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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 ...


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 ...


Refurbed sports hall reopens

19th July 2023

Over two years after its closure, the second sports hall in The Stevenson Building has now been reopened. After a long-awaited refurbishment, the second sports hall in The Stevenson Building is now open for use. A new floor has been laid as a result of the refurbishment after the previous floor was slippery and had ...


Surviving copy of Shakespeare’s first folio to go on display in the Hunterian

12th April 2023

To commemorate the 400th birthday of the first printed edition of William Shakespeare’s collected plays in 1623, the ‘First Folio’ will go on public display at the Hunterian Art Gallery on 22 and 23 April 2023. The University of Glasgow’s First Folio is currently held in the Library’s Archives & Special Collections, as one of ...


Landlord lecturer advertises illegal tenancy

10th April 2023

A lecturer at the University of Glasgow posted an advert on Spare Room for a bedroom in a  “luxury 2 bedroom apartment” demanding nearly £12,000 rent to be paid upfront. This is equivalent to a year’s rent at a rate of £215 a week. Housing law in Scotland states that a landlord can not demand ...


Lorelai’s story: Trans UofG student denied asylum

10th April 2023

A University of Glasgow student seeking asylum is currently involved in a legal battle against the Home Office. Lorelai Patanik (25) was denied her right to work and, later, her asylum claim in late 2022. The Home Office sent a statement of refusal against Lorelai’s asylum application on 16 December 2022, which it based on ...


UofG law clinic to improve justice for victims of sexual assault

31st March 2023

A new law clinic is set to be opened at Glasgow University which will improve access to legal representation to victims of sexual offences. A new law clinic has been opened at the University of Glasgow designed to support complainers in sexual violence cases. The Emma Ritch Law Clinic is set to open in September ...


£100 million for UofG innovation acceleration project

31st March 2023

Six new projects at the University of Glasgow have been awarded a new investment from the UK Government’s Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. The University of Glasgow is set to benefit from the £100 levelling up unveiled by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in his recent budget, to fund research projects within Glasgow’s Innovation Accelerator (IA). ...


UofG accommodation contains no asbestos, though older buildings on campus do

30th March 2023

The University of Glasgow has been awarded £2.1m in research funding from Cancer Research UK to tackle Scotland’s ‘painful’ legacy of asbestos. This research project will be carried out in collaboration with the University of Cambridge.  The presence of asbestos in university buildings has been a concern for a decade since an investigation by The ...


Humza Yousaf pledges action for students

7th March 2023

The Glasgow Guardian spoke to candidate for First Minister, Humza Yousaf,  ahead of an event at the GUU. Candidate for the SNP leadership and first minister, Humza Yousaf has today affirmed his commitment to supporting students speaking to The Glasgow Guardian. “Affordable housing and access to affordable housing is incredibly important. So, first and foremost, ...