Patrick Gaffey



Police accuse Celtic supporters of infiltrating the Young Communist League

3rd December 2021

UofG lecturer defends the Young Communist League after criticism following climate strikes.  On Saturday 6 November, Glasgow saw a huge wave of marches, advocating for environmental protections and regulations at the COP26 conference. One group participating in the event was the Young Communist League (YCL), the youth wing of the Communist Party of Britain. The ...


Trouble in Tinseltown: the fallout of film crews threatening picketing

17th November 2021

In October 2021 blue-collar film workers threatened to bring Hollywood to a standstill through strikes. Patrick explores what became of the worker’s cries of mistreatment. This autumn, the negotiations between IATSE, the union representing film workers in the USA and Canada, and AMPTP, the association representing production companies such as Netflix, Disney, and Amazon, went ...


University of Glasgow unveils new ‘Extended Reality’ programme

24th October 2021

Extended reality technology will enhance students’ learning experience, with the programme based in the James Watt South building. The University of Glasgow unveiled its new “Extended Reality” programme on 1 October, which is based in the James Watt South building.  Extended Reality (XR) is a technology which allows users to interact with computer-generated simulations, using ...


Scottish government announces its plans for students in this parliament

12th October 2021

The new SNP-Green Coalition set out its Programme for Government with detailed plans on tackling student issues. A Fairer, Greener Scotland, this year’s Programme for Government by the SNP-Green coalition, was published earlier this month. Education was a major focus of the programme, with it taking measures to “build on the strong progress already made ...