January

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Glasgow’s Lord Provost Eva Bolander joined Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategy) Professor James Miller, pupils from St Roch’s Secondary School and guests from around the world on campus to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

They viewed Rostov on Don, a powerful exhibition about the 1942 massacre by the Nazis of 27,000 people in the Russian port city. The exhibition was part of a series of events marking Holocaust Memorial Day across Scotland.

The then Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities Angela Constance praised the “great work” being carried out by researchers at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health during a visit to the campus.

The people on the frontline know first-hand the impact of their work and that sometimes it can be quite hard to evidence. Nonetheless, it’s important for policy decisions and funding decisions. It’s good to hear about your great work.

Angela Constance
Former Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities

Principal Professor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE joined the heads of the world's leading business schools and most-sustainable businesses to explore how education can use the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to shape society. She joined the Global100 Executive Roundtable Dinner and Debate, convened by the UN’s PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) and Corporate Knights: The Company for Clean Capitalism.

Fifty full-time paramedic students were recruited to Scotland’s first undergraduate degree programme in Paramedic Science. The new degree was designed to boost numbers of frontline ambulance paramedics and give the profession equality with other healthcare professionals.

As the Global Game Jam celebrated its tenth anniversary at GCU, Dr Romana Ramzan said it was a timely reminder that women have an important role to play in the industry. We linked up with digital game developers across the world for the globe's game-creation event.

I never thought I could have a career in games. Encouraging greater gender diversity can only enrich and strengthen the industry by bringing new perspectives that can lead to more creative gaming experiences.

Dr Romana Ramzan
School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment