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Bottom grade for University on sustainability

11th January 2024

An annual ranking of UK Universities based on sustainability has placed the University of Glasgow 110th in the country. The University of Glasgow’s level of sustainability has declined compared last year, according to a newly released league table. People and Planet’s 2024 University league table, which ranks Universities based on their sustainability and environmental impact, ...


Students banned from bringing dependents to UK

11th January 2024

Westminster legislation banning foreign students from bringing dependents to the UK has come into force, affecting students at the University. New UK government legislation has come into effect which bans certain foreign students from bringing dependents with them to the UK. International students starting courses in the UK from 1 January will no longer be ...


University of Aberdeen strike ballot opens following cuts to Modern Languages

11th January 2024

Staff at Aberdeen are balloting for potential strike action in response to the decision to cut single-honours degrees in modern languages. The University and College Union (UCU) ballot opened on Wednesday and will run until February 7. This comes after the UCU claimed around 30 jobs were at risk due to the cuts.  All members ...


Further cuts for Scottish education

11th January 2024

The Scottish Government’s annual budget has announced cuts to university education, prompting concerns from those in the sector. The Scottish government’s most recent budget contains a £48.5 million reduction in funding for Scottish university education, constituting an almost 6% cut excluding inflation. This has led universities across Scotland to reconsider their financially challen...


The Trial of the Thales 3

2nd December 2023

The Glasgow Guardian reports on the three activists from Palestine Action who stood trial last week following the destruction of £1.5 million worth of equipment at the Thales Group factory in Glasgow last year. On 11 July 2022, members of Palestine Action occupied and dismantled the Thales Group factory in the south of Glasgow. Thales ...


Centre for Robert Burns Studies earns Queen’s Anniversary Prize

26th November 2023

University honoured with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its work studying Scotland’s most famous poet. The University of Glasgow’s Centre for Robert Burns Studies has received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education, commending the wide impact of their work celebrating Scotland’s national poet – Robert Burns.  “The prize is a nice acknowledg...


Choose your next Rector

26th November 2023

Nominations for the University of Glasgow’s next Rector have now opened. Nominations for the next University of Glasgow Rector have now opened. A post made by the Student Representative Council on Twitter announced the opening of the nominations, with the election scheduled for March 2024. Nominations will close on 22 January 2024 and voting will ...


Student challenges University after being denied graduation

26th November 2023

A student at the University of Glasgow who was denied graduation over an unpaid debt has launched a complaint against the university. University of Glasgow student Chloe Ritchie has complained to the University after being forced to pay back a debt which they were originally told was cleared. In September, Ritchie was told that she ...


University spends millions on rooms sitting empty

23rd November 2023

Data seen by The Glasgow Guardian suggests there to be over 500 empty rooms in University-owned accommodation. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request obtained by The Glasgow Guardian has revealed substantial decreases in the overall occupancy rates of student accommodation available to University of Glasgow (UofG) students compared with the previous academic year. The occupancy ...


Less than 1 in 5 staff at UofG complete anti-racism training

23rd November 2023

An investigation by The Glasgow Guardian has found that less than 1 in 5 University of Glasgow staff have undertaken the “Let’s Talk About Race in the Workplace” racial sensitivity and cultural awareness training that was made available in response to the 2021 “Understanding Racism, Transforming University Cultures” report, which that found over half of ...