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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 ...


Sexual consent testing before starting university is supported by a majority of students

29th May 2021

The poll published by the Higher Education Institute found almost two thirds of respondents believed there was a need for sexual consent testing pre-university. A recent poll published by the Higher Education Policy Institute found that most students are in support of a compulsory sexual consent test before entry to higher education, whilst only 30% ...


Should we appeal the appeals system (please)?

27th April 2021

Why we think the system is failing us. While university is a holistic experience, filled with fun social events to attend and interesting societies to engage with, at the end of the day, nothing matters to us as much as our grades. They are what decides our degree, the metric by which we value ourselves, ...


University flies the Union flag at half-mast in respect for Prince Phillip

18th April 2021

The University shared a picture of the flag flying at half-mast on Twitter and Instagram following the announcement of HRH Prince Phillip’s death. The University of Glasgow has paid tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh who passed away on Friday 9 April at his home in Windsor Castle.  To pay ...


University societies ‘Go the Extra Mile’ for charity

9th April 2021

TEDx UofG, GU Hispanic Society, and Physiology Society took part to raise money for Cancer Research UK and the Scottish Association for Mental Health. A number of University societies have taken part in “Go the Extra Mile” activities and raised money for charity. TEDx University of Glasgow, Glasgow University Hispanic Society (GUHS), and the Physiology ...


Is the student experience accessible?

3rd April 2021

Our Views Editor Hailie is up to her usual tricks with another article about inaccessibility and university. I am just as grateful as the next person that student election season is over. I don’t want to see a personalised Facebook frame for at least another six months, and I’d rather eat my hand than beg ...


New national confessions page Unifessions UK launches

26th March 2021

The page involves over 20 uni confession pages across the UK, including GlasKnow. A new university online confessions page catered to students across the UK was launched in early March. The page, called Unifessions UK, invites students nationwide to share their uni-related confessions to a wider audience.  Among over 20 UK university confession pages that ...


Editorial: The sexual harassment epidemic

25th March 2021

Editor-in-Chief Holly Jennings talks about the human rights crisis of women continually being sexually harassed in the context of university. Content Warning: rape, sexual harassment, gender-based violence We’ve got the vote, we aren’t limited to child-rearing and sandwich-making, we get an education, we’re allowed to wear trousers, the pay gap is closing, and we have ...


It’s time the lecturers did some learning for once

16th March 2021

One writer thinks that lecturers have it in for us this year, and they’re not exactly being subtle about it. If there’s anything we’ve learnt (from home) this year, it’s the extent to which too many lecturers, meant to be looked up to and respected, have shown anything but respect to their students. From behind ...