University of Glasgow



UofG Sport offer £50 top-up for membership extensions

6th October 2020

The top-up will extend current annual memberships until September 2021. UofG Sport have recently announced that they have started providing £50 top-ups for people who had bought annual memberships before lockdown. This allows them to cover the entire academic year, meaning students do not have to renew their memberships for another 12 months. Currently, year-long ...


Review: TEDxUniversity of Glasgow introductory talk

6th October 2020

Lucy Dunn reviews TEDxUniversity of Glasgow’s introductory talk which included more information about the society, how it will operate in the time of Covid-19, and how to join the committee. A minute past seven, the Facebook Live swung into action. The usual audience applause was missed as Aniela Bankowicz, salon coordinator for the TEDxUniversity of ...


University of Glasgow nominated for University of the Year at the THE Awards 2020

6th October 2020

Glasgow is also nominated for Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year. The University of Glasgow has been nominated as University of the Year in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2020. The principal, Sir Anton Muscatelli, made the announcement on Twitter: “On behalf of everyone at the University of Glasgow I am delighted that ...


UofG graduate Laura Muir faces surprise at the finish line in Rome

5th October 2020

Vet school graduate Laura Muir earns herself podium finish as she claims third in the Rome Diamond League 800 metre final. University of Glasgow graduate Laura Muir recently placed third in her final event of the season at the Rome Diamond League 800 metre final, behind Jemma Reekie. Following a string of strong performances during ...


UofG strengthen cybersecurity in response to attack at Newcastle University

5th October 2020

Cyber-attacks of a similar nature have been happening to universities across the country, and the fear of these attacks is growing now teaching has moved online. A hacking group using DopelPaymer malware, which has been used to hack Nasa and Tesla, held Newcastle University to ransom at the start of September after disrupting its IT ...


Review: Young, Hard and Handsome by Walt Disco

1st October 2020

Founded at University of Glasgow, Walt Disco’s latest EP channels the hyper-pop of SOPHIE, androgyny of David Bowie and punk defiance of Scotland’s Postcard Records artists. Walt Disco are one of the most exciting bands to burst onto the Glasgow music scene in recent years. Their androgynous style coupled with a New Romantic-inspired sound sets ...


“Significant” support announced for students in halls of residence

26th September 2020

The University has announced the measures it will be taking to provide students residing in halls with support, including one month’s rent rebate and £50 for supplies. The University has announced “significant” extra support measures for students in halls of residence. The measures include a four-week rebate of rent for all students, £50 credited for ...


UCU condemns approach of Universities Scotland guidance which “blames students”

26th September 2020

The guidance introduces a new yellow and red card system to discipline students. The University and College Union (UCU) has condemned the approach of Universities Scotland guidance which they say “blames students” for Covid-19 spikes. In response to a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases on campuses across the country, including 172 confirmed at the University ...


The importance of cancer screening

24th September 2020

Beth Dillon explores the importance of funding for improving and developing cancer screening. The University of Glasgow has been awarded a £3.37m research grant through the INSPIRE (INtegrated TeChnologies for Improved Polyp SurveillancE) project to improve the bowel cancer screening process.  The project uses artificial intelligence to identify patients who are more likely to have ...


Police disperse street parties at Murano halls

23rd September 2020

University tells The Glasgow Guardian those caught breaking the rules will face disciplinary action. Multiple freshers’ parties in the University of Glasgow’s Murano student village have been broken up by police over the past week for violating Scottish government guidelines on social gatherings. Due to numerous violations of the rules, with parties spilling out onto ...