News round-up

Issued: Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:13:00 BST

Sponsoring International Students workshop

Places are available on the Sponsoring International Students workshop.

Date: 11 May 2016
Time: 9.30 am - 11 am
Venue: Room 402, Fraser Building

For more information and to book a place visit Internationalisation

UofG shortlisted for collaboration award

The University of Glasgow together with the Universities of Aberdeen, St Andrews, Strathclyde and Edinburgh has been shortlisted for the Collaboration Award in the 2016 ARMA Awards.

The nomination is for Explorathon (European Researchers Night); an event which was also shortlisted in the Times Higher Education Awards.

About Explorathon

On 26 September 2014 and 25 September 2015 over 17,000 people across Scotland engaged with ground-breaking research as part of Explorathon (European Researchers’ Night Scotland).

At the same time, over 300 cities across Europe highlighted the relevance and importance of research to their respective public and stakeholder communities in what has become the world’s largest single knowledge exchange celebration.

The evaluation of Explorathon showed researchers citing confidence-building, networking, communications skills, evaluation and event planning among the key attributes enhanced by the project. Explorathon enabled a major evidence-based researcher development project in Scotland, visibly promoting co-research skills and experience.

The winners of the 2016 ARMA Awards will be announced on 7 June at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

John Logie Baird Collection: A celebration

John Logie Baird collection eventIn September 2015 the University Library, with generous financial assistance from an anonymous donor, purchased the papers of Benjamin Clapp, a very important part of the story of John Logie Baird: inventor of the television, entrepreneur and University of Glasgow World-Changer.

An event was held on Thursday 14 April in the Charles Wilson Building which celebrated the procurement of this highly important collection, celebrating their return to John Logie Baird’s Alma Mater and the work he went on to achieve with Benjamin Clapp.

Find out more about the event and the collection at the University of Glasgow Library blog

Think Future Study findings published

Female students are significantly more likely than their male peers to believe that gender will influence pay and career progression, according to the results of the first national Think Future Study from the 30% Club and KPMG.

20,000 students were polled including a selection of students from the University of Glasgow.

The Think Future Study was commissioned to better understand how university shapes career perceptions and trajectories and whether these vary depending on gender or socio-economic background

Read the full report at The Think Future Study

Brenda Trenowden, Global Chair of the 30% Club, said: “The fact that less than half of women feel confident in their chances of receiving equal pay to men even before they enter the work place is a striking statistic. The findings also highlight the stubborn issue of “gendered” sectors which continues to restrict talent pools in certain industries. Most significantly, the study’s insights into the mind-set and motivations of the current student population clearly underline a pressing need to think more innovatively about talent management and about how we can better support and inform the early slice of the pipeline before it hits the workplace.”

Chinese Classes

The Confucius Institute has announced the next block of Chinese language classes will be starting on 26th April.

More details about each class can be found on the Confucius Institute website.

The classes are as follows:

Beginners 1 classes on Tuesdays from 26 April 2016, 6pm – 8.30pm (8 weeks)
Beginners 1 classes on Thursdays from 28 April 2016 6pm – 8.30pm (8 weeks)
Beginners 1 classes on Saturdays from 30 April 2016 10am-12.30pm (8 weeks)
Beginners 2 classes on Tuesdays from 26 April 2016, 6pm – 8.30pm (8 weeks)
Beginners 2 classes on Saturdays from 30 April 2016 10am-12.30pm (8 weeks)
Intermediate 1 classes on Thursdays from 28 April 2016 6pm – 8.30pm (8 weeks)
Intermediate 1 classes on Saturdays from 30 April 2016 10am – 12.30pm (8 weeks)
Intermediate 2 classes on Tuesdays from 26 April 2016, 6pm – 8.30pm (8 weeks)
Intermediate 3 classes on Thursdays from 28 April 2016 6pm – 8.30pm (8 weeks)
Upper Intermediate 1 classes on Wednesdays from 27 April 2016 6pm – 8.30pm (8 weeks)
Upper Intermediate 2 classes on Wednesdays from 27 April 2016 6pm – 8.30pm (8 weeks)
Calligraphy & Characters on Wednesdays from 27 April 2016 6pm – 8pm (8 weeks)

The classes cost £115 University staff and students and for OAPs; £130 for the general public. This includes the cost of the textbooks. The Confucius Institute accepts cash and cheques, not cards. The office is open for payment from 10am- 12pm and 2pm-4pm Monday – Friday.

To enrol, please complete the enrolment form and return it to the Confucius Institute with payment.

For any queries please email: Confucius-enquiries@glasgow.ac.uk

Jim Conroy and Denis Fischbacher-Smith on Beijing Radio

Radio show host and University of Glasgow alumni Bruce Connolly recently interviewed Professor Jim Conroy and Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith for Beijing Radio 774.

Jim and Denis were visiting Beijing for the University of Glasgow Shanghai Alumni Reception and the ASBS Professional Development Seminar in Beijing.

Listen to their interviews:

The value of a top international education

Studying at the university but what about the city?

Working to make sure it's overseas students feel comfortable studying at the University 


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