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Issued: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:30:00 BST

Staff offers and benefits

HR's Performance, Pay and Reward team's new offers for UofG staff are now available.

Working at the University of Glasgow brings many benefits, and our success relies on the talent and contributions of all staff. We're committed to creating a dynamic, diverse and inclusive community that recognise and reward staff. As part of the University’s Inspiring Rewards offers, the University is now in a position to provide access to a range of financial services through a number of external partners. HR is pleased to inform staff of an expanded range of services that may be of interest and benefit with two new providers: Scotwest Credit Union and NeyberBoth providers are now available.

Postgraduate Open Day - 18 Nov

Thinking about postgraduate research or study here at the University of Glasgow? Come along to our PG Open Day to find out what life is like as a postgraduate student.

You'll be able to talk to academics and staff from across the University, meet current PG students and learn about scholarship and funding opportunities.

Find out more and REGISTER here

Annual Human Rights Lecture - 19 Oct

Contemporary Challenges of the International Protection of Human Rights 

  • Bertrand Ramcharan, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Sir Charles Wilson Building Lecture Theatre, 1 University Avenue, University of Glasgow.
  • Wednesday 19th October, 5.30pm

The current need for the international protection of human rights is being felt precisely because national protection, and indeed regional protection, are mostly lacking. Not only are numerous governments failing to protect the human rights of their subjects but, instead, in many instances, they are themselves the perpetrators of violations. The talk will explore the structural, strategic, political and institutional challenges as well as, at a global level, the normative and policy challenges. The picture of the contemporary challenges of international protection is a stark one. How are we to turn this situation around? Bertrand Ramcharan recommends we educate, organize and agitate in favour of universal ground rules.

The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

Everyone is welcome. If you would like to attend, please register on the Eventbrite site.

Medsin National Conference 2016 - 19 Oct

Contemporary Challenges of the International Protection of Human Rights

  • Bertrand Ramcharan, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Sir Charles Wilson Building Lecture Theatre, 1 University Avenue, University of Glasgow.
  • Wednesday 19th October, 5.30pm

The current need for the international protection of human rights is being felt precisely because national protection, and indeed regional protection, are mostly lacking. Not only are numerous governments failing to protect the human rights of their subjects but, instead, in many instances, they are themselves the perpetrators of violations. The talk will explore the structural, strategic, political and institutional challenges as well as, at a global level, the normative and policy challenges. The picture of the contemporary challenges of international protection is a stark one. How are we to turn this situation around? Bertrand Ramcharan recommends we educate, organize and agitate in favour of universal ground rules.

The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

Everyone is welcome. If you would like to attend, please register on the Eventbrite site.

Gifford Lectures 2016 - 19-27 Oct

Professor Sean Carroll of the California Institute of Technology will deliver this year’s Gifford Lectures over five nights between 19 and 27 October. The overall theme is:

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning and the Universe Itself

Individual lectures will cover:

  • Cosmos, Time, Memory
  • The Stuff of Which We Are Made
  • Layers of Reality
  • Simplicity, Complexity, Thought
  • Our Place in the Universe

Download abstracts for all five lectures from the University event page.

Visit Eventbrite for full details and to book your free ticket, which will cover entry to all five lectures.

Professor Sean Carroll

Professor Carroll researches theoretical aspects of cosmology, field theory, gravitation, and quantum mechanics by studying the structure and evolution of the universe. His particular concerns are inflation, the arrow of time, and how quantum mechanics intersects with cosmology. He’s done work on dark matter and dark energy, modified gravity, topological defects, extra dimensions, and violations of fundamental symmetries. His books include From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time, and The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World.

James McCall Memorial Lecture - 28 Oct

The biennial Professor James McCall Memorial Lecture will be delivered on Friday 28 October 2016 at 5:30pm in the McCall Lecture Theatre, Garscube campus.

The lecture, ‘The James Herriot Legacy’, will be delivered by Jim Wight BVMS 1966, son of Alf Wight, who wrote as James Herriot. We are especially pleased as this year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alf Wight, whom we are extremely proud to have as one of our alumni. This is a public lecture and staff and students are warmly invited to attend.

The lecture forms part of the Vet 154 Congress. Although it is free, we ask that you register by emailing Josie.Walbaum@glasgow.ac.uk or call + (0)141 330 7209.


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