Glasgow School of Art

‘I feel like a number’: unhappy UK students blocked from deferring studies | Education

Freya Saddler, a first-year musical theatre student, fell in love with Goldsmiths, University of London, when she auditioned for her course. Now, after trying to adapt to studying drama alone on a laptop in her bedroom during lockdown, she is stressed and unhappy. Like many students across the country, she is ready for a break from her studies – but her university says the coronavirus is not a valid reason to defer. “Emotionally it has been a big struggle,” says…

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Glasgow School of Art hits back at MSPs’ criticism over fires | Education

The chair of the Glasgow School of Art has accused MSPs of a “jaw-dropping” failure to interrogate the building contractor that was responsible for the Mackintosh building when it was gutted by a second fire in June 2018. The GSA released a detailed rebuttal on Friday to a critical report published by the Scottish parliament’s culture committee in March, which called for a judicial inquiry into the two fires and accused the school of failing to protect the 110-year-old listed…

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