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SRC criticise University’s plan to raise rents

21st February 2023

The student representative council has released an open letter calling the University’s plan to raise rent in University-owned student accommodation by 9.5%, calling the increase a “shocking imposition”. The rise in rent was, according to the SRC letter, brought on by the University benchmarking its rent prices against those of privately owned accommodations- which typically ...


Harry’s Law petition adds requirements for universities

21st February 2023

The petition, which expires in May, is pushing for transparency from universities regarding student deaths by suicide. The petition to present Harry’s Law as legislation now includes a requirement for coroners to inform undersigned if a student death is deemed a suicide.  Last month, The Glasgow Guardian co-signed the petition along with 22 student papers ...


Families of bereaved students say government response is inadequate

21st February 2023

Last month, The Glasgow Guardian reported on a petition launched by The LEARN Network, a group of over 20 bereaved families of students who had died by suicide during their time at university. The petition called for a legal duty of care be implemented across higher education to ensure that students be protected throughout their ...


Staff anger over UCU suspending strike action

21st February 2023

The University and College Union’s last-minute decision last Friday to halt upcoming strike action has been met with criticism and panic from some members, including UofG staff. The University and College Union (UCU) has announced that it will pause strike action for the next two weeks, following “significant progress across a range of issues,” including ...


UofG has one of the longest waits for mental health support in Scotland

21st February 2023

A new report has shown that the University of Glasgow performed worst out of eight Scottish universities examined, with an average waiting time of over 14 days. This was compared to 1.6 days at the University of Aberdeen and 3 days at the University of the West of Scotland.  The University of Glasgow offers a ...


Rowing the ocean solo

21st February 2023

University of Glasgow alumnus and solo rower Miriam Payne set a new record for the fastest solo female row across the Atlantic Ocean. On 10 February 2023, University of Glasgow alumnus Miriam Payne completed her 3,000 mile solo row across the Atlantic Ocean. Payne began her row in December 2022 in aid of raising money ...


Jeanette Findlay’s claims of sexism dismissed by employment tribunal

20th January 2023

The UofG Economics Professor who accused the University of gender-based discrimination has had her claims refuted by an employment tribunal. An employment tribunal investigating claims made by Jeanette Findlay that she was overlooked for a promotion on the basis of her gender has found that Findlay was not discriminated against.  Findlay, who became a Professor ...


‘2:2’ for UofG on sustainability

7th January 2023

A University League Table for 2022/23 which measures sustainability has placed the University of Glasgow 75th in the UK. The organisation People and Planet’s annual league table, designed to measure and rank individual universities overall sustainability performance has placed Glasgow 75th. This is significantly below Glasgow Caledonian University which came in at position 51, despite ...


The University should have a duty of care

20th November 2022

The case of Natasha Abrahart highlights the importance of a legally defined duty of care for universities toward their students. You’d be forgiven for assuming that our University and others across the country owe students a duty of care in regard to their wellbeing and personal safety. With school leavers in Scotland being as young ...


The tokenism of Glasgow University’s support services

19th November 2022

Does the University provide adequate mental health support to those who need it? It’s safe to say that over the past few years, students have had it pretty tough. Through a pandemic, cost of living crisis, and a severe housing shortage, the student hallmark of the “work hard, play hard” life has been warped for ...