demanding that the institution fully divests from companies involved in the arms trade ...


Rector candidate Junaid Ashraf says University has fallen short to support students

1st October 2020

Ashraf released a video statement on Facebook advising students to support one another and collect through the student bodies and societies. Candidate for Rector Junaid Ashraf has released a statement accusing the University of Glasgow of “falling short” to support students during the Covid-19 pandemic. Releasing a statement on his Facebook page (Junaid Ashraf, University ...


FAKE NEWS ALERT: Covid-19 leaflets spreading false information invade campus

30th September 2020

The Glasgow Guardian can report leaflets of misinformation were being handed out to students on library hill on 29 September. Leaflets with misinformation regarding Covid-19 have been handed out on campus, The Glasgow Guardian can report. The leaflets, which The Glasgow Guardian has obtained a digital copy of, contains false information about the ongoing pandemic ...


Speaking to the students at the centre of the Glasgow University outbreak

24th September 2020

We speak to students isolating at Cairncross House and Murano Street Student Village to find out what it’s really been like. As of yesterday, 124 students at the University of Glasgow have tested positive for coronavirus, and 600 students are currently self-isolating. The outbreak is currently affecting students living at the Murano Street Student Village ...


Fresh out of first year

17th September 2020

Lucy Caul looks back on her first year at UofG and offers some advice to help incoming freshers make the most of theirs. It’s 8:02am, and I’m on another commuter train into Glasgow Central. Never did I imagine I would be able to recite the train timetable backwards between Blantyre and Glasgow Central, yet here ...