July

Royal Academician, singer-songwriter, social activist and philanthropist Dr Annie Lennox OBE was installed as the fifth Chancellor of the University.

Our first female Chancellor, Dr Lennox was joined by hundreds of guests including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Chancellors of UK universities, and our students and supporters at a glittering event in the Saltire Centre.

As your Chancellor, I look forward to exploring ways of communication and engagement so we can all be part of the solution to the challenges we face in the 21st Century. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to work with you in this aspirational way. I love Glasgow Caledonian University and the Common Good we stand for.

Dr Annie Lennox
Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University

Demand for foodbanks and crisis funds will continue to rise as the UK Government shows a disregard for the realities of poverty, according to a report which tracks the country’s progress towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Professor John McKendrick said the goal of "no poverty" in the UK by 2030 is a remote possibility without a significant change in policy direction at Westminster.

The prediction featured in our analysis of poverty, Measuring Up, the first review of the UK’s performance against the UN’s 17 SDGs. More than 100 organisations, including businesses, charities, academia, trade unions, professional associations and government agencies, contributed to the review.