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New research shows James McCune Smith stood up for women’s rights in the 19th century

24th October 2021

McCune Smith denounced the subjection of working class women to harmful treatments. New research finds that James McCune Smith, after whom the new “Learning Hub” on campus is named, was not only a medical expert but also an activist, abolitionist, journalist, and supporter of women’s suffrage. The child of a runaway slave, James McCune Smith ...


University of Glasgow unveils new ‘Extended Reality’ programme

24th October 2021

Extended reality technology will enhance students’ learning experience, with the programme based in the James Watt South building. The University of Glasgow unveiled its new “Extended Reality” programme on 1 October, which is based in the James Watt South building.  Extended Reality (XR) is a technology which allows users to interact with computer-generated simulations, using ...


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 ...


Dame Katherine Grainger officially sworn in as new University Chancellor

11th October 2021

Dame Katherine becomes the first woman to hold the position of Chancellor at UofG. Dame Katherine Grainger has officially been sworn in as the new Chancellor of the University of Glasgow.  Dame Katherine succeeds Sir Kenneth Calman, who had held the position of Chancellor since 2006. She is the first woman to hold the position ...


Resecuring Erasmus+: Scottish government to create new study abroad programme

19th September 2021

The Scottish Education Exchange Programme aims to regain a place for Scotland in the Erasmus+ programme. The new “Programme for Government” for the parliamentary year of 2021 to 2022 set out by the Scottish government includes a commitment to developing a new strategy for international education.  The exact details of the plan are not laid ...


Make some NOISE: Glasgow’s loudest new indie band

19th September 2021

NOISE hail from Dumbarton, a town to the west of Glasgow just as colourful in its culture as rough around the edges. Nothing about the four-man-band’s King Tuts set was rough around the edges, though: the six song show was seamless in its execution, a mix of older songs intermingled with never-played-before gems – Victor ...


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”...


New £113m research hub to be named “The ARC”

31st January 2021

Built on the old Western Infirmary premises as part of the campus development programme, the building will be the creative and collaborative heart of research at the University and open in spring 2022. The University of Glasgow unveiled its new research hub which is set to open its doors in spring 2022. This £113m research ...


Glasgow Greats: Douglas Gordon

14th October 2020

 A new monthly column spotlighting visual artists hailing from our locale With world class museums, galleries, and educational institutions, Glasgow has made its name in the last 30 years, on a global scale, as a hotspot for growing talent. These artists increasingly exhibit internationally, picking up countless accolades along the way. Kicking off this Spotlight ...