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Occupation of University building reaches fourth day

25th January 2024

As the occupation of 11 University Gardens reaches its fourth day, activists increased their calls for the University to come to the table and discuss its involvement in the arms trade.  Beginning on Monday 22 January, activists from Glasgow Against Arms and Fossil Fuels (GAAF) occupied the building, demanding an immediate divestment of the roughly ...


Four candidates confirmed for 2024 Rectorial election

23rd January 2024

Four candidates have been nominated in the upcoming 2024 University of Glasgow Rectorial elections. Following the Monday deadline for nominations, the confirmed candidates have been revealed by the University: Dr Ghassan S. Abu-Sittah, Susan McCabe, Lady Rita Rae, and Paul Sweeney MSP.  The Rector is a student-elected position on the university court (the governing body ...


Chinese surveillance cameras at UofG linked to human rights abuse allegations and security fears

11th January 2024

Dozens of Chinese surveillance cameras used inside a University of Glasgow building have been linked to allegations of Uyghur human rights abuses and security fears, an investigation by The Glasgow Guardian has found. The Glasgow Guardian has identified at least 49 CCTV cameras inside a Glasgow University building which were manufactured by the Chinese state-owned ...


Data reveals extent of grade inflation at UofG

11th January 2024

New data seen by The Glasgow Guardian has revealed that the number of undergraduates awarded top grades at the University of Glasgow have steadily increased in recent years. Data seen by The Glasgow Guardian has shown a dramatic increase in the number of first class degrees awarded by the University in recent years. At the ...


“The UK stands still”, declares First Minister in speech at Glasgow University

11th January 2024

The speech is billed by First Minister, Humza Yousaf, as the first in a series which will “expand the economic case for independence”. In a speech at the University on Monday 8 January, First Minister Humza Yousaf outlined his party’s vision of the industries of a future independent Scotland. The speech is the first in ...


Still no candidate for Rector weeks before nominations close

11th January 2024

There are still no confirmed candidates for the next Rector of the University of Glasgow just weeks before nominations close on 22 January. Nearly two months after nominations opened, there are still no confirmed candidates for the next Rector of the University of Glasgow. Nominations are scheduled to close on January 22, with voting taking ...


Students from Afghanistan further delayed by Home Office

11th January 2024

A charity initiative to bring medical students from Afghanistan to Glasgow is facing delays from UK immigration policy. This month marks one year since the announcement of a scheme, organised by the Linda Norgrove Foundation, to accommodate 20 female Afghan medicine students at the five Scottish medical schools, including the University of Glasgow. The Foundation, ...


Glasgow Subway introduces new trains and raises fares

11th January 2024

New trains mark beginning of the end for 1980s-era orange carriages. Five years since first being revealed, four years since being delivered, and after over two years in testing, the Glasgow Subway has finally introduced a new fleet of trains, only the third generation since the system was first opened over 125 years ago. Since ...


World Changers: January

11th January 2024

From generational wave detectors, to AI-enhanced X-rays, The Glasgow Guardian looks at the world changing research taking place on campus. Research at the University of Glasgow is again pushing the boundaries of innovation, fostering positive change globally. The new year has seen groundbreaking research in space science and medicine, hoping to improve the lives of ...


John Swinney hired by UofG

11th January 2024

The former deputy first minister best known for bungling student’s predicted grades during the COVID-19 pandemic has been given a job at the University. The MSP for the Scottish National Party John Swinney has been given a role in the University of Glasgow as an honorary professor at the Centre for Public Policy. According to ...