A message from the Principal on the developing conflict in Ukraine

Dear students and colleagues

I would like to express my deep concern and support for all students and colleagues with connections to Ukraine in the context of the developing conflict in the country. I know this will be a worrying time for many members of our community, particularly for our Ukrainian students and staff, and I wish to reassure you all that we are monitoring the rapidly-evolving situation very closely.

The wellbeing and safety of our students is of the utmost importance, and we have been working hard in recent days to offer support and advice to UofG students who were studying in Ukraine, all of whom have now safely left the country. We continue to make contact with our students currently in the Russian Federation and are supporting them to leave at the earliest opportunity. We also want to offer support to students with links to Ukraine, and indeed with links to the Russian Federation and wider Eastern European region who are currently studying in Glasgow.

If you, or any member of the University community you know, are currently in the region and requiring support or advice, please contact the University security team at: security-main-campus@glasgow.ac.uk

The University will continue to remain in contact with those affected and will continue to monitor developments in Ukraine. We advise staff and students not to travel to affected parts of Eastern Europe at this time and to consult UK Government travel advice: Foreign travel advice - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

We appreciate this is a difficult and anxious time for many in our community, especially for our students and colleagues concerned about family and friends in Ukraine. Please know that the thoughts of the University community are with all those affected and a wide range of UofG services, support and counselling is available to students and colleagues. Students can also contact their Student Support Officer or the SRC Advice Centre for support.

With best wishes

Anton Muscatelli

Principal and Vice Chancellor


First published: 24 February 2022