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Glasgow announces city-wide infrastructure for cyclists

18th October 2021

The council hopes to make Glasgow’s cyclists feel safe on the roads. Glasgow city council have announced their plans to build a city-wide infrastructure to enable cyclists to feel safe on the roads. The new set-up will comprise the introduction of cycleways and pathways, an initiative that hopes to encourage Glaswegians to be active, consequently ...


SRC partners with UofG careers service on Student Job Hub

18th October 2021

The Student Job Hub collates part time jobs and internships open to students. The Student Representative Council (SRC) has partnered with the UofG careers service to advertise part time jobs and internships suitable for University of Glasgow students.  The new partnership boasts a larger variety of jobs on campus and around the West End advertised ...


Over 80% of students living in accommodation ‘unfit for human habitation’

18th October 2021

Research by Stint suggests the majority of landlords may be breaking the law. New research by Stint, a student job company, has found that over 80% of British students have lived in accommodation deemed “unfit for human habitation”. The study, which surveyed 1,000 students, found that most are living in homes that fall short of ...


An urgent appeal to find a missing student has been launched

18th October 2021

Timothy Chiwaula was last seen on Monday 11 October with friends in Shettleston. Family and friends are urging the public to help find Timothy Chiwaula, 23, a BA Acting student of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), who has been missing since last Monday 11 October. Two friends of Timothy last saw him at his ...


UCU strike ballot opens for University staff

18th October 2021

Glasgow staff will vote alongside thousands of other academics across the UK on the possibility for strikes before the end of the year. Ballots opened on 18 October for staff at the University of Glasgow and universities across the UK to vote on the possibility of strike action. The strike ballot will remain open from ...


Glasgow University fire risks found to be ‘substantial’

17th October 2021

Numerous recommendations have been made to the University to prevent damage to the building and its contents. Glasgow University has been accused of “neglectful storage of combustible materials” following a recent safety review. A Freedom of Information request sent by the The Herald revealed that several of the University’s buildings were not adequately safeguarded from ...


Travel disruption to hit West End during COP26

13th October 2021

Students should make alternative travel arrangements as many routes connecting the West End are to be closed. The Scottish Government is running a campaign to encourage the public to plan ahead for travel over the duration of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, which is being held in Glasgow from 31 October-12 November. The scale ...


£10,000 awarded to local projects through Partick and Thornwood ‘Ideas Fund’

13th October 2021

Residents have their say on shaping the future of their community. The results of the Autumn launch of the Partick and Thornwood Ideas Fund have been announced, bringing an end to a fruitful venture of local civic participation. 760 residents contributed a vote between 21-28 September, with the fund allocating a total of £10,000 to ...


Manifesto Analysis: SRC School of Chemistry Rep

13th October 2021

Deputy News Editor Ollie Rudden analyses the manifestos of the two students running for the role of School of Chemistry Rep in the SRC autumn elections, for which voting commences on 14 October. Grace Cleasby Grace is a third-year chemistry student who has been fairly active with the SRC, has been a class rep for ...


Manifesto Analysis: SRC Postgraduate Convenor for Science and Engineering

13th October 2021

Three students are running for the role of Postgraduate Convenor for the College of Science and Engineering in the SRC autumn elections for which voting commences on 14 October. Deputy News Editor Ollie Rudden reports. Arundhathi Pushpagaran Arundhathi describes herself as a “friendly and easy-going” person who enjoys meeting new people and one who will ...