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UofG defends decision to refuse participation in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index

16th January 2022

The decision to not participate in the Equality Index mirrors decisions made by universities across the country, and has been defended by the Equality and Diversity Unit and Staff Network. The University of Glasgow has decided to not participate in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index for 2022. This set of league tables, compiled by the largest ...


UofG wins at Times Higher Education Awards

18th December 2021

The University won Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year for establishing the UK’s biggest coronavirus testing centre. The University of Glasgow was announced the winner of the Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year for its Lighthouse Laboratory, the biggest coronavirus testing centre in the UK.  The Lighthouse Laboratory was created in the University’s clinical i...


UofG partners in new project to boost broadband access in South Africa

7th December 2021

The “Fibre before the Fibre” project aims to bridge the educational inequalities caused by lack of access to the internet highlighted by the pandemic. A new collaborative initiative seeks to bridge the digital divide in access to online educational resources exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. The “Fibre before the Fibre Project” is a ...


UofG spinout company Vector Photonics wins prestigious engineering award

7th December 2021

The new company, established just last year, has won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Colin Campbell Mitchell Award. University of Glasgow spinout Vector Photonics has been awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Colin Campbell Mitchell Award in a ceremony at the Academy’s Enterprise Showcase on 16 November.  Named in honour of one of Scotland’s most ...


MSP supports UofG’s carbon neutrality commitment in Scottish Parliament

3rd December 2021

MSP Kaukab Stewart lodged a motion in Scottish Parliament to recognise and support the University of Glasgow’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. On Monday 15 November, Kaukab Stewart, the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Kelvin (SNP), lodged a parliamentary motion promoting UofG’s “Glasgow Green” report, which outlines the university’s pledge to ...


New testing measures introduced after cheating rose exponentially last year

1st December 2021

Cheating stats show that reported incidents of cheating increased exponentially in the 2020/2021 year and have consequences for exams this term. A freedom of information request on behalf of The Glasgow Guardian shows that cheating figures have been on the rise and largely concentrated in a handful of departments. The 2020/21 academic year saw over ...


UofG researchers develop the ‘DogPhone’

28th November 2021

The discovery has been deemed a way to help animals with their separation anxiety and take ownership with technology. University of Glasgow researchers have developed DogPhone, a device that pets can use to contact their owners. The device is created with pets in mind, aiming to help animals with separation anxiety from their owners. DogPhone ...


SRC will support upcoming UCU staff strikes

23rd November 2021

Following the UCU announcement on 16 November, where the Union announced members will take industrial action in December across multiple UK universities over pay and working conditions, Glasgow’s SRC have emphasised their support for the strikers. On Monday, 22 November, the University of Glasgow’s Student Representative Council (SRC) released a statement announcing that it has ...


Does the University owe us anything?

22nd November 2021

Reporter Janka Deák breaks down the University’s duty of care for its students. CW: suicide  The recent criticisms levied at accommodation services and the University of Glasgow’s handling of the overflow of student applicants raise an issue not usually at the forefront of students’ minds: does the University owe us support services, or is the ...


SWG3 and UofG reveal new public art mural from graffiti artist Peeta

17th November 2021

Italian artist Peeta won an international competition supported by SWG3 and had his piece revealed and displayed at the James McCone Smith Learning Hub. The University of Glasgow this week unveiled their new stunning mural in the James McCune Smith Learning Hub.  The futuristic artwork, designed by Italian artist Peeta, was the result of an ...