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Cutting-edge tool launched to reduce fertiliser damage to the environment

Leading Scottish scientists have invented a new cutting-edge tool to help farmers find the safest way to use organic waste fertiliser in a bid to reduce its damaging impact on the environment.

Early career researchers win top poster awards

Two early career researchers from GCU's Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences have won top awards for their research posters by the British Pharmacological Society.

Supporting the mental wellbeing of BAME and LGBTQ+ student communities

GCU’s Head of Physiotherapy and Paramedicine Dr Heather Gray and Mental Health Co-ordinator Rachel Simpson are leading a new project looking at ways to support BAME and LGBTQ+ student communities over the next six months.

Lockdown mental health boost for young north-east swimmers

Psychology students have been giving young swimming athletes and their coaches in the north-east of Scotland a mental health boost during lockdown with a series of online workshops.

Royal recognition

Our senior IT assistant Usman Rafiq has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to education and to students with hearing impairments in the New Year Honours list.

GCU partnerships aim to unlock Scotland’s tech talent

Glasgow Caledonian University is to provide 30 scholarships starting in January 2021 to help mobilise Scotland’s tech talent and enhance career development opportunities in the sector.

Nursing graduate wins top award against the odds

A mature nursing student who returned from maternity leave to help out on the COVID-19 frontline has won the Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Jessie Main award for overall highest academic achievement.

Call for online sports coaching to continue after COVID-19

Researchers monitoring sports coaching habits during lockdown are calling for online training sessions to continue, even after the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end.

International students to get lessons in Scottish culture

School of Health and Life Sciences (SHLS) Associate Dean International Dr Karen Thomson has won funding to develop a fun new module to teach international students about Scottish culture.

Student Christmas dreams become reality following university testing initiative

Glasgow Caledonian University students from across the UK told how excited they were to be heading home to celebrate Christmas with their families.

COVID-19 impacts alcohol support services for older adults

A new study involving GCU researchers has shown that face-to-face alcohol treatment support is crucial for older adults.

Digital revolution for people with sexually transmitted infections

World-renowned sexual health experts are behind a new NHS digital revolution for people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) using a new automated online consultation giving patients 24-hour access to medical care.