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First new subway trains on the tracks

17th January 2022

The first new models of subway trains Glasgow has seen in years will be fully rolled out in 2023. On 4 December, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) began the testing of new trains within the Glasgow Subway. The new, modern Stadler trains will be driven on the tracks of the Subway overnight, before being introduced ...


UofG partners in new project to boost broadband access in South Africa

7th December 2021

The “Fibre before the Fibre” project aims to bridge the educational inequalities caused by lack of access to the internet highlighted by the pandemic. A new collaborative initiative seeks to bridge the digital divide in access to online educational resources exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. The “Fibre before the Fibre Project” is a ...


UofG Centre for Quantum Computing receives funding in two new projects

26th November 2021

The University is part of a £6.5 million consortium and £5.7 million research project. Two new projects based at the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Quantum Computing, launched in September which aims to build on the University’s expertise and experience as one of the largest quantum centres in the UK, have recently received funding.  The ...


Disability Service expansion sees three new advisors

22nd November 2021

The University’s Disability Service has hired three new advisors to help with high demand. The University has expanded its disability service by hiring three new advisors to the service. These new advisers began working at the service several weeks ago. The advisers will tend to the varied and specific needs of hundreds of staff and students and ...


PhD students are ‘high risk’ of suicide according to new research

17th November 2021

The study shows that four in 10 PhD students are classed as “high risk”. CW: Suicide  A study on chronic illnesses amongst doctoral students, carried out by researchers at the Universities of Sussex and Westminister, shows that four in 10 UK PhD students are at “high risk” of suicide. The study highlights loneliness and intellectual ...


New study led by UofG to look into football and dementia

17th November 2021

After a study, last year by the University that found footballers are three and half times more likely to die of dementia a new study in conjunction with the PFA will delve into this relationship. PFA Scotland has given the green light for research to be conducted on former footballers to distinguish the correlation between ...


University of Glasgow signs new partnership with University of Sydney in the field of global health

17th November 2021

The new partnership comes as the collaboration between the two universities, which began in 2018, comes to an end. The renewal of partnership between the University of Glasgow’s College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS) and the Charles Perkin Centre at the University of Sydney is expected to facilitate cross-institutional collaboration on the improvement ...


Glasgow University partners in new project to tell the stories of runaway slaves in the 17th and 18th centuries

17th November 2021

The Runaways London project uses artistic depictions to convey the previously untold accounts of runaway slaves. Runaways London is a new project led by the University of Glasgow in partnership with the literature charity Spread the Word, and the publishing house Ink Sweat and Tears Press, which explores the stories of those who escaped from ...


New Al Jazeera podcast exposes problems in handling of lecturer sexual harassment case

3rd November 2021

CW: Sexual harassment/assault, emotional abuse, death. A number of women complained about UofG PhD student, Zahid Khan, however over two years on, their complaints have not yet been resolved. Revealed in a podcast released by Al Jazeera yesterday afternoon, two women have filed complaints of sexual harassment against a recent UofG graduate, Ehsas Zahid Khan, ...


Green New Deal Festival Showcases student passion for a sustainable future at the University of Glasgow

30th October 2021

The group demands that the University decarbonise, divest, decolonise and democratise. Students and Extinction Rebellion activists participate in the Green New Deal Festival to urge the University to sign up to its 60 demands, of which the four main elements are decarbonise, divest, decolonise and democratise.  Four Extincion Rebellion activists tied themselves to the University’s ...