Luke Chafer



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, ...


Go home: Students ousted after international accommodation guarantee breaks down

11th October 2021

Students have had to return home, being told to defer or continue their studies online, after the University failed to house incoming international students.  International students have been left with no accommodation, despite an initial guarantee from the Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary, David Duncan. Students have alternatively been instructed to not travel to ...


Cabaret for climate awareness: inside Ben and Jerry’s night of activism

24th September 2021

The world-famous ice cream company hosted a lively gig at St Luke’s in Glasgow to raise awareness of the climate crisis. A smoky room with a drinks bar at one corner and a free ice cream stall at the other, the Ben and Jerry’s climate awareness cabaret was already off to a solid start. With ...


Classes rumoured to return online during COP26

21st September 2021

Some courses have already hinted at the move back whilst the University has not yet released an official statement. Two courses have already released information regarding a move to online classes during COP26, the international climate conference which will take place in Glasgow between November 1 and November 12.  The University has not released an ...


Glasgow School of Art students file lawsuit against the institution

19th September 2021

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to one of the students pushing for legal action. A group of postgraduate students at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) are filing a class-action lawsuit against the institution following their “unfair and callous” approach to the Master’s students studies during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Glasgow Guardian spoke to Harriet, one ...


Vice-Principal Professor Fischbacher-Smith on the future of blended learning

14th September 2021

The Principal for Learning and Teaching advises us on what to expect for the year ahead As the University of Glasgow confirmed its teaching will be “blended” this year, the effects of Covid-19 have led to a seismic shift in teaching and learning strategies across the entire higher education system. Beyond the immediate changes to ...


The SRC Welcome Week is back!

13th September 2021

Rebranded under “UofG Welcome”, the SRC bring a host of in-person and digital events to Glasgow’s students this freshers’ week Under the new banner of “UofG Welcome”, the SRC has a large host of events planned this week. All students are being targeted this freshers’ week, not just first years, particularly due to the lack ...


Freshers ‘abandoned’ as Glasgow University fails to house all new students

3rd September 2021

First year students housed miles away in Paisley with others facing “homelessness” The University of Glasgow has failed to house all first year students, leaving many without guaranteed accommodation a week before freshers’ week. Applications for student halls were greater than the University had planned for, following an “unprecedented demand for the forthcoming year”...


‘Ice Clean’: The Kraken’s ice cream protest comes to Glasgow

20th August 2021

The Kraken-PADI AWARE partnership aims to emphasise the impact of UK beach litter on the environment to staycationers This Saturday 21 August, The Kraken Rum, in partnership with ocean conservation charity PADI AWARE, is giving away a new “protest” ice cream across Glasgow in an attempt to raise awareness amongst holidaymakers about the impact of ...