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New Head of College of Arts announced

15th April 2022

 Professor Jo Gill will take over the role from August 2022, leaving her current role at Exeter University. The University of Glasgow has appointed Professor Jo Gill as new Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Arts. For the last seven years the position has been held by Professor Roibeard (Robby) Ó Maolalaigh, who will ...


Ukrainian students continue study abroad exchanges in Glasgow as war rages at home

1st April 2022

The Glasgow Guardian talks to Ukrainian students on what it is like being in Glasgow as their country is at war, and the support they have received from the University. The Glasgow Guardian spoke to two Ukrainians currently studying at the University of Glasgow about their experiences of being over two thousand miles from their ...


Further UCU strike action to take place this week

21st March 2022

The University and College Union (UCU) has announced further strike action commencing 21 March. The University of Glasgow, along with 68 other UK universities, is to be affected by further strike action this semester. This is commencing with five days of action from 21 March to 25 March, in which 39 universities will participate. The ...


SRC spring elections: what happened at the non-sabbatical positions hustings?

1st March 2022

Polling opens at 9am on Wednesday 2 March for the non-sabbatical positions on the SRC. The Glasgow Guardian covered hustings for the non-sabbatical positions on the SRC, none of which saw more than one candidate standing. Positions up for grabs are undergraduate college convenors, school representatives and welfare and equal opportunity officers.  Undergraduate College of ...


PODCAST: Weekly Round-Up

1st March 2022

Episode 10: Weekly Round-Up, 28 February 2022. WEEKLY ROUND-UP: Join Fraser as he speaks to News Editor Luke and Editor-in-Chief Lucy about this week’s biggest stories both on and off campus. They discuss the upcoming student elections, give candidate analysis, and explore why Erasmus remains off the cards for Scottish universities. In the national news ...


Green New Deal announces talks with UofG to negotiate formal agreement

27th February 2022

The Green New Deal (GND) climate assembly took place on 17 February at the Queen Margaret Union. The goal of the initiative is to produce a formal agreement with the University of Glasgow to take steps to prevent the threat of a climate disaster.  The University of Glasgow’s GND looks to harness the potential that ...


University wins coveted research award

27th February 2022

The University of Glasgow has been awarded the inaugural Turing Network and Development Award. The University of Glasgow was one of twenty-four universities to win the inaugural Network Development Award. This award, presented by the Alan Turing Institute, “recognises the University’s commitment to collaborative and creative research in data science and artificial intelligence”, and is ...


NUS Scotland calls for students to receive a £150 cost-of-living payment

27th February 2022

Trade Union demand for the Scottish government to properly represent students.  The National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland is calling for students to be included in the £150 cost-of-living payments from the Scottish government. Students are currently excluded from the initiative as they are exempt from council tax. Research from the NUS has shown the ...


UofG study finds an increase in solitary drinking after Covid-19 lockdown measures

27th February 2022

The leader of the study says the topic of home drinking is one that needs to be monitored as we move out of the pandemic.  Lockdown restrictions throughout 2020 contributed towards a rise in more people in both Scotland and England drinking at home, according to a recent University of Glasgow study. The research, done ...


PODCAST: Weekly Round-Up

22nd February 2022

Episode 9: Weekly Round-Up, 21 February 2022. WEEKLY ROUND-UP: Join Fraser as he speaks to News Editor Luke and Editor-in-Chief Lucy about this week’s biggest stories both on and off campus. They discuss the UCU staff strikes, what Prince Andrew’s settlement with Virginia Giuffre means, and whether World War 3 will actually break out between ...