University of Glasgow



University of Glasgow researchers find that obesity is responsible for more UK deaths than smoking

25th February 2021

Smoking-related deaths have decreased whilst obesity is killing more. A new study by University of Glasgow researchers has shown that obesity is responsible for more deaths in both Scotland and England than smoking.  The analysis of data collected between 2003 and 2017 found that obesity has led to more cases of solid organ cancers, including ...


University continues making a profit despite pandemic

24th February 2021

The news of the University’s financial success comes at a time when tensions across the UK are continuing to rise between university institutions and students. A report of the University of Glasgow’s finances for the 2019/20 academic year shows the University made a profit of £45.7m after taxes and other expenses were calculated. Despite concerns ...


‘Glasgow Goes Dating’ match-makes dates and donors in support of Anthony Nolan

23rd February 2021

Glasgow Marrow’s speed-dating event moving online has not made it any less successful. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Glasgow Marrow’s “Glasgow Goes Dating” event launched as a virtual two-part special. Sunday 14 February saw a speed-dating event like never before, with students spending approximately two hours on Zoom, jumping between breakout rooms and meeting ...


Dentistry students required to repeat an academic year

23rd February 2021

Dental students will be subsidised with a bursary of up to £6,750 to cover the costs of this decision. All Scottish dental students will be forced to repeat a year of their studies because of the interruption of practical teaching due to Covid-19. This affects all dental students at the universities of Glasgow, Dundee, and ...


Adam Smith Business School postpone seminar by “eugenicist”

18th February 2021

The seminar led by Gregory Clark, a visiting professor at LSE, was due to take place yesterday but was postponed amid pressure from students. A highly controversial seminar to be led by Gregory Clark, a visiting professor at London School of Economics, to be delivered for the Adam Smith Business School has been postponed amid ...


GUU Iron Stomach returns this Friday on Facebook Live

17th February 2021

Iron stomach will be one of three ways to get your name engraved in Beer Bar this year! The first of three popular events held by Glasgow University Union (GUU) for its “Month of Games” takes place on Friday 19 February. The month kickstarts with the famous Iron Stomach competition, held twice a year by ...


Glasgow Goes Dating is back – and this year it’s “bigger and better!”

11th February 2021

Glasgow Marrow are back (virtually) for Valentine’s with two dating events: speed dating and professionally-matched matchmaking. Glasgow Goes Dating is back and is “bigger and better” than before. After the success of last year’s event which raised over £700, Glasgow Marrow’s popular dating event is making a return this Valentine’s Day and will host not ...


University of Glasgow found to have thousands of pounds of investments in West Bank-related firms

11th February 2021

Many Scottish universities have been reported to own significant shares in companies with dealings in the West Bank. Glasgow is one of the many Scottish universities outed to have illegal shares in companies related to West Bank settlements. Scottish universities appear to be profiting off of firms that have illegal dealings in the West Bank. ...


It matters, to a degree

8th February 2021

I mean, how many of you are actually going to use that history/ literature/theatre degree? A doctor studies medicine, a lawyer studies law, and an engineer studies engineering. The circle of life. How beautiful. So that must also mean actors study acting. Oh, except for Tom Cruise. And Meg Ryan. And Johnny Depp. But you ...


Musicians of Glasgow Uni: Loup Havenith

6th February 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 musician’s background, music, interests, and how they’re finding life as a student at UofG (in a pandemic). This time, The ...