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Buffer zone bill introduced at Holyrood

18th October 2023

Earlier this month, Gillian Mackay, MSP for the Scottish Green Party, lodged her Member’s Bill for the introduction of buffer zones around abortion and reproductive health clinics. The bill, entitled The Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Scotland) Bill was published at Holyrood on 6 October, and is the product of a campaign to introduce buffer ...


UofG team win $100,000 in Amazon competition

18th October 2023

A team from the University of Glasgow have won $100,000 after placing second in an Amazon programming competition. A team from the University of Glasgow has placed second in an Amazon programming competition, with each winning a share of the $100,000 prize. The competition saw teams from different universities build multimodal conversational agents that assist ...


Student Council Autumn elections dramatically undercontested

6th October 2023

Democratic deficit at the SRC as only 3 of 17 elections are competitive, and 8 positions to remain vacant. Reflecting a wider trend of uncontested and undercontested elections in students’ unions, only three of the seventeen Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council’s Autumn 2023 elections are set to be competitive. Following the closing of nominations on ...


Humza Yousaf cancels visit to UofG after protest planned

29th September 2023

The First Minister has pulled out of an appearance at the University after it emerged that striking lecturers were planning to protest the event. The First Minister of Scotland, Humza Yousaf, yesterday cancelled an appearance at the University with the Glasgow University Scottish National Association (GUSNA) planned for today. It later emerged that members of ...


Petition opens for UofG graduate Lovisa Arnesson-Cronhamre killed in car accident

22nd September 2023

The Arnesson-Cronhamre family are encouraging people to sign a a petition in advance of an upcoming court case. 25-year-old Lovisa Arnesson-Cronharme, who graduated from the University of Glasgow earlier this year, died on Tuesday 12 September after a hit-and-run incident in the US state of Pennsylvania. Ahmed M. Alqubaisi, 20, has – according to police ...


Classes cancelled on first week back

18th September 2023

Strike action by University and College Union (UCU) has gone ahead, affecting classes from today. Students in various schools have had classes cancelled on the first day of term as a result of strikes by the UCU over pay and working conditions. The Glasgow Guardian has been made aware of a number of courses which ...


Double-booked: Gordon Brown and Humza Yousaf to speak at UofG on same day

15th September 2023

The First Minister and former Prime Minister are both planning separate visits to the University later this month. Gordon Brown is planning to attend the University of Glasgow on the same day that First Minister of Scotland, Humza Yousaf, also intends to visit campus. Both entirely separate events are scheduled to take place on 29 ...


European University Debating Championship coming to Glasgow

8th September 2023

The Glasgow University Union is set to host the prestigious debating championship next summer. The Glasgow University Union (GUU) has secured a bid to host the European University Debating Championships in the summer of next year.  GUU has secured their bid to host the European University Debating Championships (EUDC) after the selection committee unanimously voted ...


Placement delays cause chaos for medics

8th September 2023

A technical error by the Glasgow University medical school has led to delays in placements being issued to medical students. Students have told The Glasgow Guardian that delays in being provided with their placements for the coming year could potentially jeopardise their performance, as the medical school blames IT issues.  As part of their medical ...


Housing crisis looms as University refuses to accept responsibility

8th September 2023

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to students still unable to secure accommodation at the beginning of the academic year. As the academic year begins, students are still struggling to find accommodation. The housing crisis has steadily worsened over the last few years, all while the University refuses to commit to a cap on student numbers or ...