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The UK government is unwilling to fight the war on women

20th December 2021

Boris Johnson does not support misogyny becoming a hate crime, reinforcing the societal norm that women’s lives do not matter. I knew in an instant that I picked the wrong route home. I saw them stumbling in the street in front of me, completely shattered with a bottle still in hand, tripping on and off ...


Buchanan Street demonstration calls for UK immigration reform

3rd December 2021

Protestors gathered at Buchanan Street steps last week to mourn the lives of 27 refugees, as speakers from local refugee organisations addressed the government’s Nationality and Borders Bill. On Thursday 25 November, around 100 people gathered at Buchanan Street steps to commemorate the 27 refugees who drowned on Wednesday 24 November while attempting to cross ...


James McCune Smith offers 10 new PhD scholarships to Black UK students

17th November 2021

Ten new scholarships are up for grabs for eligible students to study at the University of Glasgow. James McCune Smith scholarships have announced that they will subsidise scholarships at the University of Glasgow for Black UK students to undertake PhD research. The organisation has also stated it would provide external mentors, placements, leadership training, community-building ...


UK religious leaders call for climate justice at George Square vigil

2nd November 2021

The vigil aims to call for action, crossing boundaries in religious solidarity to protect and repair the planet. A diverse crowd gathered on George Square at 2pm on on Sunday, made up of religious leaders from a variety of faiths for an hour of prayer for the negotiators at the upcoming COP26 conference. The faith ...


Glasgow Ranked 4th Best Foodie Destination in the UK in 2021

18th October 2021

Our beloved city gets credit where it’s due. Glasgow has been ranked as one of the best large foodie destinations in the UK in 2021. A study by specialist insurer Ripe Caravans compared 40 locations across the UK and awarded Glasgow 4th place. There were seven criteria assessed for the decision, such as the number ...


Vigil held in George Square to remember Sabina Nessa

25th September 2021

We speak to organisers, Reclaim the Streets, and MSPs who reflect on the tragic loss of Sabina Nessa. Many gathered in George Square on Friday evening to light candles and leave flowers for Sabina Nessa, the 28-year-old teacher killed in Cator Park in London last week. The vigil was organised by Reclaim These Streets Glasgow, ...


Glasgow ranked seventh in the UK for using animals in research

4th September 2021

Bowel cancer research is amongst the studies that relied upon animals for results A recently published league table by Understanding Animal Research (UAR) shows that the University of Glasgow carries out the 7th most animal procedures in the UK. According to Home Office figures published alongside the standing in 2020, the University of Glasgow carried ...


Once again, the media ignores the drama on its own doorstep

23rd April 2021

Tara Gandhi discusses the British media’s response – or lack thereof – to the current violence in Northern Ireland. On the night of 3 April, violence burst onto the streets of Belfast, after a number of incidents in Derry days earlier. The next day, despite a number of police officers being injured, over 30 petrol ...


British people of colour shouldn’t have to keep calm and carry on

29th March 2021

In response to Meghan Markle’s recent Oprah interview, Tara Gandhi discusses why telling people of colour to be happy with a “less racist” Britain isn’t good enough. I remember their wedding day. I didn’t watch it, because that was the day I was moving out of Queen Margaret Residences and I was distracted trying to ...


New immigration visa routes available for international graduates from July

29th March 2021

The new visas will allow international graduates to stay and find work in the UK for up to two years and three years for doctoral graduates. Beginning on 1 July 2021, international students will be eligible to apply for the new Graduate Route visa, which will allow international graduates to remain in the UK for ...