Glasgow University



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 ...


BAME leadership project funded By the Scottish government to be based at University of Glasgow

4th September 2020

£470,000 will be invested and based at the University’s John Smith Centre. The Scottish government is set to invest £470,000 in a new leadership and development project targeting Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups. The initiative will be based at the University of Glasgow’s John Smith Centre. The project aims to break down the ...


Covid-19 vaccine developed in partnership with University of Glasgow reaches the next stage of clinical trials

3rd September 2020

The Covid-19 vaccine trial being developed by the University of Oxford in partnership with the University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has reached the next stage of development as volunteers aged over 55 are being recruited. This development comes after successful results in a trial for both phases one and two of ...


Major Glasgow study on blood biomarkers finds clear differences in people at genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease

2nd September 2020

The largest study to date on the topic used data from nearly 400,000 people in the UK Biobank. Researchers at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing have announced they have found people with genetic risk of Alzheimer’s disease exhibiting clear differences in certain biomarkers. It supports a link between a major genetic ...


UofG to collaborate on project establishing geothermal energy as technology for the central belt

29th August 2020

James Watt School of Engineering researchers to take part in ground-breaking project to establish geothermal energy as a viable technology for Scotland’s central belt by creating at least three new geoenergy facilities. The University has recently unveiled its participation in a ground-breaking project to establish geothermal energy as a viable technology for Scotland’s central belt ...


University of Glasgow to honour A-level students’ offers after government U-turn

24th August 2020

This will see offers of A-level students rejected on A-level results day reinstated. The University of Glasgow subsequently announced that all offer holders who previously had a firm acceptance but were rejected on results day and have now met their grade requirements will have their offers reinstated.  The Director of Admissions, Jonathan Jones, has revealed ...