Helter skelter Tower?
Issued: Mon, 04 Apr 2016 16:07:00 BST
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:
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:
- The Huffington Post
- The Guardian: April Fools' Day 2016, best jokes from around the world
- STV News: The best April Fools’ from Scottish news and social media this year
- The Times – Best Higher Education April Fools’
- And The Herald were in on the joke
#UofGTower hashtag was trending on Twitter in Glasgow
The video was shared on the University of Glasgow facebook page and reached nearly a million people.
More than 6,200 likes and reactions
1,148 comments and growing!
How will they top it next year!