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Demand for emergency food increasing as pressure mounts on volunteers

​The demand for emergency food supplies sparked by COVID-19 is continuing to increase amid growing concern about the wellbeing of food bank volunteers, according to new research published by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Sir Alex Ferguson backs graduate scheme

Sir Alex Ferguson is backing a scheme to help Glasgow Caledonian University graduates get a foot on the career ladder in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Our Darkest Time: Lamentable loss of life

A message from Professor Pamela Gillies, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University.

Expert warns against 'Covidiot' cyber shaming

Glasgow Caledonian University cyberpsychologist Dr Chris Hand has warned against using social media shaming as a tactic to stop people breaking Coronavirus pandemic lockdown rules.

Cameroon hospital gets helping hand from GCU researchers

Glasgow Caledonian University's Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention (SHIP) Research Group is behind the launch of a hand hygiene study in Cameroon which has the potential to to reduce the spread of infections in hospitals across Africa.

COVID-19 eyesight survey launched

Glasgow Caledonian University Vision Scientists Dr Mhairi Day and Dr Dirk Seidel, both registered Optometrists, have launched a survey to find out if COVID-19 affects the eyes.

More green needed in Dear Green Place' research finds

More trees and green spaces are needed in Glasgow’s most deprived areas if those who live there are to be protected from the ravages of climate change.

Research confirms effectiveness of small loans model to climate-hit Rwandan farmers

Providing small loans to farmers in developing countries who are already struggling with the impact of climate change can significantly improve their livelihoods.

Alexa' can I talk to God?

Robotic spiritual advisors are just around the corner.

Fashion designer switches from wedding dresses to NHS scrubs

A fashion technician from Glasgow Caledonian University has switched from designing bespoke wedding dresses to mass-producing scrubs for the NHS to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Full speed ahead for ‘talking’ cars powered by 5G

Imagine a world where cars warn each other about dangers on the road ahead – to prevent crashes and save the lives of drivers and passengers.

Call for UK Government to handover emergency planning following COVID-19 mistakes

The UK government made key failings in its strategic preparations for COVID-19 and should hand over future planning for health emergencies to an independent body, according to a new report.