University of Glasgow



University launches the world’s first Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic

10th October 2020

The announcement came with the first masters (MLitt) in fantasy literature at the University. The University has now launched the first research centre in the world devoted solely to the study of fantasy. The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic comes after the first masters (MLitt) in fantasy literature, which was also established by academics ...


University of Glasgow professor appointed to Commission on Future of Irish Media

9th October 2020

The commission, established by the Department of the Taoiseach, will review and produce recommendations on the funding and the delivering of public service broadcasting for Ireland’s future. Professor Gillian Doyle, Professor of Media Economics at the Centre of Cultural Policy Research (CCPR), of the University of Glasgow has been appointed to the Commission on the ...


Editorial: still on the side of the students

8th October 2020

In their second editorial, Editors-in-Chief Holly and Jordan would like to remind students that The Glasgow Guardian always has been, and will be, on the side of the students. In our applications for Editor-in-Chief, we were asked why we believed student journalism is important. For both of us, it came down to something simple: to ...


School of Veterinary Medicine open new equine practice based at Garscube complex

8th October 2020

The specialist horse-health surgery offers a vast range of support for the animals, including a mobile veterinary service. A new equine practice is to be opened on the University of Glasgow’s Garscube campus. The brand-new, first-opinion practice is to be led by two horse specialists, vets James Risk and Nick Graham. The specialist “horse-health” surgery ...


University fails disabled student again

7th October 2020

The University of Glasgow failed to provide a disabled student with the necessary software for 31 weeks, preventing him from being able to study at home and complete his degree. The University of Glasgow is accused of failing to provide reasonable adjustments to a visually impaired student during the Covid-19 pandemic. Gary Copland, who was ...


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 ...