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Former Glasgow University geography lecturer accused of sexual harassment  

26th October 2021

CW: Mentions of sexual abuse, harassment, and grooming. As part of their “Degrees of Abuse” investigation, Al Jazeera reveals that senior lecturer in geography, Dr Ian Shaw, has been the subject of sexual harassment complaints by four different women.  An investigation by Al Jazeera, as part of their “Degrees of Abuse” series, has reported sexual ...


I’m terrified for this Halloween, and not because I’m scared of the dark

23rd October 2021

More needs to be done this Halloween to support students who are most at risk of sexual assault. Fear plays an important role in our lives, from our careers to our relationships, and it’s fun to take a day to personify this fear in the form of murky monsters and spooky dooky parties. This Halloween ...


UCU strike ballot opens for University staff

18th October 2021

Glasgow staff will vote alongside thousands of other academics across the UK on the possibility for strikes before the end of the year. Ballots opened on 18 October for staff at the University of Glasgow and universities across the UK to vote on the possibility of strike action. The strike ballot will remain open from ...


Glasgow University fire risks found to be ‘substantial’

17th October 2021

Numerous recommendations have been made to the University to prevent damage to the building and its contents. Glasgow University has been accused of “neglectful storage of combustible materials” following a recent safety review. A Freedom of Information request sent by the The Herald revealed that several of the University’s buildings were not adequately safeguarded from ...


Dame Katherine Grainger officially sworn in as new University Chancellor

11th October 2021

Dame Katherine becomes the first woman to hold the position of Chancellor at UofG. Dame Katherine Grainger has officially been sworn in as the new Chancellor of the University of Glasgow.  Dame Katherine succeeds Sir Kenneth Calman, who had held the position of Chancellor since 2006. She is the first woman to hold the position ...


Advice on Homesickness in Halls

25th September 2021

Michelle Osborne gives her top tips for surviving homesickness at university. Freshers’ week is known as a week for partying. A time to get drunk, meet new people, or hook up with strangers: it’s a time to go wild. It’s also a time of transition. For many students, it’s their first time being away from ...


Glasgow tops numerous university league tables in latest rankings

19th September 2021

Glasgow has improved across the board in The Guardian, The Times, and Quacquarelli Symonds rankings. The University of Glasgow climbed the ranks of several university league tables this year, with recently released data putting Glasgow at 11th place on The Guardian’s “The best UK universities 2022” rankings, rising one place from the previous year. This ...


Freshers ‘abandoned’ as Glasgow University fails to house all new students

3rd September 2021

First year students housed miles away in Paisley with others facing “homelessness” The University of Glasgow has failed to house all first year students, leaving many without guaranteed accommodation a week before freshers’ week. Applications for student halls were greater than the University had planned for, following an “unprecedented demand for the forthcoming year”...


Lowest-paid University staff fear changes to employment conditions could see huge losses

20th July 2021

Unite the Union members demonstrate outside James McCune Smith Building at University’s “fire and rehire”-style practices At midday on Tuesday 13 July, members of Unite the Union and staff at the University of Glasgow gathered outside the new state-of-the-art James McCune Smith Building to protest against the University’s “fire and rehire”-style employment policy that is ...


Glasgow’s first working female rector is officially installed in the University

20th July 2021

The Honourable Lady Rita Rae was welcomed by the Principal and SRC President in Bute Hall on Thursday The Honourable Lady Rita Rae has made University of Glasgow history by being the first female working rector to be officially installed at the University. Following her introduction and installation led by Ella McCabe, President of the ...