A University campus is normally a location that allows students and staff to engage in freedom of speech – without having policies or rules in place to limit expression. However, a recent report by Spiked Online has suggested that very few Universities in the United Kingdom actually actively promote freedom of speech, with many supposedly blocking free speech from their campus. In the report, the … Continue reading University of Glasgow Limits Freedom of Speech on Campus, Study Says
The University and College Union (UCU) strike at the University of Glasgow is currently ongoing, with countless lectures and seminars being cancelled as staff strike. The staff are striking in response to planned wholesale pension changes by Universities UK. Fourteen days of strike action are being planned, with many calling for talks to resume between the two parties in an attempt to call off the … Continue reading UCU Strike Ongoing At the University of Glasgow
Many Scottish Universities will be striking throughout February and March, following an ongoing row regarding pensions. The University of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, St. Andrews, Stirling and Strathclyde are all among those to strike. Five of these seven will begin striking on February 22. The news of the strike has led to concern for students, who will be affected by the ramifications of a … Continue reading Details on Strikes at Scottish Universities
Anarchy descended upon a lecture at the University of Glasgow yesterday, with two individuals fighting during the class. A lecture theatre isn’t normally the stomping ground for a fight, but convention was seemingly thrown out the window on this occasion. The Chemistry lecture was taking place at Glasgow University’s Gilbert Scott Building – specifically in Bute Hall. The brawl was caught on camera, with phone … Continue reading Brawl Breaks Out at Glasgow University Lecture [Video]
The district of Partick in Glasgow – a popular location for many students attending the University of Glasgow – has been named as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the United Kingdom! While this may well come as a surprise to many residents in the area and the wider community – Patrick is actually a hugely popular area, and is a highly convenient location to … Continue reading Partick Named One of the UK’s ‘Coolest’ Neighbourhoods!
Students across Scotland are facing an on-campus accommodation shortage, Member of Scottish Parliament Mark Ruskell has suggested. Green Party representative Ruskell suggested the current state of on-campus accommodation in Scotland was a ‘clear problem’. This has been documented in the past, with Stirling University witnessing 180 first year students not having accommodation. Ruskell has called upon the Scottish Government to address the issue. Read on … Continue reading ‘Severe’ Accommodation Shortage at Scottish Universities
Statistics emanating from a series of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests have uncovered several worrying figures that show the mental health crisis at UK Universities. The University of Glasgow and Sheffield Hallam University have featured some of the worst cases. The statistics have led to a criticism of a ‘postcode lottery’ of waiting times for crucial treatment, with students from Glasgow and Sheffield Hallam appearing … Continue reading Glasgow and Sheffield Hallam Among the Worst for Mental Health Provisions
Figures obtained by UniEel have revealed huge fines being spent at University’s across the United Kingdom at library’s. Part of our ongoing study focused on the University of Glasgow, where it was revealed students spent £47,387.19 on library fines during the 2016-17 academic year. This figure is above average for values seen at UK institutions. Putting this figure into perspective – with around 27,000 students … Continue reading How Much Did Glasgow Uni Students Spend on Library Fines Last Year?
UniEel is always on the look-out for writers to join our team! If you are a student at one of our seventy institutions – then there isn’t anything stopping you! We don’t require you to have experience, really don’t mind if your grammar isn’t perfect, and in general, we think anyone can make a contribution to our site! You can be the voice of … Continue reading Your University Community Needs You!