University of Glasgow
RebLaw: How student lawyers in Scotland are rebelling for social justice
Glasgow University students and RebLaw volunteers Susan Nelson and Christopher Clannachan explain how law trainees are finding their rebel spirit
SATURDAY 11 March 2017 marked the inaugural RebLaw Scotland conference held at the University of Glasgow.
RebLaw is a movement of "rebellious lawyering". It originated in Yale law school and, being the largest student-run public interest conference in the United States, seeks to address how the law can be used as a tool for social justice.
Students set up investigation service into Glasgow’s rip-off landlords
National Tenants Union back student action against Glasgow’s rogue landlords
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW students fed-up with high rents for rubbish flats and financial malpractice by rogue landlords are taking matters into their own hands by establishing a vetting service of local accommodation lets.
Combining primary and secondary teaching could see maths teachers multiply
The University of Glasgow has announced it will begin training educators to work between primary and secondary schools in a bid to boost dwindling numbers of maths teachers
SCOTLAND’S primary and secondary school pupils could soon receive maths lessons from the same teacher after Glasgow University announced it was to start training ‘middle teachers’ for a dual educational role.
Anni Donaldson: "Gonnae no’ dae that!" How students are learning about sexual consent
Anni Donaldson, journalist and Equally Safe in Higher Education (Eshe) project lead at University of Strathclyde, examines how a series of campaigns are aiming to get this year's freshers thinking about consent
SOME new lessons are on the cards for the droves of freshers arriving at many of Scotland’s universities this month - sex without consent is rape.
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for the truth”: Aamer Anwar’s Rectorial Address to the students of Glasgow
On Wednesday 19 April human rights lawyer and lifelong activist Aamer Anwar gave his Rectorial Address at his inauguration in the Bute Hall, Glasgow. Inspired by former Rector Jimmy Reid, Anwar’s speech was a call for justice and political action in Glasgow, Scotland, and the world over - in defiance of the continuing humanitarian crises of the 21st century.
Campaigners celebrate Glasgow Uni pledge to ditch conflict minerals
University of Glasgow to "ensure ethical supply chains" in electrical equipment purchases
STEPS to recognise the dangers of conflict minerals to human rights in African war zones have been welcomed by student campaigners for ethical procurement at the University of Glasgow.
Edward Snowden addresses @GlasgowUni students: 'Defy the cynics and change the world'
Rector of university also raises concerns over the Higher Education Governance Bill
AMERICAN whistleblower Edward Snowden, who revealed illegal digital surveillance by Western intelligence services, called on Glasgow university students to pursue human rights, civil liberties and democratic accountability during a speech delivered at the university's Freshers Week.
Snowden was speaking via video link from Moscow, where he has been granted asylum, as the Rector of the university. He was elected by over 3,000 students last year.
Mhairi Black MP awarded first class degree in politics from University of Glasgow
Black is the youngest Westminster MP for almost 350 years
TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Mhairi Black has been awarded a first class honours degree in politics from Glasgow University.
The youngest MP to sit in the House of Commons won the Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat for the SNP in last month's general election.
Glasgow academics condemn visit by Israeli ambassador
University staff say many pupils may support the call for an academic boycott of Israel
A VISIT to the University of Glasgow by the ambassador for Israel has been condemned by university academics
An open letter, signed by more than 20 members of staff, including senior lecturers and professors, said that the event was organised under a "cloak of secrecy" and could damage international relations.
They said the university management risked taking the side of the "powerful aggressor" with the invite.