Helter skelter Tower?

Published: 4 April 2016

On 1 April it was announced on social media that the University Tower would house Europe's largest helter skelter. Were you taken in by the April Fools' spoof?

Were you taken in by the April Fools' spoof? Did you pick up the Herald or scan social media on Friday and think, 'the tower is about to become Europe's biggest helter skelter'? Were you pleased or aghast?

Watch the video that went with the spoof:

Helter Skelter

This year’s April Fools' spoof was orchestrated by the University’s Social Media and Media Teams who worked closely with colleagues in Estates and Buildings, SRC President Liam King and Vice-Principal Professor Frank Coton to pull off the prank.

In the media

The trick garnered lots of attention in the media and social media. Here are a few places the story appeared:


#UofGTower hashtag was trending on Twitter in Glasgow

Top Tweets

Helter Skelter tweets ‌
The video

The video was shared on the University of Glasgow facebook page and reached nearly a million people.

It received:
More than 6,200 likes and reactions
1,148 comments and growing!

How will they top it next year!

First published: 4 April 2016

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