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Queen Margaret Union support arms divestment

26th January 2021

The Glasgow Guardian sits down with QMU board members to discuss their future statement supporting arms divestment. The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) has created a statement on arms divestment and the Universities involved with arms trade. QMU President Ruaraidh Campbell and Current Student Representative Miles Grant. The Glasgow Guardian: Can you explain the statements the ...


Endless news consumption doesn’t benefit any of us

15th December 2020

There is such a thing as too much news. Some days, keeping up with the news can feel like you’re drowning. In our age of information, the “bad stuff” can feel inescapable – 86% of us reach for our phones within an hour of waking up, 33% within five minutes. The news is no longer ...


Work underway to end HIV stigma in Glasgow by 2030

7th December 2020

The Fast Track Cities Initiative Leadership Group (FTCI-LG) met as part of their pledge to eliminate the virus and tackle stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV. A team of experts and local representatives have met for the first time since the pandemic began to discuss ending the stigma of HIV and blood-borne diseases by 2030. The ...


COP26 sponsors condemned by social justice groups

7th December 2020

Government announced sponsors include companies linked to fossil fuel polluting activities. Social justice groups have slammed the UK government over the newly announced sponsors for COP26, which takes place in Glasgow next year. The newly announced sponsors include two of the “big six” energy firms SSE and Scottish Power, the National Grid (owned by both ...


Double gold on the track for University of Glasgow cyclist

6th December 2020

Neah Evans amongst the gold medallists as Team GB have strong European Championships. University of Glasgow student Neah Evans recently took two golds, including one in the individual pursuit, at the 2020 Union Européenne de Cyclisme (UEC) European Track Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Taking place between 11 and 15 November, the championships are the first ...


SRC to launch ‘De-Stress at a Distance’ for exams

4th December 2020

All events are expected to be virtual in line with government regulations for Covid-19. The SRC have recently announced they will launch the “De-stress at a Distance” campaign alongside other UofG student groups this winter. The campaign is hoped to relieve feelings of stress and anxiety that are common during the exam period, and are ...


Recent study finds link between tobacco sales and proximity to schools

4th December 2020

The study, involving academics from the University of Glasgow, determined that banning cigarette sales near schools and playgrounds would significantly decrease the current number of shops with tobacco licenses. A research group consisting of academics from both the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh has published a study that shows a ban on ...


Rector candidates lose bid for SNP candidacy for 2021 Scottish parliamentary election

2nd December 2020

Junaid Ashraf and Graham Campbell both lost their bids for the candidacy in Glasgow Cathcart and Edinburgh Western respectively. Scottish National Party councillors (SNP) and candidates for Rector Junaid Ashraf and Graham Campbell have lost their bid to be selected by the SNP for the Glasgow Cathcart and Edinburgh Western seats respectively in next year’s ...


University of Glasgow named THE University of the Year

2nd December 2020

Times Higher Education gave the award to Glasgow on 26 November. The University of Glasgow has been declared Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year.  The awards, which give prominent praise for exceptional achievements of individuals, teams and institutions in higher education gave Glasgow the prestigious award for its efforts to redress its past ...


Fact checking your Facebook feed

30th November 2020

We’re living in a post-truth world. How can we tell fact from fiction online? As social media platforms have blossomed, it has never been so easy to communicate with others. However, along there has been an increase in deceptive, misleading, and false information designed to spread quickly. These have taken the form of conspiracy theories, ...