University of Glasgow



University societies ‘Go the Extra Mile’ for charity

9th April 2021

TEDx UofG, GU Hispanic Society, and Physiology Society took part to raise money for Cancer Research UK and the Scottish Association for Mental Health. A number of University societies have taken part in “Go the Extra Mile” activities and raised money for charity. TEDx University of Glasgow, Glasgow University Hispanic Society (GUHS), and the Physiology ...


Who’s the real threat to freedom of speech on campus?

7th April 2021

Is it possible that government attempts to regulate free speech on campuses could be worse than the apparent ‘cancel culture’ they decry? Last month, the UK government embarked on their latest crusade as the white knights of academic freedom. To address what is being described as a “crisis of free speech” on university campuses, education ...


Glasgow shortlisted for Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2021

7th April 2021

The facilities awarded include The Lighthouse Laboratory for its contribution to the Covid-19 response. The University of Glasgow has been nominated for four Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2021. The Awards commemorate academic and business partnerships and the remarkable work they achieve, and Glasgow has been recently shortlisted.  The University of Glasgow has received two shortlistings...


University of Glasgow Rector elections 2021 candidates declared

3rd April 2021

With three confirmed candidates and elections this month, Rector campaigning on campus is on the rise. The University of Glasgow Rector Elections are coming up, and students will soon be able to vote for one of three confirmed candidates: councillor Junaid Ashraf, John Nicolson MP, and Lady Rita Rae. The nomination period closed on 31 ...


Musicians of Glasgow Uni: Sajid Chowdhury

30th March 2021

A continuation of the Musicians of Glasgow Uni series, Music Editor Jodie Leith delivers some quick-fire questions to our music-making students. Highlighting the rich musical talent gracing our (online) lectures, we take a look at musicians’ background, music, interests, and how they’re finding life as a student at UofG (in a pandemic).  This time, The ...


Historic meteorite recovered by team including two University of Glasgow scientists

28th March 2021

A rare meteorite was recovered in Winchcombe in a search involving members from UofG’s School of Geographical and Earth Sciences. Researchers at the University of Glasgow have taken part in recovering the first meteorite on UK soil in over 30 years.  After a fireball lit up the sky on the night of 28 February, researchers ...


Behind the report: racism at UofG

26th March 2021

Investigations Editor Luke Chafer talks to ex-rector Aamer Anwar and students who have experienced racism at UofG to explore the results of the recently published survey Understanding Racism, Transforming University Cultures. Content Warning: racial harassment The recently published report Understanding Racism, Transforming University Cultures made for uncomfortable reading. Its findings were uneq...


It’s time the lecturers did some learning for once

16th March 2021

One writer thinks that lecturers have it in for us this year, and they’re not exactly being subtle about it. If there’s anything we’ve learnt (from home) this year, it’s the extent to which too many lecturers, meant to be looked up to and respected, have shown anything but respect to their students. From behind ...


Manifesto analysis – Thomas Stoker for VP Education

3rd March 2021

Jacob Skipper analyses Thomas Stoker’s manifesto for SRC VP Education following their interview. Thomas Stoker is a Common Law and Philosophy student, who was previously a class representative and founder of a “social ecology” society, which believes in environmental protection through a sustainable society. This is an issue he wishes to promote at the Students’ ...


Manifesto analysis – Mia Clarke for SRC Vice President of Education

3rd March 2021

Jacob Skipper analyses Mia Clarke’s manifesto for VP Education following their interview. Mia is a Social Science MRes student, who currently serves as a SRC general representative. She’s worked with the VP student activities on events for and improving engagement with at-home students, as well as improving communication between class and school reps. She believes ...