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Rector candidates discuss the campaign

18th February 2024

Confirmed candidates to be the next University of Glasgow Rector have spoken to The Glasgow Guardian. As the election for the next Rector of the University of Glasgow approaches, four of the candidates have given exclusive interviews to The Glasgow Guardian to discuss their unique pitch to students and the big issues which are motivating ...


Staff at University of Aberdeen to strike over cuts

18th February 2024

A University and College Union ballot for staff at the University of Aberdeen has returned with a mandate for strike action over proposed cuts to language degrees. University of Aberdeen staff are expected to strike in response to plans from senior management to cut language degrees at the University. The University and College Union (UCU) ...


World Changers: February 

18th February 2024

From Extended Research technology, to advanced knowledge of traumatic head injuries, The Glasgow Guardian looks into the world changing research taking place on campus.  This month in University of Glasgow research sees groundbreaking research in educational technology, medicine, and social justice.  A UofG report has underlined the power of Extended Reality (XR) technology in education. ...


Exclusive: Glasgow student housing costs soar as University’s property income rockets

18th February 2024

The Glasgow Guardian has seen exclusive data obtained by the Scottish Green Party through a Freedom of Information request (FoI) which indicates exponential increases in student accommodation costs against a backdrop of £26.7mn income for the University in the 2022/23 academic year.   The data indicates that the average cost of University accommodation has increased by ...


NUS Scotland criticise Scottish Government for higher education cuts

18th February 2024

A new report for National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland has accused the Scottish Government of contributing to a “broken” higher education system. The NUS Scotland has released a report entitled ‘Broke Students Broken System’, the first in a series of three which intend to “campaign to fix, imagine and build better education in Scotland.” ...


University building occupation ends after two weeks

18th February 2024

The occupation of 11 University Gardens by Glasgow Against Arms and Fossil Fuels has ended after just over two weeks. The occupation of George Service House at 11 University Gardens by Glasgow Against Arms and Fossil Fuels ended last Tuesday after over two weeks. On the morning of Tuesday 6 February University security arrived at ...


Council by-election in Hillhead

18th February 2024

All candidates are now confirmed for the council by-election due to take place soon for Hillhead. A by-election for the council ward of Hillhead is due to take place next month. The West End ward encompasses most of the University of Glasgow’s main campus and stretches from Byres Road in the west, to Charing Cross ...


Choose your next student council

18th February 2024

A no-nonsense guide to the SRC elections taking place at the end of the month. Elections are currently taking place for positions on the Students’ Representative Council (SRC). The SRC is one of four student unions at the University of Glasgow, being responsible for representing the interests and views of the student body to the ...


UofG students criticise conscription

16th February 2024

It has been over 60 years since military conscription ended, and with tensions across Europe continuing to escalate, just how likely is it that British citizens will be called up for military service in the UK? Is the military just trying to strike some fear into British citizens, or is this just an empty threat? ...


Israel-Palestine and the demise of journalism

16th February 2024

A recent study conducted by The Intercept revealed major newspaper’s slanted coverage of Israel’s assault on Palestine. This comes after 1484 journalists signed an open letter speaking out against Western bias in reporting on Israel and Palestine. According to The Intercept’s quantitative analysis study, the coverage of the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, ...