UofG Arrangements During COP26

Dear Students,

As you will know, COP26 (The UN Climate Change Conference) will be taking place in Glasgow at the Scottish Exhibition Centre (SEC) from 31 October - 12 November 2021.The University is committed to supporting COP26 and its goals of reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change.

However, we recognise it will mean some disruption to transport networks during this period, with the possibility of severe disruption on 1-2 November. 

We’d like to assure students that the University is not closing any of our campuses during the two weeks of the conference. This includes the University Library and study spaces.

 The majority of classes which are currently scheduled to take place face-to-face on campus will continue to run during the period of the conference, but we will be flexible and seek to support students and staff who face transport difficulties. Where there are any changes to the timetable, you will be advised by your School about alternative arrangements.

The University is due to host a number of events related to COP26; please note that no teaching has been cancelled to accommodate these.

Your School will be in touch with you directly about any local arrangements for your studies. You may see some classes move online for the 1 and 2 November specifically to allow continuity of teaching despite the heightened disruption in the city on those days.  If you have any further questions, please contact the Student Services Enquiry Team via the UofG Helpdesk.

Please see the Get Ready Glasgow website for more details on traffic and travel arrangements during COP26.

The University is running a programme of events in the run-up to, and throughout COP26 – please see our COP Events pages for more details. You can also find out more about the University’s response to the climate emergency on our Sustainability webpages.

With best wishes, 

David Duncan

Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary


First published: 7 October 2021

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