News round up

UofG researcher gets front page treatment...

Dr Natasha Jeffrey, an early career researcher in the School of Physics & Astronomy, was front page news in a recent edition of the European Physical Society's online magazine.

Natasha, who is part of the UofG's world-leading solar physics group, gave an interview about her work...and the highs and lows of her career to date.

She is interested in solar flare plasma physics and studies the largest explosions in the solar system, solar flares, a key component of space weather. She uses both observational tools and modelling to understand how flares accelerate and transport high energy particles efficiently, a vital topic in all high-energy astrophysics. In 2016, she received the EPS Plasma Physics Thesis Prize and in 2017, the European Solar Physics Division Early Career Researcher Award. In 2018, she will receive the European Geosciences Union ST Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Award.

Image of early career researcher Natasha Jeffrey from the School of Physics & Astronomy

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Fancy being an Egghead?

The BBC2 quiz show Eggheads is looking for contestants. The production company behind the successful TV show got in touch with MyGlasgow News to say they are looking for teams of six with the quizzing knowhow to take on their resident general knowledge geniuses.

If you, your friends, family or colleagues think you have got what it takes and would like to challenge the Eggheads, then get in contact now - you could win a cash prize.


Or you can write to: Eggheads applications, 12 Yard Productions, The Hub G7, 70 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1DZ 

You are asked to complete the Eggheads application form (Word doc)

Closing date 8 December 2017

Terms and Conditions apply. All applicants must be aged 18 or over and be legally resident and currently living in the UK. 

100 Santa Sacks

The 100 Santa Sacks Challenge is taking place between 20 November and 8 December. This Christmas GUESS and all four student bodies at the UofG are collecting non-perishable items that can be delivered to the elderly. Drop off items including jars, packets, drinks and toiletries to these collection points:

  • Gregory Building
  • SRC Welcome Point
  • Glasgow University Union
  • Queen Margaret Union
  • Stevenson Building  

PGR Winter Crafternoon

Join us for an afternoon of self care and making wintery decorations.

Make your own baubles, garlands, and festive paper decorations, or bring along a work in progress. Take a break and craft along with other PGRs. All PGRs of any crafting ability welcome. Materials & delicious treats provided.

Where: Gilchrist Seminar Room
When: Friday 8th December 1-3.30pm

Please note this event is for UofG PGRs only.

First published: 28 November 2017